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Session 4


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Session 4

  1. 1. Culture, Politics, and Pedagogy
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Informal Response Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Giroux Video and Group Response </li></ul><ul><li>ACSD Article Share </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Discussion: Ch.4 and Tanner article </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture: Functionalism vs. Conflict Theory in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Group Focus Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Review and Select Chapter Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Revising: Optional! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Informal Response Writing: <ul><li>What aspects of society do schools reproduce? Should schools serve the needs of the society? What happens to those who don't or refuse to fit the norms? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Giroux Video <ul><li>Discuss and cite examples in defending or refuting the assertion that the federal government should take a stronger role in promoting school programs that address national social problems. Which social problems can/should be addressed in schools? </li></ul>
  5. 5. ACSD Article Share <ul><li>Cultural, Political, or Pedagogical Implications? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Standards, Standards, Standards! <ul><ul><ul><li>1.What can be done to reduce the “high-stakes consequences” of test results for students and their schools? In your classroom? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. According to Tanner, why are school-by-school comparisons of test results “miseducative?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. What does Tanner mean when he says that “the standards are the ends, severed from the means, severed from the curriculum?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4. What experiences have you had relative to the issues discussed in this article and Chapter 4 in your textbook. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What did you agree/disagree with? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Functionalism and Conflict Theory in Education
  8. 8. Chapter Groups <ul><li>1) Elementary School Programs and Issues (193-231) (present: 10-29) </li></ul><ul><li>2) Middle School Programs and Issues (231-266) (present: 10-29) </li></ul><ul><li>3) Secondary School and Beyond (267-294) (present: 11-05) </li></ul><ul><li>4) Technology, Curriculum, and the Future (297-326) (present: 11-26) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blog Questions: Choose one or respond to both . <ul><ul><ul><li>If schools are to serve the needs of society how far should schools go in order to serve those needs? What has been the case of &quot;minority&quot; rights and/or opinion in the history of education? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How would one describe the history of &quot;equal educational opportunity&quot; within the context of the different schools of philosophy? </li></ul></ul></ul>