My Foundations of Education

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My Foundations of Education by Mind Map: My Foundations of Education

1. Politics of Education Ch. 2

1.1. Purposes of Education

1.1.1. Intellectual purpose is to teach basic cognitive skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics to transmit specific knowledge and to help students acquire higher-order thinking skills.

1.1.2. Political purpose is to instill allegiance to the existing political order and to teach children the basic laws of society.

1.1.3. Social purpose is help instill unity in society in to children so that they can help keep our society stable.

1.1.4. Economic purpose is to prepare children for when they get out of school to select, train, and allocate them into the division of labor.

1.2. Role of the School

1.2.1. In a conservative perspective, the school provides educational training that allows the highest achievers to receive the tools necessary for them to succeed economically and socially.

1.3. Explanation of Unequal Educational Performance

1.3.1. A liberal perspectives sees students coming from unequal backgrounds, so the school system must accommodate to make certain that all students are given an equal chance through policies and programs

1.4. Definition of Educational Problems

1.4.1. A radical perspective believes that the educational system promotes inequality that has failed the poor, minorities and women through racist, sexist and homophobic policies and leaves out the voices of the oppressed..

2. History of U.S. Education Ch. 3

2.1. Education for Women and African-Americans

2.1.1. Women were usually viewed as homemakers. African-Americans were not allowed to know how to read or write. With this reform, opportunity was given to Women and African-Americans for an education that they rightfully deserved. We would not have some of our CEO's or countries leaders without this reform.

2.2. The Democratic-Liberal School

2.2.1. A style of schooling believed for equal opportunity for all. Supports the idea of equality and excellence without one being sacrificed over the other.

3. Sociological Perspectives Ch. 4

3.1. Interactionalism

3.1.1. How a student and student or teacher and student interact with each other and the outcome.

3.2. 5 Effects of Schooling

3.2.1. Employment-Most research suggests that graduating from college gives students a better chance at earning a higher level job

3.2.2. Knowledge and Attitude-Education can reflect a person's self-esteem. Helps with social participation and continued learning.

3.2.3. Teacher Behavior-When teachers demand and praise more, students generally feel better about themselves.

3.2.4. Tracking-Students end up in a class room with other students based on class or race. Sometimes not all students receive the proper education in which they should be.

3.2.5. Inadequate Schools-In suburban and private schools, students usually get a better learning environment than as those in poorer school systems.

4. Philosophy of Education Ch. 5

4.1. Pragmatism-finding a process that works in order to find the answer or end goal

4.1.1. Generic Notions-Instrumentalism and experimentalism

4.1.2. Goal of Education-Balance the social role of the school with its effects on the social, intellectual, and personal development of individuals.

4.1.3. Role of the Teacher-Encourages, offers suggestions, questions, and helps plan and implement courses of study.

4.1.4. Methods of Instruction-Children learn individually and in groups

4.1.5. Curriculum-All subjects are connected together through relation.

5. Schools as Organizations Ch. 6

5.1. Federal Level

5.1.1. House Bradley Byrne-R Martha Roby-R Mike Rogers-R Robert Aderholt-R Mo Brooks-R Gary Palmer-R Terri Sewell-D

5.1.2. Senate Doug Jones-D Richard Shelby-R

5.2. Local Level

5.2.1. House Marcel Black-D Terri Collins-R Ed Henry-R Randall Shedd-R

5.2.2. Senate Arthur Orr-R

5.3. State Superintendent

5.3.1. Michael Sentence

5.4. Rep

5.4.1. Cynthia McCarty

5.5. Local Superintendent

5.5.1. Dr. Dee Dee Jones

5.6. Local Board of Ed

5.6.1. Venita Jones

5.6.2. Dr. James Joy

5.6.3. Daxton Maze

5.6.4. Amy Pace

5.6.5. Randy Sparkman

6. Equality of Opportunity Ch. 8

6.1. Impact of education outcomes

6.1.1. class-better education for the price

6.1.2. race-minorities do not receive the same educational opportunities as whites

6.1.3. Gender-Females are less likely to drop out of school than male students.

7. Educational Inequality Ch. 9

7.1. Cultural Differences Theory

7.1.1. African-American children do less well because they adapt to their oppressed position in the class and caste structure

7.1.2. Working-class and nonwhite students resist dominant culture of the schools. (Anti-school)

7.2. Educational Inequality

7.2.1. Gender-Children see females teaching elementary, while male teach secondary

7.2.2. Grouping- putting certain students in certain classes

8. Educational Reform Ch. 10

8.1. Reforms

8.1.1. School-Business-Business leaders encourage schools to produce higher test scores and graduates

8.1.2. Teacher Education-Training teachers to become better

9. Curriculum of Pedagogy Ch. 7

9.1. Humanist Curriculu

9.1.1. An idea that students should all study a basic set of courses whether they intend to go to college or not.

9.2. Dominant forms of teaching

9.2.1. Mimetic-transmit specific knowledge to students

9.2.2. transformative-change the student intellectually, creatively, spiritually, and emotionally