Methods and Conceptualizations of Political Power in Education
by Frank W. Lutz - 1977
Everyone involved in politics, from ward heelers to statesmen, from the naive beginner in the study of politics to the most eminent political theoretician, needs some kind of conceptual framework in order to understand or to affect political power. That conceptualization may be a "seat of the pants" guide, a "feel" for polities learned in the school of "hard knocks," or it may be a sophisticated combination of methods and theories of politics. In any case some conceptual map is required if a person is to find a way through the maze of power, authority, and influence that constitutes politics. Although some still insist that educational policy making and polities should be separate, few, if any, still contend that they are separate.
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