The Importance Of Education In Colonial Education

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Freedom is the power or right to act, speak or think as you like without hindrances or restraints. When you view schooling as a source of freedom and apply this definition you question if schooling is a source of freedom. When you define oppression as unjust treatment or control, then you could question if schooling is a source of oppression. The terms are totally opposite in meaning but when applied to schooling as a source are more alike than opposing. The term schooling creates another concern. Schooling as a noun means being trained or educated, can potentially present itself as a source of freedom and/or oppression. My position is that schooling can be used as a source of freedom and/or oppression. My position has been enlightened by my experiences. I am a veteran educator with over sixteen years of experience working in education, in particular schools. I have worked in IB (Internationally Baccalaureate) school and I have worked in Title I schools (these types of schools are extremes). Some students used schooling as a source of freedom, consequently, I have witnessed others use schooling as an obstacle. My first year …show more content…
The Bible curriculum which was the primary resource in order to civilize the colonist and Native Americans. However the premise of the Bible is to reveal deeper truth. The irony in the Colonial education system was that, their source the Bible which encouraged a free-will through the scriptures while the intention of the Colonist was to use the Bible as a method to control an unintelligent population. Colonial education was systematically organized for the wealthy to attend academies in order to prepare them for college and the poor would become literate in order to work the lesser jobs. Curriculum is the real source of freedom and/or oppression. Curriculum can either enlighten and reveal or control and stifle your point of

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