As it says in Item A, a subculture is a group of pupils who share similar values and attitudes. Some subcultures are pro-school, while some are anti-school. An unstructured interview is when the interviewer has freedom to vary the questions they ask. There are a number of strengths and weaknesses of using unstructured interviews to interview children, and they will be examined below. Unstructured interviews allow the interviewer to build rapport with the pupils, unlike questionnaires where there is no chance to build rapport because the researcher has limited contact with the pupils.
He was very unpopular, clinging close to Phineas, who was Gene’s only source of social interaction. When he was not with Phineas he would feel as if,” I would have lost face with Phineas, and that would have been unthinkable.”(Knowles Pg. 34) Gene did everything he could to stay in favor with Phineas, even by taking part in’ The Suicide Society’ (Knowles. 56-57), when he longed to be studying for examinations. Striving to be the best academically and to be so much like an adult, pressured Gene into thinking he had to be, ”serious sometime, about something.
Sylvia Plath was a poet and author who deeply and thoughtfully engaged with the period in which she lived, which was rapidly evolving and developing. This is clear in her poems “Morning Song” and “The Applicant” as well as her novel, The Bell Jar. Plath passionately challenged many social expectations, such as the expectations placed upon females as well as pressures on men – the expectations of “the perfect life”. She also challenged consumerism. Because of the way that she engaged with and challenged the changing reality of her period, her contribution to the literary world is valued most highly.
However, by putting this troublemaker character into a good school, the author can contrast his case with that of many model students which would make Holden’s thoughts and feelings stand out in the story. Chapter 2 Question #5. What did Mr. Thurmer and old Spencer mean when he said “Life is a game, boy.”? Answer: When he mentioned life being a game, he meant that life is a game that one plays according to the rules. In Holden’s case, he probably wanted to say that Holden should follow the school rules and become obedient.
He believes parents often put their children in positions to lie and test their honesty without realizing it, therefore, when children are encouraged to tell so many white lies, they get comfortable with it. As a result, children will learn that honesty can create conflict, and being dishonest is an easy solution to avoiding conflict. Bronson also stated that children are taught not to tattle. So if a child goes to their parents to tell the truth about someone, it is tattling. He believes that a tattler can be one of the worst things a child is called on the playground.
For example, the most effective method would be, to respect the students and their feelings before they can respect you. Dr. Michaels stated that, “You will gain respect by knowing the emotional, physical, and psychological place of your students. “Show that you care.” This all leads back to students wanting to know that their teacher not only cares about their education but them as an individual. As an after school instructor, I have dealt with many cases where a students didn’t feel like they had to show me respect right off the bat. Which is something that I can understand, because children don’t really comprehend the importance of respect or manners, its something that has to be taught to them.
Tatum pointed out to her son that the girls were continuously doing dishes or cleaning, while the boys were doing the work. Tatum explained to her son that this was unfair treatment to the girls. By pointing out the unfair treatment to her son, he was able to recognize it on a separate occasion by himself. Learning to recognize sexism, racism, or any other 'ism' is a very crucial power for a child to have. By having this ability to recognize oppression helps to reject the destructive influence of messages caused by oppression.There are many ways in which we can teach children how to recognize derogatory depictions of other people as stereotypes and how to respond to them.
This does not mean that parents have no rights to what happens to their child while they are at school but this allows school to guide student behaviors though discipline. This idea is called in loco parentis (pg. 378). This concept was once more important in schools than it is now but it has brought forth it idea that no matter the student, disabled or not, there needs to be a certain level of responsibility put on all students for their behaviors when they are at school. This would be a great chapter of the book for parents to read because it would help them to understand why the school is doing what it is doing.
English 2 07 May 2013 False Impressions In the autobiography Hunger Of Memory, written by Richard Rodriguez the book recounts his personal experience of his education starting in childhood all the way to adulthood. Although Rodriguez has had much success as a student and as a writer, he always felt misplaced among is peers. Rodriguez argues to be successful students in the classroom that they need to sever their familial and cultural ties, especially if their home lives are very different from what they experience at school. Additionally, Rodriguez claims that our standards of beauty often determine our sense of worth in society. In reading the book I found fallacies that Rodriguez had in his writings, which included
Knowledge of one’s own culture and the cultures of different people is key in creating active, caring citizens, and schools play a huge role in constructing that knowledge. Stereotypes must be targeted and exterminated. Teachers must be careful when expanding a lesson with real life examples, so as not to show unconscious bias. In the French film “Entre Les Murs” which was released in 2008, a high school teacher was scolded by his class, which was predominantly black, for always using “white” names in his examples. He hadn’t been purposely using “white names,” it was simply a product of unconscious bias, but he unknowingly hurt the feelings of some of his students by making them feel left