Reading: Jane Martin’s Educated Person
Martin, Jane (1981). The ideal of the educated person. Educational theory. Vol. 1 (2). University of Illinois.
Read the following article. When you are finished, respond to the comprehension questions below the excerpt, respond to the discussion questions, and comment on another student’s response.
- What is R.S. Peters’ ideal of education? In quick summations, what does Jane Martin not like about it?
- What does Martin mean that education is an initiation into a “male cognitive perspective”?
- How is the subject of history an initiation into a male cognitive perspective?
- What are “genderized traits”? Provide an example. How does Martin use education as an example?
- What is a double bind? How is education a double-bind for women?
- Martin believes that Peters’ ideal of education also does harm to men. How?
- What solutions does Martin recommend for the problems she identifies?