Educational Reform During the Age of Colleges Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Educational Reform During the Age of Colleges
An essay on educational reform from the time of Thomas Jefferson to the present.
# 149113 | 1,176 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 25, 2011 in Hot Topics (Censorship) , Education (General)

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This essay discusses education reform and development in America since the time of Thomas Jefferson. The writer proposes that the religiosity in education and the classroom was originally meant to be separate in order that schools may focus on education and the development of the country as a whole. In addition, the writer plays a series of arguments that says religion was not the enemy of education but rather the wrong vantage point to begin a proper pedagogy.

From the Paper:

"The motive would be clear here, as the rising prominence in influence and impulse of young students themselves would drive Wayside and his contemporaries to scrutinize college governance and administration as processes separate from the priorities of education itself. The impact of Wayside's recognition would be the newfound scrutiny of decisions which placed those unqualified in the areas of education in positions of power and determination where education was concerned. Perhaps most troubling amongst the outcomes of this orientation at America's universities was its perpetuation of a class system. Those who had been elevated to places of administrative oversight were typically wealthy elites whose legacy in the institution or community would have a greater bearing on the position of power than on their qualifications therefore. By outcome, the goals of education would often be subverted to the proclivities of class exclusion, making most of America's higher educational contexts the province of those already wealthy and imbued with opportunity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Rudoph, F. (1990). The American College and University. Dartmouth College.

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