School, Curriculum and Control (Response 2)

In elementary school my teacher had us partake in the type to learn process. Type to learn helped me type at the beginning however Today I do not remember the ways it taught me how to place my hands on the computer keyboard.  This might’ve been because we did not have a lot of time on computers after this process and did not get to spend as much time achieving success in the skill we had just learnt!

Care cruising is an online portal where students go through a process of answering a survey to see what jobs they would be good at. The survey was able to see into your career through your interests and skills that you possessed. I connected this Site to the Tyler’s rationale because it see’s the child as a savage needing to be moulded into an ideal adult.  This system in grade 7 already had picked three jobs that I should become through this process.  We were made to believe as students that it was important that we follow this path because the school made us do it.

Limitations on the Tyler rationale is quite simple to see because students are formed into something that seems great and ideal for society. With this belief being taught to the students it does not give the students a chance to mold outside from the box lifestyle that the curriculum holds them too.

The Tyler rationale mentions that we need functioning members of society with this idea we need to remember that we want to prepare them for tomorrow and not today or yesterday. Yes, curriculum does change and is formed around society but we have been preparing them for the society now which will not be around in the future they will be adults in.

Tyler’s rationale has potential benefits because when we teach everyone the same thing this results in like thinkers.  Like thinkers will usually get along because everyone enjoys being around people who are alike and value the same things. So yes this could be a potential success, but of course if we were all like thinkers collaboration will diminish because everyone will only believe in one structure.

As a society we need to remember the importance  to have diversity; that’s why it’s great that we can play with the curriculum and help to diminish the control in the school and curriculum.



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