Road Blocks to Implementing Multicultural Education Contrary to popular belief, multicultural education is more than cultural awareness, but rather an initiative to encompass all under-represented groups people of color, women, people with disabilities, etc and to ensure curriculum and content including such groups is accurate and complete.
Olivia is a senior in high school A Different Perspective on Education Every week articles and editorials are printed about education. As a high school student, learning through a progressive approach, my American perspectives on education suggests that they should be questioning traditional education instead.
The context is always limited to traditional approaches to education, not progressive education. I suppose this is because educators, parents and students frequently question progressive education. We know that to attain advanced conceptual understanding in all subjects, explicit teaching is necessary.
Conceptual understanding does not come without the hard work of studying a subject for a long time and in depth. The teacher needs to guide the student throughout and often to impart knowledge directly. Evers clearly believes in "explicit teaching," that consists of a teacher lecturing their students.
This directs their thought processes, as opposed to teaching the students to construct knowledge. As a student educated in a progressive school, I strongly disagree with Evers' argument.
Calhoun believes"People learn best through experience and discovery. In class I'm often asked, "What do you think? After further learning about the subject, we consider how this knowledge can be applied outside of our education. When students are in pre-school, Calhoun teaches them to love learning through an exploratory curriculum that will continue throughout their education.
This love for learning gave me the determination to learn and work hard once I entered grade school. Although I was not getting graded for my work, I still had a desire to evolve as a student and as a person with my own ideas and opinions.
It was not until 8th grade that I received my first letter grade on my report card. My classmates and I were nervous.
I knew this grade would be important for my future and would also reflect how hard I had worked during that semester. Even though getting grades was a new concept for me, I soon realized that it was no different from past years, and that I had to rely on self-motivation and desire to learn in order to do well.
The combination of learning while doing and having fun still applies to me now as a 9th grader: Doing projects like, building a cart to keep a clay dummy safe in order demonstrate the importance of airbags, a seatbelt, and a crumple zone, or having the freedom to choose an ancient political figure to compare politics from that era to contemporary times.
These assignments, along with many others, are examples of how Calhoun's exploratory curriculum has followed me through my educational growth. Some of my friends attend the most rigorous schools in New York City, but the primary difference in our responses to our educations is that I have developed a love for learning, which they have not.
My friends are constantly stressed and frustrated with the amount of work given at their traditional schools, which mostly consists of taking notes from textbooks. Unlike me, my friends never developed a love for learning. Love is rare in a rigorous and restricted environment.
Calhoun's ambiance allows students to be independent by assigning a manageable amount of homework. This gives students an opportunity to have extra-curricular activities that are as important for human development as academic classes. This freedom and flexibility has given me the opportunity to be a serious athlete and to take various classes in the performing arts.
Not only has progressive education given me a love for learning at school, but it has also encouraged me to apply it to my own extra-curricular activities. While there are common aspects of progressive education, each school has different characteristics that define their curriculum and atmosphere.
In the Calhoun building, on the floors where most of the classes take place, there are no walls separating the individual classrooms.Perspectives in American Education. Bailey, Stephen K. This book, one in a series which deals with perspectives of American education, discusses the purposes of the educational system, formal and informal.
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It publishes original peer-reviewed analyses spanning the field of education research across all subfields and disciplines and all levels of analysis.
"African American Perspectives" gives a panoramic and eclectic review of African American history and culture and is primarily comprised of two collections in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division: the African American Pamphlet Collection and the Daniel A.P.
Murray Collection with a date range of through Multicultural education is more than celebrating Cinco de Mayo with tacos and piñatas or reading the latest biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
It is an educational movement built on basic American values such as freedom, justice, opportunity, and equality.