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Public Ed's Purpose by Mind Map: Public Ed
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Public Ed's Purpose

Pedagogy - learning theory

Scientific method- objective, linear, rational thinking

Rationialism (logic) ----Empiricism (use evidence)

Metaphysics - Is it real

Epistemology - What is true

Axiology - what is good, morality and ethics

Social- norms of society


values, attitudes, beliefs passed down by generations, binding people together

ethnicity - understand group's differences, Heuristics -rule of thumb (generalizations & stereotypes

American culture, Collectivisim -cooperation of a group takes priority over personal goals, Individualism - personal goals and preferences take priority over group allegiances, Protestant work ethic, competition, action orientation, drive to control nature, must do something re - situations, utilitarian view of life, decision making, democratic

Socialization - lifelong social experiences, learn role in society and culture

Dualistic thinking - status, power, title, possessions, credentials, positions

Different Agents

family, school, confront diversity, racial clustering, hidden curriculums, informal cover lessons, peer groups -govern short term goals, parents retain influence over long term goals

Political - participate in democracy

Economic - workforce

Assessment - evidence of understanding

Quantitative emphasis

Independent and Dependent variables

Curriculum - content

History and Holidays - eurocentric based on progress and future orientation

delayed gratification

Hard Fun vs Hard work

Language is Power

Language - system of symbols to express, communicate both spoken and unspoken

Media - Broadcast socializing agent

Impersonal communication directed at a vast audience with images