News & Views - Feb, 2000 Issue #66
Some questions asked in the Alternative School Movement of the 60’s:
~ Why should we all teach the same thing?
~ Why does curriculum have to be standardized?
~ Why should basal readers be used to teach reading?
~ Why shouldn’t teachers personalize education?
~Why do kids have to sit in rows and be talked to by an adult standing in
the front of the room?
~ Shouldn’t the style of teaching fit the student’s style of learning?
~ Could students work cooperatively, using materials and projects?
~ Couldn’t curriculum be integrated?
~ Does school have to occur in a building?
~ Are there other ways to evaluate a student since grades tend to degrade
~ Who can and should be teachers?
~ What can be studied?
~ Should the range of courses be traditionally narrow or can practically
anything be studied and accredited?
~ Should kids be required to attend classes?
~ Can students help to make school decisions? What better way to teach democracy
than by having students live in a democratic school?
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