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					   Philosopher and educator

   Founder of the Paideia Proposal (the
    “great books” seminar and curricula)
    › Believes in a universal education for grades
      K-12
    › Prepares students to be critical thinkers and
      life-long learners
3 Universal Objectives for Basic Schooling
1. Basic schooling needs to provide
   students with the opportunity to fully
   develop.
2. Basic schooling must do everything it
   can to make children good citizens.
3. Basic schooling must prepare children
   to earn a living later in life.
   Basic schooling should involve a 12 year required
    course of study
     › The only elective offered to students is a foreign
       language

   Curriculum is organized into 3 columns of teaching
    and learning
    › Columns move from the simple to the most
      complex
   First Column:
    › Students are taught using textbooks and manuals
    › Students learn information about mature, man, and
      human society
   Second Column:
    › Teachers coach students
    › Students develop habits of performance; acquire
      linguistic, mathematical, scientific, and historical
      knowledge
   Third Column:
    › Teachers use a Socratic method of teaching
    › Students gain a better understanding of what they
      already know
   Quality of Learning
    › Active learning, by aided discovery


   Quality of Teaching
    › Teachers aid discovery
    › Impossible to get enough truly educated human
      beings to be teachers
       Solution?
   The National Paideia Center (NPC) was founded in
    1988 at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

   The Guilford County School District in North
    Carolina, 70 out of 97 schools apply the Paideia
    method to their teaching as of 7 years ago.

   Results are mostly positive
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBM
    TAJ-1X5U

The title of the movie on youtube is
  “Southwestern University Paideia
  Program” (incase the link doesn’t work
  you can search for it)
 Mortimer, A. (1982). The paideia
  proposal: Rediscovering the essence of
  education. The American School Board
  Journal.
 http://www.unctv.org/paideia/resources
  .html
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBM
  TAJ-1X5U

				
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