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Michael Moore, Baby Einstein, and Student Council Elections

Social Education Brings Unusual Pieces of Life Together
  • Christopher Witschonke
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Abstract

In many ways a discussion of a social education should actually be a cautionary tale. It can lead you in directions you never considered and cause you to ask questions that have no answer, only more questions about which you ponder. As with many things revolving around social education this for instance begins with a pairing of strange bedfellows. It is because of Michael Moore and the Baby Einstein video series that I find myself examining issues of democracy and what students are learning in today’s schools. That this unlikely duo could lead to the contemplation of such rich and deep topics begins to illustrate the power of social education.

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Voter Turnout Critical Pedagogy Social Education Cautionary Tale Midterm Election 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Witschonke
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  1. 1.Department of Urban EducationUniversity of Houston-DowntownHoustonUSA

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