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CULTURAL MEMES OF EDUCATIONAL FUNDING

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The objective of this work is to write a paper which will incorporate the memes concept from Dawkins and the education-funding ***** from Kozol and to identify ***** cultural memes that would have ***** be altered in order for Kozol's solution to be accepted. Th***** work ***** further look at an approach ***** funding education as a paradigm and analyze the problem ***** a ***** including the educ*****tion and ***** paradigms embedded in the overall concept.

STATEMENT OF THESIS

***** is a memes existing in today's society regarding education that is deeply entrenched in American thought concerning ***** quality of educational provision in the United States. This memes is simply the belief ***** educational provision is equal to all children, in all schools, and that all ***** has the same potential successful ***** outcomes because that ***** how it is done in the United *****. Th***** however, could not be further from the truth and that is specific*****y what the following research examines.

INTRODUCTION

This work examines Dawkins proposed "selfish gene" and the work ***** Kozol who relates ***** a cultur*****l ***** is inevitably woven within the very structure of ***** educational system - indeed a w*****y ***** thinking ***** perceiving that is so ***** ***** that it will require purposeful and cognitive focus *****ward reprogramming this factually digressive ***** pervasive memes ***** education in the ***** States.

I. CULTURAL MEMES DEFINED

The ***** of John S. Wilkins entitled: "What's In A Meme? Reflections From The Perspective Of ***** History And Philosophy ***** Evolutionary Biology" states that the fundamental concept "of memetics is ***** meme ***** the unit of cultural evolution and selection. This term is unclear in its meaning and what it denotes, and the application of evolution to culture is often based on a p*****rtial or even mistaken notion of ***** general structure of evolutionary explanation." (1998) Memes are defined specifically as "an inf*****mation pattern, held in an individual's memory, which is capable ***** *****ing copied to another individual's memory." (Heylighen, 2001) Memetics ***** ***** *****: "the theoretical and empirical science that studies the spread and evolution of *****." (Heylighen, 2001) Heylighen states that "...cultural evolution, ***** the ***** ***** knowledge, can be modeled through the same basic principles of variation and selection that underly biological evolution. This implies a shift ***** genes as *****s ***** ***** information to a new type of units of cultural *****: memes." (2001) Heylighen fur*****r informs this study that a meme is *****:."..a cognitive or behavioral pattern that can be transmitted from one individual to ***** one. Since the ***** who transmitted the meme will continue to carry it, the transm*****sion can be interpreted as a replic*****tion: a copy of ***** ***** is made in the memory of another individual, making him or her into a carrier of the meme. ***** process of self-reproduction (the *****tic life-cycle), leading to spreading over a growing group of individu*****ls, defines the meme as a replicator, similar in ***** respect

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