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Evolution of Education

Discussion Questions to answer in Evolution of Education Research Paper:

  1. Describe the significance of each of the following forces on the evolution of education as it exists today:


    a. Medieval tradition
    b. The Renaissance
    c. Scientific thinking
    d. Religious revolutions

  2. Evolution of EducationIdentify three reasons why teachers and other educators can benefit from studying the history of education. Share examples from personal experience/observations of others in practice.


    a. What was interesting to you?
    b. What did you agree or disagree with?
    c. What relevance does the information have for your current work in education/where are the linkages?

  3. Do you feel the beliefs of the early settlers of colonial new England still cast a shadow over the values present in modern American society? What impact have these values had on the value conflicts present in modern education? Share examples from personal experience/your observations of others in practice.

    a. What did you agree or disagree with?b. What relevance does it have?

  4. How did societal changes lead to curriculum modifications during the American Revolution?
  5. What were the primary differences between monitorial schools, Sunday schools, and free school societies established during the period of the American Revolution? Give examples of similar efforts to expand educational access and opportunity today.


** In your responses to these 2 questions also “incorporate” your thoughts on the following questions:
a. What was interesting to you?
b. What did you agree or disagree with?
c. What relevance does the information have for your current work in education/where are the linkages?

6. Name three education leaders who contributed to the development of public education systems. What policies and practices initiated by these leaders are still utilized today?

a. What was interesting to you?
b. What did you agree or disagree with?
c. What relevance does the information have for your current work in education/where are the linkages?

7. What current philosophy of education is the closest equivalent to the philosophy of the Oswego movement? Give reasons for your choice.

a. What was interesting to you?
b. What did you agree or disagree with?
c. What relevance does the information have for your current work in education/where are the linkages?

 

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