Arthur Chickering, an educational researcher in the field of student affairs, said that students can develop a mature interpersonal relationship in college (“Chickering’s Seven Vectors”). This means that college will help students to appreciate diversity and foster tolerance for different cultures; a skill necessary when becoming an adult. Furthermore, students can improve their oral communication skills throughout debates and presentations, says Douglas M. Carroll, a professor at Menlo College. Students with high communication skills are more likely to get employed because of numerous reasons such as talking in meetings, thus making oral communication skills a necessity. Moreover, according to a study done by Duke University, students who interacted with their peers from abroad reported a higher level of skill in diverse fields (“Interacting with International Peers in College May Confer Lasting Benefits”).
Teachers and fellow students will also provide help for students with disabilities; in this way, students with learning disabilities will be motivated to study as they feel that they are a part of a group instead of being isolated in special places. Thus, they will achieve higher grades. Moreover, they will be greatly engaged in the society as they are building bridges with their peers from several backgrounds. On the long run, teachers, parents, and the society as a whole would develop. Students with learning disabilities should be included in the “normal” classroom because it improves their academic performance, social behavior, and communication language.
Besides learning about immigration and separation, I feel as though students whose parents are not immigrants will still empathize with Saya’s family. They will read about how much Saya misses her mother and how difficult it is for them to communicate. Students can also see how Saya’s father persevered and did not give up on trying to get the story of Saya’s mother to the public through writing letters. Students can learn about the importance of speaking up and not staying silent, since Saya’s letter led to giving her mother’s case coverage and eventually having her mother released from the corrections facility. I do believe there are multiple things that students can learn by using this book, and that an activity on storytelling and writing letters can be used in a lesson plan with the
They both benefit students in different ways. For me, I like certain classes more than others so block scheduling gave me more time to be in that class but for traditional what if my favorite class wasn 't that day traditional scheduling gives me a chance to be in that class regardless of how much time I have. For both methods, you do home a tremendous amount of information to carry around and retain. Also, they both better social skills giving you a chance to communicate with other people and helps with getting comfortable with speaking to others. At the same time, they both also benefit students to have classes with
In America, students in high school usually have diverse courses and flexible schedules. American education system focuses not only on academic study but also on developing interests and cultivating teenagers’ creativity. Thus, schools in America provide children many chances to join in clubs and participate in extracurricular activities. With these opportunities, American children have better access to social networks and thus know more people as well as develop social ties. So, while having a boyfriend/girlfriend is also one significant social tie in American people’s eyes, no one would be angry about children if they decide to have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
President Casey and DePauw have provided many services and actions to create a racially friendly campus. Some of these include the hiring of more diverse professors, cancelling a day of classes to discuss the racial issues, and requiring first year students to take a multi cultural or diversity class. Many students, including myself, believe that these actions have resulted in positive outcomes. While the school has fulfilled many efforts to prevent race issues on campus they must keep in mind that, “The dominant student [climate] may reflect or refute the central ideals of the institution as a whole. Thus, it is another powerful influence on an institution’s [climate].” (Kuh 1998: 25).
If one does not already have a natural interest in the topic, developing an interest could help because you maintain an interest in what you are learning. If one does not enjoy the class topic, it may be helpful for the student to basically involve oneself in scholastic social clubs and sport activities. These activities help a student unwind and find their passion even if it’s outside of the class. Clubs, cultural and athletic events could also help with finding what your interest are and could also expand your interest in understanding and enjoying the full college experience. Also the advantages of being in these social groups is that you develop new friendships you meet new acquaintances and you have the opportunity to really enjoy what college have to offer.
As found by Purcell & Hogarth (1999), activities including dance and music, team sports, student government, public service all have led to improve the skills of students after college life and entering in professional world. However previously ECAs were considered to be as a distraction in studies, but now the role is changed and extracurricular activities are recognised as an important part of students college experience (Eide & Ronan, 2001). On the other hand Mary & Jessica (2011), participation of students in sports might have positive impact on future earning, though this varies according the ethnic background of the students. Another research conducted by Harvey (2001), claimed that participating in societies, clubs
Cultural exchange programs are for connecting, enriching and empowering the global community. Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, geographic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of diversity both in their home country and visiting country. Cultural Exchange Program allows students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and distinctive experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange helps students to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society. Participating in International Cultural and Educational Exchange programmes is a life changing experience.