As educators we have to be familiar with this in order to create equal education opportunities for everyone. While multiculturalism is valid everywhere, multicultural education beings in schools, which ultimately reflect the community and society as well. To simplify multicultural education, Banks split it into five dimensions, which are Content Integration, Knowledge Construction, Equity Pedagogy, Prejudice Reduction, and Empowering School Culture and Social Structure. All these dimensions combine to create a more harmonious society (Banks & Banks, 1997). The overall goal of multiculturalism and multicultural education is to create educational opportunities for students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds while encouraging students from those diverse groups to create a respectful and civil community that works for everyone.
Factors such as labeling, economics, and hidden curriculums affect all children in education in a variety of ways that can have lasting impacts on an individual’s life. It is important to look at individual’s experiences and overall scores in order to make education more efficient for everyone. In order for education to be functional we must constantly identify its dysfunctions. Education is what allows people to improve their lives and society, and has personally done so for me. To better our society and children’s lives we must place importance on public education and prepare all types of individuals to become functioning members of
Indeed, an example of this unfortunate occurrence has been manifested in history multiple times. One Lee Malvo, a young adult in high school, was involved in a shooting in Washington. According to the article, “To Censor or not to Censor at the School library”, “Clearly reading inappropriate materials” (among other things) “contributed to his ultimate crime” (To Censor or Not to Censor at the School Library). When these materials, such as books with sexual content, severe profanity, graphic material or other explicit literature are available to students in schools at such a young age, the consequences are great. It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading.
According to CNN.com, they say that they are not sure what the motivation was but they believe that the shooter was bullied at school. Although bullying has been an ongoing problem for many students, school shootings are something that has been a tragic result of bullying. Is bullying the root of evil today or is bullying something that toughens up your children? Pat Student explains bullying in schools, the results of bullying, and how bullying
Students have mainly reported incidents of hate speech about their race, next ethnicity, then sexual orientation. This can affect school performance, and kids are more likely to express fear at school. Hate is making the already tough school system, even harder. Hate crimes have increased 62% on colleges campuses. Anti-Gay slurs are common, and students claim teachers seldom do anything.
Many children are exposed to various sexual violence’s and behaviours in their own homes which causes depression, anger issues and mental disorders, but to some it might seem to be the right thing to do and they start to practice what they are exposed to at home at schools to other learners. Learners tend to assault other learners whenever the thoughts of what they experience at home may arise, in this manner they bring what they have seen or heard at home in the school environment. For example a boy who grew up in a home where he was exposed to his father abusing the mother regularly in his presence the child can put what they experienced at home in practice at school. Many South African schools experience this kind of behaviours not knowing were learners got the idea how and why they are behaving in that
10, 2013). The philosophy and the mission of an inclusive school provide a strong foundation and confidence for practitioners to go further in advocating for every child’s right. Providing equal opportunity does not mean treating everyone the same, but rather giving every child the right to a broad and balanced curriculum with high expectation of their success. Inclusive practice involves the whole teaching community coming together to agree, identify and understand the barriers that exist so that planning for inclusion and intervention strategies can be put into place. Aside from building positive relationships with and for children, Connolly et al.
It is a place where a student can go learn, live and thrive as a human being without stress of the outside world, specifically the challenges of their personal life. The school should help as much as possible in accommodating all students. Schools are meant to be culturally competent places where people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds should feel welcomed and come together to create an accepting and loving community. I have experienced this at Shaw, and I am forever
EDUCATION FOR ALL ‘’Education is essential for everyone. It is the level of education that helps people earn respect and recognition. In my opinion, it is indispensable part of our life both personally and socially. However, the unequal standard of education is still a major problem that needs to be solved.’’ To what extent is education a socially transformative process? The system set at schools influences the kind of outlook on life and that really effects how people try to develop socially for example self-esteem, how they deal with problems.
Bullying is a common problem that happens in almost every school and other places of work all over the world. Even possibly in our school! Bullying can happen in a lot of different ways, affect people in different ways and, of course, it is a very big theme of The Revealers. Bullies tend to have their own personal problems and take out their anger on other kids to make them feel less bad about themselves. What is bullying?
Beliefs: We believe that advanced education will empower students to become leaders and responsible citizens. No child is an exception, no matter what race, sexuality or gender you are. In Golden Valley Academy, we believe that an emotionally, physically comfortable and safe environment will be the most effective way of learning. Learning is an active and lifelong activity that is unique for each member of society so we are willing to mold our way of teaching to help our students residing in this school. Curriculum activities are important as well, they are there to provide students countless of pathways to success.
All effective practitioners reflect to ensure that they are providing a high standard practice to ensure that children are provided with the chance/opportunity to strive for the best education (achieve their best). Reflecting on your own practice could be beneficial to a practitioner within the setting as they would be developing a clearer vision in thinking creatively as a skill and also the practitioner would be able to get a better understanding of others in the setting. By having a more clear understanding on the children you are working with in the setting would also enable practitioners to meet the individual needs of the children and make adjustments to activities if needed or provide the children with an individual educational plan
In today’s education world, children are coming to our schools with different family, racial, ethnic, and religious upbringings; therefore, as an educational leader I will have to demonstrate an appreciation to all the diversity within our school community. I will have to plan and develop policies and procedures that support our diverse family. As a leader, I will have to research the different cultures that will exist within my school in order to treat everyone fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect. According to ISLCC standard 6 the administrator should ensure the environment in which schools operate is influenced on behalf of students and their families. As a leader, he/she should know how to communicate with the decision makers as well as with the families of the students, and his/her faculty and staff.
Furthermore, one of the number one causes of school shootings is bullying and abuse at home and at the school. Students who are isolated and who seem to be "different" are more likely to be picked on in our generation. Being tormented daily and made fun of for what you wear can put kids into a depression “For example, although average and rejected boys become equally angered and aggressive when provoked, rejected boys respond more aggressively without justification. Furthermore, once aggression has started, children who are generally rejected by their peers are more inclined to intensify their aggression and less likely to submit than nonrejected children.” according to Mark R. Leary, Department of Psychology, Wake Forest University. In rare cases, these kids want to get revenge on the people who bullied them so they "snap" and think the only solution is violence.
Eliminating Bullying More and more shootings are happening more frequently nationwide.People are wondering why? What could be causing this increase in violence? Sixty-one percent of students said the students who shoot others in school do so because they have been victims of physical abuse at home. There is violence and problems in American schools. People are both victims and witnesses of bullying.