Humanistic Approach Analysis

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Good evening, Owen.
Thank you for your response. I have read a couple of responses, and they are similar, in that they mention that professional educators mix and match approaches to curriculum, more than, perhaps, stick to one flavor. I mentioned in my post that I began as a supporter of the behavioral approach to curriculum. Yet, now, I am full time teacher of record in a prime example of the humanistic approach—and I love it. I am an engineer by spirit, so I tend toward the behavior and systems approaches by nature. However, I’ve been involved in the International Baccalaureate curriculum for the past 6 years, first as a parent, then as a substitute in the classroom, and currently as teacher of record for Middle School Science. I’ve watched my own children mature in the system, and then fail, because of their point of entry. I’ve seen other children mature from Kindergarten to Middle School and have noticed the difference between those who started here in Kindergarten and those who came within two years prior to Middle School.
Having said all that, I feel that I have had the opportunity to experience the behavioral approach to
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Furthermore, I am proud to say our school is a C rating despite the testing. Ornstein and Hunkins (2017) noted that the behavioral approach was “based on a plan…a blueprint…or document”. They noted that learning outcomes were evaluated in relation to the goals and objective put into place. More significantly, Ornstein and Hunkins offered Frederick Taylor’s “Machine Theory” as a comparison to the efficiency and effective nature expected from the behavioral approach (p. 2). Don’t get me wrong, I still see potential in the behavioral approach to curriculum—but children are not
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