Professor Muñoz English 101 10 October 2013 Socio-Economic Class and Education Everyone agrees that education is very important. Therefore, parents are constantly searching the right school for their children. For a long time, people are trying to draw a positive correlation between money and education. In Jean Anyon’s essay “From Social Class and The Hidden Curriculum of Work”, the author had clearly listed different type of schools and education the students are receiving base on the economic level. Wealthier people have their children attend “better” schools.
Nicole Petersen Professor Kate Peterson English 101 January 10, 2013 Jean Anyon: Hidden Curriculum “Schoolwork helps one to achieve, excel, to prepare for life,” Jean Anyon claims in her essay, Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work. Anyon believes the hidden curriculum is the idea of schools creating their coursework to better prepare children for life in the social class from which they come. This conception implies that the students who go to a “Working Class School” will learn different than those students who go to school in a “Middle-Class School,” a “Affluent Professional School,” and a “Executive Elite School” so that one day, in life outside of school, they will be prepared to be working class, middle class, professional, or elite (depending on what type of school and socioeconomic rank they came from.) Consequently, the children who went to the Working Class School had the socioeconomic ranking of at or below the national poverty level. Upon study of the school, Anyon affirms that the student’s work is simply following the steps of a procedure, there is no creativity and the teacher barely talks to them or has discussions with the students.
The cultural ecological theory attempts to explain that some macro-ethnographic groups perform well in school, while others do not. Adult students or learners are the ones with the most diverse backgrounds. They have been adult for most part of their lives. They like to have control over whatever they learn and where and how it is learned. They should be given with the course having some kind of autonomy.
The vital abilities that each child must pick up are to understand necessary instructions. This is an important age that children are attempting to guess who they are. Educators will have to help the students if they need it because certain circumstances that students will rely on the teacher more than their own parents. I am certain that Ron’s conduct has a lot to do with the new surroundings. When a student is in new surroundings they will search and test the grounds on which they can and cannot do.
In Middle class schools students are expected to learn and follow the guidelines the teachers provide. Anyon analyzed that students in middle class schools must “follow the directions in order to get the right answers, but directions often call for some figuring, some choice, and some decision making.”(p128) Students should often figure out what the directions ask and solve the problem themselves. The teachers are there to give students the first step in order for them to succeed. Milpitas high is also an Affluent Professional school. In an Affluent Professional school students are encouraged to work and think independently, they are as Anyon said, “Constantly asked to express and apply ideas and concepts.”(p130) Suggesting that the
The Montessori program encourages independent problem-solving skills and the development of cognitive skills but lacks social interaction between the teachers and peers. Project Head Start is a program designed to give children from low income families an opportunity to gain skills and experiences important for school success. Some advantages of early head start education programs are positive influence on language and cognitive development, larger vocabulary, better oral comprehension, and better averages in literacy and math. Advantages of early intervention education programs are
For, many people did not understand or had the true knowledge of disabilities and how to help students with disabilities. However, as time change people started to become more knowledgeable about the situation. Many tools became available for students with disabilities to help them improve their learning as well as giving teachers a way to present their lessons to these students. Legislation and litigation influenced the education of students with disabilities by laying the foundation for special education programs. Lawsuits by parents cause laws to be set by the legislation to ensure that students with disabilities are given a
There are social class, gender and ethnic differences in how pupils succeed in education. There has been debate about the reason for these differences. I will assess the views that factors and processes within schools is the main reason for the differences. A self fulfilling prophecy would cause achievement differences between the two social classes, as teachers would label middle class children as smart, will do well etc and working class kids as unruly, lazy etc. then the teacher treats the pupil accordingly eg gives them more attention and work, ignores them.
In this report, the study identifies the following eight practices that are “proving successful” especially in schools that serve disadvantaged children: (1) Make every minute count; (2) Prioritize time according to focused learning goals; (3) Individualize learning time and instruction based on student needs; (4) Build a school culture of expectations and mutual accountability; (5) Provide a well-rounded education; (6) Prepare students for college and career; (7) Continually strengthen instruction; and (8) Relentlessly assess, analyze and respond to student data. Randi Weingarten argues that extended learning isn’t the one and all way to raise achievement, but can be one of many tools to do so. He also pointed out that these changes have to be implemented with “input and buy in” from teachers, and also compensation to teachers for additional time which the study does not address. Educational leaders and policymakers are grappling with strategies that will provide students, especially those living in high-poverty areas, with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st
Customized Learning Theory Angelique Young Liberty University Introduction There are many ideas and theories on what makes the best learning environment. Things to consider are teacher-student relationships, teacher-parent relationships, parent-student relationships and lastly, student-self relationships. Each relationship creates an environment that is intertwined with the other to create the best learning environment for the student. When one or more of these relationships fracture, the environment for the student is, at best retarded, if not crippled. By understanding the dynamic of these relationships, a teacher understands the development and learning of students and seeks opportunities to positively support not only their intellectual development, but also social and personal as well.