Journal #1 assignment | Politics of curriculum | Loyola University Maryland
4 PAGES OR APPROXIMATELY 1100 WORDS EXCLUSING COVERPAGE AND REFERENCES
DEADLINE 10 HOURS MAXIMUM
Purpose: Reflect on the key concepts/terms that form Politics of Curriculum and evaluate Bloom and Hirsch’s influence on education.
Directions: After reading Pinar & Bowers article and Postmodernism Chapter 2 by Aronowitz and Giroux, please answer the following questions:
- After reading the Pinar & Bowers article and reviewing the power point presentation, reflect on the key terms/concepts presented by Pinar and Bowers, and how do they relate to politics of curriculum?
- From Aronowitz and Giroux Chapter 2:
- (1) Compare and Evaluate Bloom’s and Hirsch’s educational reforms to education (Be Specific and provide examples from the chapter), and (2) Aronowitz and Giroux state on p. 52 that Hirsch and Bloom seem to promote “a public philosophy informed by a crippling ethnocentricism”. What are the implications of such statement on pedagogy?