Milgram put a twist on the experiment asking the age-old question of, “if the Germans during WWII were simply obeying to authority when carrying out the Holocaust or were they all acting on their own”. The test subject, or teacher, would administer electric shocks to the learner, a paid actor, when the learner incorrectly answered the word pairings. The teacher thought the learner was receiving electric shocks when in reality the learner was not receiving any shocks. An instructor, the authoritative figure, was sitting behind the teacher reassuring the teacher that the shocks may be painful but would not inflict permanent damage. Throughout the experiment, the teacher can be seen looking back towards the instructor for permission on whether to continue or stop .The teacher instructed the learner to continue even when the learner cried out in pain and begged for the experiment to stop.
Instead of learning some actual useful information, teachers fret over the test rather than about how much that student is actually absorbing into their head. It has become a practice to ‘teach the test’ in today’s teaching world. Tests like SAT, ACT and AP have you pay quite a bit and don’t even show you what you did wrong, blocking out the possibility of even trying to learn from your mistakes. It is believed to be a clever tactic used to gain more profit, students keep coming back to prove they are worth more with those silly numbers. They stress day and night over these overrated tests, like previously stated channeling out the imagination, curiosity and good will.
When it come to something when he don't like, he will try to avoid it. His parent will then force him to learn it afterward because they know he lack confidence about his ability and doesn't want other kids to make fun of him. A psychologist Carol Dweck and her her team at Columbia studied the effect of praise on students in New York schools. Dweck sent four female research assistants into New York fifth-grade classrooms and give each students a IQ test on puzzles. There will be two different group of students to preform the research.
Some students get so worked up about the test they can’t even get through it (par.3). Even though the article “Standardized Tests” states that “testing is a normal and expected way of assessing what students have learned and the vast majority of students do not exhibit stress and have positive attitudes towards taking a standardized test like the FCAT,” (par.10). J. Lang Wood, author of many short stories and author of“Negative Effects of the FCAT” begs to differ. According to Lang Wood she claims students are exposed to a “climate of continuous stress” (par. 2).
Whenever the pupil answered incorrectly, the teacher was instructed to throw one of the switches, starting at the lowest voltage and progressing to the higher voltages. The pupil, of course, was not actually receiving shocks, but he would act out preplanned mistakes and feign pain upon receiving the "shocks." About midway through the series of switches, the "pupil" would complain loudly that he wanted to stop, kick the wall, and scream. At the highest levels of shock the pupil would remain silent. All the while, the experimenter, wearing a white lab coat and carrying a clipboard, would instruct the teacher to continue with the "learning experiment."
To them if that doesn’t turn out to be true then they feel like they have failed and didn’t do their job. Plus, from grade one until grade eleven teachers are graded on how well they prepare their students for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) in Texas, as well as other states. In this instance they are only trying to get students to not write like the rest of the people their age but like a mature adult who knows how to put everything together to make sense and become an outstanding paper that stands out from the rest. In addition to this, all teachers try to get students to do is just be something different, something they have never seen before. All this is though is just a way to show students that this is the real world and in the real world you don’t get what you want and when you want it.
His parents are still in the stage where they know their son is autistic but they believe it might be a wrong diagnosis and their son is only going through a delay. But after speaking to professionals and Nelson’s teachers they have been confirmed that Nelson is autistic and he will received special education to accommodate to his needs. In addition, Nelson communicates through nonverbal communication which is primarily through hand gestures and noises. For example if he needs an object, he requests it by pointing at the object or grabbing the teachers hand and placing it on the desired object. Nelson plays with the toys and sometimes interacts with his classmates, but has a hard time making eye contact with people.
Even though he begins to show signs of tension at 180 volts, the experimenter was able to convince Mr. Prozi to continue. In this instance, the teacher was concerned with his own culpability if something were to happen to the learner. “I mean, who’s going to take responsibility if anything happens to that gentleman?” Prozi questioned (697). After several reassurances from the experimenter that all responsibility for the learner’s well-being was on the experimenter, Mr. Prozi reluctantly continued with the shocks. Even after the learner refused to answer the questions or worse, showed no signs of a response to the questions or the shocks, Prozi continued with his orders.
Hitler While others don’t believe holocaust existed, Hitler proves that holocaust did exist. Adolf Hitler a leader too many, targeted Jews for religious believes and their part in society. His main goal was to eliminate Jews. He had designed areas for the Jewish so they would keep out of his path. These ideas show how the holocaust did exist.
Gatto says that school diminishes creativity; if anything kids discover their hidden creativeness in class while at school. He also says that kids are not able to advance in higher learning. When clearly, kids are able to follow the teacher and be able to get A's while the subjects get more extreme. Gatto says, "teachers tend to blame the kids, as you might expect"(pg. 683) from personal experiences I can say that I have had great relationships with my teachers throughout elementary school and especially High school.