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Beyond the Politics of K-20 Education: Navigating, Negotiating, and Transgressing the Academy - A Brother Speaks!

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charles P. Gause, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Educators, who come to the academy in which I serve, are searching for answers. These individuals struggle with how to implement local, state, and federal legislation, seek efficient and effective ways to provide optimal learning experiences for all members of the learning community, and strive to make sense of the dynamic cultures in which they work professionally. During this era of market competition, globalization, and educational accountability, the challenge of the academy is transforming those aspiring educational leaders who are concerned more with "the bottom line" into critically conscious democratic leaders who seek to develop free thinking members of our society. Given the call for "principal executives," democratic education and freedom have been reduced to the ability to achieve academic standards and acquire material goods, wealth, and power without critiquing the consequences of inequity, greed, and inequality.

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Publication
Thresholds in Education, XXXIII(4), 8-13
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
education, leadership, social justice, learning experiences