The importance of education stems from “the formation of educational identities through experiences within educational institutions, which creates a tight association between providing a ‘good education’ for their children and maintaining integrity of self” (Sikkink and Emerson 2008: 272). Guardians who have a higher education have a greater chance to put an emphasis on academics than parents who have a poor
More often than the public likes to believe, “social promotion” has become a fairly large part of education, specifically early and high school education. Every year, many children throughout the nation are being moved on to the next grade level without passing the previous education level. Over all, “social promotion” is doing more harm than good for various reasons. One of the main arguments of “social promotion” is pride against ability. A large group of people believe that retention hurts children’s self-esteem and makes them more likely to drop out of high school.
This can lead to bullying and being bullied by racial stereotyping is one way that creates a negative impact on innocent students academic performance. “Asian Americans are the most frequently bullied ethnic group due to such stereotypes, according to a 2004 study conducted with nearly 1,400 students”(Hwang, H. (2011, December 10). We strongly can see how these innocent Asian Americans are prone to bullying over racial stereotyping. We definitely see that bullying affects these Asian Americans negatively and starts to produce a lack of interest in education. This can be a horrifying to an Asian American who has plans and has goal to go to college and then have a job but how could an
Social Responsibility in general terms is the obligation for an Entity, Individual or an Organization, to act for the benefit of the society at large. It creates a balance between economic goals and social, cultural, and environmental issues (Enevoldson, 2012). It is a noble act performed by an entity to fulfill societal needs and to ensure development of a strong well-bonded community. Universities imparting Higher Education are not isolated from the rest of the world and therefore the above definition applies to them as well. A socially responsible university can do a whole lot to ensure a sound application of equality in its domain.
It is often seen in schools, African American children being placed in easier classes or alternative learning programs because of the belief that they are not as capable of learning as their white peers. According to Forbes, "One issue that calls for further discussion is the need for more role modeling and high expectations for rigorous academic study in many black homes and communities." Because of the stereotype that “African Americans aren’t smart,” schools and teachers set low standards when it comes to students of color. The lack of academic challenge often leads to the placement of African American students in easier classes, because of this belief that they are not “smart enough” or as capable as their white peers to be academically successful. The lack of belief in African American students and the ability to challenge them sets them behind and benefits them in no way.
Over the years more and more schools are adopting some form of a dress code, these dress codes are often implemented to focus more on education rather than fashion which has led to a lack of creative freedom, it is assumed that boys cannot control themselves, boys dress codes are more lenient than girls dress codes, and so many other problems. All of these problems come from three major issues regarding dress code, which is sexism, dress codes are considered more important than education, and the overall affects dress codes have on students. According to Merriam Webster, dress code is formally or socially imposed standards of dress. Dress codes cause a number of problems in schools throughout the world and all of these problems stem from the fact that school systems use dress codes in order to make the focus more on education. In the end dress codes end up doing quite the opposite.
Resulting in the students who do not adapt to the conventional way of learning, having to receive “special education” (Petersen, 2006: 727). The problem with special education is that it negatively affects those with learning disabilities in that it further perpetuates exclusivity that is of a gendered and racial nature. For example, males and females are treated differently according to their genders at school, in terms of the opportunities that they are given and the achievements they receive as a reward for their academic efforts. Through males being taught that they are smarter than females and therefore need to work harder (Petersen, 2006: 729). Racially, for example in the US, Black and Latino students are the highest enrolled into the special education programme because of labels being imposed on them such as having “mild mental retardation and/or emotional disturbance” (Erevelles & Minear, 2010: 131).
Recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s are more literate than children of today as they didn’t have the same access to technology and spelling correction tools like children today do. It is evident that text messaging is alienating English speakers from their native tongue and natives who wish to learn the language as there are so many new words to be learnt due more abbreviations or slang words being constantly added. Many teachers are intolerant to these slangs and abbreviations which the students prefer as the teachers believe that their students cannot express themselves eloquently. Yet, a study by Sali Tagliamonte shows that students who utilize both informal and formal writing in different contexts are developing a kind of blending of conversational registers employed by teens which not be possible without a sophisticated understanding of both languages. Also, many new abbreviations such ICYMI for in case you missed it or TL/DR for too long didn’t read are consistently being added, wasting more time on searching up what they mean rather than actually using them in conversations.
The way of life of the classroom has changed to wind up plainly more comprehensive of ladies and has, all the while, turn into a threatening domain for young men (Bolan, 2014). Boys are the subject of disciplinary activity much more frequently than girls, make up an altogether bigger segment of those in a specialized curriculum courses, are determined to have a lack of ability to concentrate consistently clutter and are less inclined to move on from secondary school. In the current instructive atmosphere, it 's not a decent time to be a boy. The classroom is the ideal case of exactly how distinctively male and female brains work. Each has particular needs, yet when the concentration of educational programs favors one
Education provide a levelling platform for individuals with the necessary knowledge, valuable skills and certain competencies needed to participate effectively in their society and also in the economy. The current Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat, has recently spoken about having Singapore education as a “key enabler of social mobility” with “equal opportunity” for students. In my opinion, one of the most pressing issue which would most likely hinder the development of certain groups of individuals would be due to inequitable social economic status. What happened could be due to a branded set of beliefs by the society’s brightest and most-able who assume they have the inherent superior abilities and are entitled to their successful outcomes. Due to their better fortunes, economic inequality in education landscape leads to social immobility with greater social distance amongst winners of the current meritocracy and the mass crowd.