Gutek's Theory of Education Analytical Essay by Nicky

This paper discusses Gerald Gutek's theory of education.
# 145672 | 770 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer first notes that education is one of the basic needs that must be addressed in our present time. The writer maintains that the realization of this need is premised on the ability of teachers to be innovative in their teaching strategies and more importantly, their commitment in their profession. This essay explores Gerald Gutek's theory of education pertaining to authentic assessments, excellence in education, no child left behind, educating the whole child and education that makes a difference.

From the Paper:

"Gutek suggests that authentic assessment refers to the applicability of learning to real life situations. The teacher and student have different contexts that they are coming from, a careful consideration of these contexts is essential in assessing learning (Gutek 2004). These assessments can include assessments through their written and oral examinations. One instance is when students are able to operationalize concepts and theories they have learned in lecture discussions by their ability to relate it to actual events. Theories of individuals practicing rational choice are manifested when students answer that people premised their decisions on the benefits that can be derived for their personal gain. For instance, individuals who choose to elect a president of their organization based their decision which is rational on their perspective primarily because the leader would give them something in return in the form of material gain for their support.
"Excellence in education is grounded on the idea that students should rediscover perfect ideas and that everyone has the right to access education. Mastery of the subject matter is a manifestation of excellence of education."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gutek, G.L. (2004) Philosophical and Ideological Voices in Education (3rd edition). Boston: Pearson Education.
  • Gutek, G.L. (1991) A Historical Evaluation to American Revolution. Illinois: Waveland Press.
  • Ornstein, A. (2006) Foundations of Education (9th edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.

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