LESSON 1 - AMERICAN SCHOOLING: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE...

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AMERICAN SCHOOLING: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE Optimistic about the America school system, but there is a lot of limit. Work within institution How we can understand argument that one can’t understand what happens in school unless you understand what it is outside of the school (the social context, the neighborhood factors that the students are in, the community). Sociologist: study society, different groups in society Try to understand why different students are better than others Ex: depend on how we look at them to see if it is micro-institution or macro-institution. Jefferson’s legacy-education as the foundation of democracy - creative and rational thought is democracy’s cornerstone - all citizens need basic literacy, the talented need far more - the common good must be balanced with individual liberty - racial differences require social and political distinction Everything is equal Horace Mann’s legacy- the common school as “great equalizer” - common curriculum in a common place
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course EDUCATION 124 taught by Professor Conchas during the Spring '11 term at UC Irvine.

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LESSON 1 - AMERICAN SCHOOLING: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE...

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