Quotes and Sayings about Curriculum
"It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college."
- James S. Coleman
(Related: Opportunity, Class, College, Curriculum, School, Will)
"Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Poetry, Children, Curriculum, Literature, Talk, Teachers, Trying)
"Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn't on a box."
- John Dykstra
(Related: People, Curriculum, Environment, Old)
"As I very much liked to draw and paint as a child, I entered a special art program in high school, which was very much like being in an art school imbedded in a regular high school curriculum."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Art, Being, Curriculum, School)
"Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, Control, Curriculum, Public, Schools, Teachers)
"With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Curriculum, Future, Job, Road, School, Students)
"We're not a vocational school. If someone wants to get a high-paying job, I would hope that there are easier ways to do it than working through a formal computer science curriculum."
- Philip Greenspun
(Related: Science, Hope, Computer, Curriculum, Job, School)
"Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child."
- Charles Handy
(Related: Education, Curriculum)
"Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum."
- John Hume
(Related: History, Age, Time, Curriculum, Fiction, Pleasure)
"The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Being, Curriculum, Drugs, Kids, Motives, Parents, Pressure, Schools, Today, Violence)
"Our second phase was to develop a school curriculum that teaches tolerance, respect for differences, conflict resolution, anger management, and other attributes of peace."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Anger, Peace, Management, Conflict, Curriculum, Resolution, Respect, School, Tolerance)
"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Gratitude, Soul, Feelings, Appreciation, Curriculum, Teachers)
"But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Time, Music, People, Children, Curriculum, Drilling, Labor)
"The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Abortion, Bigotry, Crime, Curriculum, Defense, Nothing, Popular, School, Superstition)
"If you improve a teacher's self-esteem, confidence, communication skills or stress levels, you improve that teacher's overall effectiveness across the curriculum."
- Elaine MacDonald
(Related: Communication, Confidence, Curriculum, Self, Stress)
"I began thinking I would do musical theater because in high school that was really the only sort of curriculum they had as far as getting onstage and doing anything that anybody would see. So that's what I did."
- Gretchen Mol
(Related: Curriculum, School, Theater, Thinking)
"In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Education, Curriculum, Talk)
"My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators."
- Edwin Moses
(Related: Mother, Father, Curriculum, School)
"Natures' curriculum cannot be changed."
- Martin Lewis Perl
"Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary, very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable."
- Philippe Perrin
(Related: Curriculum, School)
"According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year's ninth grade class."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Class, College, Curriculum, First, School, State, Study)
"The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Curriculum, Neglect, Rest, School, World)
"As long as my sixth graders showed an average improvement of five years, the principal and district pretty much left me alone to create my own curriculum and teach whatever I wanted."
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Curriculum, Improvement, Pretty, Years)
"So many schools have cut the music classes out of their curriculum. We're trying to fill that gap by teaching the teachers how to educate the kids about their musical heritage."
- Margaret Whiting
(Related: Music, Curriculum, Kids, Schools, Teachers, Teaching, Trying)