A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority

Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States
by Peter McLaren, Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy, Birol Algan & others
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Publisher: Lexington Books

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

ISBN: 9781498524667

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A Language of Freedom and Teacher’s Authority: Case Comparisons from Turkey and the United States explores dimensions of authority that are deeply embedded in the profession of teaching. It examines critical dimensions of the foundations of Turkish and U.S. public education, both of which are under new pressures due to changes in the relationship between public schooling and current reforms in education. The contributors reflect on varied dimensions of authority, of which ideals are shifting under political and economic pressures. In both Turkey and the U.S, public education reflects the early influence of secular equalitarianism, revolutionary democratic developments, and an Enlightenment-based sense of the human right to education. Against this, we see the opposing dialectic where state control and curricular censorship and constriction appear too often.