Friday, April 29, 2011

Q&A #11 Radical Perspectives on Educational Reform

Read: 1. http://gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/kellner/essays/marxianperspectivesoneducation.pdf

2. http://faculty.ed.uiuc.edu/burbules/papers/critical.html  (this is a great essay!)

3. Q: Is "critical" pedagogy, in contrast to critical thinking, a misguided form of educational indoctrination?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Q&A #10

Read: Pennock, "Should Creationism be Taught in the Public Schools?"

https://www.msu.edu/~pennock5/research/papers/Pennock_Teach%20Creationism.pdf

1. Q: What is your answer to the title of the paper?

2. Note: PTL will not meet this week (4/18 or 4/20).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Q&A #9

Read: SEP, "Philosophy for Children"

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/children/

1. Q: Could PFC help to undermine Bowles' and Gintis' "correspondence principle"?

2. Write 2 questions of your own.