Schooling in a Pluralistic Society Journal
Critical reflection is a concept introduced in teacher education over a century ago by Dewey (1933).
Journaling develops lifelong learning skill. The use of a journal is to enhance critical reflective thinking. The purpose of the reflective journal assignment is to provide a way for you to show achievement of course objectives, demonstrate understanding of assigned readings, individual learning goals, and your critical thinking.
Week 5 Critical Response Journal: (Classism and Ableism)
For Week 5, respond to these questions:
What insights have I gained about my role as an educational leader from these chapters?
What historical insights did I gain to better understand cultural classism?
How do I plan to address the social problems of children living in poverty to help improve their academic achievement?
Many educational leaders have joined with politicians to support accountability in exchange for assistance. What are your opinions about this statement? Welfare payments should be made conditional on a good school performance record of the recipients’ children.
How will I use my leadership to assist families and students living in poverty?
Make three generalizations regarding cultural ableism that prevails in our schools.
What assumptions are often made by educators about students with disabilities and how will I use my leadership to debunk false stereotypes?
Although the attitudes of most mainstream educators toward the inclusion of students with disabilities are generally positive, it is important that district administrators examine these perceptions since this can influence acceptance. In at least three ways, how can you promote the portrayal of exceptional students within school curricula to make attitudinal changes more positive?
How will I use my leadership to advocate for reasonable accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities can participate in school sports?
What do I know now about leading a school to meet the needs of all cultural groups that I didn’t know prior to reading these chapters?