Thursday, January 27, 2011

Q&A #2

Democracy and Education

1. Read the following essay by Caroline Mwonga:

http://www.macalester.edu/educationreform/publicintellectualessay/CarolineM.pdf

Reseach as necessary to supplement your understanding of the issues. Look for critiques/defenses of multiculturalism.  Here, for example, is one accessible essay on the nature, problems, and prospects of multiculural education:

http://www2.yk.psu.edu/~jlg18/506/multicultural-yes.pdf

2. Question: Does our liberal democratic heritage necessitate multiculural education?

3. Write 2 questions of your own.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Q&A #1

1. Read and research the concept of "critical thinking."  You might begin with articles from the Foundation for Critical Thinking (here).  Watch my blog for further recommendations.

2. Question: What is the relationship between critical thinking (however you are beginning to understand it) and education?

3. Write 2 questions of your own.

Reminder: review the Q&A Guidelines before producing your answer.