0005_Comparison of Type #1 and Type #2 Education

Type #1 and Type #2 Education are contrasted on the introduction page to this blog.  Type #1 is traditional education.  Type #2 is the type of education that has been gradually replacing Type #1 education in our country for many decades.

Some names for Type #2 education are:  Outcome Based Education, Goals 2000, No Child Left Behind, Common Core, etc.

Below you can see a chart contrasting the two types of education:


LINK TO CHART: http://www.educationviews.org/comparison-types-education-type-1-traditional-vs-type-2-cscope-common-core/


Type #1 (Traditional) vs. Type #2 (CSCOPE & Common Core)


Description Type #1TraditionalClassical Learning Type #2CSCOPE andCommon Core StandardsProgressive,Radical Social Justice Agenda
Instruction Direct instruction by teacher Self-directed learning, group-thinkEmphasis on:Subjectivity, feelings, emotions, beliefs, multiculturalism, political correctness, social engineering, globalism, evolution, sexual freedom, contraceptives, environmental extremism, global warming and climate change, victimization, diversity, acceptance of homosexuality as normal, redistribution of wealthDe-emphasis on:Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution, national sovereignty, Founding Fathers, American exceptionalism
Curriculum Academic, fact-based, skills, research Social concerns, project-based, constructivism, subjective, uses unproven fads and theories
  Type #1 (Traditional) Type #2 (CSCOPE & Common Core)
Teacher’s Role Authority figure; sets the plan for the class; academic instruction Facilitator
Student’s Role Learn from teacher; focus on factual learning, develop foundation skills for logical and analytical reasoning, independent thinking Students teach each other; focus on feelings, emotions, opinions; group-think
English, Language Arts, Reading (ELAR) Phonics; classical literature; cursive handwriting; grammar; usage; correct spelling; expository, persuasive, research writing Whole language, balanced literacy, Guided Reading; no cursive writing instruction so cannot read primary documents of Founding Fathers
Mathematics “Drill and Skill,” four math functions learned to automaticity Fuzzy math, rejects drill and memorization of math facts, dependent on calculators
Social Studies Focus on American heritage and exceptionalism, national sovereignty, Founding documents Diversity, multiculturalism, globalization, revisionist history, political correctness
Character Development Pro-faith, self-control, personal responsibility, self-discipline, solid work ethic Secular, moral relativism, anti-faith, victimization
Equality Equal opportunities Equal outcomes
Assessment Students evaluated by earned grades, objective tests Inflated grades, subjective assessments evaluated based upon value system of grader, group grades
Outcomes Objective tests (right-or-wrong answers), emphasis on academic skills and knowledge Subjective assessments; emphasis on holistic, “feel good” scoring

At first Donna Garner (wgarner1@hot.rr.com ) gathered information with Dr. Carole Haynes (chaynes777@gmail.com ).

Original chart finally produced by Carole H. Haynes, Ph.D.

Henry Burke ( hwburke@cox.net )revised and formatted this chart 11.04.13.



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