Restricted-Code Conservatism

  • Donald Lazere
Part of the Education, Politics, and Public Life book series (EPPL)


My aim in this chapter is to justify a leftist viewpoint in teaching, within the particular disciplinary, or interdisciplinary, framework of the teaching of critical thinking, supplemented by a body of scholarship going back to the 1950s in the fields of social and developmental psychology, sociolinguistics, and political socialization—all pointing to a conclusion correlating lower stages of critical thinking or cognitive development with what I will call restricted-code conservatism. I reiterate that I contrast this notion to elaborated-code versions of conservatism that are on the same cognitive level with elaborated-code liberalism.


Critical Thinking Political Socialization Grand Jury White Supremacist Cable News 
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