This-essay is a7512221.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %EDUCATION TRADITIONS FORMALIZED 751222 Education is the formalized process by which a culture preserves its heritage and traditions. The nature of the culture is one with the nature of its educational process. The form of the educational process is as important as the ostensible content of the educational process. the medium, the process, is as much the message- --as is the conscious focus of the process. The educational process determines what content can and cannot be powerfully transmitted. An educational process which is centered about dancing---will convey quite different traditions than an educational process which is focused about getting "right" answers to stereotyped mathematical/"practical" problems whose values are never discussed. An educational process which is dominated by serious adults will convey quite different traditions than one which is subtly guided by adults watching children engaged in play within the context of the community life. Separation from community life, specialization, and formalization---all convey important messages---quite apart from the intended or actual messages. Often the most powerful educational messages are those which are conveyed indirectly, covertly, unconsciously; i.e.; extracurricularly. The formal curriculum may serve as the cover for the real educational process. Debates about curriculum may then fail to make sense---until the nature of the real educational process is made apparent. We must ask in what ways the educational process is successful? What are the students rally learning? What attitudes, conclusions, behavior patterns, ways of coping are they really developing? How are the students actually changing due to the educational process? The changes may be quite different than the intended changes, yet nevertheless constitute the "success" of the educational process. To evaluate the educational process we must examine the real changes which it occasions in students, not how well it accomplishes the intended changes. To focus only upon intended changes is to ignore some of the most important consequences of the educational process---and maybe to hide our heads in the shifting sands of time. Since the winds of change are constantly blowing---keeping our heads hidden in the shifting sands of time is an endless task. Our educational process may be the way in which we teach the next generation how to hide their heads in the shifting sands of time. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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