Social Reconstructionism. Jason Kane-Seitz. Origins.
Theodore Brameld (1904-1987) was the founder of social reconstructionism, in reaction against the realities of World War II. He recognized the potential for human annihilation through technology and human cruelty and the capacity to create a beneficent society using technology and human compassion.
George Counts (1889-1974)
Wanted teachers to be leaders in society instead of followers.
Paulo Freire (1921-1997)
Wanted to remove the oppressions from certain groups in the education system.
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world" -Margaret Mead
"Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also."