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Anti-Traditionalist Education Philosophy

When I become a teacher, I will espouse an anti-traditionalist education philosophy. That is, I will reject the traditions that have stymied the critical thinking and democratic values that schools should inculcate in American youth and instead focus on creating a curriculum
Regardless of the curricular mandates imposed on me, I will teach what I think young people need to know. Namely, I hope to inform my students about how education administrations and governments run, reform, and maintain public schools as well as alternative schools. Before citizens can implement any changes to any oppressive system, those citizens must understand how that system of dominance oppresses the subordinate and perpetuates itself. However, schools likely will not openly accept subversive teaching units. For this reason, I want to sneak in subversive ideas. For example, I will ask students what they expect to get from school besides just getting a better job and inquire why and how they expect to get smarter from attending school. These questions may imply condescension on school as an institution, bu…

 

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