A Critical Analysis Of Pratt's View Of The Educational System

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I 'm going to tell you a story. Kind of. It 's actually more of just a vague analyses about what I think about a couple of quotes and then my personal experiences that I 've had with college. Or, that is what my rough draft was. I 'm going to try to add a little more content to it this time around. Time for take two of the second formal writing assignment! I 'm going to maintain that my thesis is that Pratt 's speech is possibly correct for the time, but too old to be entirely relevant to modern times, and that the Los Rios quote is nothing but pointless fluff that has no impact on how the school or staff actually operate. So, the quote we 're suppose to examine for Pratt 's side is "If a classroom is analyzed as a social world unified and homogenized with respect to the teacher, whatever students do other than what the teacher specifies is invisible or anomalous to the analysis."(Page 1) The problem…show more content…
Pratt 's statement about the classroom being "analyzed as a social world unified and homogenized with respect to the teacher" is largely false nowadays with most analyses being based on how the students react or interact, with the teacher merely being there as a single tool to guide the students instead of control them. However, Pratt does say "IF a classroom is analyzed...with respect to the teacher," so she might mean that the result is only like that when you analyze it in that way. In which case, her statement is meaningless since it would mean she is saying "the things students do are pointless...if you ignore everything they do and only analyze the teacher," which is an assinine thing to do if you want

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