Pajak, Edward, "Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform," Teachers College Record, 113(September, 2011), 2018-2046.
Interprets recent policy reforms in education as being rooted in psychological processes associated with narcissistic parenting wherein the following behavioral patterns prevail: expectations for perfection, grandiose sense of superiority and entitlement, relentless fault-finding, projection of personal fantasies, absence of empathy, preoccupation with control, conditional approval, and well-intentioned view of own motives; suggests alternatives that respect and trust children more.
Broad Topical Focus
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Motivation, Psychology and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
Pajak, Edward, "Pajak, Edward, "Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform," Teachers College Record, 113(September, 2011), 2018-2046." (2011). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3581.
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