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Conceptually, conservative modernization signifies a hegemonic bloc of social forces—or movement—that colludes to effect conservative changes in education. Solutions are often identified such as increased access to education around race, gender, nationality, and class; multicultural education and civic engagement for a diverse democracy; refinancing postsecondary education; and a change in educational leadership. Supportive Evidence For clarity, I have divided this complex frame into four categories based on the primary focus of the authors.
In order to address educational citizenship through policy, the concept of public interest must be redefined to include equal access to quality education for all members of society within the changing global context. The Political, the Marketplace, and Educating for a Diverse Democracy In Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth, and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era (2004), Henry Giroux, professor of secondary education, and Susan Searls Giroux, teacher of English and education, share their concern that higher education is under attack by economic neoliberals.
6 percent of Michigan’s entire gross state product” (p. 3). This vision echoes the Final Report of the Lt. Governor’s Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth presented to Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm in December 2004. Empirical studies in the report reveal that postsecondary education fosters discovery of new ideas, prepares individuals with skills, builds dynamic and attractive communities, and creates greater prosperity for the state economy. Again, in this Private Good conceptualization, an investment in individuals through higher education is attached to the State of Michigan’s economic vitality.
American Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy: Critical Issues and the Public Good by Penny A. Pasque (auth.)