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Comments for EDUC 860 — Curriculum Theory
  • Comment on Alternatives to Teacher Education by PlatoSmash by PlatoSmash Apr 21, 2010
    I just added a link that discusses approval for Master's Programs.
  • Comment on Alternatives to Teacher Education by Cassandra Sachar by Cassandra Sachar Apr 21, 2010
    On Monday in my other class, we were having a conversation about how teachers get trained in educational philosophy and theory in college, but they receive very little training in how to teach in their actual content area. English teachers (espec...
  • Comment on Alternatives to Teacher Education by Tony Whitson by Tony Whitson Apr 20, 2010
    Thanks, Andy, Remind me to say something about this in class (with the recorder off).
  • Comment on Gordian Knot by Tony Whitson by Tony Whitson Apr 7, 2010
    I use a different book by Paley (<em>You Can't Say You Can't Play</em>) in my undergrad Social Studies course. There's something about that in my post on Tiger Woods and Social Studies, at http://curricublog.wordpress.com/2010/01/0...
  • Comment on Gordian Knot by KevinCK by KevinCK Apr 7, 2010
    Very interesting reflection. I particularly like the fourth strand: "Every August, we start the year wondering what new program we will need to incorporate into our already jam-packed lives. One year we are forcing computers on students, the n...
  • Comment on When Heroes Fall by Michael Buoni by Michael Buoni Mar 24, 2010
    In a way, it seems sad that i think we are moving away from the possibility of a Gardner-esque educational system. State by state (and nationally), the move toward SOLID, numbers based- content-specific assessments and curriculum make his world h...
  • Comment on dallasnews: TX HS grads not college-ready by Michael Buoni by Michael Buoni Mar 24, 2010
    I'd have to agree. Working in 14 high school in the state on a regular basis, I have yet to see student have to write a paper, with the exception of their final year in English. Unfortunately, the paper is not truly a FINAL paper for them- it is...
  • Comment on dallasnews: TX HS grads not college-ready by Tony Whitson by Tony Whitson Mar 23, 2010
    <blockquote>The one student mentioned that he wasn’t required to write many papers in his junior or senior years of high school; I can’t imagine this is a curricular decision. It’s probably that he had lazy teachers.</bl...
  • Comment on dallasnews: TX HS grads not college-ready by Cassandra Sachar by Cassandra Sachar Mar 23, 2010
    Students are not prepared for college by high schools, students are not prepared for high school by middle schools, and students are not prepared for middle school by elementary schools. It seems that they're never ready for the next level. If t...
  • Comment on When Heroes Fall by Cassandra Sachar by Cassandra Sachar Mar 17, 2010
    I also feel disappointed by both Gardner and Hirsch- all talk and very little support. As I read Gardner, I imagined myself stuck in a room with him listening to him drone on and on about the truth, beauty, and good. I think he should skip the p...