When examining the relationship between Philosophy and curriculum an educator will understand that Philosophy is one of the foundations of education. An educational philosophy is the approach to education. It incorporates the values and ideals that we want to accomplish. The curriculum is the diagram that encompasses the philosophy into the objectives of the lessons. In today’s world educators worry about lacking basic skills in Reading and Mathematics that our students are having and focus more on modern technology and having our students think out of the box.
I had the opportunity to look at the lay out of the textbook and also the activities proposed. The teacher mentioned that she thought it was necessary to adapt the textbook’s unit because it had a poor content. The unit was about artists and the grammar was a review of the conditionals. The teacher explained that in that chapter the only thing from the book to do was practice reading and then review the vocabulary (Appendix 1 and 2). Also she said that the questions designed for speaking were not well designed to encourage students to speak.
Jean Anyon, the chairperson of the Department of Education at Rutgers University, and the author of the essay Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work,says that a childs social class reflects the kind of schooling that he or she receives. After reading Anions article on public education and carefully examining the different levels she calls the working class, the middle-class, the affluent professional class, and the executive elite class, it is recognized that Anyons main point is how, in most cases, despite your educational perseverance, your economic background determines your educational success and future. The working-class school, the lowest class, takes up about 38.6 percent of U.S. families. In this class parents have an average income of about twelve thousand dollars or less. They hold jobs like platform, storeroom, and stockroom workers; foundry men, pipe welders, and boilermakers; semiskilled and unskilled assembly-line operatives; gas station attendants, auto mechanics, maintenance workers, and security guards, waitresses, barmaids, and store clerks that require little or no critical or analytical thinking.
In True Learning, an excerpt from Holt’s The Underachieving Schools book, he is consistent with his belief that public schools often teach kids how to be lazy and how they will only remember the information that interests them, and nothing else. According to the reading, the public school systems take away one’s true ability to learn and that it is best to learn the ways of life by experience, not from a classroom. “Education is something a person gets for himself, not that which someone else gives or does to him” (True Learning). Although Holt make’s valid points about the differences in which children learn, he has no actual facts or
Various incidents in teaching that I experienced as a student while at school helped showed me the teacher that I had to be and the teacher not to become. Some of the experiences which were good and bad had me wondering how and why some people became teachers. The good experiences made me glad that I had the teacher that was teaching me and the bad experiences made wish that they never taught me. The first two incidents took place in primary school. I attended St. X’s primary school in San Fernando.
The difference between disequilibrium, and equilibrium and its impact in the classroom is as significant as Piaget suggests. If a student/person feels like they know how to solve a problem (or are at equilibrium), they will not want to learn about it. Although, if they are able to create a disequilibrium, or the inability to solve a problem by receiving constructive feedback and create competition, one will want to learn more about the subject/job and will hopefully retain a lot more information. An example of this can be seen in the classroom or workforce. There are many children in primary school who rely on their parents/peers to tie their shoes for them as they constantly have support in the area and have no motivation to learn themselves.
Mfon Essien Professor Stevenson English 1301 Higher Ranks In Jean Anyon’s essay Social Class the Hidden Curriculum of Work, she elaborated on the different social classes amongst school. The title of the essay does a good job on hinting the readers on what to expect in the essay. Her main purpose of this essay is to inform the readers on the social class of a child mirrors the type of education a child would receive. Anyon goes in to analyze each class, which is; the working class school, middle-class school, affluent professional school and executive elite school. Anyon uses the school system to correlate the similarities of the type of economic stance one has regulates the success of their academic career.
The idea that the teacher deposited into Rodriguez fits the majority of his experiences in the education he received. In Rodriguez’s essay he feels that “books were going to make him educated” (Rodriguez 342). He didn’t develop critical thinking skills, thoughts or ideas of his own. Early on in Rodriguez’s essay he illustrates the characteristics of an automation which confirmed
In his essay, The "Banking" Concept of Education, Paulo Freire basically states that education is simply just a teacher who lectures all class period, filling the student's memory with information, and he or she merely accepts that the information is correct. Students are not to challenge the teacher; hypothetically, they are to follow the teacher blindly. Freire informs us of two completely different concepts of education. Throughout the essay, Freire questions the "banking" concept, but still provide equal and fair support for the concept. However, in the essay, he nearly proposes that the concept of "problem-posing" is the solution to satisfy both teacher and student.
This was my critical incident that I related to teaching on diversity. In my concluding paragraph I wrote, “As a future teacher, I want the children I teach to know that difference is not a bad thing. I want to teach them to form their own opinions about people by getting to know them, not by listening to what society thinks. Children need to know that difference is what keeps us from being the same and that we should embrace it, not turn it away, or ignore it, or even worse, walk right by it.” Looking back on this essay, I found that the theme of exclusion/inclusion applies. Gretchen was excluded from our youth group because she was different.