Group Grading While volunteering in my son’s kindergarten class I have come to realize that education is one area that would not benefit from group grading system. Grading students as a group allows some students to advance based on the work of others, and individual grading makes each student responsible for their own future. Although some people may benefit from a group grading system, an individual grading system is a much better way to judge a student’s level of knowledge, makes them accountable for their own work, and keeps teachers informed of what each student is learning. One of the many ways grading students as a group is less efficient and seemingly harmful is the fact that all students do not have the same level of knowledge. Some academics come naturally to students and if they are outnumbered by those that don’t comprehend the lesson, then they may receive a poor grade.
Much of this poor advice was put down to high-achieving pupils at schools in areas of disadvantage being viewed as ‘success stories’, who unlike the majority of non-achievers attending their school, did not need help (Furlong 6). Just because they are doing well in school does not mean that they don’t need guidance. The use of socioeconomics in education is
I was treated differently, most of my classmates considered all the teachers that actually made you work for a grade as evil. If they could not breeze through a class without much effort on their part that was exactly what they wanted. Teachers made special accommodations for sports jocks and the druggies. I believe there are valid cases of class discrimination in high school. Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace - I find it hard to believe that in this day and age, you can tell someone in most states – sorry you are gay or lesbian so I am not going to hire you.
A person with an education would get more praise as opposed to a person who is barely educated. However, students who get bad grades and do poorly in school might not be the ones to blame. Those students might not be encouraged at home or by their teachers.
I understand his idea, but the fact is that uniforms did not help the students. One of the critical reasons parents believe that students to wear school uniforms is that uniforms provide safety for students. What they mean is that it will eliminate bullying and violence in schools since students will not judge each other on what they wear. Parents also mention that since all the students wear the same uniform, it is easier to identify people that are not from the school, creating a better safety for the students. Another important reason parents explain is that in a uniform-worn high school, students seem to act more discipline.
He doesn’t see why he should bother and he's well aware that it is all some kind of game. Although Rudge is portrayed as empty-headed he has gotten as far as the other students which shows his capability even though he may be just doing what he is asked to do. Which reinforces the attitude of an individual teenager who truly doesn’t care if he gets into Cambridge and isn’t expected by anyone to succeed. Rudge alone doesn't only think of himself as less
Stereotypes have become a part of our life; they are taken for granted, and in a subconscious manner, guide our attitudes towards others. I want to talk about a stereotype that I have heard many times: Athletes are dumb. I have seen that many people consider professional athletes to be uneducated. It is a common misconception that all professional athletes are dropouts from school, and are all brawn, no brain. Even at the high school level people consider the children who are active in sports to be unintelligent.
Maybe because I was brought up in a lower income home as a child. I don’t think that your success in school has anything to do with race, poverty or any disadvantaged group because with the right guidance and help any Person let alone child can thrive. But I do believe if a child is in a negative environment that it does hinder growth. I believe that Self Fulfilling Prophecies do occur, although I do not think their effects tend not to be greatly significant and depend on a number of factors. A self-fulfilling prophecy is not magic!
Bowles and Gintis believe that the content of the curriculum is not very important and that pupils learn most from the ‘hidden curriculum’, that is; the experience of being in school for example getting used to doing boring things for the reward of the qualification etc. However Bowles and Gintis have been criticised mainly because they did not actually conduct any research in schools. Also some critics question how the Capitalist system survived before the introduction of the Education system, as in the past only U.C children would have the experience of attending school. Further support for this Marxist theory because Willis believed this counter school culture was unique to the working class, so although the boys were actively failing themselves this was a result of their low status position in society. A major
Public school is better than home schooling because public school mentally prepares students for the real world; giving students knowledge on how to deal with bullying and peer pressure, and also allowing them to interact with different students and teachers. "Yes, read that part again-- government schools were never about truly educating your child; they were and are about creating happy workers and taxpayers, people afraid to challenge the status quo and unable to read and think for themselves. " (Vaughan 647). Although some parents have jobs and are not able to home school their children, public school could be their option. Public school education prepares students for the real world by displaying to them how school is a job by giving them the imagery of having an 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. job that comes with hard work and dedication.