Wolk, Steven, "Why Go to School?" Phi Delta Kappan, 88(May, 2007), 648-658.


Steven Wolk


Proposes a curriculum to cover what schools do not teach: to shape self-identity, to acquire a love of learning, to become caring citizens, to see the moral and ecological implications of our actions, to appreciate cultural differences and to heal the social fabric, to assume responsibility for social and planetary well-being, to learn the processes of peace and non-violence, to gain critical media literacy, to enhance our responsibility for global well-being, to exercise creativity and imagination, and to learn how to conduct and maintain meaningful personal and family life.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives


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