The two ways a person is individualized is for the reason that even though a person loses his or her private individualism, their adjustment in to public makes possible public individuality. Richard Rodriguez states, “The bilingualists insist that a student should be reminded of his difference from others in mass society, his heritage. But they equate mere separateness with individuality. The fact is that only in private-with intimates-is separateness from the crowd a prerequisite for individuality” (Rodriguez 144). I believe Richard Rodriguez is correct about being separate from crowds of citizens, but with family members, to achieve distinctiveness.
Jenkins, on the other hand, says that Grossman's view only works if "we remove training and education from a meaningful cultural context, we assume learners have no conscious goals and that they show no resistance to what they are being taught, and we assume that they unwittingly apply what they learn in a fantasy environment to real world spaces." He also says that children are not desensitized by video games and understand the difference between realworld and play. "Play allows kids to express feelings and impulses that have to be carefully held in check in their realworld interactions." Jenkins makes some pretty valid points, and I agree with his argument more than Grossman's. I agree with Jenkins when he says children learn the difference between real shootings and video game death.
Not labelling or stereotyping individuals that we meet. Inclusion is about ensuring there are no barriers that exclude people or make it difficult to participate in society. This means working to reduce any barriers or obstacles that prevent people living their lives as fully and as equally as all others. This can be achieved by providing information in audio format or braille, providing automatic doors, making sure that the processes for obtaining support are easy to access and by asking what changes need to be made for an individual to participate and then making the changes happen. Discrimination is when a person or a group of people are treated less favourably than everyone else.
He strongly believed that when a state fails to act in a moral way, it ceases to function in the correct manner and ceases to apply true authority over the individual. His second important principle of political philosophy is freedom in which he said the state is created to maintain. Rousseau also had many ideas on education that still influence today’s theories. He believed that educating children by books were much less important than educating a child’s emotions, and were almost a waste of time. He believed that learning by experience was much more effective and helpful in a child’s education.
One should not think of being bilingual as disadvantage, but as a way to learn and educate themselves. Having bilingual education offers a completely different world for students of different ethnic background and therefore creates a comfort zone necessary for the maturation of a child to an adult. In his autobiography the Hunger of Memory Rodriguez argues that supporters of bilingualism fail to realize the power of assimilation, and how those who are bilingual and are not realizing "while one suffers a diminished sense of private individuality by becoming assimilated into public society, such assimilation
Even those born with the inability to communicate verbally have learned to speak with their hands. It’s the foundation of our education, the element that makes us somewhat superior to other life-forms on earth. Speech gives us the irrefutable power to express our feelings. For some of us to lose this ability would mark the end for us. It voices our opinions, come to think of it, if we never spoke we would have no reason for opinions because we will not be heard nor will we be unable to hear others.
We seem to lower our standards because we think they are not academically competitive and thus discourage the concept of achievement. Gonzalez urges educators to be aware of cultural issues to truly understand a student’s background. Educators must think and see beyond the “boxes” of ethnicity, race, and nationality and begin to realize a student’s values within his or her everyday practices and their
According to Tassoni (2007, p.286) “A stereotype is a fixed image of a group of people”. In the early years setting you should not stereotype children by what race they are or what background they come from. You should always treat them equally. Being a good communicator shows empathy. This means trying to understand someone else point of view rather than judging.
Corey, Corey, and Callanan (1998) expresses values as the “beliefs and attitudes that provide direction to everyday living, whereas ethics pertain to the beliefs we hold about what constitutes right conduct.” (Freegard, 2012) (page #). Simmons 2015 identifies four commonly held values: Autonomy - Ability of the client to make decisions for themselves or to freely choose what they wish to do with their life. This is not an unrestricted right especially in child protection. Nonmaleficence - We don’t do anything to harm other people and workers must refrain from behaviours that might possibly put the clients at risk of harm. Beneficence - Beneficence and nonmaleficence are closely related but beneficence is stated positively as the value of promoting good and enhancing the well-being of others.
Philosophy of Technology Integration Technology is not just hardware, but an opportunity to enhance learning. When used right technology in the classroom can help to enhance students learning and eliminate teaching to the standards. I believe that when established rules are set in place and students understand that technology is a privilege and needs to be used correctly it can be a valuable tool. Technology is not a baby-sitter or a replacement for teachers, and will not be treated as such. The uses for technology greatly outweigh the possible negative effects that it can have in a classroom.