A parent with a college education is more beneficial to a child’s learning than a parent without a college education. That is what the professor in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; Margaret A. Miller seems to believe. Miller was also the editor-in-chief of the magazine, Change (Margaret A. Miller). An essay she wrote, “The Privileges of Parents,” was published in the January-February 2008 issue of her magazine. Before Miller expresses her beliefs, she quotes a famous folk saying, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This quote engages the audience and makes them intrigued and ready to hear (or read) what Miller has to say. The essay stems from the disagreement between Paul Barton and Anthony Carnevale on the need the economy has for college-educated workers and their agreement on the benefits that flourish from an individual obtaining a college education becoming an essay about the benefits a child has when they have a college-educated parent. Those are two effective ways to get a person’s attention because everyone knows that saying, everyone in her audience
According to Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, it is important for parents to be continuously involved in their child’s academics. Not just in assistance with their studies, but also with transportation to and from school activities and constant communication on school activities. Gladwell went on to explain that there is a distinct difference between economic status of the family. He explains that parents in a lower economic status rely solely on the school for their children 's education. They do not agree that they have a responsibility to go over homework or assist their children at home.
The reason children’s interests in education have plummeted are because of the parents. Barber explains, “And parents will have to be drawn in not just because they have rights or because they are politically potent but because they have responsibilities and their children are unlikely to learn without parental engagement.” (Barber, 2014 p. 217) Parents need to engage with their children. Nowadays kids do their own things, and parents do not care or know about their children’s life.
The importance of education stems from “the formation of educational identities through experiences within educational institutions, which creates a tight association between providing a ‘good education’ for their children and maintaining integrity of self” (Sikkink and Emerson 2008: 272). Guardians who have a higher education have a greater chance to put an emphasis on academics than parents who have a poor
Florence Kelley, a social worker and reformer for child labor laws, in her speech before the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1905), explains that the children endure appalling conditions everyday. Kelley supports her explanation by utilizing the horrendous diction, the intense imagery, and the negative emotion. Kelley’s purpose is to persuade her audience to create child labor regulations in America in order to make them feel guilty about the children's working conditions. The author writes in a passionate tone for the white men and women in the United States.
Analyzing Parental Relationships Have you ever watched the show “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” In modern education, younger generations seem to be surpassing their parents very quickly. In the poem “My Son Swears he has 102 Gallons of Water in His Body” by Naomi Shihab Nye, a son argues with his parents about what the reader can only assume to be homework in the form of a mathematical problem yet still deals with them despite the knowledge gap. In this poem, the conflict first appears whenever the child and his parents start arguing over a school problem in which he “did the problem [in school] and [his] teacher said [he] was right”
p.16). Children who are most prepared for academic success, reside in this advantageous position due simply to the family they were born into and the ‘cultural capital’ they consequently possess (Thompson, 2002, p.5). Whilst a child from a middle-class, Anglo-Celtic background might find the
Rhetorical Analysis of Mike Rose Emotional, ethical, and logical appeals are all methods used in writing to perused you one way or another on various topics. Mike Rose used all of these techniques in this essay, to show how student who are pushed aside, distracted, or fall behind and fail. In this essay Rose describes that students who have teachers who are unprepared, or incompetent majorly contribute to student failure. He is trying to show that many children have potential that is overlooked or sometimes even ignored, by authority.
A newer sociological concept, helicopter parenting, revolves around millennial students and the close, dependent relationships they have with their parents and grandparents. These are parents/grandparents who are actively involved in their child’s education, even at the collegiate level. This desire to micro-manage a child’s actions and decisions comes from the growing societal emphasis to achieve professional success. Professional success now being defined as excelling through high school and proceeding to an elite ivy league college with no “pit-stops” along the way for free-play and relaxation. This narrow definition of success expects children to perform at very high academic levels, which their parents/grandparents push them harder and
The Other Education Rhetorical Analysis David Brooks is a well-refined journalist for the New York Times News Paper Company. He writes many different controversial articles, that tends to focus around arguments of education. Within Brooks’ arguments he uses effective techniques to persuade the audience. In this specific column, he addresses society as a whole, but with special emphasis on students. David Brooks successfully persuades his audience through his presentation of his claim, his persuasive writing style, and his usage of emotional appeals.
The family is well educated which provides better education to the children (Guryan, Hurst & Kearney, 2008). Both parents style of parenting is very authoritative as both parents, especially Mrs. Yau displays a high degree of nurturance In the family, both parents are noted to be in high SES as they both are well respected doctors and have a respectable background in the family history. Studies showed that high SES families can afford their children services, toys and goods, family outings and social connections which could benefit to the child, whereas low SES families could have lack of access to similar resources (Bradley and Crowyn, 2002). A study by DeGarmo and colleagues (1999) also found that income, education and occupation were associated with better parenting, which positively affected school achievement with skill-building activities and behavior in school. This can explain how Alexander has good behavior in class.
“Successful parenting does not just happen: parents must make a conscious effort to be active in their children 's lives by nourishing and developing their children 's talents and skills.” (Spring,
Parents play a big role in their child’s lives because they provide a sense of direction for them. It is natural for a child to look up to his/her mom or dad. If a young adult doesn’t have the help from their parents who have already experienced college then they are already behind the kids who are able to use their parents as a resource. A quote by Nijay Williams in the article says, “My mom stopped school in the ninth grade; my dad stopped in the fourth grade … It makes it harder for me, [and] most of the people I graduated with are not in college, but that’s what I see myself doing; I want to go to college.
Parents play a major role in a child’s life. Parents affect how their child behaves and who they become as they grow older. The ideal parent should be an attentive listener, have a positive attitude and love their child unconditionally.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s A vindication of the rights of women written in 1792 can be considered one of the first feminist documents, although the term appeared much later in history. In this essay, Wollstonecraft debates the role of women and their education. Having read different thinkers of the Enlightenment, as Milton, Lord Bacon, Rousseau, John Gregory and others, she finds their points of view interesting and at the same time contrary to values of the Enlightenment when they deal with women’s place. Mary Wollstonecraft uses the ideas of the Enlightenment to demand equal education for men and women. I will mention how ideals of the Enlightenment are used in favor of men but not of women and explain how Wollstonecraft support her “vindication” of the rights of women using those contradictions.