Patterns of Organization
Read the selection to determine the patterns of organization and the signals used to indicate the pattern.
1Have you ever reflected on your high school education? 2The education you received was actually shaped by the beliefs of your teachers, administrators, and community. 3Some schools organize their curriculum or course offerings around the subjects they believe all students should master. 4The subject-centered curricula can be traced to ancient Greece and Rome where the educational focus was on grammar, rhetoric, mathematics, and music. 5Schools having a subject-centered focus treat each of these areas as a body of knowledge to be transmitted to students. 6On the other hand, some schools organize their courses based on a student-centered philosophy. 7These schools focus first on the needs and interests of the students. 8The student-centered curricula can be traced to the ideas of Jacques Rousseau, who encouraged self-expression and creativity. 9Well-known educator John Dewey also advocated a student-centered curriculum, but one balanced with strong subject matter content and areas of interest.
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