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Education

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U.S. Education
The History of the U.S. Education
Beginning of US education was for religious purposes
1967, Massachusetts Bay Colony, the General Court pass a law that 50 families need a elementary school and every 100 families a Latin school
This was to make sure that Puritan children learns how to read the Bible and know the basic information about their Calvinist religion
How do people perceive the U.S. Education?
Stable and Changed Features
of the U.S. Education
Presenter: Mandy Li, Garam Lee, Lizbeth Rodriquez
Reason for the Changes
To the pursuit the purpose education, which are:
Transforming students into a literate person
Teaching social and professional skills that help students to survive within the society
Helping students to have their goals and career objectives that as a result will create conditions for economic growth and overall welfare
Creating a healthy and well developed society, where the center is the educated and resourceful individual.
From the General Point of View
From the Participants' Point of View
Stable Features
Education as a Conserving Force
Mass Education
Local Control of Education
Competitive Nature of U.S. Education
“Sifting and Sorting” Functions of Schools
Preoccupation with Order and Control
Hidden Curriculum
Changed Features of the U.S. Education

Sources
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Coordinator: Mandy Li
Editor: Garam Lee
Content Specialist: Mandy Li, Garam Lee, Lizbeth Rodriguez
Citation Specialist: Garam Lee, Mandy Li
Video Specialist: Garam Lee
Image Specialist: Mandy Li

Norman Cousins, prominent political journalist, author and professor
Compulsory education: 5~18 year-old
Higher education: usually 18~22 but varies

The Major Participants of the U.S. Education

Think the nation’s public schools are only mediocre grades.
Willing to invest more money in public education to improve student learning.
balk at some market-based reforms (ex. paying more for math and science teachers

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Increased early childhood programs
Increase study programs
Increased access to college
Increased requirements for students
Emphasized teacher training and evaluation
Emphasized recruitment processes
Encouraged charter schools

How Would We Improve the Education to Better Accommodate Members of Society?
Students should,
Engage: Project-Based Learning
Connect: Integrated Studies
Share: Cooperative Learning
Expand: Comprehensive Assessment
Teachers should,
Coach: Intellectual and Emotional Guide
Learn: Teaching as Apprenticeship
Schools should,
Adopt: Technology
Reorganize: Resources
Community should,
Involve: Parents
Include: Community Partners
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"The purpose of education is to enable us to develop to the fullest that which is inside us"
The Conflict Theorists' Views
On the U.S. Education
Karl Marx and other conflict theorists would think education maintains the structure of social power and makes docile work force for capitalism. They would see the education works as,

Social Control
Tracking: Screening and Allocation
Credentialism
The Hidden Curriculum
Unequal Funding that Results Unequal Education Quality
Karl Marx
The Functionalists' Views
On the U.S. Education
Functionalists such as Emile Durkheim would view education as a mean of,

Socialization
Cultural Transmission
Social Innovation
Social Integration
Social Placement



Emile Durkhiem
Why does education matter to you?
Why I Hate School But Love Education
"Sociological Perspectives on Education." A Primer on Social Problems. Vol. 1. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Web.

Staff, Edutopia. "Big Ideas for Better Schools: Ten Ways to Improve Education." Edutopia. The George Lucas Educational Foundation, 2013. Web. 13 Oct. 2013.

Sulibreezy. "Why I Hate School But Love Education." YouTube. Sulibreezy, 02 Dec. 2012. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.

"The Conflict Perspective." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013.

"The Functionalist Perspective." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013

"The Purpose of Education." The Purpose of Education. Www.educationpurpose.org, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2013.

"The Vitality and Turmoil of Urban Life." St. John's School AP U.S. History Class. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2013.

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"What Kinds of Changes Need to Be Made with Our Country's Educational System?" What Kinds of Changes Need to Be Made with Our Country's Educational System? Education.com, Inc., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2013.
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