READING REACTION 1
Reacting to Tinkeringtoward Utopia byTyack
Define and explain the title meaning
Public School Reforms
Reforms have occurred in public school lifefeatures for the about two thousand years in this country (Tyack& Cuban, 1997). Moreover, schools havebeen associated with the abnormal American ideology of enhancementthrough education. It is apparent that someone had been trying toinvest in better education system. The topic simply is examination ofthe course of reforms in education over the last century in order toinform about the current and future efforts in reforms (Tyack& Cuban, 1997). It is a work ofhistorical scholarship, which is a draft of particular predominantthemes. Nevertheless, the writers using the topic were able topresent a framework for interpretation present and past reforms thatis expected to be influential in the coming years. This topic pointsout that the schools have changed dramatically over the last centuryand much educational reforms have helped in creating multifaceted buthighly standardized system of education present today.
One theme/idea description in the book
Theme: Educational Reforms
The theme of reforms is the foundation for thetopic of this article. It explains how education has undergone megachange that came in awake of science and technological advancement inthe area such engineering and medicine (Tyack& Cuban, 1997). The author provided ananalysis of the past to show how education has undergone reform overthe past century. The implication, which is clear, is that theprospects for technology lead to radical change in the educationalinstitutions. The writers believe that the prospects are indeedbleaks for a profound change because of a deliberate attempt toimpose particular new educational reforms. Most of the reformdescribe are more of commitment compared to stability of education.Those reforms have been frustrated by lack of cooperation among allthe stakeholders. Some of the new reforms in education include theintroduction of the computer. The cultural education also has beenintegrated into the education system. The currently, reforms havebeen identified as the solution to the challenges facing educationsystem as they sorts to make education more practical thantheoretical (Tyack & Cuban, 1997).It is only through educational reforms that the visions of educationcan be satisfactory realized.
David Tyack., & Larry Cuban., (1997):Tinkering towardUtopia: A Century of Public School Reform, HarvardUniversity Press