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Social Efficiency Ideology- Reading Response 2

Schiro, Michael (2013). Curriculum theory: Conflicting visions and enduring concerns, (2nd Ed.). SAGE. Curriculum development from a traditionalist perspective is widely used across schools in Canada and other countries. Can you think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experienced the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations […] Continue reading

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Social Efficiency Ideology

The Social Efficiency ideology is a very traditional approach to teaching to say the least. In the late 40’s, education was run off of Franklin Bobbitts ideas about curriculum, and Ralph Tyler’s Tyler rationale. The rationale is as simple as four questions. 1) What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? 2) What educational… Continue reading Social Efficiency Ideology Continue reading

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ECS 210- Blog Post #2

Ralph Tyler introduced four Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction in 1949:   What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes? How can these educational experiences be effectively organized? How can we determine whether these purposes are being attained?   This… Continue Reading → Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

The Tyler Rationale sounds a lot like my experiences in elementary school.  I remember on our report cards were even marked on behaviours like listening, speaking in turn, etc.  A lot assignments or projects I have worked on were very … Continue reading Continue reading

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Traditional Methodology in Education

In education, teachers have followed traditional methods and perspectives for many years. Through the reading, Curriculum theory: Conflicting visions and enduring concerns, (Schiro, 2013), I learned how there are many beliefs and views on how children should be educated during their developmental years in school. As a future teacher, it is my goal to discover … Continue reading Traditional Methodology in Education Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

When I was in Grade 1, I had to go to speech therapy in school because I had developed an awful lisp–really, it wasn’t my fault that I lost my front baby teeth when we were practicing our consonant “s” and “th” sounds. Still, these speech sessions were something the school made me do, and…

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The Tyler Rationale

In 1949, Ralph Tyler introduced four basic questions every educator must answer when creating curriculum or instructional programs. They are: What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain… Continue Reading → Continue reading

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Tyler Rationale – Sept. 12th

Assigned reading: Social Efficiency Ideology by Michael Schiro Reading response: Curriculum development from a traditionalist perspective is widely used across schools in Canada and other countries. Can you think about: (a) The ways in which you may have experience the Tyler rationale in your own schooling? (b) What are the major limitations of the Tyler rationale/what … Continue reading “Tyler Rationale – Sept. 12th” Continue reading

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Curriculum Development from a Traditionalist Perspective

I have heard the analogy made between schools a factories many times. In Michael Schiro’s Social Efficiency Ideology he words it perfectly by it saying: “The school is compared to a factory. The child is the raw material. The adult is the finished product. The teacher is an operative, or factory worker. The curriculum is […] Continue reading

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A Ramble; Tyler Rationale

People tend to be absolutely inefficient. We have thoughts, feelings, need to sleep for a good portion of the day. We make massive human errors, like to talk and socialize, and require hundreds of different things to survive and thrive. In fact, in comparison to machines that science has created, we fall remarkably flat. Naturally, … Continue reading A Ramble; Tyler Rationale Continue reading

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