Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Education History

150 Years of Education in Maine

K-12 Education in Maine

American Educational History Timeline

History of American Education Web Project

John's History of Education

Wikipedia: History of Education

Gatto: The Underground History of American Education

American Educational History: Some Helpful Hints

SCHOOL: The History of American Public Education

The History of Education in America

Editable Archive on Education History at LIM Wiki

Photo Credit: Otisfield Schools @ Maine Memory

Corporations, Democracy & Schooling

In Life Inc., Douglas Rushkoff speaks of the dominance of corporations and how we all accept this as a given, not questioning motives or the effects on our humanity. This of course gets into the question, asked previously here, of whom schools are for? What should the purpose of schools be?

Life Inc. The Movie from Douglas Rushkoff on Vimeo.

Amazon: Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back

Alfie Kohn: The 500 Pound Gorilla: The Corporate Role in the High-stakes Obsession & Other Methods of Turning Education into a Business

Reclaim Democracy.org: Corporations and Our Schools

The Ninth Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism Trends: 2005 - 2006

Consumers Union: Captive Kids: A Report on Commercial Pressures on Kids at Schools

PTAs and Commercialism in Schools

Deborah Meier: Democracy-friendly Education

Meier: What Does It Take to Build a School for Democracy?

Meier: Educating a Democracy