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Unformatted text preview: ED 118: Schooling and Multicultural Society FORM #1: DILEMMAS OF THE MULTIPLE PURPOSES OF SCHOOLING Name____________________________________________ a) Read the syllabus for our course (on CTools). Make two inferences about how this course envisions the purposes of undergraduate education. 1. This course will allow us, as undergraduate students to better understand the education system in America. This system affects us directly, and is often un discussed. This course will help us in the future make educated political, career and societal decisions. Reading : 1. Goodlad, J. (1984). Chapter 2: We Want it All (pp. 33- 60). A Place Called School . New York:McGraw-Hill. Policy maker’s worry about statistics, parents worry about their children (34). Because of the changing technologies- Home, School and Church are no longer the primary educator-therefore there needs to be a change in the system (34). Four areas of goals for schools: 1. Academic 2. Vocational (productive work, economic responsibility) 3. Social and Civic 4. Personal (37) Parents want all 4 goals to be filled, but policy makers aren’t hearing this (39). 2. Sizer, T. (1984). Prologue: Horace’s Compromise (pp. 9 – 21). Horace’s Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School . Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. b) What is Horace’s “compromise”? “Most jobs in the real world have a gap between what would be nice and what is possible.” Hoarse deals with this reality in his High school English teaching job. He is forced to “Most jobs in the real world have a gap between what would be nice and what is possible....
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