"The upshot of Sputnik...was (and is) an interrupting sting of American educational reforms." Clearly, Schrag believes that this is not the correct way to implement/improve our children’s educations. Subsequently, he proceeded to write a long list of proposed educational reforms in a sarcastic/comedic fashion. In addition, Schrag argues that by reforming schools for a specific need, it shrinks the scope of overall education (I don’t think that this is an arguable statement). He points to George W. Bush's “No Child Left Behind Act.” "The military style reading and math drills prompted by President Bush's No Child Left Behind program have pushed out history, music, art and physical education and may in fact be destroying American Schools."
Provide a rationale for your answer. The finding that the depression scores decreased from baseline to posttest in the experimental group is expected. Given a lower depression score is favorable for these patients, having these patients participate in the intervention is more likely to be a positive experience because of the possible impact the experiment can influence these patients’ well-being through this empowerment program. Because of the former, the desirable outcome of happier (not as depressed) patients is expected. 4.
Linda Borgen RWS 280 June 17, 2010 Word Count: 1,272 Cheaters, Liars, and Imposters, Oh My! Growing up, do you remember hearing the phrase, “honesty is the best policy?” Our society has lost the mentality of being honest in order to succeed and get ahead in life, even if it means they must go against their morals and cheat. David Callahan, a political science professor and speaker of an academic lecture “On Campus: Author Discusses the ‘Cheating Culture’ with College Students,” claims that American society has taken root in the “cheating culture,” that welcomes and praises those who have chosen to conform to cheating. This occurs in business, in sports, and in academia and as a result, they have all become more competitive in a “winner take all society” (par. 18).
He changed his computer job and changed to being a math teacher to help the students. There are two catastrophe’s in the film the first catastrophe is Mr. Escalante has a heart attack and the second one is that after Mr. Escalante’s student take the A.P test and pass it but later they are accused of cheating. The students are accused because the Educational Testing Service believed they cheated since they said all the students got the same wrong answers. The climax of the film is that Mr. Escalante make his students retake the A.P test. Even though he believed that retaking it would make people think they did cheat but he
Begging, demanding, and asking for an undeserved grade Google “How do you go to a teacher and ask for a better grade?” The search results might be shocking as there are countless guidelines posted by several students instructing other students on how to beg, demand, or simply ask a professor for a higher grade than the one originally given to them. Each semester teachers get several requests asking for better grades because either the student needs it or the student really, really wants it. In Kurt Weisenfeld's article “Making the Grade,” Weisenfeld discusses how after reviewing final grades, his failing students felt as if they could hassle him for grades that they thought they deserved but did not receive. Rather than meeting their goals and putting the effort needed to be awarded for the desired grade, these students expected a free upgrade for undeserved effort. Regardless of the outcome, Weisenfeld becomes disgruntled and exposes how students attempt to manipulate and take advantage of teachers by asking, demanding, and using stories of woe in order to convince teachers to issue higher grades.
Educators and parents began to question if standardized testing truly tests the knowledge of students or it is just teaching American students how to test. In this essay I will rhetorically analyze Mathews’ negative view of standardized testing. Mathews analyzes the history of standardized testing and how the changes that have been made to the test have negatively affected students. Mathews feels that multiple choice standardized testing is holding students back from thinking and solving problems. He compares his theory to Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher.
Zadal argues that Muslim children spot substantial differences between their knowledge about Islam and the portrayal of their religion by instructors and textbooks in USA (p.185). The existence of activities that might associate Islam with terrorism can humiliate Muslim students a lot. For example, in a middle school in USA, a history teacher presented an activity in the class on the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks. First, students had to write about their feelings about the construction of a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York City. Second, they were required to build a paragraph using the following vocabulary words: Al Qaeda, terrorist, Islam, Muslim, hijacker, and Islamist.
Tschinkel believes “we are failing to instill a love of learning in most of our students, replacing it instead with a pointless “game-the system” approach”. Tschinkel also states, the blame falls not only on the students, but on the entire educational system- professors, teachers, parents, the media- which encourages the sport metaphor and misrepresents the value of a true education. Tschinkel feels that students can change this mentality and actually take their education seriously however, this transition will be hard. The educational value of this article is for students and professors to realize
Didactic methods are also less costly than other sex offender treatments. This approach equips the sex offender with the skills needed to succeed after treatment ends as well. The educational aspects of didactic methods allow offenders to learn what their triggers are and come up with goals that will allow them to meet their needs. There are also some weaknesses that didactic treatment methods possess. It has been criticized to be too complex and sophisticated for some of the sex offender population.
The novel The Wave by Morton Rhue follows the story of a history class in Palo Alto, California during 1969, conducting a classroom experiment which goes terribly wrong. The novel illustrates the detrimental effects peer pressure can have on the group, and makes us question any type of group coercion. The Wave experiment was both a success and a failure; the novel demonstrates the power of authority and the damage it can cause. The Wave follows a factual story of a history teacher named Ben Ross and his year ten students. They embark upon a seemingly innocent classroom experiment, which develops into a problem somewhat like that in Nazi Germany.