What we learn in school and the way we learn it has shifted immensely in the last twenty-five years. For this journal look for examples of courses that were once taught at schools and colleges but that are less important or nonexistent today.
What to Do
In a 1 page response discuss how cultural changes create changes in education. In your response incorporate answers to the following questions.
- Based on your examples of outdated courses. Who were these courses for?
- What assumptions did such courses make about socialization and identity?
- What languages were taught in the past? Taught today?
- What cultural needs does education fulfill?