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Educational Administration and Supervision

2003

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Militarism Goes To School, Laura L. Finley Jan 2003

Militarism Goes To School, Laura L. Finley

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While there are many influences that shape how schools are structured one that has been largely ignored is the influence of militarism. Militarism refers to a set of values or ideologies that include hierarchical relationships and domination. This piece discusses the ways that schools are militaristic, including their authority, physical, academic, and athletic structures, the processes used by administrators and in classrooms, and the curriculums taught.