scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,688
The common thread apparent in all of my readings thus far is the notion of winlose in many areas of the education system Not easily identifiable do we see the winlose theme in educational structures of the laboratory school traditional school open school public school private school progressive charter desegregated child-centered and even the Highlander school We cannot escape the hierarchy of means to win or lose even in education Lets propose that the educations mission includes that the means to an education would be to expose the student towards self-actualization not to expose the student to acquiringnot acquiring gainingnot gaining or winninglosing In all of the topics of reform in public schooling Adler held close to his beliefs that the educational system be designed to improve opportunities for growth in our youth No doubt Dewey Ravisch Kliebard Horton and the others would have all agreed The means to the end however is always in debate and education becomes qualified by what is believed to be good best optimum equitable democratic and yes even by what is believed to be gained or won In The Schooling of a People Adlers Paideia Proposal advocates for all students no matter what culture gender or how economically advantaged This is very nice to read about however the un-morphed challenges of the need for teachers to learn as they teach or cultivating civic virtues as Adler states or the challenge of aspiring personal growth or even the challenge of deciding what is valuable learning history science literature etc all affect the success of such a proposal Adler like Dewey Ravisch Herndon and other progressive idealists have not been able to escape the fact that their philosophies alone sort students thus creating a winlose situation This sorting process is identified in structures proposed by these educators The tracking structure for instance sets up an aim for more difficult accomplishments We find out in Ravischs statistics
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA