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EDE 200: Social Foundations of Education. Session 10. Housekeeping. Questions First papers Observations Book Groups 3 stories Picture Day CCSS $75 a month. Agenda. Watch/discuss School video part 2. Listen/Talk about Herbert Kohl’s ideas on culture and education.

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Housekeeping
Housekeeping

Questions

First papers

Observations

Book Groups

3 stories

  • Picture Day

  • CCSS

  • $75 a month


Agenda
Agenda

  • Watch/discuss School video part 2.

  • Listen/Talk about Herbert Kohl’s ideas on culture and education.

  • Discuss Kohn (2007).

  • Discuss all of these issues in the context of contemporary society.

  • Listen/talk about specific NYC teacher issues.


Video discussion
Video Discussion

School: The Story of American Public Education

Narrated by Meryl Streep.

Key: Relationship between history and today

Episode Two

  • As American as Public School

  • 1900 – 1950


Points to think about
Points to Think About

  • Is the “American Dream” real for most people?

  • Would you rather work or go to school? What would children today say?

  • The Gary Plan – “make every working man a scholar and every scholar a working man”

John Dewey


Herbert kohl
Herbert Kohl

  • White, male teacher

  • Teaching in a different neighborhood

  • Economic class distinctions

  • Reactions?


Classroom diversity
Classroom Diversity

  • United States, Northeast

  • Growing non-White population

  • Achievement gaps

  • Disproportionate referrals of minority students

  • Role of culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP)


Classroom diversity1
Classroom Diversity

  • Understanding one’s own culture – an “American” culture?

  • A student’s dual self

  • Cultural characteristics

    • Religion

    • Customs

    • Gender roles

    • Views on education

  • Assimilation?


Multicultural education
Multicultural Education

  • Equal educational opportunity

  • Not limited to the “tourist” curriculum

  • Content integration – including subtleties

  • Introducing varied perspectives

  • Confronting the uncomfortable

  • Dr. James Banks


Language diversity
Language Diversity

  • Historical misconceptions.

  • Many languages.

  • Unless otherwise noted, Spanish.

  • Controversial.

  • “Power” of English

  • ESL, bilingual education, immersion

  • Varied results


Instructional strategies
Instructional Strategies

  • Culturally responsive pedagogy

    • High expectations

    • Opportunities to use “funds of knowledge”

    • Integrate lessons

  • Provide talk time

  • Focus on knowledge

  • Bilingual labels

  • Gloria Ladson-Billings


Journal article discussion
Journal Article Discussion

  • Reminders:

    • About 15 minutes.

    • No need for presentation of facts.

    • A few prompts that we can discuss.

    • Facilitation, press when needed.

    • Being prepared with comments/questions.

    • Allowing “space” for others.


Journal discussion

Journal Discussion

  • Alfie Kohn (2007)


Questions
Questions

What questions do you have about teaching in NYC that we have yet to address?

What have you seen during your observations that needs clarification?


Teacher tenure
Teacher Tenure

Tenure = “a job for life”?

Arguments for and against tenure

Tenure protects teachers against unwarranted dismissal.

Tenure allows mediocre or bad teachers to remain in the field.

Due process laws


For next time
For Next Time . . .

10/20 – Journal Article Critique

11/17 – School Visit Paper

11/29 – Group Presentations begin

12/13 – Researched Position Paper & Participation Reflection Paper

Look ahead at upcoming readings.

Be thinking about your upcoming assignments (see syllabus).


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