Ungar author of “The New Liberal Arts” who believes liberal arts is necessary for high school and college students, he argues that liberal arts sets the stage for the future and what jobs will soon anticipate when looking for an employee. Although I agree with liberal arts being taught to elementary and middle school students, I cannot accept the fact that Murray believes liberal arts should end with the eighth grade, why should learning ever stop, knowledge is power and students should continue to learn until they are not able to learn
A Comparison of Current Trends in Classroom Management Jeanne Yenco EDU-535TE May 8, 2013 Julie Armbrecht A Comparison of Current Trends in Classroom Management Classroom management systems have gone through a transformation over the last few decades. From one extreme, the very authoritarian approach of “do as I say” for no other reason than because I say so, to the other extreme a las se fair approach of allowing children to decide if the consequence is worth still committing the misbehavior. The swing has slowly settled somewhere in the middle of these extremes and currently there are three varying, but all effective approaches to classroom management: Wong’s Pragmatic Classroom, Kagan, Kyle, and Scott’s Win-Win Discipline, and Morrish’s Real Discipline. Real Discipline was developed by Ronald Morrish in response to his perceived failure in student choice discipline plans. According to Morrish (Charles, 2011) giving students a choice in how to behave fails because “if they don’t mind the consequences, they choose to behave discourteously and irresponsible.” (p. 84) Morrish defines discipline in this way, “Discipline is about developing and creating appropriate behaviors, not just managing the ones which are already there,” (2001 p. 10).
“The young may learn from their elders; and the old may learn from the young. To What extent and how is this true on Moses Aaron’s ‘Elijah Greenface’ and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Gran Torino’? Throughout the ages, it has always been that the young learn from the old through their knowledge and wisdom, but in the modern age this is not always so. This may be because of the technological advance handed to the newer generations, which has highly influenced a new way of living. Now it is the young leading the way, embracing and learning the benefits of the computer age, however the elderly can still guide the young, learning about life values and experiences.
Aries believes that we now live in a child centred society due to these changes. Pollock however disagrees with Aries claiming that childhood has always existed. He supports his claim by having evidence he found in diaries written between the 16th and 20th century which show that children were treated as lesser and often exposed to emotional and physical
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.
This is a strong proposal and could be a good recommendation for the education system; high schools should have their students graduate at sixteen opposed to eighteen. This could be accomplished by starting the so-called high school in seventh grade and not ninth grade. This transformation would allow the 16-year-old to venture off and encounter the real world, through an internship or apprenticeship. Students would need to become responsible and more mature as they would be alongside an adult in a professional setting. Our American education system is only postponing these students from entering the real world.
40 It is often said that the subjects taught in schools are too academic in orientation and that it would be more useful for children to learn about practical matters such as home management, work and interpersonal skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree? A criticism often heard these days is that the subjects taught in schools tend to be too academic, and contribute little to preparing a young person for the real-life tasks he or she will have to perform after graduation. They say that academic subjects are rooted in the past, and are not useful for solving modern problems. I disagree with this point of view for three reasons.
Plagiarism Exercise “… In an effort to better understand how adults learn, adult learning theories are derived to help theorists and practitioners by providing workable and testable explanations of the learning process. These theories seek to explain how the process of learning as an adult differs from learning as a child. They focus on describing how various social, psychological, emotional, and physiological factors affect adult learning. To that end, ideas generated by educators, sociologists, and psychologists all contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the adult learner and how to create a learning environment that is most suitable to their unique needs…” (Snyder, 2009). QUESTIONS: 1.
Malcolm X once said that “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” but now we have to admit that our current system was relevant for the 1980’s but not for today and certainly not for the 21st century that we now live in. School is an excellent place to learn about tons of subjects, how to think, socialize, etc. In modern education, however, there are limits to prepare students for the reality of daily life. In my opinion, education’s purpose is to empower students to find their own paths to their own dreams; to create life-long learners who are prepared for both the modern world and the future; and to empower individuals to make a positive impact in the world. To start with, the main aim of educational system is to provide the basis for the individuals’ integration into society.
“Grow up? Not So Fast” by Lev Grossman Lev Grossman’s “Grow up? Not So Fast” is a article talking about a new generation named “Twixter,” these young adults who won’t grow up. Many authors use different rhetorical elements in order to make an argument. Grossman is able to effectively make the argument that Twixter deserve a place in society through his use of logos, pathos, and ethos.