Teachers give academic and (most importantly) life advice to students. This is the story of a teacher, Melanie Mac, who is way out of her depth in offering advice. Hear her struggle through the events and how it’s changed her.
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We hear from professors, teachers, and students to learn what students actually learn from school. Then we turn our focus to the international education competition that might change what we learn from school.
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Why do we go to school? Yes, knowledge is part of the reason we go through school, but it’s actually not the driving purpose of education. Hear three historians of education talk about the purposes of education.
Part 1: The Social Purpose
Part 2: Expansion out of conflict
Part 3: The future ratcheting
This episode is inspired by David Labaree’s book, “Someone Has to Fail.”
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Schools were not created with the intention of making geniuses and filling its pupils with knowledge. Hear three historians explain the surprising reasoning behind the first American school systems.
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