ISJ October 2019: Redesigning Education for the Future: Integrating K-12 and Higher Education Learning.
Stefanos Gialamas, Peggy Pelonis and Abour H. Cherif
Groundwork regarding the purpose of education is laid by educational pioneers such as John Dewey who purports that “the moral responsibility of the school, and those who conduct it, is to society” (Oord & Corn, 2018), as well as Alfred Adler, whose convictions regarding education support that ‘it must assure usefulness to the community”
(Stone & Drescher, 2004, p.33). More recently, contemporary educators, such as Mary Hayden and Jeff Thompson focused on international education, discussing the “effectiveness of schools in promoting social and effective outcomes” (Hayden & Thompson, 2016, p. 150). It is safe then to say that educational pioneers and international education influencers support the idea that one of the purposes of education is potential social reform.