Education has always been an important tool that everyone seeks to better their lives in the future. Many see positive effects of schooling, one of which, students become more educated than they previously were. Education has an environment where students are encouraged to be tutored, socially interactive, and express extracurricular activities. Though many schools do have these aspects, these are not the only things that make up schools. One of which that many forget that crucially affect students is the class environment.
In Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod provides a brief summary of how teens are affected by their peers ridiculing and judgement. *insert supporting (integrated) quote from the article* From this, it is clear to see that it isn’t harmless what is being done in these situations. Kids are going home from school feeling broken, embarrassed, and outcast by those who were once their friends. Anyone can tell stories about how high school is all a popularity contest of different cliques, but no one is ever really willing to talk about how extreme this contest really is. There have been several news articles chronicling the bullying of kids who are designated as ‘too intelligent’ and are thus being bullied because of it.
Some downfalls of the public school system are, the unequal amount of funding and resources that can be provided to a school district in a wealthier community compared to in a poor community. Then we have the issue of the school curriculum being too closely related to only the standardized test that provide funding rather than actually making sure the students obtain the education they need. The final problem with the school system is the lack of autonomy in schools, the schools, need to have better social interactions and better collaboration between classrooms to effectively help the students where they struggle. These are all downfalls of the public school system that have major impacts on the final graduation and education a student will achieve over the course of their K-12 schooling
A school's rigid class schedule may make students perceive learning as an inflexible and authoritative process. Implicit curriculum can also refer to how educational institutions reflect larger social norms. A teacher who models a society's dismissive attitude toward a subject, for example, will communicate that attitude to his
For many students, especially those going straight into the workforce, there are little to no skills taught in high school that would benefit them outside of high school. Their apathy toward school is justified due to the major gap between the curriculum taught in schools and the skills needed for the workforce outside of school (Stull 6). The students of today’s age are mostly driven by the promise of immediate benefits for their work. With a curriculum that doesn’t provide immediate benefits, students have limited motivation to perform well in school. The most prominent conclusion of a study of the reward structure in schools is that a very high number of apathetic students is expected due to the lack of benefits from taking high school earnestly (Stull 5).
The provision of a safe and secure learning environment for all its pupils should be provided through recognizing the importance of welcoming diversity and equal opportunities. The atmosphere within a school should be positive, with this being reflected in the attitudes of the staff and pupils, all caring for and taking pride in their surroundings and in how the learning journey of each pupil takes
When a student is expelled from their local public school they are usually sent to the community school which is were most troubled kids attend. Perceived that most students go there because they have been in and out of suspension or just expelled. In addition another bias opinion is that students can careless about their education and if they graduate or not. When individuals see kids from alternative schools they see students that are barely getting by and are probably not meeting any requirements to graduate. People see a student from any continuation school make the assumption that they are troubled filled or not smart enough to be at a normal school.
The honor code serves as an eliminating factor for these problems. According to research, there are significantly lower levels of cheating reported at honor code schools because of how socially unacceptable cheating is among the majority of students (Source F). Those who violate the honor code put themselves at a social risk. When the majority of students act with honesty and sincerity, the one who cheats is often embarrassed and ostracized. According to a survey, 88% of students at a school believe that failure on an assignment is a reasonable punishment for the violation of the honor code (Source E).
If all of this fails then the school may carry out a fixed term exclusion. The following are considered to be examples of seriously unacceptable behaviour: Persistent failure to improve on any of the above examples of unacceptable behaviour Bullying (as defined in the Anti-Bullying and Equality Policies) Verbal abuse / defiance to staff Violent behaviour Serious acts of vandalism Schools do not
.2 Working Conditions of Teachers 3.2.1 Poor Teaching Atmosphere Most of the public school condition is allover Cambodia is very poor especially in the remote areas. Understanding the school and classroom environment is a critical dimension of teaching quality. Adequate infrastructure and working conditions support the teaching function and enables student learning. Appropriate physical facilities and availability of teaching aids provide the basic elements for engagement in a teaching-learning relationship. A balanced teacher-student ratio allows teachers to dedicate sufficient attention to children’s individual needs.