Any topic (writer’s choice)

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Submit both assignments on the same document

Part One:

Hidden Curriculum-
Describe the hidden curriculum of your institution, either in regards to students or yourself. How is it evident? How does it affect the students? How does it affect you? The paper should be around TWO pages. Refer to the Hidden Curriculum Article.

Part Two:

It’s no surprise that schools in wealthy communities are better than those in poor communities, or that they better prepare their students for desirable jobs. It may be shocking, however, to learn how vast the differences in schools are – not so much in resources as in teaching methods and philosophies of education.
Scholars in political economy and the sociology of knowledge have recently argued that public schools in complex industrial societies like our own make available different types of educational experience and curriculum knowledge to students in different social classes. 
Choose a Movie from the list below.  After watching the movie identify the Movie according to the four Social Classes.  Write a one page summary of the movie and the reason why you identified it as a Working Class School, Middle Class School, Affluent Professional School or an Executive Elite School according to the descriptions of each Social Class listed below.
Movies:Stand and Deliver, Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, October Sky

Working Class Schools 
A.The families of the students in the working class schools are at or below the national poverty level ($12,000 in 1992); most of the parents are unskilled workers.

Middle Class Schools
B. The middle class school is not exclusively composed of middle class families. Many of the students are from working or affluent class neighborhoods.  Typical families in middle class schools earn between $13,000 and $25,000 a year, though a few earn slightly more.

Affluent Professional Schools
C.  Most of the students who attend this school are from the upper middle class and have parents with professional skills. Here, a family income of more than double that of a middle class family is not uncommon.

Executive Elite Schools
D. In this school, all of the families earn at least $100,000 a year, with some reaching $500,000 or more. Many of the fathers are top executives in large companies or on Wall Street.