Integrating Differing Ideologies Into Kindergarten

Scholar Academic Ideology:

The Scholar Academic Ideology states that the purpose of education is for students to be immersed in the academic disciplines, so that they can learn the knowledge of our community.  These disciplines include mathematics, history, English, biology, etc.  Why use it in my classroom: To build the knowledge base of my students!  Knowledge is power!  Click on the button to see an example of a Scholar Academic lesson games from the McGraw-Hill math program Everyday Math for a Kindergarten classroom:

Social Efficiency Ideology:

The Social Efficiency Ideology states that purpose of education is to train young people to be effective contributors to our society in the future.  Students need to learn the skills that will help them perform these functions.  Why use it in my classroom: Life is full of basic skills that we all need to survive.  Click on the button to see an example of a Social Efficiency lesson plan for Kindergarten:  

Learner Centered Ideology:

The Learner Centered Ideology states that the purpose of education is to focus on the needs of the individual and not the needs of society.  Education is described by experiences and not just acquiring knowledge.  Why use it in my classroom: Experiences are what make life memorable and special!  Click on the button to see an example of a Learner Centered lesson plan for Kindergarten:

Social Reconstruction Ideology:

The Social Reconstruction Ideology states that the purpose of education is to reconstruct society to include fair and equal practices to all members of its society.  They believe that it is a social process and good education results in a better vision of society.  Why use it in my classroom: It helps to develop empathy and concern for others  Click on the button to see an example of a Social Reconstruction lesson for Kindergarten.