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IThe establishment of Public Schools and motiveAHistorical issues and interpretations of those issues allows one to examine motive1The reader will be provided with a variety of historical interpretations and historical issues2Thinking about history involves both an intellectual consideration of conflicting interpretations emotions and images of public schools3 Readers should be able to clarify their opinion about educational institutions and to social eventsBMotives issues serves as a guide to ask questions such as why were public schools established Possible answers include1To ensure that all citizens protect their political and economic rights2To protect the power of an elite by controlling economic and political ideas3To ensure the dominance of one culture over anotherCMotives for past decisions have implications for future decisions1Ones knowledge images and emotions regarding the past have an impact on future actionsII What the author considers important historical themesAMajor part US school history involves conflicts over cultural domination1English invaded North America and started schools to ensure domination of Protestant Anglo-American culture in the USaEarly leaders in US hoped to create a national culture unified around Protestant Anglo-American valuesbNineteenth century immigration by Irish newly freed slaves and Native Americans spurred development of public schools to ensure the dominant culture2Americanization programs civil rights movements and the multicultural debate shows evidence of cultural wars for domination3Perspective from particular viewpoints helps to understand motivesExample Native Americans viewed literacy as a tool to protect themselves while whites viewed it as a tool to use for their advantageB Schools are major player in ideological management1One aspect of culture wars is ideological management2Ideological management is the creation and distribution of knowledge in a society and also refers to the effect of political and economic forces on the ideas disseminated to a society3Since knowledge is not neutral the distribution of knowledge is not neutral and debate continues on how and what knowledge should be distributed and to whomExample The present debate on multiculturalism4Schools and mass media compete for influence over childrens minds and national
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