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EDU 6120/ Module 6: Enlightenment and Progressive Education

This week, Professor Scheuerman (2014) discussed perspectives on Progressive education within the scope of describing the influence of the Enlightenment Period on modern American pedagogy. Progressive educators have been accused of being anemic in content, with a disproportionate focus on … Continue reading

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EDU 6120- Multicultural Education in Historical Light

Horace Mann chose the path of teaching over a successful career as a lawyer because he believed in universal education, equal access to knowledge for all citizens regardless of social position. As Director of the Massachusetts Board of Education he … Continue reading

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American Education Past and Present: Module 4- The Roman Way and The Way Today

 I was touched to read Professor Scheuerman’s story of Mrs. Braun’s and Ms. Sun’s dedicated daily correspondence which culminated in more than 4,000 letters at the time of Ms. Sun’s passing.  I reflected on this story of intergenerational sharing of … Continue reading

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Session Three- American Education: Past and Present

“The world would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.” -Henry David Thoreau Professor Scheuerman (2014) emphasizes the power of memory as one of the cornerstones of a sustained and fortifying education.  Specifically, he recalls … Continue reading

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Session Two- American Education: Past and Present/ A Community of Learners

What I took away from the collection of readings and podcasts from this week’s study is a call to take the best of what the 5th C BC Greeks worked to achieve in their society and use it as teachers … Continue reading

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Session One- American Education: Past and Present/ The Goals of Education: Intro and What I Learned

Hello classmates! My name is Edith McKenzie.  I just completed my teaching certification for Elementary Education with the ARC program.  I have been working with elementary school children as a substitute, extended-day, assistant teacher for six years.  I feel really … Continue reading

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