Carl Rogers, The author of the essay “Communication: Its Blocking and its Facilitation”, presents the idea that communication between people today is struggling. Rogers states that the “major factors in blocking or impending communication” is due to “our very natural tendency to judge” other people’s thoughts, ideas, and opinions without ever being in their shoes (419). Rogers goes in depth on the overlaying problems of communication these days but also gives us various ways to help us communicate on a new level of understanding. When communicating with individuals, we must listen and not immediately judge the person. Rogers puts blame on this as one of the biggest reasons for communication breakdown.
Summary of “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” In the article, “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” by, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Drefius there are many suggestions on how to reform colleges to make the price of admission worth it to students attending. One idea stated in the article was engaging all students; “professors must make an effort to reach their students” (180). The authors are suggesting that instead of just teaching day to day curriculum they should pay attention to how all the students are performing. Another point stated was that colleges are not pushing their students minds. Instead of worrying about the pay off the students should be concerned with developing all they can intellectually.
As John Dewey once stated “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”, his perspective of education also emphasizes on the collaboration among learners to an end of academic achievement, just like how importance for people to interact with others if they are to succeed. Reading the excerpt from Democracy and Education (Dewey, 1916), we can be certain that the idea of the group in learning is, to Dewey, of crucial significance. Every single person has a different original environment from which he was born, raised, grew up, and thus is so rooted to it that escaping from the limitations of this social group is not a simple task. Yet Dewey believes the group in learning could give a mean for people to conquer the challenge and “come into living contact with a broader environment” since they not only perform their own action but also have to perceive that of others as reference and react to it. This whole process offers opportunities to break down “those barriers of class, race, and national territory which kept men from perceiving the full import of their activity”.
He extracts and amplifies the flaws that the “banking “concept possesses, and suggests a new model which he names the “problem-posing method.” Freire utilizes his critical views on modern day education to convey his opinion about the need for educational reform through hyperbolic language, comparison and contrast, and metaphors, demonstrating that problem-posing education allows people to develop their power to critically analyze “the way they exist in the world with which and in which they find themselves; they come to see the world not as a static reality, but as a reality in process, in transformation,” therefore expanding their perspective beyond what is taught in the classroom. Freire’s use of hyperbolic language is evident through the entire article. His puts great emphasis on the fact that the “banking” concept of education is not beneficial at all. For example, Freire states that in the “banking” concept of education, teachers fill their students with a narration with “contents which are detached from reality, disconnected from the totality that engendered them and could give them significance. Words are empted of their concreteness and become a
NCLB set forth a certain criteria to be met, but allowed the states to determine how they would accomplish it. Therefore, each state handles assessment and accountability differently. This makes it hard to show success or failure of the programs. Supporters and critics alike can cite research that supports their opinion. My opinion of NCLB is it is flawed, developmentally inappropriate, ill funded, ←and→ leaving more students, teachers, ←and→ schools behind than ever before because The tests have turned into the objective of classroom instruction rather than the measure of teaching ←and→ learning.
The Conclusion – now that you have an outline, try to restate some of the main parts, and consider the implications of the work you have done Restatement of thesis: In conclusion, technology impacts our life in the social, economic, and personal life since it consists of the imprisonment due to social networks, the censorship due to mass media, the proliferation due to military technology and international trades. Summary of main points/ideas: Questions, applications, implications of argument: The provided arguments state the current situation of the impact of technology nowadays; however, our main concern is its future status. Will it worsen or stay in its status quo? Are people aware of this phenomenon or are they inattentive of its danger? Is there any solution that might reduce or hamper its spread?
Will children be educated enough to understand when making self-serving, society-serving or morally-based decisions, or is today’s educational criteria a form of brainwashing to help our current government stay in power? “Conflict theorists argue that the real purpose of the public school system is to reproduce and maintain the existing class structure in our society.” (123) In several sections of the book, I disagreed with the notion that education best serves society; I believe it should be the other way
Fryer, the then Secretary of state for the Labour Party to respond to the Dearing report. Fryer’s report encouraged all to embark on a process of life long learning. This report was fuelled by New Labours New deal initiative to enable people on benefits a new chance to gain employment. ‘Life long learning’ was a net for the disaffected youth, who the educational system had previously failed. The Moser Report challenged further Dearing’s and Kennedy’s report by suggesting that the disaffected youth could be a result of deficiency in the basic skills of individuals such as literacy and numeracy.
I believe my experience as Liberal Arts major at Ashford has given me a deeper view of what education truly is and has changed my perception of education. Before entering this institution, I believed education was the only key to finding job opportunities and with the knowledge I have acquired, my views have changed on this factor. I have learned the value of putting a thought in everything I believe and as Wallace alludes, though is not all about capacity but the critical choice of what to actually think. In a nutshell, Wallace sheds of the fallacies and ideologies that different cultures and belief systems allude to on the matter of liberal arts education (Gregg Ten Elshof, 2009). This is a clear indication of the need to change perception and to apply education in every aspect of our lives.
Globalization Has globalization brought positive or negative changes to our lives? In simple terms globalization can be defined as a series of social, economic, technological, cultural and political changes that promote independence and growth on a worldwide basis. Globalization has the power to raise the standard of living in developing countries, but also affect those that outsource jobs. It has caused the world to change and today the effect of globalization can be seen in almost every aspect of life. Globalization is a social phenomenon that has changed the world by providing an open market between countries, united countries through the creation of the United Nations organization, and affected our own country’s economy by outsourcing jobs.