In 1870 it became compulsory for all children to receive an education which provides children with equal opportunities. The introduction of these laws has ultimately created a child centred society. However the conflict sociologists argue that the march of progress view has failed to recognise the massive inequalities that still exist in childhood. They say that many children today remain unprotected and badly cared for. There are also various factors such as social class and gender that affect the treatment and experiences of children.
Such as the education systems in Prussia, ancient India, and ancient China are known as compulsory schooling. This school he states is a type that is just used to dumb people down he believes. He explains when this type of schooling was brought into the United States and what he thinks it is used for. Gatto explains what is said to be the three reasons to the purpose of schooling. First is to make good people, next is to make good citizens, and last is to make each person his or her best.
Children's songs were about bloodshed, violence and anti-Semitism. • All schools were single sex and girls and boys were educated quite differently. Girls studied no foreign languages and the only maths and science they learnt was linked to cooking and childcare. This was all part of a deliberate plan to prevent women having careers. A woman could work until she got married, but she was then expected to give work up to become a housewife.
According to material in item A, sociologists such as Becker claim that teachers label different groups of pupils and treat them unequally. Labelling in education means attaching a meaning to a student i.e. calling them hard working or mischievious. Researchers want to know whether labelling actually happens and how much it affects people's self-esteem and achievement. There are various types of experiments that are used to research this, however comparitive experiments should not be used as we are only studying a group of people in education, not the whole population.
Katherine battles to teach a groups of girls and encourage them to be independent and think for themselves. She tries to overcome this challenge in a society that does not value women’s independence and treats them as second class citizens; only fit to look after and serve men. Katherine’s new and strong views challenge the school traditions and bring her to the attention of the school board who instruct her only to teach the syllabus and give no other support or feedback. This can be seen as a metaphor for the treatment of women in the time where women were expected to only do as they were told. The society in this text had low expectations for women.
Typically, the teacher is a female from the community chosen by the leaders and has eighth a grade education as well. Some of us in the modern world that are illiterate to the Amish way of living may question “Why is this so?” or”Who would deny their children a formal education?” They believe that basic reading, writing, and math are sufficient and a higher education is not necessary because they are hands on people. The Amish view education differently from our modern way of life when it comes to education. Mainly due to practicality the Amish society dwell on agriculture, craftsmanship, and trade as a means of survival, so anything other than a basic education would be of limited value. Lastly, they may feel if their children are provided with a higher education they may become curious of the modern way of living, causing them to question their Christian values and potentially lead them to leave the community.
Their standard of living is well below the poverty level and I’m sure there are some hand-to-mouth survivor. I come to this country is seen as a way for the job opportunity and education for their children, but when there is work to do, education must take a back seat to survival. Ms. González valued education and family values. She does not dare let Jesus associate with their peers at school because of what she sees as an undesirable influence on your child. She recognizes that the medium is the day set in a world that is not related to, but is forced to reconcile all that with his desire to excel for Jesus.
In his article, “Where Paternalism Makes the Grade”, George F. Will states that there is an achievement gap that separates the whites from minorities in the success of education and it needs to be closed. As his conclusion, he wants to bring in a new type of paternalism in schools. According to Will, paternalism is defined as “the restriction of freedom for the good of the person restricted.” In his article, he persuades his readers that paternalism is the answer to the lack of education by presenting them with anecdotal evidence of a determined little boy wanting to attend school, and some statistics on teacher’s “unsatisfactory” ratings. He also includes the perspective of Ben Chavis, AIPC’s dictator, to give a personal point of view. Will’s persuasion of the essay overall is unconvincing due to the lack of information stated about the opposing view so therefore his ridicule is unfair.
I actually think that the white teenager wouldn’t be able to see why the colored boy was hurt, they would just brush it off and give an explanation like “oh the teacher didn’t mean it like that”. Secondly, I feel that because history has had such segregation, either by race, religion or by class, people feel as if they would be going against the norm and what society wants from them. History has taught us that the black people go here and the white people go there so that is what is ingrained in our minds. Also we are taught from a young age to marry our own kind and have the same colored children, for example, look at Barbie and ken dolls; they are the perfect white couple, and do you ever see a five year old white girl holding a black baby doll?. So because people are exposed to segregation at such a young age, when a intermarried
Education was also a big factor resulting in limited progress of improving the status of African-Americans because they consistently received a lower standard of education. As mentioned earlier this was a result of the Separate But Equal doctrine of Plessy v. Ferguson and Cunningham v. The Board of Education. Although, clearly stated in the doctrine it was far from equal, the white schools received more funding, better teachers and superior facilities than the schools for black children. This limited the status of African-Americans as they were never taught to the standard that was acceptable to go to university meaning that they could not go on to get a career in a highly skilled job. However, Sweet v. Painter in 1950 demonstrated that Separate But Equal was not being applied correctly but it was not until Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka in 1954 that