Farber believes that the grades create phony motivation and students only want to please the teachers. According to Farber, students only retain the material until they are graded on it. No longer having a grading system would leave students having no drive in school. Schools would no longer have a basic form of ranking the students and see how well they are doing. Students would no longer want to see the point in striving to be the best when everyone is ranked the same.
This society burns books because their content is troublesome. The reason for this decision was because people were unable to formulate solutions to the problems that books created. They always take the easiest route resulting in their society neglecting books and the ideas inside them. Bradbury uses anti-intellectualism to demonstrate that by controlling what a society is exposed to and limiting their ideas, they will conform. In the society that Montag lives, people are consumed by distractions.
In conclusion, John Gatto’s essay “Against School” is highly against the current educational system in the US and also in many other places that follow the same format that the US has acquired from Prussian culture. Modern schooling is hurting children more than helping them by causing them to fight each other for social standing. It is a brainwash for children and we must teach them to be adventurous, think outside the box, be independent, and develop an inner life so that they will never be bored, even in
In the quote, “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he [one] is being educated.” James Baldwin is trying to say that as become more educated, we, ironically, begin to examine, question, and even reject what we have been taught. Meaning the society in which we are being educated is trying to produce students who are capable of challenging the societies value. This is where there’s a paradox, since societies are building schools in which it produces students that challenge the societies itself, as this is the only way once can see progress. Education is building us to examine society and further improve it. It furthers our intelligence, and without it there
Okay so Quiet is about the powers of introverts in a world who can’t stop talking. It is about the bias about our society against people who are quiet and serious. So the book really has 3 goals: the first one is to change people’s perspectives, especially the perspectives of introverts who, for too long have felt guilty and ashamed of being who they were, and feeling guilty of their desire to go off and spend time by themselves. The second and third goals of the book are to change the way our schools and workplaces are structured. Because right now, both schools and workplaces are structured to meet the needs of extroverted children in schools, and an extroverted employee in the case of workplaces.
Also education must enable one to exam weigh evidence. The main reason is that the teachers make you think intensively and to think critically. The purpose of education is that they teach one to think intensively and to think critically. MLK said “education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. I do have to agree with this one because you do have to think intensively and critically to understand better what they
Summary: “Against School,” by John Tayler Gatto In John Tayler Gatto’s ‘Against School,’ he argues that children and teachers alike have become bored with the notion of schooling. That there is no room to learn skills to build upon one's character but rather to keep busy. Children become bored of the structured material that they are forced to learn. Thus the teachers have no motivation to teach the children when there is no effort put forth. The structure of the education system causes an individual to become stuck and unable to learn skills useful to their character.
What this essay is saying about students and education is there is no student who doesn’t want to learn or what’s to get an education. Everybody is capable of learning, but the problem is sometimes the education are given by people who don’t care if you are learning or not. In this essay, we learned that the author was put in classes where the teachers didn’t care too much about their students and because of this he become a mediocre student. Not because he didn’t like school or he was lazy, but because there was no inspiration in learning. Luckily, Mike Rose the author of I Just Wanna Be Average found someone that wants him to start learning someone that make him change his mind.
Before further analysis, the writer is going to point out some definitions and add facts and figures. First, “Education” is defined as “The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university” by Oxford dictionary (Oxford dictionary). More specific, in a work of John Dewey, an influential American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, education is explained as: The process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves.
Smith (2003, p. 489) argues that ‘when the lines between knowledge and misrepresentation become completely blurred in the public mind, then education as a practice of civic responsibility becomes very difficult’. Fundamental to the new popular education systems is the replacement of the expected instillation of ‘facts’ to be learned and assessed with a genuine dialogic education (Cole, 2004). Such a dialogic process needs to be distinguished from the postmodernist notion of multivocality where ‘anything goes’ and all that is on offer is deconstruction. Education is closely interwoven with business and industry these days. More than ever, students must perform in a real life context by solving real life conundrums.