Public Ed's Purpose

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

1. Pedagogy - learning theory

1.1. Scientific method- objective, linear, rational thinking

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

1.3. Metaphysics - Is it real

1.4. Epistemology - What is true

1.5. Axiology - what is good, morality and ethics

2. Social- norms of society

2.1. Culture

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

2.1.2. ethnicity - understand group's differences

2.1.2.1. Heuristics -rule of thumb (generalizations & stereotypes

2.1.3. American culture

2.1.3.1. Collectivisim -cooperation of a group takes priority over personal goals

2.1.3.2. Individualism - personal goals and preferences take priority over group allegiances

2.1.3.3. Protestant work ethic, competition, action orientation

2.1.3.4. drive to control nature, must do something re - situations

2.1.3.5. utilitarian view of life

2.1.3.5.1. decision making, democratic

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

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

2.2. Different Agents

2.2.1. family, school

2.2.1.1. confront diversity, racial clustering, hidden curriculums, informal cover lessons

2.2.1.2. peer groups -govern short term goals

2.2.1.3. parents retain influence over long term goals

3. Political - participate in democracy

4. Economic - workforce

5. Assessment - evidence of understanding

5.1. Quantitative emphasis

5.2. Independent and Dependent variables

6. Curriculum - content

6.1. History and Holidays - eurocentric based on progress and future orientation

6.2. delayed gratification

6.3. Hard Fun vs Hard work

7. Language is Power

7.1. Media - Broadcast socializing agent

7.2. Impersonal communication directed at a vast audience with images