I am pretty sure that a good many do not agree with my comments on China or Israel and that is fine but only if, as people who supposedly affect foreign policy as citizens of a democracy, all work to get at the truth of these matters. I am a harsh skeptic of what I am told, even by that part of the press I believe to be most credible.
Yes, the Chinese government does play a role in what gets said in China about China and China in the world. Government censorship you could call it or, as the Communist Party there would have it, a government owned press a good because it is the people’s press that acts in the best interests of the Chinese people. Their argument. I have heard it.
We have a “free press” that is owned by private corporations that exist for the purpose of making a profit.
So, which is more likely to adapt the news to fit its particular agenda? Both, probably.
To what ends? That is a question that is not so easily answered in trying to figure out where the truth lies. Both Chinese and American media are have agenda. Agenda influences how the news is reported, which opinions are given air time.
The Chinese, most Americans believe, I think, that the Chinese lie, hide truth. I can point to thousands of cases in which the American press has lied to the people, often in order to appease the American government in power.
Think critically, maybe, and maybe truths will be revealed. I read the Chinese press. I read the American press. The Israeli press. I compare and never know for certain what the truth is or who is telling it. But I do know of biases and consider them in my decision making process.
Call for Papers
Special Issue Theme: Establishing Meaningful Goals for Instructional Practice: A Discussion of Educational Goals and Their Value for Describing Learning for Effective Citizenship in the Modern World.
Editor: Stephen K. Lafer
University of Nevada- Reno, USA
Research in Educational Policy and Management (REPAM / repamjournal.org) is an international, open access and peer-reviewed journal. This special issue will focus on the goals that educators should be working to achieve and the discussion of viable outcomes for successful efforts to improve schools, school systems, and educational policy and practices in general. As such, these goals can serve as a guide the kinds of research that should be and, to, tot, worthy of consideration when scholars and teachers read research to determine how they should apply what the research suggests. The goals we decide to be best can be used to guide the development of future articles for the journal
Papers for this issue will be accept for their relevance to the goal of establishing viable outcomes for schools and instructional practice that can be justified in terms of how they enhance the lives of students and prepare them for life as citizens of the world. The papers can propose goals and offer justification for them through presentation of good evidence and proper reasoning. They can assess in place goals that the writer understands to be good ones or critiques of goals that should be abandoned because they do not serve well students or society.
Too, the historical roots and political motivation for educational goals in societies are worth of deep exploration as well as critiques of goals such as those by members of school boards in the United States who have often rejected proposals for goals and companion curricula that contain elements that some, sometimes a relative few, find to be against their patriotic and religion inspired notions of what constitutes proper education.
The discussion that is the intended purpose of this edition requires think pieces rather than reports. Papers will be accepted for the goodness of the description of goals considered, the quality of analysis of goals discussed in regard to their value for the good society and positive growth of individuals as individuals and citizens of their societies and citizens of the world.
Papers length: Around eight pages, bibliography not included.
Author guidelines to prepare your manuscript: Please refer to https://repamjournal.org/index.php/REPAM/author-guidelines