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|Teaching to the Test|
Name: Mitch Schw
Date: 2003-07-21 18:07:50
Link to this Comment: 6084
We're currently reading the latest Harry Potter novel at our house. All of the novels are set at a special boarding school for wizards,called "Hogwarts". In this installment, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", a teacher responds to Harry's complaint that she is teaching only the theory of magic rather than its practical application. She invokes the name of the Ministry of Magic, an agency that has assumed control of the school from its headmaster and says, in reply,
"Now it is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be more than sufficient to get you through your examination which, after all, is what school is all about."
The echoes of a beaurocratic takeover and passing the test as the objective of education have me convinced that there's a world out there outside of Philadelphiaz, Pennsylvania. What do you think?
|Issues with Teaching Evolution in the Classroom|
Date: 2003-07-24 14:58:46
Link to this Comment: 6156
The community I serve is populated with a 75+% of Belief in God. Therefore, a measure of care must be given in how Evolutionary Theory is delivered. I enjoyed the way in which Grobstein presented it as a story. This is just one 'story' to explain the way in which humans came to be. That along with Blanks computer adaption can make this subject more appetizing.
Name: jennifer a
Date: 2006-09-14 17:09:58
Link to this Comment: 20413
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Date: 2006-11-28 14:27:50
Link to this Comment: 21203
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