There are a number of strengths and limitations of using unstructured interviews to study pupil subcultures. Pupils may be in articulate or reluctant to talk, so unstructured interviews give them time and space along with encouragement to work out their responses. However, younger pupils have a shorter attention span so they may find long unstructured interviews too demanding as they can be quite time consuming. They can take several hours each and pupils are restrained to their timetable. There is also the need for training and the interviewer needs to have a background into education increasing the cost.
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. Robbins wants readers to know how hard it is to be a student in high school and the struggles that students go through. The authors point was to argue that the factors of life in high school such as parents, teachers, AP classes, and colleges are affecting students’ physical and emotional health in a harmful way rather than helping to develop students’ education and life. Robbins stresses her argument to prove her point by giving the readers a look into some of the lives of high school overachievers: AP Frank, Julie, and Audrey. From the moment a student begins school, there will be a parent or form of parent, to watch over and make sure to receive a good education.
This is the process operating when the tutor explains the assignment. • Depending on student's previous experiences and expectations, their perceptual filters will interfere with the message that they receive. • Both the tutor's verbal and non-verbal communication – in particular, aspects of paralanguage such as emphasis – will communicate which bits of the instructions are most important. Verbal communication varies in its accessibility for students, as they may have different levels of understanding of the instructions (especially if English is not their first language). Non-verbal language may support or contradict verbal messages.
This is considered pathos because it is a great amount of pressure writing a paper and can be very tedious. She wants her audience to feel a sense of liberation, and she also wants her audience to understand that she too knows how it feels to be put under pressure. Another point Alonso uses in pathos is when she supposed “Examinations can indeed deal with trivia, they can be badly conceived and thus can cause needless anxiety in the students who struggle to make sense out of poorly-written or poorly-focused questions”(198). She is saying she wants to show other people that exams are the biggest test a student can take and the struggle students have to face during exam time and or writing a paper for final exams. A final point Alonso speaks is “Most damaging of all, perhaps, is the fact that professors are human beings and therefore they will sometimes grade examinations unfairly” (198).
Students are then encouraged, or required by some teachers, to select books within their ZPD that also matches their age and interest level. When a student has finished reading his or her book they then take an AR quiz. AR quizzes are taken on computers, under teacher or librarian supervision. They consist of multiple choice questions, most of which are at the “recall” level. Students must score and 80% or above on these short tests to pass and receive point credit for their readings.
Welsh’s article discusses the difference between American students and Asian students. The Asian students identified that their biggest factor behind academic success was “studying hard”. I believe that many American students have lost their internal drive and motivation to study hard, including myself, with technology now and it being so easy to cheat it becomes almost unnecessary. Insufficient teaching is not the major factor to blame nor is poor study skills or the lack of there of. I believe that the problem behind American students not studying is solely due to the lack of determination to study and excel in schoolwork.
We have age limits and restriction on many things, but why does are education system expect these young kids to make the right choices, ask for help and develop good study habits on their own. Our education system needs a new approach to resolve these issues. Teachers and parents need to be held responsible, for how well these kids do in school. We need come up with a new plan so these students aren’t left lost and helpless. Flunking students can be used as a positive tool by our education system.
Multiculturalism It is important to study multiculturalism in school. We are a multicultural country so it is important to study and understand the other cultures we live alongside. If you want to travel to other countries learning about their ways beforehand can help you to understand more about their culture and the way they live. Studying multiculturalism can help students to become more tolerant and develop an understanding of other people’s views on the world and their beliefs on how we should live and where we came from. Studying multiculturalism can be especially important for high school students who can find it difficult to accept people from other countries into our day to day lives.
Different extent of effects of Culture Shock 3. International students are well-prepared for Culture Shock IV. Conclusion Makarova 1 Culture Shock among International Students There are certain individuals that cannot adopt the environment in an instant. One good example is when an individual entered a new environment, thinking that he can cope with someone’s culture immediately. Methods of handling Culture Shock vary cross-culturally, all people make up with the situation and build their identity differently. Factors such as general behaviour, motivation to acclimatize, skills in language, fellow and host nationals support, the distance in cultural facet of two cultures involved and mainly familiarity made during the encounter are factors of degree of this acculturation of Culture Shock.
Students also face hard decisions such as :choosing a college, disappointing friends, In the fear of disappointing their parents. Other stress factors include the following: Peer pressure drugs, alcohol, and electronics. Many students often feel the drive fulfilling obligations to friends and family members ;even if they do not benefit themselves. Another cause of students struggling in school, is low self-esteem. Low self-esteem tends to lesson students desire to work, their ability to focus, and their willingness to take risks.