Guided Response: Respond to your classmates’ posts. How do your choices compare to theirs? Identify common opinions and differences in your responses.
My choice is attach below: FREE PUBLIC SCHOOL
The first American Comprehensive (and coeducational) high school opened in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1831. This began the emerge of the secondary school movement after the Civil War. This provided opportunities for young people to stay in school longer. This offered students English and classical courses of study. It also impacted the opening of high schools in several other larger cites.
2. In 1874, the public secondary school movement had gained momentum. This began by a decision from the Michigan Supreme Court. In the famous Kalamazoo Case. The school board had moved to establish a publicly supported high school and hire a nonteaching superintendent. However, three taxpayers brought forth a suit to prevent the board from levying a tax to support the high school. They claimed that because the instruction in the schools was not practical, and not necessary. Or even beneficial to the majority of people. Those few who did benefit should be the ones to pay for it. (Stuart et al. v. School District No. 1 of the Village of Kalamazoo, 1874).
3. By the mid-1920s, The CRSE and the introduction of vocational education has given shape to the American comprehensive high school. Making it into an institution based on the concept of democracy. It offered a range of curriculum to students of different abilities and interests. Four basic levels of curriculum were offered. The college preparatory program. Which included courses in English language and literature, foreign languages, mathematics, the natural and physical sciences, and history. As well as social sciences, the commercial or business program.
4. The efficiency movement, which played a central role in the progressive era in the United States, addressed the perceived waste and inefficiency in all areas of the economy, government, and society. The movement embraced scientific management, which grew out of the work of Frederick W. Taylor, an engineer at Bethlehem Steel, and was aimed at increasing production at lower cost while at the same time instilling order, standardization, and discipline.
5. John Dewey, professor of philosophy and pedagogy at the University of Chicago and professor of philosophy at Columbia University. In 1896, he established his own laboratory school at the University of Chicago. Unlike other similar schools associated with colleges or universities, Dewey did not intend that his school be a practice school for training teachers, but a laboratory where ideas could be tested. He simply believed that education was a legitimate area for scientific investigation and that a science of education did indeed exist. He didn’t feel the need to use the old, rigid, subject-centered curriculum in favor of a child-centered curriculum. His moto for his lab school was “learning by doing.” His school was established based on a miniature of society and integrated learning into real life experiences. It emphasized the problem solving method and placed motivation at the center of the learning process.
◦These events are still significant today because____. The secondary school movement is still significant today because this impacted the opening of other high school around the world. This is allowing our children of today, the ability to be able to receive a proper education. As well as the curriculum that they need. John Dewey is still impacting our lives today because of his own simply moto “Learning by doing,” the more that a child interacts with a certain subject or materialistic object. The more they are learning. Learning is just not based on books, and studying. Children learn by being engaged, and interacting.
◦If I could change the outcome of one of my listed events I would change John Dewey because he has a little bit of a negative outlook on the old, rigid curriculum as he called it. Yes, curriculum changes on a daily basis, but it is pretty much the solid foundation on what we as teachers must teach our students. We have to follow the guidelines, so our students get the education that they need. Even if it mostly focuses on standardized testing nowadays.
◦If only one of these events/individuals could have taken place; I would choose. The secondary school movement because like I said before this is allowing our children the opportunity to receive an education.
◦If I could change the outcome of one of my chosen events I would choose John Dewey because he has a little bit of a negative outlook on the old, rigid curriculum as he called it. Yes, curriculum changes on a daily basis, but it is pretty much the solid foundation on what we as teachers must teach our students. We have to follow the guidelines, so our students get the education that they need. Even if it mostly focuses on standardized testing nowadays.
◦What would you say is the most important result of each of your chosen events? The most important result of the secondary school movement is the fact that it impacted the growth of other high schools around the world. Which in result allows us to have schools now days. The result of John Dewey was the advantage of learning through real life experiences. He wanted his students to learn by doing. So basically this gives us a reason to follow his moto. Simply letting our children learn by doing. Enhances their self-expression, and creativity.