Upon her first day of school, she experiences the harshness of injustice due to her ability of being literate. Her teacher, Miss Caroline is shocked at her knowledge, and forces her to stop reading, since the school was supposed to teach her those things (22). From the point on, Scout realizes the discrimination being a literate girl in Maycomb society. As a result, this affects her learning and pursing what enjoys doing which is to read. For this reason, Scout does not understand why she must stop reading and believes it to be unfair.
It is clear that whilst Scout is willing to provide informal educational help, Miss Caroline does not approve of this and repeatedly tries to scupper her efforts by whipping her on the first day of school because she misunderstood, “if I didn’t have…stop it”(page 24). Further reinforcement is shown when Miss Caroline catches Scout writing a letter to Dill because she was bored, “I was bored, so I began…third grade”(page24). Miss Caroline is trying to follow a more formal way of teaching pupils in a place where teaching and education is regarded as experienced based, learn through doing, which inevitably means that knowledge is passed down generations and is limited to those skills needed to survive. Education during the 1930s were only aimed at boys rather than girls.
This shows the reader from the beginning that these girls are different from the rest of the school; they are seen as almost belonging to Miss Jean Brodie. We can see that Brodie picks her “set” very carefully depending on their qualities, this can be seen when she rejects the “delinquent” that is Joyce, she does not want her as part of the group, she only accepts a select few, perhaps those who she can most easily influence and mould into the people she thinks they should be. In the first chapter Miss Brodie says “I am putting old heads on your young shoulders” which shows the reader that she knows that she is influencing them in a way that a teacher should not necessarily be responsible for. She is aware that because of her influence her “set” are different from the rest of the school as she says “all my pupils are the crème de la crème”. She refers to her pupils as this multiple times throughout the novel.
Being a man who embraces justice, Atticus teaches his children to learn right from wrong, but lets them make their own decisions, thus enabling them to learn for themselves what right and wrong are. By the end of the book, Scout has seen many injustices take place, and she knows that whenever a person does something abnormal, people will talk about it. She also knows not to trust all that she hears, due to the fables of "Boo" Radley. Furthermore, Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She is unusually intelligent (she learns to read before beginning school), unusually confident (she fights boys without fear), unusually thoughtful (she worries about the essential goodness and evil of mankind), and unusually good (she always acts with the best intentions).
p.131). Therefore, this hurrying atmosphere is increasing hindering our children by not allowing them to experience childhood. Parents are hurrying their children by insisting they acquire early academic skills. Parents unwittingly also hurry their children by expecting kids behave as adults when dealing with stressful situations such as divorce, or parents who have bad coping skills, living in poverty, moving, or changing schools. Elkind brings the attention to the way schools have changed kindergarten to the new first grade where they are being tested, taught with workbooks, given homework, and take home a report card.
It also incorporates the moral education that lacks in Alabama from the lack of money given from the government during the Depression and the racism factor of segregation between the African Americans and the White Americans where the White Americans held injustice towards the African Americans for their colour and their ethnicity. The book effectively shows the concerns of reality during the Depression. Harper Lee’s writing style effectively conducts in the book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, as it shows us characters who display their individuality or communalisation in their true form when presented. For example, Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, is displayed as the character that supports all the African Americans in the book as well as the poorer people in the town. He is portrayed as a person who is morally consistent in his beliefs and he stands for his beliefs compared to the rest of the community, who all believe that he’s wrong in his aspects and beliefs.
The Wrong Self-Fulfilling Prophecy When the tall blonde woman in the essay, “Hunger” by Nilsa Mariano says, “We’re not raising rocket scientists here,” she means she doesn’t believe these children will be smart enough to succeed at such a major goal or career in life. She clearly believes this as she bases it on the children’s Hispanic-American heritage and social class. She is making a self-fulfilling prophecy as she makes her statement, whereas she should be modeling “Culturally responsive and socially responsible practice,” for students, based on the NCTE’s beliefs. In the essay, Nilsa and Jerry visit a school, in which its beliefs are that the students should focus on the arts, rather than truly succeeding in all learning grounds in the academic courses. The tall blonde woman is wrong in stating the school isn’t raising rocket scientists because she makes a dangerous assumption, leads these kids to feel uncomfortable in their learning environment, and deprives the kids from being proud of who they are and wanting to learn.
The Lost Boys from Peter Pan must learn to live in Never Land and must ! learn for themselves and Michael and Jane must learn lifeas lessons from Mary Poppins. In the end, both groups of children must learn to cope with the their lifestyles with the surrogate counter part. First the motherhood figure in peter pan is directly looked at during the text. Wendy, who supposedly is the mother figure in this story,
I have given myself the chance to know me, as a learner, by writing this paper. Formal Educational Experiences I skipped preschool and went straight to kindergarten because my father found out that I was a year too old to attend preschool. I was the top student in class, but I had to repeat it because my mother wanted me to watch over my younger sister. In kindergarten, I learned the basics such as alphabets, simple words, numbers, additions, rhymes and so forth, but I also learned team work and being responsible of your own actions. From first to fourth grade, I was still the top student in my classes.
Scout said this after Calpurnia punished her. This shows that scout is inconsiderate which demonstrates immaturity. Clearly, Scout is very childish, emotional and inconsiderate which proves she is immature. At around the age of seven Scout starts to demonstrate slight maturity. Scout starts to show maturity when disengaging from her classmates when she is called a coward.