The Duty of Educators Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

The Duty of Educators
Argues that educators should teach fundamental education and steer clear away from modern, unconventional subjects.
# 68000 | 3 words | 1174 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 27, 2006 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Higher) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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In an attempt to appear hip, educators in high school and college are not only dressing down, they are teaching unconventional subjects that are informed by popular culture. This paper argues that elements of popular culture should only be inserted into school curricula when they directly enhance learning or when students can better understand core philosophies within a familiar context. The paper further argues that educators should be teaching what they know to the best of their ability, thereby exposing students to ideas they might not have reached on their own.

From the Paper:

"Once armed with the fundamentals of any given discipline, the student can then embark on the independent study projects he or she craves. For example, aware of the roots of gender relations in Chinese history, a student can begin to examine the manifestations of gender roles in modern Chinese culture. Academia evolves in this manner: instructors impart a set of core concepts and then challenge students to apply those core concepts in new ways."

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