Author Archives: Steph Meuchel

A Critical Summary

The journal article “Teaching under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of the 21st Century Curriculum” written by Wayne Au, focuses on the standardization of education in the 21st century. In order to explore this topic, Au focuses on what standardization means for the teacher, and how it affects what is being taught,Continue reading “A Critical Summary” Continue reading

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The Tyler Rationale

Looking back in my schooling, I see many instances of the Tyler rationale. As students, we were taught. We never explored subject areas not being taught, we never learned about what interested us as students, unless it constantly happens to be part of the curriculum, we were graded on scales and given sheets of paperContinue reading “The Tyler Rationale” Continue reading

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I found that Kumashiro defines “commonsense” as the status quo, or the norm. That the way education is structured, the way it is taught, and what is taught, is the normal and is therefore common sense. For example, in the reading Kumashiro describes that school being taught September-June in the Western school system is commonContinue reading “”Commonsense”” Continue reading

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