Standard 12 Meta-Reflection: Professional Citizenship [EDU 6120 American Education: Past and Present; EDU 6085 Moral Education]

Standard 12 Professional citizenship Willingly engages in dialogue that transcends the individual classroom, taking informed, coherent positions on important matters of educational policy and practice. There are two courses that provided me the opportunity to stretch my thinking about education beyond the four walls of my classroom; Moral Education and American Education: Past and Present. […]

The Purpose of Schools

“Schools began in ancient time as places set apart from the real world…the theory and practice dichotomy is nothing new…the idea that a school ought to provide both abstract and practical experience is largely a twentieth century convention” (Ellis, 2004, p. 150-151). What is the purpose of schools? This simple yet fundamental question has been […]