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Curriculum as Literacy

My experiences with any mathematics class have been nothing more than triggering and negative in a sense that I was never good at it therefore I did not care about it. When receiving a lecture about it, I was completely turned off and refused to listen because of this experience. When I was in my … Continue reading Curriculum as Literacy Continue reading

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Kumashiro’s Chapter 7 : “Against Common Sense”

My upbringing within a small-town school has shaped my in a way that I am not proud to be and continually try to correct throughout my life. Growing up, I was exposed and taught in Odessa school which was a catholic school at the time. Not knowing anything of it, the views and ideas in … Continue reading Kumashiro’s Chapter 7 : “Against Common Sense” Continue reading

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School Curricula Development

In the article “Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should Be Learned in Schools”, Levin explains school curricula and its development from culture, ideologies, and politics. Levin articulates the influence of these components and why they have become the inspiration for present curriculums. He advises what we should really be learning about in schools, … Continue reading School Curricula Development Continue reading

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Indigenous and Treat Education

Dear Claire, In response to the email you sent I think you make it understandable remarks in regards to the Indigenous education taught within schools such as your own, or lack thereof. As a student that was once in your shoes, I can assure you that every school system is different. For my own schooling … Continue reading Indigenous and Treat Education Continue reading

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Learning from Place

Throughout this paper, there is an overlying narrative drawn on the aspect of decolonization and reinhabitation. Recovering the old traditions and culture from prior acts as a main focus in the paper, initializing readers for the hard truth throughout history. The paper itself acts as a remedy as to how society is backing in its … Continue reading Learning from Place Continue reading

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Kumashiro Ch.2 – Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson

Based on what Kumashiro explains as a “good” student, he refers to those who offer respect to themselves and the people around them. Children who are able to understand the diversity that the classroom carries and the diversity of themselves from others, attribute to being a “good” student. He mentions how “…M became a different … Continue reading Kumashiro Ch.2 – Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson Continue reading

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ECS Paper Proposal (Urban Education)

Through my research of Urban Education, I found articles that articulately outlined propositions and stories as to how Urban educated schools could adapt/change the ideas that fall in the normality of society and readjust to be unbiased of each student who attends. Each of the chosen articles outlines ideas of community and culture as key … Continue reading ECS Paper Proposal (Urban Education) Continue reading

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Kumashiro and Smith

Kumashiro Based on the concept of “common sense” illustrated by Kumashiro, the concept falls more by the normalities of the region in which you belong. For Kumashiro, growing up in the United States, the educational system had different ideas and impressions of teaching students. When Kumashiro travelled to Nepal, the educational system was based off … Continue reading Kumashiro and Smith Continue reading

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Normative Narratives: What’s With the Gender and Sexism?

For myself to follow and adhere to the social norms of gender and sexism is immediately telling me to act much like everyone else in society just through my own body. To do so, because I’m a male, white I might add, means that I must play the role of masculinity through that of sports, … Continue reading Normative Narratives: What’s With the Gender and Sexism? Continue reading

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Blog #4 Classification

Looking back at a time that I saw myself in a particular class isn’t very difficult as I am reminded every time I board a plane. Each time I’ve ever flown to a certain destination, especially the two trips that I had taken overseas, I’ve flown in the middle class. We were obviously taking a … Continue reading Blog #4 Classification Continue reading

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