I agree with what Graff says and also agree when he says, “The challenge, as a college professor Ned Laff has put it, “is not simply to exploit students’ nonacademic interests, but to get them to see those interests through academic eyes” (p.302). I strongly believe this is true, I wish teachers would really take this into consideration. The author also reminds us of his own adolescent experience. Graff was anit-intellectual as a young student until he entered college. Graff disliked books very much and only cared for sports.
The Sadker’s open their “Hidden Lessons” work by stating that “it is difficult to detect sexism unless you know precisely how to observe it” (Sadker, and Sadker 55). It is clear that the authors feel that sexism and biasing are current issues and happening but being left unattended by school administrators across the country. The article uses the uneven distribution of time that the teachers give the male students over the female students as their prime example of favoritism. They formed their conclusions after sampling classroom activities in a leading Washington D.C. private school and used a statistical system as a model to hypothesize outcomes in other areas of the country. In addition to the Sadker’s sampling evidence and their conclusions; they also expose asymmetric teacher-pupil interaction instances where teachers use female students as props while the boys are allowed to dominate the lecture discussion.
Working Title: “Identifying the causes for ineffectiveness and inefficiencies in distance learning” Identifying the Subject and Providing Background: Traditional learning involves interpersonal interactions between the instructor and the student(s) for the purpose of education. On the other hand, distance learning is unique in the sense that instructors are not physically present while the student(s) undergo the learning process. Due to the progression of technology overtime, distance learning has evolved from paper-based to internet-based. At the present, the rapid advancement in technology is gradually replacing the more traditional form of learning with distance learning. Owing to the difference between the two forms of learning, individuals often debate upon the effectiveness between the traditional and the distance forms of learning in allowing students to achieve success.
The disadvantages part of studying at a UK university is not avoided. The most obvious disadvantage is different education requirement and study habits. British universities require students to independent study and thinking, looking for answers by consult information and resources in library. However, in some countries’ education, teacher is the center of class. Moreover, the collision between different culture is also an important disadvantage.
The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
This book poses tough questions that should be addressed to ensure that children are protected and correctly guided while using a computer. Dr. Healy expresses concern that too little time has been spent studying the effects of educational technology, which consequently, can cause greater harm than good. Dr. Healy addresses the misconception that computers and educational software is the "key to successful student achievement". After countless hours in classrooms observing and talking to teachers and students, Dr. Healy suggests that perhaps many parents and educators "want to believe that technology is the `magic bullet' that will take care of problems in our education system that previously failed to be addressed" (p. 18). Consequently, she believes too much emphasis is placed on technology, taking away from the development of basic reading, math and problem solving skills.
Aaron Cicourel and John Kitsuse’s study of educational counsellors in an American High school shows how labelling can disadvantage working-class students and it states in item A that ‘they were negatively labelled as non-academic and often as ‘difficult’’. This is because counsellors play an important role in deciding which students will get onto courses that prepare them for higher education. They found from their study that although they claimed to judge them on their ability, in practice they mainly judged them on the basis of their social class and/or race. Even where students had similar grades, counsellors were more likely to label middle-class
Often the students are labelled because of stereotypical assumptions about their class background in which working-class students are labelled negatively and middle-class positively. Many studies of the labelling theory have been carried out by interactionist sociologist - studying the small-scale, face-to-face interactions between individuals. They are interested in the way people attach labels to each other and the effects of these labels on educational achievement. Aaron Cicourel and John Kitsuse (1963) studied educational counsellors in an American high school, from this they saw how labelling can disadvantage working-class students. They found that there were inconsistencies in the way that the counsellors assessed the students’ suitability for courses.
Students need to be more enthusiastic about which media is being used to teach or they will not care enough to actually try and put in effort. Thus, in today’s modernized society, the impact of different kinds of electronic media in the classroom can have moral valence effects for future students and teachers. This essay discovers how electronic media can have different effects on how students learn and perceive information. Already, both university students and teachers alike use a variety of electronic media in the classroom. “Medium is the message”, as coined by Marshal McLuhan, refers to the fact that it is not the content of the message, but how the media represents it (Federman, 2004).
To my way of thinking, The most important step schools should take with the cooperation of the Department of education is to place less emphasis on scholarly achievements and examination grades. Currently, due to heavy stress on examination results, many, if not all, student commit to memorize rather than have a balanced approach to studies. They do backbreaking studies and attend tuition classes so that they are able to sit their A-level exams. This leaves them little time to indulge in extra-curricular activities or sports. As I see it, In order to produce well rounded individuals, grades should be given for assignments, extra curricular activities as well as involvement in sports, non-academic activities.