CHART: COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF EDUCATION -- TYPE #1 AND TYPE #2 -- REVISED 11.4.13

 

 

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CHART -- COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF EDUCATION:

 

Type #1 (Traditional) vs. Type #2 (CSCOPE & Common Core)

 

 

Description

 

Type #1

Traditional

Classical Learning

 

Type #2

CSCOPE and

Common Core Standards

 

Progressive,

Radical Social Justice Agenda

 

 

 

 

 

Instruction

 

Direct instruction by teacher

 

Self-directed learning, group-think

 

Emphasis on:

Subjectivity, feelings, emotions, beliefs, multiculturalism, political correctness, social engineering, globalism, evolution, sexual freedom, contraceptives, environmental extremism, global warming and climate change, victimization, diversity, acceptance of homosexuality as normal, redistribution of wealth

 

 

De-emphasis on:

Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution, national sovereignty, Founding Fathers, American exceptionalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

Academic, fact-based, skills, research

 

Social concerns, project-based, constructivism, subjective, uses unproven fads and theories

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher's Role

 

Authority figure; sets the plan for the class; academic instruction

 

Facilitator

 

 

 

 

 

Student's Role

 

Learn from teacher; focus on factual learning, develop foundation skills for logical and analytical reasoning, independent thinking

 

Students teach each other; focus on feelings, emotions, opinions; group-think

 

 

 

 

 

English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR)

 

Phonics; classical literature; cursive handwriting; grammar; usage; correct spelling; expository, persuasive, research writing

 

Whole language, balanced literacy, Guided Reading; no cursive writing instruction so cannot read primary documents of Founding Fathers

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

 

"Drill and Skill," four math functions learned to automaticity

 

Fuzzy math, rejects drill and memorization of math facts, dependent on calculators

 

 

 

 

 

Social Studies

 

Focus on American heritage and exceptionalism, national sovereignty, Founding documents

 

Diversity, multiculturalism, globalization, revisionist history, political correctness

 

 

 

 

 

Character Development

 

Pro-faith, self-control, personal responsibility, self-discipline, solid work ethic

 

Secular, moral relativism, anti-faith, victimization

 

 

 

 

 

Equality

 

Equal opportunities

 

Equal outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

 

Students evaluated by earned grades, objective tests

 

Inflated grades, subjective assessments evaluated based upon value system of grader, group grades

 

 

 

 

 

Outcomes

 

Objective tests (right-or-wrong answers), emphasis on academic skills and knowledge

 

Subjective assessments; emphasis on holistic, "feel good" scoring

 

Original chart produced by Carole H. Haynes, Ph.D. – chaynes777@gmail.com

Revised chart produced 11.04.13.

 

 

 

 

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