Schooling, childhood, and bureaucracy : bureaucratizing the child
- Tony Waters.
- 1st ed.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- xii, 255 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
|LC191.4 .W38 2012||Unknown|
- Waters, Tony.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
- Preface Introduction Bureaucratizing the Child: The Manufacture of Adults in the Modern World American Mass Public Education and the Modern World Bureaucratized Childhood and the Persistence of Schooling Systems: Irrationality in Rationality Behaviorism, Developmentalism, and Bureaucracy: Leaky First Graders, Defiant Teenagers, Jocks, Nerds, and the Business Model The Sorting Function of Schools: Institutionalized Privilege, and Why Harvard is a Social Problem for both the Middle Class, and Public School 65 in The Bronx Teachers, Parents, and the Teaching Profession: The Miracle of Bureaucratized Love The Child Savers Seeing Like a State: Efficiency, Calculability, Predictivity, Control, Testing Regimes and School Administration The Limits of the Modern American School: Rock, Paper, Scissors (Equality, Individualism, Utilitarianism) The Modern World and Mass Public Education: Bureaucratized Schools around the World Why School Reform Will Always Be With Us: Emotion and Rationalization From Spoiled Blueberries to Classical Social Theory.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137269713 20160610
- Publisher's Summary
- Schooling, Childhood and Bureaucracy uses sociological explanations to describe how the school system in the United States developed, and why reform is a constant. The American public school system is elemental to the reproduction of society's ideals. Such ideals in turn affect how relationships between teachers, parents, children, schools, and the state develop. Most notably, this results in chronic demands for reform when the high ideals for individual children in terms of 'school success, ' defined as test scores, student behavior, equity, and so forth, are inevitably never quite achieved. The reasons why are embedded in a tension between bureaucracy, and the love individual parents have for individual children. In exploring the relationship between bureaucratic schooling and the individual child, this book describes the persistence of educational inequality, child development, and the nature of bureaucracy. The conclusions point out how education bureaucracies frame both schooling and childhood as they relentlessly seek to create ever more perfect children.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137269713 20160610
- Publication date
- 9781137269713 (hardback)
- 1137269715 (hardback)
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