"Some institutions take on things that society never specifically nor officially asked them to do and (cont) http://tl.gd/64abka
"Education has a way of trickling out of any and all confinements often to the annoyance of individuals and (cont) http://tl.gd/64ace4
"Books are burned because they contain dangerous messages." Goodlad
"The 'Good Book' was retained in the hands of those who preached the Gospel until the printing press changed all that." Goodlad
"historically those in power often have feared education and sought to deny it or to provide inferior schooling to the masses." Goodlad
"[Education] is civilization's most significant process for determining what a society might become." Goodlad
"A society using it's educational institutions and resources predominantly for training is in grave trouble." Goodlad
"To make education into a vehicle for social engineering usually results in both disillusionment and the corruption of education." Goodlad
"If we see education as both the long- and short-term answer to all of society's problems, we will make (cont) http://tl.gd/64aha2
"Going to school, not going to school, or going to certain kinds of schools may be more important for (cont) http://tl.gd/64aidl
"The educating that does go on in them is carefully controlled through teacher education, materials of (cont) http://tl.gd/64ajks
"Social and communicative networks within the topmost levels of the hierarchy ensure maintenance of career (cont) http://tl.gd/64ak7t
"Faith in God and the invocation of God's will to justify and sustain man's inhumanity to man are two very different things." Goodlad
"Education and schooling have been equated; but in the process, education and training have been confused." Goodlad
"Schools that truly educate threaten long-standing mores and beliefs." Goodlad
"If we did not have schools we would have to invent them." Goodlad
"Have years of bad news about schooling convinced large numbers of people that 'out there somewhere' are legions of bad schools?" Goodlad
I will let Sam Sherratt handle the commentary on the first half of these tweets. Thanks Sam!
"my colleagues and I were unable to identify better educational programs in the private ones; but we did (cont) http://tl.gd/64q9r1
This sounds so much like it describes our current condition with regard not only to private schools but charters, online options, Gates & company, etc. Difference is now the literature/propaganda has also entered an era of negative campaigning.
"This is no time for abandoning commitment either to social purpose or public education. Rather, it is the (cont) http://tl.gd/64qcjn
"we need to initiate a national dialogue about what education is, what it should do, and where it can be most productively advanced."Goodlad
I think this dialogue should be ongoing and should run as a backchannel to the operation of public education in general. It is a topic that needs constant reexamination.
"Undoubtedly, many teachers were dissipated by the admonition that they had to change their ways, but the (cont) http://tl.gd/64qen0
That wasn't supposed to be "dissipated" I don't remember what word it was supposed to be but obviously my iPod didn't know it. I think it was supposed to be "disavowed." This statement was published in 1979 but he might as well have been talking about our current condition. I know I am guilty of this as are other educators working toward change in schools. This is a great reminder to keep in check the realities of the classroom. It also presents a dilemma.
"Few of those in and around a given local school are in a position to set an agenda for improvement, (cont) http://tl.gd/64qhes
""Do not our young people have a right to comprehensive educational programs in which they will (cont) http://tl.gd/64qja2
"Schools generally have neither the requisite resources nor the authority to be accountable for an end product." Goodlad
While this is so true it also runs contrary to the current political climate. When a school fails, whose fault is it? It certainly cannot be 100% the teacher's fault. This is especially true the more policymakers and administrators dictate prescribed curriculum and prescribed pedagogy. If you tell me I have to follow a script and I follow it but my kids fail you cannot blame me for the failure, you have to blame the script. But, that is not what we see happening.
"[approaches to accountability] which have assigned responsibility without any commensurate authority, are a sham." Goodlad