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Title:Examining Children's Interests in Light of Parent -Centered Trends in Education
Author(s):Vojak, Colleen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Feinberg, Walter
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Philosophy of
Abstract:The primary focus of this paper is to examine parent-centered educational trends from a "child's best interests" perspective. In my analysis I consider parent and state interests insofar as they factor into the interests of children; I also consider ways in which children's interests may be distinctly different from parent or state. The key question I examine is whether the trend toward parent-centeredness is generally in children's best interests. Whether we should proceed with confidence or caution in the direction of current schooling trends depends on the answer to this question. Ultimately, questions about the proper distribution of authority to make educational decisions are at the heart of this study.
Issue Date:2006
Description:191 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3223739
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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