Horace Mann saw the teacher’s role as that of exemplar of moral behavior, and went so far as to suggest that teachers should prevent violations of moral law by instilling a moral state of mind in their students. In 5 pages, discuss how responsible you think teachers today can and should be with their students, especially those thought of as coming from “at risk” backgrounds. Also, discuss how the idea of educating the “citizen” was central to Horace Mann’s educational ideals. Discuss Mann’s concept of the “citizen” and show how it was reflected in his educational proposals.
In your discussion, be sure to include much of your own opinion on the topic. I should see several “I think…” and “I believe…” statements throughout your paper. Support these statements with a quote or paraphrase from the textbook. Be sure to properly cite ANY material you take from the textbook.
This is a reflection and critical thinking assignment so you should be analyzing and synthesizing what you’ve read and then putting those ideas into your own words in your paper. DO NOT use any other sources for this paper-only your own mind and your textbook.
Your paper must be in APA format, including a cover page and reference page (not included in the 5 page minimum). If you need help with APA format, visit a campus writing center, the library, or review the resources in this folder. When you are finished, submit your paper in the drop box.