Wente could have explained the new approach being followed in The United States after abandoning the method learning by “discovery”, as well as the results of this step in The United States. Wente has referred to the current policy of social promotion as a reason for decrement in the math scores in Canada. Although there are some weaknesses to it, but there are also strengths which Wente does not consider. According to this policy the students who do not pass the grade academically are allowed to move to the next grade with their peers, which helps in maintaining their confidence level. Wente has suggested using Youtube to the people living outside Manitoba, but Wente forgets the fact that in some areas Internet may not be accessible.
Abbys Lament Reaction Paper Every day, society is changing by setting new laws, political structures and upgrading everything around us. Who’s really in control of this power? After reading Abby’s Lament: Does Literacy Matter by Robert P. Yagelski, it seems correct that at a young age kids are all “irrelevant” after all, what’s the purpose of learning to read and write if it has little power in the life outside of school. I agree with Yagelski even though Abby feels irrelevant in the “political and institutional society” there is no reason for her to stop her education “Literacy does constitute power.” (pg. 4) I remember in elementary teachers would tell me “You can be anything you want to even the President of the United States.” I know I’m sure not the President now, but that did not stop me from pursuing a higher education and moving forward.
In this sense, Canada is an attic in which we have stored American and British literature without considering our own (Davies, Letters in Canada 426). No wonder Canadian students have difficulties both recognizing appreciating their own culture. Often the Canadian literature that is studied in schools is dated. This includes works such as Mordecai’s Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz or Lawrence’s Stone Angel. Fifth Business, which was published in 1970 (over 35 years ago) is still in many courses studied in Grade 12.
Still others said the problem was caused by too little money being budgeted to fund marketing programs. It was time that Canadian book publishers used __________ to save the industry. | | | Student Answer: | | advertising | | | | sales promotion | | | | publicity | | | | marketing research | | | | tactical support | | Instructor Explanation: | Page 199 – 200 The Canadian publishers could use marketing research to identify and define both marketing problems and opportunities and to generate and improve marketing action. | | | | Points Received: | 3 of 3 | | Comments: | | | | 2. | Question : | (TCO 1) The act of consciously choosing from alternatives is called | | | Student Answer: | | a dilemma.
Sociological Analysis of Education in Canada Although it is often associated with schooling and training, education does not necessarily mean schooling. Education is defined as ‘the process by which human beings learn and develop capacities through understanding of their social and natural environments, which takes place on both formal and informal settings.’(Wotherspoon, 2009) In other terms, education does not only happen in schools but can also happen outside of these realms and you can come up with a deep knowledge and enriching experience without being in school. Nevertheless, the learning opportunities that surface in school are numerous and since education helps shaping our personalities as well as our life choices and chances, the role education has in social relationships and economic activities has a great significance in Canada and the whole world. There is a common belief that having a high literacy rate and a good education system automatically mean that the nation is doing good overall. Analysing education from a sociological perspective contributes to a better understanding of education and the relationships issued within this institution and to recognize the importance of education to social participation and advancement in contemporary societies.
Anson 1 Clarissa Anson Mr. DiZio ENG4U July 5th, 2013 Analysing Canadian Literature The importance of Canadian literature is not emphasized enough in a Grade 12 English course. Graduating students should have a clear understanding on Canadian literature to apply to their own works. While good writers exist in all cultures, Ontario students should only study Canadian writers to become more familiar with our literature. This is a crucial part for Canadian writer success because we need to focus on our own Canadian culture despite being surrounded by other cultures, promote and establish our own writers instead of focusing on international writers, and lastly, we need to encourage young Canadian authors. Students in Ontario taking English should only study Canadian literature because we are completely swamped and more influenced by the American culture around us.
Although nobody could really find out the exact reasons, we are willing to share our own opinions. Pain and hard work are required on everybody’s way to success, as is the same with Asians. Behind the halo of our success in math, it is the tough school life. The toughness of the Asian curriculum is a important factor that cannot be ignored. According to the Canadian BC curriculum for grade eight, students should know how to calculate the surface area of a prism; This is hard for us to believe because this is what we studied in grade three or even earlier.
Sine after-school programs were not supported by the government, community associations like Boy Scouts of America and YMCA were in charge of most after-school activities. However, after educational standards expectation became stricter, a lot of states considered developing extra learning supports to help children achieve. Simply, early programs were developed partly to help immigrant children to adjust to a new country and learn what it means to be a citizen. Programs today serve not only the children of immigrant families but also general children ages 5 to 12 in the United States. Kweonmin Yi, who graduated from Cedar Park Christian High School as an international student in 2009, is an example of an immigrant who found greater social connection in America through after-school programs.
Every couple of months when tuning into the news, it’s often heard of debates about public schools bringing in school uniforms. It’s often thought that the uniforms will solve multiple problems such as violence, behavior, and safety of the attending students. It is also said that it will help parents with expenses because they won’t have to keep up with the demands of expensive clothing from teenagers today. If your opinion made a difference in the decision of wearing school uniforms at your school, would you choose to wear them or be against the idea? Do you believe school uniforms make a difference in the lives of students attending schools?
A meaningless activity? Maybe not. Everyday, thousands of family photographs are taken with little regard for the meaning of the recorded image. Much attention has been paid to scholars' views of domestic life. However, relatively little attention has been paid to cultural productions, such as photo albums, that have been generated by families themselves (Trend, 1992).