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    Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

    Two Updates

    In my most narcissistic moments (which are frequent), I imagine that lots of folks are sitting around thinking, “Why does Jon Becker drop the ball on so many projects he starts?” Then, in my saner moments (which are less frequent), I remember that few people beyond my immediate family actually think of me much (or, […]

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    HACK(ing) SCHOOL(ing): One Week, One “Book”

    The great Audrey Watters and I are pleased to announce a new project. Borrowing liberally from the Hacking the Academy project, we are calling for submissions to a new “book” with the working title of Hack(ing) School(ing). Like the Hacking the Academy process, we will take submissions only for one week! Description In offering explanations […]

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    Becker’s Theory of Schooling and Parenting

    Once upon a time, when I was a graduate student at Boston College, I studied under a professor named Dr. Michael Schiro.  He had published a book called Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns.  In that book, he spells out four “conflicting” theories of curriculum. I won’t detail them here other than to say […]

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    Education, Schooling and Learning…what’s in a name?

    The faculty at my former University/employer is engaged in complicated discussions over the possibility of re-naming their unit.  Currently, they are the School of Education and Allied Human Services (SOEAHS).  The AHS part was added not too long ago to properly recognize the many non-school-based programs within the unit.  When I was there, my feelings […]

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