Task 1: Historical Comparison Chart of Formal Education
- Select any three persons from three different time periods.
Create a comparison chart considering the following, then write some additional paragraphs discussing educational change in historical perspective.
It will be easiest to complete the history chart (click on "Save File") as a Microsoft Word document and return it via email. If you don't have MS Word, email a response with an entry for each label.
In your discussion, be sure to include the concept of "the power of one," that is, how one individual was able to effect change.
What conclusions do you draw about these people and time periods related to education today?
|Characteristics of the time period
|Cultural beliefs about education
|Who received an education?
|What were the prevailing attitudes towards children?
|What was the person's contribution to the field of education?
|How was the person a reflection of his or her times?
|How did the person change education for future generations?
- Some educational historians believe that the primary aim of education is to perpetuate the existing power structure.
Others believe that the aims of education change according to the context and needs of the time period.
Using the web text, supporting links, and/or other resources, defend EACH of these positions (Please include your references).
Make sure you give examples connected to (a) time period(s).
Then describe your own position relative to power or change.
E-mail both sections of your completed task to Sally Atkin, firstname.lastname@example.org, for feedback and grading.
© 1999 LeoNora M. Cohen & Judy Gelbrich, OSU - School of Education