Thomas Jefferson Civic Education Case Study

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Question 1: Republicanism, according to the presentation on History of Education is, “The foundation for the main purposes of civic education.” In other words, republicanism is the base for the purposes of public schools. Thomas Jefferson advocated for republicanism. The purpose of republicanism was to educate people so that they could vote intelligently and so that people could understand the republic and how it works. Jefferson created a bill called, “Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge,” which provided extra opportunities to the most talented people and and equal access to education. Men would go to school for three years and be provided with a general education. Women and those who were enslaved were not eligible to receive the three years of general education. If a man flourished in those years, he would move on in their education and be prepared for leadership roles in society. If he didn’t do well in school, his education would stop and he would just go straight to work.

Question 2: Even though boys and girls go to the sames schools and learn the same materials, they receive different treatments and different
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The best way a teacher could do this is by first finding the student 's strengths. If one student is a very visual person and learns best by watching videos instead of just reading from textbook, the teacher could incorporate more videos into their lessons. A teacher’s job is to teach all of their students and cater to their needs. By watching their students, teachers can figure out what works best for some people and the most effective way to teach all the students. Another way to focus on a student with learning disabilities strength’s is by not labeling and segregating them. If a student is labeled as being disabled, it stigmatizes the teacher that the student isn’t as good as the others, which is not

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