Murray believes that students need to learn more about science, history, art, music, and literature than they’re being taught now. His argument is that they need to be taught this information before college, so that in once they become a freshman they can immediately begin focusing on their intended major (Murray 225). As a college freshman at a liberal arts school, I can confidently say that my previous schooling has prepared me well for a liberal arts education. I am continuing to learn things in my freshman year that I believe will prepare me well for my future endeavors. I am able to focus on my current major while still learning how to write better, solve difficult problems, and learning more about culture and the world which we live in.
Because of the broad-based knowledge obtained from a liberal arts education, students are equipped to adapt to changes. Instead of having limited knowledge of a certain subject, they can have an expansion of knowledge. The liberal arts work in correlation with the STEM field. This way, students not only know the core subjects, but also the extracurricular subjects as well. “The liberal arts encompass the broadest possible range of disciplines in the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.”
In this way the students are not just constricted to learning and are be build a better foundation. If there was a mandate distribution requirement, then more student would be prone to take more classes on the humanities. He also criticizes the poor decision making of the president of the university and how he did nothing to stop it. Gregory Petsko even compares him to a character name Faust in a play by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Faust is the story of a scholar who makes a deal with the devil to sell his soul in return for anything.
From this source, I can get some ideals about the necessity of cultural diversity in today’s society to spread my thinking ways. The author Chris Wolski is a Master of Art in political science from York University in 2007. He has been writing since 2007 and has published his articles in various
Davidson brings up the iPod Experiment at Duke University to show that change is unstoppable because technological advances will soon be intertwining with almost everything as it did with formal education. Duke was an early pioneer in using technology to help in the classroom and to benefit students in their studies. Change is also inevitable when it comes to the subject of women’s rights and their equality to men. For the longest time, women were not considered equal to men and many times, considered to be lower to men, which spread the idea that women should always obey men. However, many women’s rights events have occurred since that idea and the concept of feminism has spread into the old traditions.
I simply want to be a teacher that makes a difference in the school. I want to be a positive influence, not only on my students but on other staff in the school as well. This article explained many great points that those six schools stand by in creating a successful environment for their Hispanic students and I, as a teacher leader, want to take those suggestions and use them and create an environment in my future school that is welcoming and accepting to English language learners. I truly believe that every child has great potential, they just need the proper education to be able to reach out and achieve their goals. As an elementary education major, reading about people who are determined to make a positive change in our schools is restorative to my hope for our students’ futures.
Employers would rather consider individuals with a liberal arts degree than non-liberal arts degree holders because of the type of education they received. The exposure to numerous courses teaches students a wide variety of knowledge which assists them with their future careers. In his essay, Ungar analyzes the differences between colleges who have the liberal arts based education and ones who pursue the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics based education. Ungar states, “The liberal arts encompass the broadest possible range of discipline… The historical basis of a liberal education is in the classical artes liberals, comprising the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music” (Ungar, 2017, p. 229).
First of all, books can help students with projects for school. Some books can help with projects for social studies or science projects. For example, I had to do a project for social studies on a section in a chapter and my social studies book really came in handy with the project. Clearly, books shouldn 't be censored in schools since they can help
There are several ways a Anaheim student can become successful, what about learning subjects that are above their own grade level at a young age? This idea will not only prepare students for higher level classes but they will also be highly educated in that certain subject which is a win in their education. I am a student myself and I highly suggest that this idea should be put into consideration. It so seems that this idea of learning above the students level in understanding is ideal. It is stated by Malcolm Gladwell the author of Margarita’s Bargain that students who learn a higher level of math, English, history, etc, will surpass those who specifically educate themselves in the exact level that they are intended to learn.
Although it is evident that students most likely need more than a high school diploma to realize success in their future careers, there are plenty of other options besides the traditional college route. There are technical schools for all types of skills and trades, as well as work programs, military service, and other programs. “The original role of school counselors was to guide students in making decisions about which curriculum - academic or vocational -they would select” (Herr, 2013, p. 279). It is important to explore all avenues of interest with students, even starting as early as middle school. Many technical and trade programs can begin in high school and students can take advantage of the opportunity to learn what interests them before they find themselves in their senior year of high school applying to colleges they may have no interest in attending.
This handbook is a roadmap that is modeled after KIPP NYC College Prep’s community values. KIPP NYC College Prep’s mission is to teach students to develop the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in high school and college, to be self-sufficient,
Students will learn and comprehend the importance of college, which will motivate them to graduate high school and start their journey after. Knowing about all these things are important benefits that students will learn from attending and participating in these types of
I’ve seen students struggle with being literate and numerate so I’m not even sure they could begin to concern themselves with becoming competent in STEM fields during high school. It would seem that educators might be more helpful to encourage students to use high school to build a breadth of knowledge in many different areas, knowing that college will be the time to build depth. High school could be used to develop the basics and apply elements from many, non-science fields to their work similar to a liberal arts approach. Providing students with a broad-based high school foundation before entering college would help develop them into well-rounded students prepared for whichever program they choose whether it’s a STEM program or not.
Robert Reich is a Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, who also is a team member at the Blum Center for Developing Economies (which is a center for those who are in an academic field to focus on global poverty and inequality) (“About the Center”), and was the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Reich, is also known as a blogger who stated a very controversial opinion in an article. His article’s title is titled: “College Is a Ludicrous Waste of Money”. Reich’s post focuses on problems that college students of a four-year liberal arts degree encounter and provides solutions to them. Reich states that there is more than one gateway to pursue a valuable education without accruing
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. I would like to see the Honors College embrace non traditional classroom learning, such as, hold a Humanities class in an art gallery or a History class in a museum. I want to expand learning from reading about experiences to relating to the experiences we’re reading about. This outside learning expands the mind into deeper thought than and gives more material to fuel discussions than just words on a page. This way, Honors College students are introduced to a new way of learning that they can practice everyday amongst society without being in a traditional classroom