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Normative, Technical, and Political Dimensions of Creating New Educational Communities


by Jeannie Oakes - 1995

Turn-of-the-century school reform was a compromise, an accommodation to the complex interactions between concepts of democratic schooling and perceptions of social differentiation from wider ideological, social, and economic contetxs. An important effect was to channel poor children—children who were not "smart"—into subordinated school curricula which would lead to subordinate economic and political roles and to restricted social mobility. This compromise—the battle that Charles Eliot lost—has shaped schooling throughout the twentieth century.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 94, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 5, 1995, p. 1-15
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18810, Date Accessed: 9/23/2019 9:42:31 AM

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  • Jeannie Oakes
    University of California at Los Angeles
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    JEANNIE OAKES is Professor of Curriculum and Education Policy, Graduate School of Education, University of California at Los Angeles.
 
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