Unequal Childhoods is an ethnography outlining the study done by Annette Lareau which researched how socioeconomic classes impact parenting among both white and African American families. She used both participant observation and interviewing. 12 families participated in this study where she came to conclusions on whether they displayed parenting styles of concerted cultivation or natural growth based of their socioeconomic status. Concerted cultivation is a parenting style where the parent(s) are fully invested in creating as much opportunity for their child as possible, but results in a child with a sense of entitlement. An example of this would be a parent who places their children in a wide array of extracurricular activities and/or actively speaks to educators about the accommodations their child needs to effectively learn.
Schools and some universities use generalized IQ testing to determine placement of any given student. Teachers may assume that this will help students to recognize their level of potential within the university or school. Instructors might generalize students with low IQ scores with those students who are truly incompetent. Howard Gardner himself, almost twenty years ago, has conducted a number of studies and researched in his work “A Rounded Version: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences” (1999) that IQ tests do not measure our intellect accurately enough. His work can point out the fact that there are seven kinds of intellect and IQ is a measurement of only two of them.
A Neonatal Nurse is a nurse who deals with premature,sick, or ill patients. The children often need to be monitored very closely. Even though their job is to care for infants, they often have to provide emotional support to the families of the children. Along with information to educate them with how their infant is being cared for ("Neonatal Nurse"). When considering a career as a
However, courage has been shown in everyday life a very long time. A women’s rights advocate, Clara Barton is an excellent example of everyday people doing acts of a tremendous amount of courage. Born in 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara was an extremely shy child and had extreme trouble talking to people. At the age of 10 her younger brother fell out of a barn and suffered from a very serious injury. Being only a young girl she cared for her brother and nursed him back to health after a number doctors had already given up on him.
It’s also important to note that 79.9% and 78.6% of fathers and mothers respectively were born in Mexico and lived on average of 15 and 12.3 in the United states for fathers and mothers respectively.According to the conductors of this study, Mexican Americans are more likely to have two-parent families which is why the researchers study two-parent Mexican American families. The researchers then analyze the parenting using a person-centered approach to discover which “unique variable patterns” appear naturally instead of the traditional parenting styles. They were measuring responsiveness which is the parents ‘attention and affection for the needs of the child and demands which is the level of rule enforcement, control, and
Some people may say that our environment we grow up in has more to do with our personality than our genetics. In the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, a well-known study for the genetic basis for personality, it was found that characteristics of their personalities were largely controlled by genetics. In this study from 1979 to 1999, 350 pairs of twins, whether
The book was an autobiography dealing with her early life and experiences with her teacher/friend, Anne Sullivan. After Helen graduated college in 1904 she became very interested in helping out others with disabilities just like her. According to Helen Keller's Story of My Life, "Historically, people who were blind and/or deaf were confined to mental asylums and Keller was influential in bringing this horrendous act to an end"(Hermann). By putting this to an end it helped many others became more successful and got a better education. Helens next accomplishment was trying to raise awareness for better education for the handicapped.
The G factor can be measured by an IQ test 2. The G factor is a good indication of school performance Disadvantages/weakness of Charles Spearman’s theory: 1. The backlash and criticism regarding how the G factor only measures General Intelligence 2. The G factor doesn’t take into account other various activities such as motor abilities, perception and musical abilities. HOWARD GARDNER: MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE Multiple Intelligence: Howard Gardner (1943-current) originally identified and stated that there are 7 (later 9) specific types of intelligence.
“Social Class and College Readiness” shows the correlation between different social classes and how it affects how prepared students are for college. After the research was completed the unnamed authors came to the conclusion that if parents raise their children according to the “norms” of their social class, then it can have a direct link with how children think about their educational future. In “Educating the Hierarchs” Sacks has a similar approach to the research question, and shows how a family’s social class correlates with a student’s SAT scores, and these scores directly correlate with the level of education the students will receive. These authors show that a child’s social class will impact their standardized test scores, and their thoughts about their academic
Human intelligence is something that is hard to comprehend, as it is something that is intangible. Therefore, many attempts have been made in the pursuit of understanding it. As a result of our curiosity, many theories were proposed in order to try to identify the different aspects in huma intelligence, and several tests came up along the way to determine the level of intelligence in people. Robert J. Sternberg, an American psychologist also made a contribution towards understanding intelligence. He proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence which suggests that human intelligence is divided into three different aspects, which are the analytical, creative and practical intelligences.
As technology improves, so do human capabilities of altering nature, which in turn creates increased responsibility. This directly relates to genetic engineering, which is beginning to morph into a reality. There are advocates for both sides that convey their personal opinions about the hypothetical results, but neither is clearly superior since both arguments speculate upon an unknown future. Hungarian psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, outlines this topic in his essay “The Future of Happiness,” which focuses on the history of selective breeding and compares the goal of happiness with genetic engineering. Csikszentmihalyi alternates between viewpoints regarding genetic engineering but presents a perspective dominated by warning.