My Foundations of Education

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

1. Politics of Education

1.1. Conservative

1.1.1. 1.The view of school by the conservative perspective means to ensure the hardest working individuals receive knowledge to maximize the economy and social productivity.

1.1.2. 2. Conservatives believe that children fit better into society when they are educated in school.

1.1.3. 3. Schools can project cultural traditions through curriculum.

1.1.4. 4. Conservatives believe there is a decline of cultural literacy which is "schools watering down traditional curriculum."

1.2. Traditional

1.2.1. 1.Traditional visions view schools as an essential part of life of traditional values.

1.2.2. 2.Traditionalists feel as though schools should pass along the best of the past and the future to the next generation.

1.2.3. 3. Traditional visions and conservative visions are closely related.

2. History of U.S. Education

2.1. No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

2.1.1. 1. No Child Left Behind was introduced by President George W. Bush in 2001 and it was signed into law in 2002.

2.1.2. 2. NCLB was implemented to close the achievement gap in schools.

2.1.3. NCLB requires all states to assess basic skills of students to ensure that no child is left behind.

2.2. The Democratic-Liberal School

2.2.1. 1. Democratic-liberals feel that the history of education in the U.S. includes progressive evolution of a school system that is committed to providing equal opportunity for everyone.

2.2.2. 2. Democratic-liberals think the educational system in the U.S. should grow closer to equality and excellence.

2.2.3. 3. Our nation's schools are flawed which in some cases creates a conflict with progress.

3. Sociological Perspectives

3.1. Functional Theories

3.1.1. 1. Theories is defined as a combination of all known principles, laws, and information. Functional means to be operational.

3.1.2. 2. Functionalists think of society as an operational machine, where each part plays a different role to produce a result.

3.1.3. 3. In a school that is highly integrated you will see students who are fit into the best programs based on their abilities.

3.2. Effects of Schooling on Individuals

3.2.1. 1. Knowledge- Students who are prepared better with high academic standards perform better than those who do not.

3.2.2. 2. Employment- there is no surprise that the higher level of education you have the higher employment opportunities you will have.

3.2.3. 3. Education and Mobility- Public vs. Private School- Students who graduate from a private school may be viewed as having a more prestigious education and be given more opportunities.

4. Philosophy of Education

5. Schools as Organizations

6. Curriculum and Pedagogy

7. Equality of Opportunity

8. Educational Inequality