Here is an extreme example I observed this past spring in a public school (fifth grade classroom). There was a boy in that class who had difficulty adding two three digit numbers. I'm not even sure what kind of number sense he had, but, I'm pretty sure the teacher knew he would not be able to understand any of the materials that were being discussed in the curriculum. Would it be ethical if the teacher simply taught the materials to the class, including that boy?
I know this is an extreme case, but, what if the teacher knew some of his/her students would not understand the materials suggested in the curriculum? Maybe what I meant was if it would be ethical if the teacher taught the same curriculum to everyone in the same manner, especially when the teacher knows the materials are not appropriate to some of the students.
Tad Watanabe Towson State University Towson, Maryland
On Fri, 2 Jun 1995 DanH150093@aol.com wrote:
> Tad- > > Correction on last post > > >>Also, if the teacher knows the differences in "intleeigence" among > >>his/her students, is it ethical for the teacher to provide the same > >>curriculum to all students? > > >Why wouldn't it be unethical to do that? > > Sorry, pretty sloppy. Let me rephrase. How could it be ethical to teach kids > different curricula? I presume you're talking about in the same classroom. > > Dan Hart >