Inventing the Humanities

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

project proposal

My Manifesto will include autobiographical accounts (for evidential support purposes) of my secondary education, university education, and current status as a teacher at my former high school. The Manifesto will discuss the issues surrounding standardized exams and then transition to exposing the "underbelly" of corrupt administration. The Manifesto will provide answers and how to apply new teachniques in order to achieve a desired utopian education system.


At 3:02 PM, Blogger Elissa said...

This is perfect for you since your educational and institutional experiences are so intimately connected. Your experience as a student in this school is fresh and current enough to really give you some keen insight into what works, what does not work, and what must be done.

At 6:03 AM, Blogger Jason Tougaw said...

I'm intrigued. What's the connection between standardized exams and corrupt administrations? You'll need to show this really clearly. Also, be specific about what you mean by "corrupt." It's a big charge, so you'll need to back it up. This sounds like an inflammatory and illuminating topic--perfect for a manifesto. I'm really curious to hear more.

It sounds to me like Richard Miller will be an important source for you--and perhaps Azar Nafisi as well. Both struggle with administrative constraints and offer insight about the limits (and possibilities) of working within and outside them.


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