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Education 111 10/4/2007 My Personal Philosophy of Education and Academic Rigor When you hear the word “rigorous,” what do you associate it with? Personally, I think the word is frightening. The sound of the phrase “academically rigorous curriculum” almost makes me cringe. It sounds difficult and I dread even the thought of participating in such a program. That is the problem. The word is not supposed to invoke fear in a student, but I feel that our education systems today have unintentionally caused it to do so by only associating it with Advanced Placement, honors, and college-preparatory courses. Academic rigor is supposed to be about creating a curriculum in which all students are challenged at the appropriate level. At my former high school there are three types of classes: regular, honors or AP, and a program called SWAS. These are different types of curriculums for students of varying abilities.
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course EDUC 111 taught by Professor Odette during the Fall '07 term at CSB-SJU.

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