Date of Defense

12-6-2012

Date of Graduation

12-2012

Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

John McElroy

Second Advisor

Bryce Dickey

Third Advisor

Karen Hicks

Abstract

Education, a key to later success, needs to be the number one priority. However, the American of public education has many systemic problems that are inhibiting children from reaching their full potential. This literature review first examines the colonial roots of American education and briefly tracks the development. Then, four major systemic problems are addressed: the over reliance on standardized testing, teaching methods and curriculum, lack of creativity, and how the cycle of poverty impacts learning. Finally solutions are discussed, with the ultimate recommendation being to adapt the Montessori Method.

Comments

A fourth advisor is listed as Nancy Hawkins.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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