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Social efficiency ideology

    The Tyler approach to education definitely played a role in my personal experience of school. The reading summarizes Tyler’s view on the point of education as changing human behavior (Schiro 2013). I witnessed the want to modify student behavior, and I’d be willing to bet many of my peers would express the same. […] Continue reading

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Kumashiro & ‘commonsense’

Kumashiro goes to Nepal lacking some awareness of this idea of ‘commonsense’. Kumashiro comes to find that the notion of common sense varies greatly depending on who it is you’re talking to. The students in Nepal were not interested in Kumashiro’s idea of what an education should look like, and this led him to understand […] Continue reading

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