Her first day of school was not the best, but on her second day of school she meets Janis Ian and Damian Leigh who start to guide Cady into high school by telling her about different groups (cliques/discourse communities) in the school, including the Plastics, which is made up of Karen Smith, Gretchen Wieners, and Regina George. The Plastics soon take interest in Cady ask her to sit with them at lunch. Thanks to that we learn all about the discourse community of The Plastics. According to John Swales, there are six characteristics of a discourse community which I will discuss and use The Plastics as an example. The first characteristic of a discourse community according to Swales is that they have a broadly agreed set
A Class Divided by Jane Elliot This documentary film covers an experiment conducted by Jane Elliot in her third grade class in 1970. The film is actually a follow-up conducted in 1985 with the students, who are now adults responding to their actions in 1970. This film is directed by William Peters and offers Jane Elliot and her students an opportunity to watch the original experiment and air their views on the same. The overall goal of this film is to explicate how a simple experiment can help children as well as adults understand racism. This film is highly successful in achieving its purpose as is heard from the sentiments expressed by Jane Elliot’s students while discussing the impact the film has had on their lives.
In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak, The book follows a ninth grade student named Melinda Sordino through her first year of high school. She has trouble in school because during the summer she calls the cops on a party that she is attending. Now all her friends won't talk to her and the whole hates her for what she has done. This affects Melinda in a negative was and forces herself to stay quiet and to herself for the whole year. Readers feel that Melinda should stay her quiet self through the situations she was handed during the novel but, Melinda should speak on the situations that are present to her because they would have turned out better for her than her not talking about them.
The movie Wonder is about Auggie who is a home schooled middle-schooler that has severe facial deformities. He underwent multiple plastic surgeries, but his face was still not what people considered normal. Auggie decides to attend a public school for the first time and he faces many challenges throughout the first year. His classmates stare and his teachers are not sure how to handle the situation. He is bullied and blind sighted by a boy who was supposed to be his best friend.
After the children have played in the sun for two hours, they had realized that Margot was right. This supports my point because it gives specific information on how the children act when the teacher isn’t watching them. When the children acted out finally, the boy William, had pushed her and she didn’t move. They all crept away from her because it was a little creepy. This also supports my claim because the children are so swept up in their own jealousy that they bully her.
She worked 2 or 3 jobs. When Ben was in fifth grade, he was a horrible student, during spelling bees, he was always the first one out and he’ll fail every math question. He got his report card and he failed almost all subjects. So, his mother decided to teach them the timetables on the first day. Ben was disobedient and called his mother a mean mother so she composed an idea to not allow him to play any games until he learns the timetables.
My love of learning gave me brief respite until the age 12 when a teacher humiliated me in front of a class for only getting 17 out of 20 in a spelling test. This cemented feelings of inadequacy and inferiority. It was also the point that I switched off emotionally to survive the barrage of
When Rau faced racism she was five years old, an innocent child who had no idea why her classmates were laughing at her. But it didn't last for long because as soon as she dropped out from school and went back to homeschooling she stopped encountring racism. On the other hand, Dumas woke up to being made fun of, not only her but also her whole family faced racism specifically because of their names. Their names were foreign and new to Americans so they had to live with being called weird names because Americans weren't familiar with foreign names. Racism never stopped to Dumas, she had to learn how to not care about what others say and not give it a lot of thought like she used.
Teachers can not said anything to the teens that dropped out high school because if teachers told them something they might do something bad to the teachers and no one want this to happen. For example, in the article (The drop of crisis and Teen pregnancy) it said that “graduation season is upon us, but the approximately 1.3 high school students who dropped out this year won’t be hearing “pomp and circumstance” These dropouts are disproportionately black and Hispanic, and overwhelmingly poor.” (Marshall). This quote is saying that black and Hispanic students dropped out high school because they don’t have time to do their homework because they have that child to take
The Oedipus Complex In The Light Of Early Anxieties Priya Venkataraman (Page 370 to 397) In this paper Melanie Klein presents the case of 10-year-old Richard to illustrate her theory about how early anxieties in children contribute to the Oedipus complex. The material presented is from six analytic hours with Richard. She describes him as “a precocious and gifted child” who was interested in nature (only its pleasant aspects). However, he faced difficulty at school, was fearful of children and so refused to go out alone. He was intellectual inhibited and a hypochondriac.