Lecture 7 November 5 2012
The main argument is that we are becoming more consumers than citizens.
Schools will either promote more consumerism or more democracy.
We will either be raised to become consumers or democratic
Key 20 Century American Educationalists
o the social dimensions of learning and thinking
o Importance of social and cultural context
o He is arguing this is a limitation of the approach
o He goes far in fore fronting the social objections in education
o One of the most influential black women in education
o Founded schools for black girls, emphasized Christian education
o Her major contribution through personal influence and strong character was a powerful
o Important in supporting Christianity
o Still a very strong advocate of Christian Values in Education.
o To understand schools one must understand the culture.
o Focus on international issues; Founded “Global ED”
o Started program for foreign exchange students
Tyler (Not Taylor)
o First specialist in Assessment and Evaluation
o ‘Invented” Instructional Objectives
o Had a PHD, spent most of their lives as a professor in university
o Did studies, research, surveys etc. ( he was a theorist)
o He founded the area of assessing and evaluating
Important Educational Movement:
It’s extremely North American
Originated in the US.
Its known as “Progressivism”
Dewey was main proponent
o Learning should arise from the intrinsic interests and needs of the child.
o Education should include practical experiences Hands on learning
Learning by doing
The kids are the most important thing in the classroom
There is something in these kids that make them want to learn which is a starting point for
Child centered Learning is education that is revolved around the child
Kids learn better when they are experimenting or actually doing things in the classroom
Political Dimensions of Education
Justice and Fairness is a key component of the political aspect of education
Respect and Recognition
What is democracy?
o Self- Determination
Setting your own role in society
Ability of a person or all people to determine their fate or their future.
o Shared rule and power
o Inclusion and Respect for difference
o Ruled by majori