Accepting shared responsibility by knowing what our role is and what’s expected of us is very important, following recognised procedure and understanding shared values all promote good relationships. Educational values such as school Mission Statements and classroom Golden Rules helps all of us to promote a positive learning environment in the school. It is very important to have a good relationship with someone as they could help with disputes or disagreements, when they arise. Treat people how you expect to be treated, treat people as an equal and positively to promote effective communication. 1.2.
Many sociologists have linked labelling in school, especially by teachers, with the difference in achievements in terms of ethnicity. Negative stereotypes and labels may cause teacher to treat students from an ethnic minority differently, which could in turn, disadvantage them and ultimately, result in them underachieving. Studies from different sociologists back up and support this. Gillborn and Youdell (2000) found in their studies that teachers were more likely to discipline black students quicker than they would with their white counterparts, due to the fact that teachers held “racialised expectations”. They argued that they stereotyped and expected black students to present behaviour such as threatening and challenging authority, which leaves the student feeling underestimated and picked on.
As a result of this it becomes much more important to teach children to learn and value diversity. If children are subjected to prejudice, it can force them into a state of emotional and social tension resulting in lack of self-esteem, self confidence, feeling as though they are not accepted and unworthy. Children who lack confidence and cannot participate in activities with others are more likely to be unable to develop and maintain positive relationships with others. As a result their schoolwork may suffer, they may also become withdrawn and depressed. Prejudice and bigotry are learned at a very young age mainly from parents, other children and other institutions outside of the home environment.
The African Child’s Identity Elliott’s White Veneer demonstrates how sufficiently the veneer covers a dark surface, an African American child. In the 1930s African and white children were split into different schools. In this era white Americans discriminated against African Americans because they did not have the same skin color. For this reason, African Americans were mistreated and also misconceived. This primarily affected African American children because their education system was different from the white children.
Positive relationships enable information to be communicated far more effectively. Working in a school this will benefit pupils when you are dealing with parents or carers as they will be more willing to get involved in the child or young person’s education and care. Building and maintaining positive relationships and effective communication with pupils will help them know and understand what is expected of them and acceptable boundaries. In order to develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults effective communication is vital. To effectively communicate we must: • think consciously (everyone is an individual) • explain (be clear, use appropriate language) • listen actively ( occasional nods and eye contact) • be true to our word (say what you mean, mean what you say) • recall (repeat snippets of what has been said to you) • have empathy (non-bias understanding of others situations) • clarify and question (ask the other party if they understand what you have said ) • body language (your own and reading the other persons) Not putting the above skills into practice will create barriers to effective communication and positive
TDA 3.1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults It is immensely important that we develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults and this begins with the manner with which we approach and respond to them. Having positive relationships means we are more than likely to communicate information well to parents and other visitors to the school environment and this will gain their trust and in turn will be beneficial to the pupils. The more positively we deal with this will, in turn, mean that we end up with better relationships and should communications not be clear or break down, this is when misinterpretations become evident and lead to relationships deteriorating. When individuals feel comfortable in our company they are more likely to communicate effectively with us and this is paramount in relationship building. Other essential aspects to be considered include the following: Showing respect and taking the time to listen, making sure of clarity on key points, showing consideration for others and remembering personal issues, finally being effective in your communication and retaining a good sense of humour.
Also, because the teachers have middle class values as well, the cultural deprivation theorists believe that they will have a bias against the working class kids and therefore they will not be able to teach them properly since their values and cultures conflict. Compensatory education is a policy that was designed to deal with the problem of cultural deprivation, by providing extra resources to schools and communities in deprived areas. Compensatory education programmes were introduced to intervene early in the socialisation process to compensate children for deprivation they experience at home. The most comprehensive programme was Head Start. It involved health care, social services, and education.
As human beings, we know that prejudice and stereotyping is not going to stop because this is the way of the world. Multiculturalists are working hard for reform of curriculum in schools, because they think that the school system is not working as it should. Multiculturalists feel that minority groups are the ones who take the most abuse in school (just because of their race). Based upon my experience in education I will apply this content in my classroom by teaching my students about bullying, sexual harassment, and race. Multiculturalists believe that the reform will lead to a more fair educational system, because this can help assist us in preparing our future leaders to be able to live and work in a peaceful diverse society.
Once this reluctance is overcome our society will improve dramatically. It is a proven truth that the betterment and improvement of any social system depends upon the depth of the relationship which its individuals enjoy. Moreover, educating students about diverse cultures can help them understand their own culture in a better manner. Contrasting their own trends and ideas with others, is a very good way of understanding that what is better and why. The juvenile minds will not only learn about other cultures, but will also get closer to their own culture.
Why Girls and Guys Need to Learn Together What is the deal with single-sex education? How do students function within this environment? And does single-sex schools do anything for the students,community, or the world around us ? Since single-sex schools are said to be an alternative way to improve test scores, schools of this nature have popped up all around the globe. Because of this, the schools in our district are considering separating all schools by gender as a result of this apparent improvement.