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EXPLORING ANTHROPOLOGY’S POTENTIAL AS A CATALYST FOR REFORMATION IN AMERICAN PEDAGOGY

Material Information

Title:
EXPLORING ANTHROPOLOGY’S POTENTIAL AS A CATALYST FOR REFORMATION IN AMERICAN PEDAGOGY
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Ouellette, Nicole A.
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Anthropology
Faculty Sponsor:
Baram, Uzi

Subjects

Genre:
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
In this thesis, I analyze the current state of public education in the United States. I argue that heritage and food are both successful vehicles for learning, and I question why no combination of this sort has been offered to American pedagogy. I explain how I created a series of lesson plans that use this “novel combination” with the intention of teaching fourth grade students in a Florida public school about heritage and preservation. I describe the difficulties that teachers and administration are facing with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in bringing creativity into the classroom. I analyze how standardized tests in the United States are innately unfair, and examine how race creates and perpetuates educational inequalities in the US. I piloted my lesson plans at Fruitville Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida. Overall, my project proved successful in that the students were actively engaged and demonstrated new knowledge. There is much more work yet to be done here. This thesis is not a finished product, but rather a call for action.
Statement of Responsibility:
By Nicole A. Ouellette
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Baram, Uzi

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Resource Identifier:
Classification:
S.T. 2014 O9
System ID:
AA00024788:00001

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