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Social Reconstructionism EDCI 125
Transcript of Social Reconstructionism EDCI 125
Service learning Reconstructionists believe that the teacher should be an educational activist. The teacher should be a person who is aware of what is going on in society, have an opinion, and is able to discuss this with the students he/she teaches. Teachers need to be freed from passivity and fear of working for change. They need to focus on critical issues not generally found in textbooks or made a part of the school curriculum. They also need to make students more critical about the knowledge they receive Students: Teachers: Example of Reconstructionism in the classroom: How can the Constitution be taught in a way that is both meaningful and reconstructive to students who need to find a reason to keep coming back to school? Teach what the Constitution is saying and is not saying.
Therefore, it is not enough to teach about the United States Constitution and leave out the fact that the word "woman" is nowhere to be found in the entire document (including the 27 Amendments). After such a lesson, the questions must be asked, “So, was this intentional? Is it fair? Why or why not? If not, what can we do to avoid this in our own communication?"