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Learning From Schools in Other Countries

This was something I wrote for a class on multiculturalism in education, based on an article from the anthology Annual Editions- Education. The main idea of this article is the need for those involved in education in the United States … Continue reading

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The Four Major Curriculum Styles

This was something I wrote for my class on Multiculturalism in Education in response to an article that summarized the four main curriculum styles: Linear Thinkers, Holists, Laissez-Faire advocates and critical theorists. Author Donna Miller’s takeaway is that teachers should be … Continue reading

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Poverty and Education

I wrote this for a class on multiculturalism in education, based on an article from Annual Editions- Education. The article is about statistics involving children and poverty, as well as the myriad shortcomings of those statistics. Some methods might obscure … Continue reading

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Skewed Results in Education

This was a reflection I wrote for one of my classes in my education Masters program. It was a response to a series of articles about new efforts at improving middle schools. One of those was an example of project-based … Continue reading

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Effects of Shared Curriculla

This was an incident I observed while shadowing a teacher (let’s call her Ms. Smith) for mandatory observation houts. In the school, there was a decree that everyone in the seventh grade read The Outsiders, even though half the students … Continue reading

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Philosophy on Teaching

This was from a piece I wrote for a grad school assignment on my philosophy of teaching, especially in a multicultural setting… There are currently two conflicting developments within the field of education. On the one hand, policies such as … Continue reading

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The Authority Who Tells You To Question All Authority: Foucault and Postmodernism

I wrote this for a class on the sociological, historical and philosophical foundations of education. Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, significant in the postmodernist movement. His writings on power and desire have been applied to education, a topic he … Continue reading

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