Foundations of Education

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Foundations of Education by Mind Map: Foundations of Education

1. Politics of Education

1.1. Neo-Liberalism

1.1.1. the combination of neoliberalism and progressivism allows students to have an active say in their education and therefore a larger interest in that education. - an article explaining how charter schools benefit the overall student population


1.1.3. Finding a balance of student involvement in the classroom allows students to feel involved and invested in their education furthering interest while being guided by a teacher.

1.2. progressivism

1.2.1. John Green's ted talk explains how encouraging active participation in learning will make for more curious and active adults

1.2.2. project based learning allows students to have accountability for learning about problems that affect them specifically and allow them to take responsibility for their education.

2. History of U.S. Education

2.1. Democratic-liberal School

2.1.1. The democratic liberal school ties into the education for all movement and provides a larger opportunity for education to more people The democratic liberal school of thought especially in modern times allows students of all socio economic standings to be educated in an equal setting

2.2. Education for all

2.2.1. Education for all was the most important movement because it set the foundation for everyone to have an education and equal opportunity for further progress this movement is most influential because it is still relevant and happening in todays political field.

3. Sociological Perspectives

4. Philosophy of Education

4.1. Post Modernism

4.1.1.  this displays the basics of post modernism in education and how it si beneficial

4.1.2. Post modernism encourages education of the whole child and focuses on putting different facets of the education together



4.1.5. Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to." [MovieMaker Magazine #53 - Winter, January 22, 2004 ]” ― Jim Jarmusch-

4.1.6. All of these combine to show that the value of post modernism education can be used as the " work smart not hard" method

5. Schools as Organizations

6. Curriculum and Pedagogy

7. Equality of Opportunity

8. Educational Inequality


8.1.1. This link gives a visual representation of how the inequality of education affects the everyday life of children . The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. - Diogenes.    This quote explains the importance of equal education allows for every state to develop into a productive environment

8.2. This article explains the the basics of how educational inequality affects everyday life for many american children.

9. Educational Reform