Annotated Bibliography Raiona Walker COMM/112 January 23, 2014 Razzan Zahra Annotated Bibliography Greene, J. P., & Winters, M. A. (2004). Pushed out or pulled up? Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools. Manhattan Institute, May.
The Overachievers Re-write Imagine taking seven AP classes and have taken over 28 AP classes when graduating high school. Sounds impossible, right? Over the past couple of decades, the environment and way of learning at school has drastically changed into a more stressful and unfriendly school life. “This is a book about how a culture of overachieverism has changed the school experience so drastically in even the last ten years that it has startlingly altered what it means to be a student today” (Robbins 14). Alexander Robbins, the author of The Overachievers, shows the readers what life is like as an overachiever in high school through great research and being able to follow the lives of high school students.
Article Summary – Waltz of Sociability In “The Waltz of Sociability: Intimacy, Dislocation, and Friendship in a Quebec High School”, Vered Amit-Talai uncovers the cultural contexts and implications of the commonly-held assumptions in the Western Industrialized world regarding adolescent friendships: intensity and impermanence. Amit-Talai problematizes the study and conception of adolescent friendship in anthropology as an intense, however, temporary relationship by deconstructing the structure of friendships at a Quebec High School. By investigating the organization of adolescent peer relations, Amit-Talai is exposing the twin cultural and institutional forces that shape adolescent friendships and give them their intensity and transience: disjunction and distinction. Sociologists and anthropologists have largely deferred the study of friendships to psychology, which has greatly limited the examination of this key relationship. Consequently, the conception of friendship in social sciences has been informed by the works of few scholars.
Class discussion could be based on a consideration of the characters and the different ways they deal with bullying. The bullying is done for no understandable reason, as the author shows. What would be other ways to combat bullying? • Teamwork is demonstrated in the novel in the boys’ efforts to present a united front for their debating team. Perhaps a formal debate with four speakers against and four speakers for the affirmative could be arranged to discuss such questions as: ‘That unchecked bullying in schools leads to world conflict’; ‘That intelligence always overcomes brute force.’ • Students could emulate Prue Leseur’s peg people and create their own versions of world leaders, or famous actors or musicians, and present them in class, describing why they chose the person, and their
Travis Wood 4A 6/9 MY CUMSHOT= .231 CM HOW TO BE AN Independent GAY.. Reading Assignment RONNIE WAS HERE Characteristic | Quote | Why is this passage significant? | Forming a society | “’Seems to me THAT WEN I STIK IT IN IT FALLS RIGHT OUT | This passage shows the beginning of the society forming when the children first meet. It is very significant because it explains how they created their society. It also shows that the kids realize that to form a society they need a leader to make GAY decisions. “GERRY SANDUSKY” | Rules | 1) | This passage is a quote by the leader Ralph discussing how the society will be run.
Dude You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School (2012), by sociologist C.J. Pascoe, is a discourse on the exploration of schools as a socializing institution for boys concerning the formation of their masculine identities. Pascoe’s discussion was based on the results of 18 months of ethnographic research that took place in a racially diverse middle-class suburban high school in northern California. The goal of her study was to “explain how teenagers, teachers, and the institutional logics of schooling construct[ed] adolescent masculinity through idioms of sexuality” (4). Through Pascoe’s research, it was demonstrated that the construction of powerful and controlling masculine and heterosexual identities, regardless if the masculinity
This early stage of life is where social stereotypes begin to take effect. For example, in the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud, in the third stage of psychosexual development a male child encounters the Oedipal Crisis, a time when the only way in which he can cope with his desire for his mother and fear of his father is to completely identify and incorporate his father's characteristics within himself (Noppe 1). When children enter school they are separated into gender-specific groups, governed by their peers. Sports, strength, and toughness become part of a boy’s everyday life. Playing with dolls or wearing makeup or nail polish quickly becomes identified as feminine.
Print. In his New Yorker article, David Denby describes the formulaic model for a teen movie. . According to Denby’s article, High-School Confidential: Notes on Teen Movies, these stereotypes are “a common memory, collective trauma, or at least a social erotic fantasy” (710). Denby argues there are specific roles in these movies that narrowly stereotype the lives of high school students.
My article’s full citation is: Krista M. Soria & Sarah Linder (2014). Parental Divorce and First-Year College Students’ Persistence and Academic Achievement, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 55:2, 103-116. The article’s purpose was to see if having divorced parents would affect a first year college student’s GPA and whether or not it would affect their continuance of education into a second year. The researchers used quantitative studies in order to gain a conclusion to their test. They began by issuing a Cooperative Institutional Research Program survey to all college freshmen at a public university.