Brameld asserts that there is a cultural lag between material progress and social institutions and ethical values. Explain what this idea means.

Theodore Brameld was a reconstructionist educational theorist who believed that teachers should address the cultural lag between material and social/ethical progress. They should do this by giving their students social problems to examine critically, and then teach the skills that would be required to solve these problems and improve the culture in which they live.

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Theodore Brameld was one of the leading proponents of social reconstructionism as an educational theory. The central idea of the reconstructionists was that it is the role of education not simply to transmit culture from one generation to another but to change it for the better. This view is now generally associated with the critical pedagogy movement founded by Paulo Freire. However, decades before the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Brameld...

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