Because of this, the family is very important as a socialising agency, as it teaches children what is right and what is wrong within our society, as well as norms and values, through using things such as sanctions to guide and control this learning process. The family links to the second socialising agency I will be looking at -- education, in the way that education is seen as taking over from the family as the main socialising agency by the functionalists (Talcott Parsons). Education is a form of secondary socialisation, important in how pupils are taught the culture of their society through mostly humanities subjects such as history and religious studies. Pupils also are also socialised how to act in certain situations, preparing them for the workplace. So, what do the
The education system helps to create social solidarity by transmitting society's culture from one generation to the next. School also acts as a society in miniature, preparing us for life in wider
He believed that all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning. Education was not only a place to gain content knowledge, but was a place to learn how to live. Schools shouldn’t just be a place to learn a pre-determined set of skills but rather to realize one’s full potential and their ability to use these skills. He said, “An ounce of experience is better than a ton of theory, simply because it is only in the experience that any theory has vital and verifiable significance.” In Dewey’s opinion the role of teachers are social servants. They are there to assist children on how to act appropriately on ideas they form themselves.
It can be argued that a certain amount of conformity is required in order to be an active member of society. Source D makes that point, stating that “you cannot have a democratic- indeed, civilized- community life unless people have learned to participate in a disciplined way as a part of a group.” However, gaining the skills to behave in a group setting is not synonymous with the loss of individuality. In fact, individuality is a key part of living life beyond high school. The bell schedule in source B is a good example of how conformity can hinder the personal growth of students in public schools. Students attending the high school begin their day, every day, at exactly 8:16 am and are expected to attend “Period 1, Period 2, Period 3… etc.” until they end their day at 3:01.
AED 200 Week 5 Appendix B - Educational Philosophies Use the Educational Philosophies Table in Appendix B. Classify each philosophy as either student-centered or teacher-centered and describe the characteristics of each philosophy. Compare the behaviorist and constructivist learning theories. In what situations do you think either theory will be more effective in the classroom? Why? AED 200 Week 6 Assignment - Classroom Management Paper View the “Classroom Management” video clip from Chapter 11 on the textbook companion website
Newsletters to parents showing the topics their child is to be learning about, also how they would like parents to be included with their children’s learning. Any important events that will be happening during the term to be shown in newsletters. 4.2 Describe how laws and codes of practice promote pupil wellbeing and achievement The laws and codes of practice promote pupil wellbeing and achievement because the schools must abide by rules set down. The laws and codes of practice each have parts that cover wellbeing and achievement. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 The articles that relate directly to schools
In this write-up, I will seek to explain the ways in which I could establish ground rules with learners, which strengthens behaviour and respect for others. In doing this, I will be explaining what ground rules are and why they are necessary. How best they can be established and also ensure that students take ownership of rules by putting responsibility on them. Ground rules can be defined as terms which govern the working relationship between the school/teacher and its learners. According to Jo Budden “good classroom management depends a lot on how you establish ground rules at the beginning of the course”.
Ubuntu or umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu is a key concept in creating a classroom consciousness that stands to aid one another in growth as opposed to standing alone and seeking only individual best interests. Ubuntu means: a human being is a human being through others. This is true as human beings learn everything we know through other human beings. It would be my task as the teacher to encourage other learners to allow this individual to feel more at ease with his humanity. Especially since Africa has such a vast amount of ethnicities and cultures.
Also, if student’s only studies subjects that interest them then they are being ignorant to the world around them. Overall, students will be challenging themselves and they would not develop practical skills. Graff believes schools should integrate nonacademic interests as objects of academic study, such as street smart, to the traditional education system. He explains that kids who are street smart do not have interest in the traditional education system and therefore, do not do well in their academic studies. Graff uses his own experience as an example, “It was in … my reading of sports books and magazines, that I began to learn the rudiments of the intellectual life: how to make an argument” (201).
To start with, the main aim of educational system is to provide the basis for the individuals’ integration into society. Minister of Education, Daniel Filmus, said: “The education is not just a role for the individual but for a social role”. According to this quotation, by the time we leave secondary school, we should have learned about how we can fit into the larger society as well as how our abilities and skills can be used in our community. But are we prepared enough to deal with everyday life? Do we have the available tools needed to face difficulties?