The first functionalist concept, one will be testing out is the Equality of Opportunity. This means that all students regardless of class, gender and ethnicity are seen as equally important by the school and are all given equal chance to succeed. The functionalist Durkheim says schools stress the importance of equal opportunities. In juxtaposition Marxists would say that this is a form of brainwashing. Working class children are told they have the same chances to succeed as everyone else so when they do badly they have no-one else to blame but themselves.
Sarah's Long Walk Reflection by Adreanna I found so many points of interest in Sarah's Long Walk by Stephen and Paul Kendrick. It was difficult to decide on just one. I have the philosophy that all people are created equal and with that said deserve the same opportunities in life and especially education. As with many of the people mentioned in this book, I agree that , “ without diversity that many groups bring to a school, the whole system of public schools suffers.”(pg 166) In education as in life every individual has a unique contribution to make. As educators, we are influential in the development and outcome , of bringing each individuals unique talents and knowledge forth, without bias.
Without these skills, students can become overwhelmed and retain poor grades in their classes. Students also get caught up in the social life on campus and being to focus on how their peers see them as opposed to making sure they have sufficient grades to pass their class. Not to mention that strong peer pressure that occurs on campus for students to try drugs and alcohol. Involving in such activities will affect a student’s work, if they can not balance their time and become too involved in malicious activity. All in all, students become too comfortable with the freedom they have on campus and don’t focus energy into school work.
Many teachers do not like “catching plagiarists and bringing them to academic justice.” As she states, it is not hard to just cite the author that originally had the information you are using (Bojar). Plagiarism is becoming a big problem in the school system. Many students do not understand what needs to be cited and what does not. The school system should teach students the proper way to cite, and they should teach them that copy and pasting is not writing a paper. According Bojar to students at the community college have a hard time juggling classes along with his or her family and a job.
Running head: Social Justice Social Justice Courtney Martin Argosy University Dr. Chadwick 05/01/2013 Social justice has various meanings and is mostly based on ideas. Social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept demands that people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person on the margins of society to the wealthiest deserves an even playing field (Ellis-Christensen). In social justice everyone deserves equal rights and full benefits of society no matter what weather they are born in the United States or immigrants. When it comes to social justice diversity should not be an issue.
Many messages from Booker T. Washington’s speech are useful today. Some messages that Booker T. Washington gave about/from his speech of “The American Standard” are opportunity should be given to everyone, there should be no racial discriminations, everyone will eventually become equals, people should be aware of what others suffer or succeed at. One of the first messages that were said was that everyone should be given an equal opportunity. This message is useful today because today, everyone is given an opportunity. For example, everyone in the U.S. is given the oppurtunity to an education even if the family had financial problems.
The issue I am covering today is closed campus at Mount Vernon High School. The survey you all took helped me get a better understanding of how the overall class views this topic. From that I concluded that 88% of you feel the same way I do which is that open campus should be provided for upperclassman at our school. Unlike Mount Vernon High School, there are tons of schools around the country that get to enjoy open campus. We have the same routine.
Service is to help, not to make you suffer. I can not think of one negative outcome from doing community service. Most kids do not know how well off they are and they all need to give back. It will benefit you in ways you will never understand. My high school does a mandatory community service every year and I can honestly say it brings out the good in people.
Historical Overview As civil right’s activist Maya Angelou once said, “Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their colour; equal in importance no matter their texture.” Maya Angelou stated this quote beautifully because as a social worker, it’s important to be able to understand that although clients come from all different backgrounds, they are still human. Still human in the fact that they have feelings and should be treated equally, no matter where they come from, their gender, or their race. Having an understanding of where a client comes from when trying to support them is crucial. It will not only give the social worker insight into the issues the client
“Powerless people, Kincheloe and Steinberg suggest, have little opportunity to develop their talents throughout their lives, little autonomy to act outside the authority of professionals, and “little hope of being taken seriously, of being listened to with respect, of being treated with dignity” (1997,96)” (Shields 195). Giving students power by opening up non-traditional avenues of discussion in the texts and in the classroom will inspire students to look at learning in a new