how my views of Citizenship has changed througthout my life and some of the major influnces

During my experiences in the public school system citizen the idea of types of citizenship and the principles of what formed a person identity surrounding citizenship were not on my radar but in retrospection i can understand the ways in my experiences have shaped the world around me and shaped me into the man i have become and continues to shape my perspective as i build new understandings i find my experiences in fort qu’appelle community school on my two decades on this earth will shape the perspective for the rest of my life and contrary to many peoples perspective on community schools it gave me a greater understanding on social issues which are affecting the minorities communities and society as a whole and these combination of experiences combined with hundreds of others has left me on the line between being a participatory citizen and justice oriented citizen

I must give credit to my parents in particularly my mother for supporting me in my development of social responsibility and my understanding of many of the factors which are key components to societal understanding of citizenship my father a lifelong union member who believes strongly in being industrious and honest my dad has been their and has fulfilled the role of a personally responsible citizen and always has worked hard to support my brother mother and myself and because of this he has allowed us to expand beyond just being personally responsible my fathers hard working nature and his sense of responsibility to help support my family allowed my mother to continue her learning which has influenced myself greatly because my mother would learn new perspective ideas and principles and allow that to shape her as part of her life long learning and as she learned she also taught she taught me about social issues and allowed me to have an opinion but also to learn from others and the benefit of healthy dialogue and learning from it and as she grew into what i now recognize as justice oriented citizen she shaped my life and my perspective and encouraged my to learn explore and grow  

Of course my time in public school influenced my experiences and how i understand issues it also gave me some key experiences which have shaped my understanding a great example of this is environmental awareness and caring for the earth around myself beyond my community, neighborhood, block or yard. It did this by giving me the opportunity to explore the wilderness my schools end of year trips were always a camping trip which gave us opportunities to explore some of the put dto enjoy nature and the trip which i find most memorable is my grade nine backpacking expedition through the cypress hills in grade nine we walked 76 kilometers clear across the cypress hills escarpment  getting to enjoy some breathtaking views and understand even here in a provincial park which is intended to be protected we still do immense damage to the world around us and i find myself recalling this experiences on a near daily basis to held find perspective

another event in my K – 12  experience which help shape my worldview was the annual cancer fundraiser i have lost people to cancer but it was a social outreach by a teacher i respected which got me involved and begun my advocacies in raising fund i was discussing with said teacher how i would like to participated but i had not raised the funds required to participate and she waved the fee so that i could participate in what was called wake a thon which was done for charity but i had desired for change this simple act of kindness led me to participate in following years and raising as much funds as i could for the event for the remaining years three years i could be involved

All of these event and thousands more have shaped etched and chiseled my personality in to the person i am today and well i will continue to grow and evolve i hope that these events will always hold sway in how i view the world around me as it has shaped me into the citizen i am today

A response to a primarily settler canadian class and teaching education

The principle of teaching indigenous education is not only required to be taught in a situation  in which first nation kids are part of the classrooms or the majority of the classroom and if we pretend that is the only situation in which it acceptable for us to teach indigenous education in classrooms which they are the majority if that was the case indigenous education would only be taught on reserves where in reality treaty education is intended to be one fifth of all we teach in our classes and we must think of it is obligation which in the future we must address it as oversight and our obligation to teach treaty education will only expand in the future and we must think of it as a core if we treated math like treaty education people would notice and we would soon be in a great deal of trouble. In reality treaty education is intended for non indigenous students to teach them a new perspective when we look at our past our present and future and if we fail to teach them about indigenous issues we are robbing them of a whole new perspective which can truly transform a person’s own perspective and influence all of their future actions and if you disagree with that is a different argument but an acceptable argument that then the dismissal that indigenous and treaty education is not important and in your particular situation with a non cooperative cooperative teacher and a classroom full of those who are not ready to address the more complex issue maybe you should look at earlier curriculum to draw inspiration from well developing your lesson plan think of it as trying to gain traction in the snow it is nearly impossible if you just spin your tires you need to stop for a moment and come up with a new plan and maybe a new way of addressing these issues will allow you to gain the traction you need to implement the lesson plans which the were not working earlier work with your cooperative teacher in private and attempt to come a plan to address indigenous issues and treaty education in with other subject to build the information which will allow your students to understand the severity of and complexity of many indigenous issues as well as combating ignorance depending on the maturity of your student maybe have them address some of their privilege and how it gives them opportunities to emphasize with others   

My view of education and the development of curriculum A Rant on politics in Education

I draw upon my prior understanding of politics and history and of course how the education system currently works. Just like any other inherently political act. education is subject to disagreement but the ideas which the systems which govern the education systems take much longer to change like water running over rock it will be shaped and can be shaped an incredible amount but the process of change is slow and in the case of education and other sections of government this is slow to change due to self perpetuating bureaucracy which without reform from outside sources such as political pressure or pressure from teachers and students on the system it is slow to change and will resistance change the bureaucracy which are fundamental to the process of government and smooth transition of power are staffed by bureaucrats and experts in their respective field in the case of education teachers and other education who no longer serve students by teaching and are instead relegated to working on policy and its implementation however to the bureaucratic nature of the ministry and the bureaucrats which staff them the policy and the path and the progress is made on this path is often unchanged even when a government who more or less disagrees with the path beginning taken but how does the bureaucratic nature of the ministry of government affect the development of curriculum . it effects the nature of the developed curriculum as an incoming government will not scrap the in development curriculum but work to change the ideas and principles of new works instead as a better use of resources and easier to influence this is interesting as it demonstrates the way systemic racism survives as a ministry can be full of those who are not racist and governed by those whose mission is to eliminate but without serious examination and the courage to destroy harmful practices within a ministry and willingness to reform and rebuild these ministries i often think of it as a house if the foundation is damaged the is little you can do to repair it and it might be more cost effective to tear it down and rebuild however in this analogy we must remember we are talking about the lives of people and the thoughts of how are systems functions must be constantly re examined to catch and prevent abuse within these systems i have tried to be mindful of the political nature of education and to hold systems which continue to perpetuate systems of abuse accountable so the perspective from this week’s reading was not surprising because like mike says


“Education is an inherently political act”

A review of a History of education (1886)

A History of Education

The first chapter touches upon the impacts that the government has on the role of education in society. The introduction highlighted the supremacy of western education, also touching on China’s education method as an outdated standard; while simultaneously recognizing that a western model would not work in China. The book speaks on the impact which China’s ideals and morals had on society and education. The book, A History of Education, is based around racism and misinterpretations of  facts with ideas of racial superiority used to turn anglo-saxons and the people of Britain against the immigrants which were coming to Canada. The book was also used to warn against “orientals” in blatant racism which was intended to misinterpret the facts of the day for political bias and exploitation. This hate and racism has continued to this day which is currently evident by the propaganda currently used in the United States against undocumented immigrants. Media frequently characterizes undocumented immigrants as unclean criminals although the facts, and statistics show that undocumented immigrants are far less likely to commit a crime than native born Americans while having a higher likelihood to be a victim of crime themselves.

“The idea the education as political and ethical act”

The idea that education as a political and ethical act which can have tons of impact on the development of youth as teacher we often spend a fair amount of time with the kids in our class and can be often spend about as much time with our the kids in our class as their parents due to this kids will pick up lessons of ethics and political nature from the classroom

Ethics the way we treat others is learned behavior and because of this schools often help shaping the ways which students ethics are formed. For me i found this was true in my own school experiences as well i was more shaped by my family life my school environment shaped my modern ethics dealing with issues such as racism sexism and colonialism  my school experiences shaped the way i understood these concepts and helped me become more compassionate

Politics schooling is inherently political due to the nature of education what is include and what is included is often decide to political factor and as we all experience some form of education or another we all have opinions surrounding the way that education should function and this often creates highly contentious issues. During my schooling i found that the idea of politics as humorous as education professionals work hard to hide their bias and opinions surround politics so to not offend anyone but as i continue my education reflecting on my past experiences i recognize some of the political bias which i observed

Curriculum and Theory

Tyler’s principles of curriculum and education is the role to fit the needs of the students for the specific activities which the geographic and cultural region dictates as an important skill to meet specific activities. Tyler attempted to manipulate society to create model citizens which fit into the middle  

Tyler’s principle is filled with the rational that the experiences of the area which the students grow up in will be the one they continue to live and work in the area which they grew up in and the skills which they learn in high school will remain important and vital skills even as through passage of time this i find this though as limited as it is impossible to fill the roles and needs which the student may find themselves in the modern world in which the global position which the world economy which due to the interconnected nature of the world economy and a person from Regina may spend their time working in china with a whole different rules and expectations for behavior and tasks due to the interconnected nature of the world it nigh impossible to meet the specific activities which the rest of the world values and are needed to help best meet the worlds expectations and needs in an economic system

Tyler focused the principle on efficiency and creating system which could objectively prove that the information had been learned and it effect it had on the nature of society