Public Education, Globalization, and Democracy: Whither Alberta?

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1. Philosophical

1.1. Educational Restructuring (Ideological)

1.1.1. Worker="perpetual learner"

1.1.1.1. Education Act:

1.1.1.1.1. Education of Aboriginals

1.1.1.1.2. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Not necessarily about $.

1.2. Neo-Liberalism

1.2.1. Competitive Advantage to the best education

1.2.1.1. Stats on educational standings of countries

1.2.2. Argue for increased parental choice

1.2.3. belief that Canada's market is dependent on the quality of education

1.2.4. Governments should be run by corporate principles = privatization

1.3. Liberalism

1.3.1. Equity for the individual

1.3.1.1. inclusive education

1.3.1.1.1. Aboriginal and Metis students and how we unintentionally/intentionally "other"

1.3.1.1.2. students with disabilities

1.3.1.1.3. marginalized people groups

1.3.2. self-development

1.3.3. legal and civil rights of individuals

1.3.4. new teaching techniques

1.3.4.1. UDL

1.3.4.2. Differentiated Instruction

1.3.4.3. Least restrictive environment

2. Historical

2.1. Government

2.1.1. Federal

2.1.1.1. Canadian Constitutions = Provinces responsible for Education

2.1.1.2. centralization of power

2.1.1.2.1. Indian Act: determining who is aboriginal and requiring residential schools.

2.1.1.3. Paul Marten

2.1.1.4. Stephen Harper

2.1.1.4.1. Press Release: Re-writing History

2.1.1.4.2. Press Release: Economic Diplomacy

2.1.2. Provincial

2.1.2.1. Ralph Klein

2.1.2.1.1. more equitable funding

2.1.2.1.2. decrease number of school boards

2.1.2.1.3. more parental involvement in decisions through school councils.

2.1.2.1.4. increased privatization

2.1.2.1.5. more centralized government power

2.1.2.1.6. business in the classroom: place for profit

2.2. WWII - Welfare State

2.2.1. Increase mass public education + decrease class conflict

2.2.1.1. Political Socialization and British Influence •Barakett, J. and Cleghorn, A "The School as an Information System of Socialization

2.2.2. increase expansion of publicly funded education (including post-secondary)

2.2.3. inclusion of cultural minorities (language, multi-culturism and feminism

2.2.4. 1970's unravelling

3. Sociological

3.1. Capitalism

3.1.1. Globalization

3.1.1.1. Transformation of powers

3.1.1.2. fostered by technologies

3.1.1.3. reorganization of product

3.1.1.4. heightened mobility of capital

3.1.1.5. expansion of knowledge

3.1.2. Education as an Economic Policy

3.1.2.1. Reform/Restructure the system

3.1.2.2. Education as solution to fiscal polarity

3.1.2.3. means of preserving "middle class" (Marten)

3.1.2.3.1. Lecture: Kachur, J. Number of seat.

3.1.3. New Right

3.1.3.1. "Streaming" students into educational programs

3.1.3.1.1. Teacher Typification - • Barakett, J. and Cleghorn, The School As An Information System of Socialization.

3.1.3.2. standardized testing

3.1.3.2.1. Standardized testing: effectiveness, accurateness and appropriateness of. ELL's.

3.1.3.3. more public choice to improve efficiency and quality

3.2. Postmodern Socialist Politics

3.2.1. Margianlization (ethnic, race, gender)

3.2.1.1. Kris Wells Lecture- "language"

3.2.1.1.1. Language that we use in Social Studies: idea that this land was uninhabited; definition of education vs value systems and misunderstandings with Aboriginal peoples.

3.2.1.1.2. Marginalization that occurs simply due to social constructs and language used.

3.2.2. False Tolerance

3.2.2.1. Concept of Joint but Separate schools: Article: Barman J "Separate but unequal"

3.2.2.2. Anuik, Racism in the schools

3.2.2.3. Streaming of students

3.2.2.3.1. Article by Davies and Guppy: John Porter's census of who's being educated

3.2.3. Respects Individual and Civil Rights

3.2.3.1. Canadian Charter of Rights

4. LEGEND

4.1. Article: Public Education, Globalization and Democracy: Whither Alberta? Kachur J.

4.2. Class Resources: Guest Lecturers and Articles

4.3. Class Discussions

4.4. Personal Experience, Ideas and Extensions