The Curriculum and its “Good” Students

When defining a “good” student through common sense they are to be silent within the classroom unless asked to speak, listen to the teacher at all times, friendly their classmates, and completes all their work done well and on time. Meaning that teachers are to shape students to all fit that image, but if they don’t meet the teachers expectations the students are punished or secluded from others. Kumashiro mentions about how the student “M” wasn’t a “model” students, and had varying behaviours. But, after Kumashiro had an outburst it had made “M” feel like they were “bad”.    The students that receive privileges by the  definition of the “good” students are the ones who can sit still and quiet, and never have an outburst. While the bad ones are those who learn in a different way such as through visuals, or have to move around or play with objects during lessons to focus. These ideas make it impossible for students who need other ways of learning, or those with disabilities.

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