Synthesis of Educational Theory Domain

The culminating project for the Synthesis of Educational Theory Domain is a paper (suggested length of 20 30 pages) that describes your vision of the purpose and structure of schools in the future. In order to develop a vision of education for the future, it is important to understand educational trends, practices, and theories of the past.


Write a research paper (suggested length of 20 30 pages) that analyzes current issues regarding education in the United States and effectively communicates your current thinking about the future. The paper must address at least five of the following aspects:

Teachers and Standards High Stakes Assessments Curriculum/Instruction Methodology Technology Bilingual/ELL Special Education Public Policy Diversity and Inclusion Directions:

A. Use APA in-text citations for all of your references throughout the body of the paper. Use the references from the annotated bibliography you completed earlier as part of the Synthesis of Education requirements.

B. Your paper should be at least 20 pages but no more than 30 pages, double-spaced, and in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.

C. Explain your current thinking about the future of education in the United States. Construct a thesis/problem statement that gives your paper focus and direction and identifies the open-ended problem you will address in the body of your paper.

D. Present a detached and balanced view of the evidence for the future of education (from literature previously reviewed in this course). Present evidence for at least five of the influencing aspects listed above.

E. Present at least two different perspectives on the five influencing aspects you presented in D.

F. Aspects that influence education:

Explore the complexities of the open-ended problem you identified in the introduction. Provide a clear and ordered discussion of the problem and its implications to the future of education. Discuss connections between at least five of the different aspects listed above. Demonstrate how those factors will influence education in the future. G. Discuss in detail the underlying assumptions and quality of information or evidence relevant to the different perspectives presented.

H. Provide logical reasoning within your given perspective/vision of the open-ended problem and address potential criticisms of your perspective/view.

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