Scholar Academic Ideology

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Within the realm of education, there are numerous ideologies that may be utilized to construct a curriculum. Several of these ideologies are more prominent than others. With this in mind, there are four main ideologies that are analyzed more frequently than others; these include Scholar Academic, Social Efficiency, Learner-Centered, and Social Reconstruction. Throughout this paper, the focal point will be assessing how these views are applied, both inside and outside the classroom.
In my current instructional setting, the district incorporates various components from each ideology. However, the Scholar Academic ideology is the basis for the curriculum. The district is comprised of ten, standards-based schools that implement the New Jersey Student
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Social Reconstructionists, according to Schiro (2008) “assume that education, has the power to educate people, to analyze and understand social problems, envision a world in which those problems do not exist, and act so as to bring that vision into existence” (Schiro, 2008, pg 134). In other words, the aim of the Social Reconstruction Ideology is to have the Social Reconstructionist educator research real world issues, present them to the students, and have the students work together to create a solution to these problems. Besides the aim of Social Reconstruction, there are other elements of the ideology that requires further examination. While constructing curriculum, it is important to address the nature of knowledge, learning, teaching, the child, and…show more content…
Knowledge is viewed as a combination of a moral/ethical stance and intelligence. Schiro (2008) states, “Knowledge gives children the ability to interpret and reconstruct their society” (Schiro, 2008, pg 177). In this case, an educator recognizes that knowledge is presented through the individual 's solution to the social issue. If the student can critically analyze and interpret the social issue and present a well-thought out solution that provides a positive response for the vast majority of the society, then the knowledge is present. Comparatively, the knowledge of learning is another valuable element to Social Reconstructionists. Schiro (2008) explains that learning takes place when students “have inculcated into them a way of viewing events in their environment through an intelligence oriented around a vision of a future good society” (Schiro, 2008, pg 180). Coupled with the knowledge component, learning is expressed when the students have placed the wants and needs of society as a whole, above what they might feel is fair. The evaluation component is analyzed when the knowledge and learning have been presented and the betterment of the community is
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