A COMMUNITY MODEL FOR DEVELOPING REPRESENTATIVE EDUCATIONAL INTENT

Open Access
Author:
Mignogna, Matthew James
Area of Honors:
Learning, Design, and Technology
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Kyle Peck, Thesis Supervisor
  • Richard Alan Carlson, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • education
  • community development
  • educational intent
  • american history
  • model of educational intent
  • local education development
Abstract:
Why is education offered, what is its goal, and whom does it serve? I address these questions by examining “educational intent,” a phrase I coined to mean the reasons for which education has been provided. Part I of this thesis examines the educational intent of several education systems in early American history, illustrating (1) that educational intents can be designed in controlling and self-serving ways, and (2) what negative effects can result from such educational intents. Part II of this thesis offers a model for developing better educational intent that is both appropriate for and representative of its local community.