Before I can write my I-search paper for my Bachelor Degree Capstone I must first read four books and four peer-reviewed journal articles. The good news is that I love to read while my husband drives the car. Reading is the best way I know to pass away the time, whenever we take a long drive. With three or four pit stops along the way and one stop for brunch, it takes seven hours to drive to Eagle Lake, Maine which is almost to the very Northwest tip of the state.
In the time it took Alan & me to drive 395 miles up the highway, I read 182 pages from one of the texts assigned to me by my mentor, Dr. Quinn. Jonathan Kozol’s book, Letters to a Young Teacher captivated me for the entire ride because of interesting questions the young teacher was asking.
When I graduate from Granite State College I will not be a young teacher. I will be an older, unsuspecting teacher because of the reading I am doing now, in regard to public school education; how it affects young children in this country.
It is fascinating for me to learn the points of view that epitomize the department of education in the United States as they pertain to the education of young children in our society. Dr. Quinn has created for me a potpourri of literary works that define, regulate, and institute a certain degree of knowledge for me as a student who is interested in literacy and its importance to young children.
I understand the importance Granite State College places on a well-rounded, critically thought out point of view. These views will help my I-search paper stand on its own merit.