Classroom Ideologies:

Five contrasting views about education

Classroom Ideologies - an art work by T Newfields

Classrooms are tools of the state
designed to foster loyalty
& structure how people behave.

Each classroom is a market place
built to commoditize consciousness
& promote wider trade.

Classrooms are basically factory production lines
geared towards maximum efficiency
in the least amount of time.

Classrooms are extended sports games
in which students learn about teamwork
while jockeying for social gain.

Perhaps classrooms resemble zoos
in which students are systematically caged
then placed in selected boxes
for public auction & display.

Which of these paradigms do you believe?
How does each influence what is perceived?
Also in what ways is each model incomplete?