The young ladies had questions and were not sure who the best person to talk to would be. As I listened to their concerns I was reminded of having the same talk with my mother years ago. This was not a subject that I learned in school and I was surprised that it was being taught at school instead of with their parents. The assignment this week is to examine the evolving role the Government has in Education. We will be discussing the changes that took place in America which brought about the role the government has taken in Education.
In the documentary, “A Class Divided” filmed in 1970, a third grade teacher in Iowa named Jane Elliot did something that I felt was so amazing, during a time period that most might consider risky. She divided her class by the color of their eyes and came up with very clever ways to make them feel discriminated against. Watching the short film, about how she taught her class the lesson of discrimination, which was prompted by the death of Martin Luther King, is just fascinating! At first I was writing down everything I could to be able to reference my notes later, to write this paper. Suddenly I just stopped writing and really got into the lesson as though I was in the classroom with them.
Also, that high school reading lists are developed by adults who had to suffer through the same system as the kids before them, thus developing their literary taste in high school and recycling the same books generation after generation. It also assumes that all high school teachers only teach meaning, and not writing styles and such. 4. What appeals does she make to logos? She refers to her “research” of high school reading lists, teaching plans, and teaching guides, as well as statistics and “top 100” lists.
In the book, Alone in the Mainstream: A Deaf Woman Remembers Public School, the author and narrator, Gina Oliva, takes us through the story of her life and the Solitary Mainstream Project. We also experience an in depth look on what growing up was like for children who were either deaf or hard of hearing and had to attend public schools with able hearing peers. Through this wonderful novel about deaf culture, Oliva not only tells us about her own experiences and beliefs about the “solitary mainstream experience” (or the “alone in the mainstream experience”), but also takes the first hand accounts of actual people who lived through the same struggles and challenges that she too went through. Not only does she mention her results about what she found in her interviews, but she consistently uses direct quotes from the interviewees throughout her story. She also lines the book with interesting topics such as disclosure, how teachers treated them, and social life as a kid, as well as an adult.
“To develop their critical thinking skills!!! Hat tip Atlas Shrugs I am croiss-posting this story direct from Atlas Shrugs because Pam Geller says it quite well. In the Rialto, California School District, students are being assigned to write an essay arguing whether the Holocaust actually happened or was invented to “influence public emotion and gain”. http://pamelageller.com/2014/05/california-school-district-defends-writing-assignment-confirming-denying-holocaust.html/ First of all, even Germany admits to the Holocaust and educates its younger generations about what happened-at least since the late 1960s when their younger generation started asking questions of their parents and demanding answers. Of course, that was in West Germany.
Critique of “Will Your Jobs Be Exported” by Alan S. Blinder Starting in elementary school teacher’s begin to prepare you for standardize testing. You learn all this material, and test on it, learn the material… and the cycle continues. Kids who cannot test well drop out or fail and are looked down on by society , kids who succeed pass and continue on and are praised, the question is does that particular style of learning come in handy when all the American people jobs are being exported. According to an article in The Atlantic news paper “53% of recent college graduates are jobless or unemployed” so in the end are we not all equal? When all the jobs of the future go to personal service jobs, will American children only know how to test or fail or to invest all their time into schooling for professions that will not pay?
Where exactly did Trudy and Mrs Davidson's relationship stand in the end? Was it still romantic/sexual or was it a more mother/daughter type thing? WARNING: Contains spoilers Mrs Davidson’s relationship with Trudy, at first, appears to be simply teacher and student to any outsider and to Mrs Davidson herself; for the first few chapters of the novel (1-6) their interactions are purely school based and Mrs Davidson and Trudy fall into a typical teacher-student relationship, which unbeknownst to Trudy, is set to change dramatically over the novel’s course. Chapter 7 of the story, we’re introduced to the first of Trudy’s swimming lessons in her pool at home. On instruction from John, Rhys coaches Trudy how to swim and is full of praise for her, encouraging her to try and swim that little bit further when he notices that Mrs Davidson is in John’s kitchen, a glass of wine in her hand and talking to him like they’ve known each other for years.
There aren’t any objective criteria to rank students according to their efforts. Thus, it will make teachers exhausted and annoyed. For example, imagine a teacher who marks her students according to their diligence. She may have to compare students’ work with their last work to notice how they have developed. However, how could she measure the effort?
The first article I chose came from the Mid-Western Educational Researcher, titled "Cheating Perceptions and Prevalence Across Academic Settings." Kelly Honz, a high school teacher; and Kenneth A. Kiewra and Ya-Shu Yang, both university professors, wrote and published it April 1, 2010. The peer-reviewed article was found on EBSCOhost with the keywords "academic honesty." The article discussed the results of the Academic Honesty Survey of high school students, which determined that the students all shared similar traditional perceptions of what constituted as cheating, and what setting a student had cheated or were tempted to cheat in most. While this article had little to no bearing on this paper on hand, it gave some interesting information-- what a student would most likely cheat at.
Due to this significant drop in learning, students are often at different intellectual levels and teachers have to be creative in coming up with solutions to combat this. Teachers use multiple methods such as one-on-one teaching, peer tutoring, and starting the learning material quicker in the beginning of the school year (Von Lunen, 2011). Yet according to the article, the surest way to keep students’ skills sharp is to keep them in school as much as possible (Von Lunen, 2011). Many schools are looking into schedules that model year-round schooling. Information of Interest Through my years of schooling, I have always noticed how difficult it was to retain information from one year to the next.