Peggy Orenstein proved this in her essay, "Learning Silence: Scenes from the Class Struggle," in which she did field research in junior high schools interviewing and observing the interaction of teachers to their students. I think the reason teachers unknowingly give more attention to a particular gender is because of the way that the teachers were brought up to think. The roles of each gender have already been laid out and embedded in the minds of the teachers from their own teachers and parents while growing up. I think that teachers have many preconceived notions of the gender relations of their students. The teachers unknowing pass the ideas that they learned as a child onto their students, who also do not realize that it is being done to them.
The technical convention of close-up shots is used to show the importance of education through the facial expressions which show desperation, anger and joy of the families of children applying for charter schools. During the final scenes of the documentary, we learn that some children were accepted and some were not. This makes the reader sympathize with the children who were not accepted. The symbolic convention of body language is used to show the importance of education through Ruby’s actions in the isolated classroom. On the seventh page of the book, Ruby is focused on doing her work in an isolated classroom; Ruby seemed to ignore the fact that she was isolated and fully immersed herself in her textbooks.
The government claims that education gives the Native children a better chance of success, while the real purpose of the school was to mould their behavior, believes and lifestyle in a particular way. Ideally, they would pass their adopted lifestyle onto their children and Natives will be assimilated within a few generations. However, the residential school experience was disturbing for many First Nation people. It remains painful and still affects their life. One of the major problems is that aboriginal people attending residential school often have parenting difficulties.
Two of the schools created during this time were the Fort Totten and Fort Yates schools. The Catholic sisters operating these schools implemented a selective acculturation which allowed students go between the White and Indians worlds which gained acceptance from the Sioux community. (Carroll, 2000). In 1893 it became law for parents to send their children to school, and if they refused they would have to suffer severe consequences such as annuities or rations being withheld or being sent to jail (Ketteringham, 2007). Students who tried running away from school were also severely punished, and were often whipped or bound and left out in the hall for the rest of the students to see them (Ketteringham, 2007).
In the documentary, “A Class Divided” filmed in 1970, a third grade teacher in Iowa named Jane Elliot did something that I felt was so amazing, during a time period that most might consider risky. She divided her class by the color of their eyes and came up with very clever ways to make them feel discriminated against. Watching the short film, about how she taught her class the lesson of discrimination, which was prompted by the death of Martin Luther King, is just fascinating! At first I was writing down everything I could to be able to reference my notes later, to write this paper. Suddenly I just stopped writing and really got into the lesson as though I was in the classroom with them.
Feeling that she needed to socialise, Cady’s parents enrolled her to North Shore High school. On her first day of North Shore High school, Cady was often left out and she was unfamiliarised with the school’s surroundings and people. On the second day, Cady had become friends with two social outcasts, Janis Ian and Damian. Janis and Damian had misled Cady into thinking that they were taking to G14 for her Health Education class but instead, they brought her to the back of the school where they skipped class. This is where Janis had stated that they were friends and Cady stayed with them.
One article which was a story on a girl who blamed her father for the divorce of her parents, the other was about pregnant teenagers of Hazelwood East High School sharing the experiences they encountered in the school. In order to keep the girls privacy the editors changed their names. Before the article could be published they were removed by the Principal who felt they were inappropriate. The Principal felt that
Sherman Alexia in the fictional story, “Indian Education” explains that native American life on the reservation is not what people believe it to be. Alexie supports his claim by describing life on the reservation, going to school in a farm town, and deliberately choosing certain words to paint a picture for the reader. The author writes in a tone of irony and frustration for an audience that may stereotype Native Americans on false assumptions. Although the story is fictional, it is based on facts, as the Alexie experience these things firsthand growing up. Because of this, the reader can take how the author describes the reservation as fact.
Child Abuse and the Indian Child Welfare Act CHAPTER 1 Description of Problem The Native American Tribes have faced many hardships throughout the years, but none as hard as the loss of their children to non-Indian families. In the early 1600’s Indian children were sent to white boarding schools to be properly educated. Through the period of 1958-1968, The Indian Adoption Project took Indian children and adopted them to non-Indian families, ignoring the fact that these children were losing touch with their Tribal Heritage. Throughout the early years the Department of Social Services was also removing Indian children from their families due to child abuse complaints. The majority of the complaints were founded concerns.