In a four to seven page paper (not including title and reference pages), you will compare and contrast the historical foundations of education in America and analyze the philosophies of various educators.
Use the The Oral History of the Public School Principalship (http://www.library.unlv.edu/faculty/research/principalship/index.php) to compare and contrast the recorded views of principals across three decades: the 1960s, 1980s, and the 2000s. Be sure to clearly identify the principals and the corresponding decade for each. Include in your paper discussion of the following:
Which philosophy of education best aligns to each principal? Justify your reasoning.
What were the primary issues or concerns expressed by the principals? How did their concerns differ? How were they similar?
Across the 3 decades, what were the differences in the ways the principals discussed issues related to student learning?
What would be the observations of each of the principals if they were sitting in the back of a classroom today?
Next, select one of the great educators from history (as identified in Chapter Three of your text). Be sure to clearly identify the selected educator. Include in your paper the following:
Construct a Venn diagram to relate the teaching practices of that great educator to the teaching practices of today. You may wish to create your Venn diagram usingGliffy.
In some ways, teaching practices remain largely unchanged over time. Why do you think this is so?