Miderm paper 1 - 1 Jawed A. Mirzai Educ. 376-01 Professor...

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1 Jawed A. Mirzai Educ. 376-01 Professor Roach March 08, 2010 American Public Education: Traditional Approach Whenever I go to a party with my family of five we take lots of pictures with the old digital camera we have at home. The next day I upload them to our home computer. However, the next day my dad comes home with the printed version of the same photos. After looking at every single printed photo he tells us his famous speech that “these are all memories and it will always stay with us as long as we have these pictures.” My father cannot trust a computer after the incident when we lost all our data due a virus. Although he uses emails, iphone and other new technology, he still does things the old-fashioned way. Similarly, tradition has such a strong hold on American public education. In the book, America’s Public Schools , Reese argues that “American public education is essentially an old- fashioned enterprise, and the public seems to react more nervously to changes in school practices than to many other kinds of social change” (266). In order words, the public view traditional system of education superior to the alternate approach, progressive. In general, when we grow up
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course EDUC 22331 taught by Professor Feev during the Spring '10 term at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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