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Old 07-27-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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What is a Traditional school ?What are its advantages? What is its differences with public schools?
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Old 07-28-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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PS is a traditional school. I am not sure where you are getting the term from.

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Old 07-28-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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A Montessori type of school would probabally not be considered traditional even though it was in a public school system... Some Charter school, or Arts or Technical schools would most likely fall outside of the usual too.

It would probablly be who you were talking to as to what was meant.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:28 AM
 
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A traditional school is what you can say is the 'public school system' which is the system that majority of schools follow
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Pros
1. No girls around to distract from your studies
2. Togas are light and breath well

Cons
1. Extra attention from your male teacher
2. Really out dated maps

I hope this helped...
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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I think it is a term that is bandied about by some fundamentalist Christian Schools, and the Back To Basics movement. You know, "The Three R's Reading Writing and "Rithmatic", teaching from a "Christian" perspective with "God" and "Christ stuck into every subject from History to Science.

And speaking of Science, they do not teach Evolution. The text books are from "Christian" publishing outlets written by scholars from esteemed colleges such as Bob Jones University and Pensacola Christian College (unaccredited)

They use the Abeka Curriculum. Google it. That's what some are calling "traditional."
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Some call "Core Knowledge" traditional as well. It emphasizes memorizing lots of facts, and has a cookbook approach, especially to social studies, e.g. in 2nd grade you learn "A", in 3rd you learn "B", etc. G*d forbid a district want to teach, say, state history a different year than the cookbook says to do it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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I was educated in the 1940s and 1950s when traditional schools really existed, so unlike many people who currently write on the subject, I actually know what a traditional school is, and most of what is now said about them is wrong. The main feature of every traditional school I attended was that the focus was on text books. It was that simple. We learned what was in our text books. The teachers lectured on the information in the text books. Students studied their text books. We didn't need to memorize the material; we just needed to understand it. We were tested periodically about the chapters we were studying. Everyone--teachers, students, parents, school administrators, politicians--all knew what was being taught: It was in the books. It was a simple, beautiful, effective system. And much better than the current progressive system. Compared to the current situation, we had almost no controversies about testing or evaluation or teacher qualifications or money or political intrusion into school matters. And it was much easier on teachers. They didn't need to be great educators to teach; they just need to know what was in the text books. And it was more efficient; we didn't waste time doing make-work projects or studying extraneous material; we concentrated on our text books. And it worked. People educated in traditional schools built this great country, won World War II, and went to the moon. We went wrong when educators adopted the concepts of John Dewey. We will get back on track when realize Dewey was wrong and go back to the traditional approach based on text books.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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I was not educated in the 40s or 50s, but in the 60s and 70s. We were not taught the truth about anything. The US was always right. The truth about slavery and the treatment of native Americans was down played.

Yes I went to a public school, in a suburb of NYC, and this was what was taught.

Dewey was a visionary IMO.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I was educated in the 1940s and 1950s when traditional schools really existed, so unlike many people who currently write on the subject, I actually know what a traditional school is, and most of what is now said about them is wrong. The main feature of every traditional school I attended was that the focus was on text books. It was that simple. We learned what was in our text books. The teachers lectured on the information in the text books. Students studied their text books. We didn't need to memorize the material; we just needed to understand it. We were tested periodically about the chapters we were studying. Everyone--teachers, students, parents, school administrators, politicians--all knew what was being taught: It was in the books. It was a simple, beautiful, effective system. And much better than the current progressive system. Compared to the current situation, we had almost no controversies about testing or evaluation or teacher qualifications or money or political intrusion into school matters. And it was much easier on teachers. They didn't need to be great educators to teach; they just need to know what was in the text books. And it was more efficient; we didn't waste time doing make-work projects or studying extraneous material; we concentrated on our text books. And it worked. People educated in traditional schools built this great country, won World War II, and went to the moon. We went wrong when educators adopted the concepts of John Dewey. We will get back on track when realize Dewey was wrong and go back to the traditional approach based on text books.
Well if that's the case then I attended traditional school as well.
A textbook for every class..even religion (went to Catholic school).

College is still traditional as most classes still require textbooks and that is what is taught.
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