E-Journal 4

E-Journal 4 - Dr. Larry Gross had many perspectives on...

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Dr. Larry Gross had many perspectives on education in America. He discussed the typical formal education that one would receive in school growing up. He describes the formal education in terms of teachers, text books, and curriculum. He talked about the structuralized institutions of education from K-12. We were told how primary education would teach us the fundamentals of learning such as how to read and write. At that stage we also begin to examine simple mathematical applications such as counting, addition, subtraction, and so on. As the years go would go on we would build on these fundamentals to include history and science. During the high school years one would start to prepare themselves for their undergrad studies and may start to learn some vocational training such as auto-shop. This is all normative of what one would refer to as the formal education. Dr. Gross then talked about the informal education that one receives growing up. This is a different type of schooling that doesn’t require structuralized institutions to
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