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Culture Wars and American School Reform at Century’s End

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The article analyses the ideological shifts in American policy and reform. The focus is on culture wars or who defines and sets the agenda for schooling in the USA. the radically conservative Congress and its recent actions of slashing significant funds from various compensatory education programs and the elimination of the innovative Goals 2000 program define the setting of the neo-conservative and fundamentalist ideology in education.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Louisville

Publication date: 1995-01-01

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