Uniforms will create equality and help with discipline, which will help to reduce dangerous altercations. Students who have worn uniforms to school can attest that society, parents and students can benefit tremendously from students wearing uniforms. Evidence has shown that not wearing uniform can have psychological impact on students, who are less fortunate, yet compelled to keep up with their more affluent peers. In addition, schools are designed to be an institution of learning, not a dwelling for fashion expressions. It therefore should be mandatory for students to wear uniforms in high schools, which will foster a safer environment for students, schools and society as a whole.
Students believe that in order to be well liked they need to dress in a certain manner, which seems to cause issues among peers. One way to help eliminate competitiveness, endless worrying about appearance and what peers are wearing to school is to incorporate uniforms into the school systems. Uniforms can act as a social leveler in an academic environment. They can help create equality in the eyes of the school and to peers according to International Debate Education Association ("School Uniforms"). By incorporating uniforms into schools administrators can create an environment where education can prepare children for the future, eliminate the vast differences in social classes and teach the children of tomorrow how to respect their surroundings.
Role of education Darcy Fletcher Functionalists believe education performs two contradictory functions , on one hand they believe that educations prepares children for their specialised role acquired to their skills and potential. So they can perform at the best they can at their role after education. On the contrary they believe society needs to share the same goals and outlook in order to co-operate. Functionalism is based on the view that society is a system of interdependant parts which is held together by value consensus. Durkheim argued that society has to feel a sense of social solidarity , he believes that without this form of social cohesion , society would be impossible because each person would pursue their own ‘ selfish’ desires.
Parsons used the metaphor of education as a ‘bridge’ to work based on meritocratic principles. The education system takes children away from intimate relationships with family and puts them into a social institution where they are expected to follow instructions from an authority figure socializing them into obeying authority. School children also have a strict timetable which they must adhere to, this emphasis on punctuality and organization will prepare them for working life. Davis and Moore said that the education system was there for ‘sifting and sorting’ so that the best jobs go to the hardest working, more intelligent people. They argued that the education is meritocratic and is there to soft sort and select individuals on the basis of ability, motivation, talent and allocates them appropriate roles when they reach adulthood.
Chris Parks, a member of the Neosho R-5 Board of Education said, “From a developmental standpoint, self expression is an integral part of our journey to adulthood. As long as a students dress is not disruptive, students should be given the responsibility of following school policy until they demonstrate a lack of willingness to follow it”. (Neosho Daily News). School uniforms being mandated does not prepare a child for the real world. They will still be judged by first impressions which usually stems from their appearances.
SOL WRITING PROMPT PRACTICE Students should not be required to volunteer in their communities in order to receive their high school diplomas. This is because community service is not academic, volunteering is something that a person does if they want to help, not because they’re being forced to, and while some may say that community service looks good on resumes, if everyone does it then it’s not special anymore. Volunteering to do community service is a beneficial activity for the volunteer and the community, but making it mandatory to graduate defeats the purpose. High school diplomas are received based on a student’s academic credits and scores. Or at least they should be, because students go to high school in order to get an education and learn and improve their academic knowledge.
Conformity vs. Individuality State education and student individuality are what causes much tension in public schools. Schools want to achieve the same goal of producing a good student, but through what means? Are mandatory classes going to teach students to think for themselves of how to blend in with conformity and obey authority? It is in the schools best interest to balance these ideas and not lean towards only one, and not have a school only based on conformity or individuality, but should balance both. Mandatory classes are used to set a basic system and to set standard classes for everyone, since everyone must learn the same things such as math, reading, and science.
Running head: AVOCACY FOR INCLUSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Advocacy for Inclusion the Controversial Concept in Education Rochester College Abstract Any discussion about inclusion should address several important questions: Do we value all children equally? What do we mean by "inclusion"? Are there some children for whom "inclusion" is inappropriate? Inclusion is a term which expresses commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend. It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students).
I have chosen to compare and contrast John Dewey and Nel Noddings views on their educational goals, a social justice curriculum, liberation education, issues of standardized testing and the effects on students and teachers. Dewey’s main educational goal is that education should have two sides: social and psychological. His evaluations are based on how the child interacts with society and how he/she contributes to the good of society. Dewey was the first one to say we need to look at the students to decide how to teach, a modern-day form of ‘differentiation’. He believed that all students should have the opportunity to take part in their own learning.
This task consumes half of junior year and most of senior year too. This assignment is supposed to represent what you have throughout your high school career. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Exit Handbook, “The goal of the Senior Exit Project is to validate that CMS students have acquired the skills, knowledge, and concepts necessary to perform well when they leave high school.” This one project alone is not sufficient enough to determine whether or not students are competent enough to leave high school. All students that leave high school are not going to college; the skills displayed in a high scoring Senior Exit Project are those of a college bound