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.
It is often debated whether technology is considered a positive or negative thing. Some people believe that technology is a positive thing that has changed their lives for the better. Others believe technology is a negative thing that has caused harm to their lives in some way. In my opinion, I believe that technology like the internet, cell phones, and social media has impacted society’s adolescent group and their future in a negative way. Ask yourself this “Has technology changed our future generations for the better or worse?” I feel like we live in a world now that is “Me Me Me!” and “I want it now now now!” The faster the better!
Title: Impact of Technology to Education Abstract: Shortly after the internet explosion of the 1990s, technology was immediately integrated into the classrooms. Technology, even though symbolizes advancement in human knowledge, was seen as a setback by many educators. Many efforts have been established to help educators realize the benefits of technology and ways of implementing them in the classroom. This advancement created a constantly expanding gap between the student’s perception on the use of technology within the learning atmosphere, and the teacher’s perception and limitations. Introduction: The student teacher dynamic has drastically changed since the introduction of technology based class structure.
Serious Challenges Facing Public Education Today Not many would argue about the importance of excellence in education. Problems such as teacher attrition, lack of parent involvement, and teaching high-stakes testing may hinder progress in education. They are only a few of many major issues facing American education, and educators are challenged to do everything in their power to conquer them. An education is a indispensable and essential tool, and it’s important to get our students to value their education. An education can open doors to opportunities that would have never been possible were it not for the education and preparation that one received while in school.
This book poses tough questions that should be addressed to ensure that children are protected and correctly guided while using a computer. Dr. Healy expresses concern that too little time has been spent studying the effects of educational technology, which consequently, can cause greater harm than good. Dr. Healy addresses the misconception that computers and educational software is the "key to successful student achievement". After countless hours in classrooms observing and talking to teachers and students, Dr. Healy suggests that perhaps many parents and educators "want to believe that technology is the `magic bullet' that will take care of problems in our education system that previously failed to be addressed" (p. 18). Consequently, she believes too much emphasis is placed on technology, taking away from the development of basic reading, math and problem solving skills.
Attitude, Legislation, and Litigation The education of students with disabilities has changed drastically over the years. Twenty years ago, classrooms were nearly devoid of exceptional students; and if any were to be enrolled in the school, they were sent in a class merely to be looked after. However, in today’s classroom, students with disabilities are highly valued and recognized by legislation as individuals worthy of fair instruction, where they can be acquainted with society and taught how to function successfully on their own. Teachers country-wide are expected to do everything thing in their power to fill the needs of each individual student in their classroom. Schools have implemented IEPs and RtIs to assure parents that their children are receiving adequate attention in their schooling.
Dual Language Programs in Elementary Schools “A pervasive lack of knowledge about foreign countries and foreign languages threatens the security of the United States as well as its ability to compete in the global marketplace and produce an informed citizenry.” (Benefits 1) Having dual language programs beginning in elementary school is smart for several reasons, one, children learn faster and more efficiently younger, second studies show children perform better academically throughout their school careers and on national standardize tests, third there are many benefits and skills of being bilingual these students will get and use throughout the rest of their adult lives.. There are a variety of dual language programs, most commonly though, it is when students receive instruction in two different languages. The first language being their native language, and the second being a foreign. The foreign language must be present at least fifty percent of the class day. Students are ideally native of both languages and integrated together giving them ample opportunities to practice and learn throughout the day.
September 14, 2012 Dress For Success Are school uniforms good or are they bad? Some parents and teachers believe that making kids wear uniforms brings a lot more benefits then disadvantages. Others believe that students have the right to wear anything they want when going to school. After examining both sides of the issue, I believe that uniforms should be required in schools. We can all agree that a school is a place to study and learn new things to take you farther in life.
Technology is a new tool in education that consistently changes and offers new opportunities for teacher and learning (Akcay 2008). Teaching technology ethics in the classroom will prevent students from getting in trouble inside and outside the classroom. As a teacher, it will be very important to teach students about the safe and unsafe ways of internet use. Teaching students about internet security will be vital at the beginning of a school year, so the student will have an understanding of the teacher's expectations of internet use. The first measure to take with students will be to have them and their parents to sign an internet user agreement that will apply throughout the entire school.
Technology is a strong importance in our everyday live and in society, but it brings a strong division between poor and wealthy, smart and illiterate, active and passive citizens. Technology in education is a great resource to have for students’ education because it helps expand their horizon in learning, keeps them modern and up to date in the world around them, and helps them develop social skills and build connections needed to stay active and involved in society. Technology in education definitely helps and benefits students’ education, but can also hurt them if not used properly. Research has shown that students tend to learn better online than face to face with a teacher, but even better when they have online access as well as face-to-face with a teacher. (Project RED, 2010) The real issue is that some schools/ district restrict students from using technology in school to support their education.