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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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Teaching Morality

This was an essay I’m proud of for a Grad School course on teaching Middle School. When I read This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents, the topic that intrigued me most about Middle School level teaching was the … Continue reading

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Qualitative and Quantitative Research

In education, there are primarily two forms of research: Quantitative and Qualitative. Quantitative research depends on mathematical models and statistical techniques. Qualitative research is based on the researcher’s understanding. There are arguments for both. Some of the most significant researchers … Continue reading

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