Sandlin, Jennifer A., Jake Burdick, and Trevor Norris, "Erosion and Experience: Education for Democracy in a Consumer Society," Review of Research in Education,36 (March, 2012), 139-168.


Explores evidence of the ideology of consumerism and commercialism at work in the schools and of the erosion of the public sphere; reviews research on these topics and on their consequences in public schooling; identifies critical practices used against these ideologies.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education


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