The Trump Candidacy: Implications for Curriculum
Critical thinking, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Social justice, Trump
© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature. The popular attraction of Donald Trump has been a conundrum for many educators who have tried to understand the rationale behind his support. This article presents a philosophical argument for what this implies for curriculum design and the intellectual temperament of the populace. There has been much written about the purpose of education to prepare students to be knowledgeable participants in the democratic process to further the best interests of the country. The foundational skills of critical thinking are an integral component of that process, and should be reevaluated for how they fit into the current curriculum model. Suggestions for how to integrate critical thinking within the traditional school day are presented, along with the rationale for doing so.
Rubin, James, "The Trump Candidacy: Implications for Curriculum" (2018). Faculty Bibliography. 2869.