Popular children's books not only have a story to tell about a particular cast of characters;they can also reveal much about the assumptions and values underpinning cultural expressions of social reality. In this essay, Nicholas C. Burbules offers a provocative interpretation of Tootle, a well-known children's tale, that demonstrates how ideology can inform a seemingly innocent account of schooling, work, and adulthood in modern society.
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Tootle: A Parable of Schooling and Destiny
Harvard Educational Review (1986) 56 (3): 239–257.
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Nicholas Burbules; Tootle: A Parable of Schooling and Destiny. Harvard Educational Review 1 September 1986; 56 (3): 239–257. doi: https://doi.org/10.17763/haer.56.3.976510178618271p
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