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Based on observations of society, what outcome should education have on society?
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: INSTRUCTIONS Assignment Description Collect six articles from peer-reviewed academic, professional journals. Articles are to be on topics as outlined below. All six articles are to be new to you, meaning that you have not used them in any previous assignments in this or another course. Annotate each article in a paragraph or two of at least 300 words. The annotation is to include a brief summary of key ideas in the article and a sentence or two of critical analysis. The critical analysis must be through the lens of course textbooks and/or biblical principles. Cite sources accordingly. After annotating the six articles, write a 200-word statement synthesizing the information. The final aspect of the assignment will be a preliminary thesis statement. Specific Guidelines ARTICLE TOPICS: Your articles will be collected in two sets of three each. For the first set of three articles, you will select articles related to an educational thinker from the Gutek textbook that aligns closely with your personal beliefs about education. I will send you a scanned copy of that chapter of the Gutek text. This individuals ideas should resonate with you more strongly than any of the others you have studied so far in this course. You need not fully embrace all of the individuals ideas, and you may certainly have points of disagreement. Overall, however, you should be drawn to this individuals philosophy of education more so than any others in the Gutek textbook. To clarify, all three articles in this first set should be on the topic of the same educational thinker. Chosen Educational Thinker for first set is Thomas Aquinas (Scholasticism; Realism) For the second set of three articles, you will select articles related to an educational thinker from the Gutek textbook that represents ideas to which you are opposed. I will send a scanned copy of that chapter as well. This educational thinker is in a different philosophical camp than the first one you selected for your first set of articles. Though you may agree with and support some of the ideas or actions of this second educational thinker, there is a key element that you rejectsomething that is antithetical to your own core values or philosophy of education. All three articles in the second set will be on the topic of this same second educational thinker. Educational thinker I oppose – Dewey, John (Pragmatism; Progressivism) LENGTH: The total assignment is to be at least 2,000 words in length. This does not count the title page or the references themselves. Each of the six annotations is to be at least 300 words in length, and the final synthesis is to be at least 200 words. STRUCTURE: Please use the Annotated Bibliography template provided. The format requires the components listed below: Title Page Annotated Bibliography: six articles listed in APA reference format; under each article, a paragraph of at least 300 words will be inserted for the annotation. Synthesis: paragraph of at least 200 words. Preliminary Thesis Statement: one or two sentences proposing a thesis for the upcoming Philosophical Model Analysis assignment. References: a page listing sources other than the articles themselves, which are already listed in APA reference format in the annotated bibliography section above. This reference list will include Gutek (2011) and any other sources you choose to include in your annotations. SUMMARY: Please be careful not to plagiarize. ANALYSIS: Though the analysis portion may be brief, it is to be more than just a simple personal opinion. It is to apply other sources as a lens for the critical analysis. For instance, every analysis should cite at least one other source, which may be current course textbook or biblical principles. Cite in APA format accordingly. SYNTHESIS: Under the sixth annotation, enter the heading Synthesis. Write a statement of at least 200 words. The synthesis is not like an abstract or a comprehensive summary. It is to be based your own conclusions after having considered the ideas of your two selected educational thinkers as presented in the six articles and also as presented in your course textbook(s) etc. The synthesis should address how your own ideas have been impacted by these two educational thinkers. How have your ideas changed? What has been affirmed? Also, what implications do you see for current educational trends? PRELIMINARY THESIS STATEMENT: At the bottom of the assignment, under the synthesis statement, enter the heading Preliminary Thesis Statement. Write one or two sentences that you anticipate may serve as the thesis statement to your upcoming Philosophical Model Analysis assignment. You are encouraged to read the instructions to the Philosophical Model Analysis prior to proposing your preliminary thesis statement. Focus on philosophy and not educational practice. Please do not address specific instructional practice or the learning environment in this thesis statement. That may be discussed later in the body of another paper I have to write. Here are some suggestions for your preliminary thesis statement: Address the purpose and outcome of education rather than its process or practice. Consider the long-range impact education should make on individuals and on society. What knowledge is most worth learning and why? What values are most worth teaching and why? Based on observations of society, what outcome should education have on society? The above suggestions are not offered as a formula for you to follow. Most importantly they are presented to help you avoid the most common error in the upcoming Philosophical Model Analysis, which is to focus on instructional practice rather than on philosophical ideas. Because instructional practice should flow out of philosophical beliefs, you are to start with a preliminary thesis statement that addresses philosophy. Avoid first-person pronouns as much as possible. To do this, think in terms of ought and should and write in third-person plural as much as possible. REFERENCES: Insert a reference list of all the sources you included in the analysis section of your annotations. You need not repeat the references for the annotated bibliography articles themselves. Here, you are citing the sources you used as a lens in your analysis of those articles. Philosophic Categories Educational Thinkers Philosophical Label Some of these are approximations. Aquinas, Thomas (for 1st set of 3 articles) Scholasticism; Realism Dewey, John (for 2nd set of 3 articles) Pragmatism; Progressivism