Gaining Educational Perspectives

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Gaining Educational Perspectives content review of: “Death at an Early Age” Author: Jonathan Kozol Task 608.2.2-01 part A

Western Governors University

Death at an Early Age., page 2

In this short essay we will review the content of the book, “Death at an
Early Age” by Jonathan Kozol, as it relates to alternative viewpoints in education.
We will include my personal perspective as a comparison to the authors perspectives, as well as how content relates to current educational trends, theory, and educational issues. The book “Death at an Early Age” authored by Jonathan Kozol is a first person testimonial to the tragic educational system nightmare experienced by
Kozol in the Boston Public School system circa 1964. The book relates Kozol’s exposure to rampant racism, child abuse, and a failed educational system as a first year 4th grade teacher at an inner city grade school in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Kozol’s unmitigated descriptions of the events that he witnessed as well as his reiterations of the entrenched school policies, curriculum inadequacies, and resistance to desegregation from teachers, administrators, and politicians is a testimonial to a failed system that perpetuated bigotry, and hate to minority…...

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