Ecology of School By Ruth Mathusek (How can the school provide equal…
Ecology of School By Ruth Mathusek
What is the purpose of school?
Goals: Academic, Vocational, Social, Civic, Cultural, and Personal. (Table 6.1)
What macrosystems influence school?
What options do parents have?
Reasons to choose
Choice fosters competition
Students more empowered
Consistent with demographic form of government
How can the school provide equal opportunities?
FOUR STAGES of ATTITUDES
Protected and pitied
18th & 19th centuries: institutions
Pre-Christian era: banished, neglected, mistreated
Latter part of 20th century: mainstreamed
What societal changes have affected school?
Adaptions to social change.
How is technology utilized by the school?
How do schools promote health and safety?
Drugs and Substance abuse
How does the school treat children as individuals?
Why is school-family collaboration crucial to children's learning?
Expectations of teachers
Lack of preschool experience
What is involved in Children's Readiness to Learn?
Do peer groups help or hinder learning?
How is media used in schools?
How does the community support the school?
Communities and Class Size
Community Businesses and Schools
Communities and School Size
Community Services and Schools
What Makes a Bully? (Christmas Story Bully)
Ducks are Different
Ann M. Madsen
Every Convert is Precious
Gordon B. Hinckley
Dallin H. Oaks