Most students learn by constructing knowledge based on an engaged learning process rather than by absorbing knowledge from passive sources. The diversity of student backgrounds, abilities and learning styles makes each person unique in the way he or she reacts to information. The intersection of diverse student backgrounds and active learning needs a comfortable, positive environment in which to take root. Dr. King continues by explaining, “Education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” From back then to today’s society, kids are failing because they lack those morals that they need to succeed.
The reader can now trust that Gatto has the necessary requirements to give an honest opinion that modern day schooling is for creating consumers and controllable citizens of society. He proves this to the reader through his experiences as a teacher and through the students he has taught. He also refers to other authors on the subject, such as James Bryant Conant and Alexander Inglis who breakdown the purpose of modern day schooling, which provides reliable sources to the reader. Gatto early on establishes his character, gives reliable sources to prove credibility, and attempts to convince the reader that he is speaking the truth through his tone on the subject. In establishing these things he can then go into other rhetorical strategies to pull the reader
People our age live by this line still to this day, because it relates well with high school level kids who are trying to fit in and believe they have to change to fit in. Another really great saying by Dr. Seuss is “Sometimes the questions are complicated but the answers are simple” (“37 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change the World”). He wanted people to know that it is okay when things don’t make sense, because eventually it will all make sense. Another statement from Dr. Seuss is “If things don’t start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too” (37 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Can Change the
America Needs Its Nerds, written by Leonid Fridman, expresses the country’s need for studious people. The United States look down on kids that would rather learn than play sports. Leonid argues that this anti-intellectualism idea is not good for the greater community. Without intellectuals the U.S. will not be as great as countries that value academics. Leonid Fridman uses motifs, hyperboles, and criticizing questions to support his argument on how nerds and geeks are essential to society.
It’s easy to forget this article is about teaching in Primary and secondary school. To start off on a personal note the language in this article was very interesting and hard to follow at times, but i wouldn’t have it any other way. The reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Freire was profound read I found myself enthralled throughout, the language though extreme calling teacher the oppressors, get the point across effectively. Its describes students as actual people forced against their will. This point of view is the most interesting part, I would have never expected to see a reading that looks at student in such a way.
The key claims that Horace Mann develops in Report No. 12 includes, most importantly, the idea that the single most important characteristic of any successful society is the common education of its students. Mann maintains that students need to be well educated to even the playing field between rich and poor to create a better future. He also supports the idea that education is essential to a Republican society to be prosperous. When Mann is education the reader on the importance of educating the youth, he draws on the idea that education takes in the children as “raw material” and turns them into productive members of society using education.
Mike Rose’s essay provides enough literary background to prove his claim and allow the audience to believe “Blue Collar Brilliance” is the more effective essay. To conclude this analyzation of Mike Rose’s essay “Blue Collar Brilliance” and Gerald Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, Mike Rose’s essay was more effective. He gave readers examples of real life scenarios to validate his point. He used rhetorical tools that would help the more academic successful audience. He also connected with the audience labeled as “Blue Collars”, with stories from his mother and uncle
This example of ethos is effective since the reader now knows that Schlack has held a high status in the education system, making him credible. The author’s credibility is confirmed once more at the end of the article, when the footnote explains that he is not only a former superintendent, but a “consultant at Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency”, showing that Schlack is very experienced within the education field and knows what he is talking about. Since the topic that he is discussing and what he is proposing can be seen as controversial, the credibility that the author establishes is important because it heavily persuades the reader and influences the way the reader interprets the article. In the sixth paragraph of the article, Schlack states his claim that college “is not always the logical next step
He explains, “We are first exposed to the concept of failure in elementary school, quickly realizing how it can affect our educational progress” and he adds “This early, first experience with failure obviously colors our perception of the concept with great negativity.” Loscalzo effectively establishes a conversational tone that helps the reader nail down an otherwise abstract idea. Likewise, he draws a parallel between the ideal current belief of success and the burden it causes. When he notes, “Nothing but perfection will suffice because failure renders our professional efforts, view of accomplishment, and sense of ourselves imperfect,” even the most distinguished scientist feels the impact of his words, inspiring a call to
Another point is the Pledge of Alligents is also proven to be inportant because other scools preformic. *** The Pledge of Aligents successful because it is done at other schools. Steve Gunn states, "Pledge of Allegiance is a necessary part of children 's education." Gunn is in charge of a publice schools and he thinks that the pledge of alligents had been good for students education. Not only does *** The Pledge of Alligents is done with a group where it is inportand eveyone knows it.