Lessons Learned In Working-Class Schools

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Anyon’s essay made me realize the way teachers actually go about educating their students. I was astonished by the way each teaching style had its own focus and rules. She explains that as the average social class of the students increases, the school’s way of educating becomes more open to let leaders or thinkers step up. The reason this essay amazed me is because I never looked at the way I was taught. After reading the essay, I can categorize how all my teachers informed me in my classes. In elementary and middle school, it was the regular, “Solve this, and get that” or “Just memorize this and you will be good on the test”. I would say I was in the working-class schools for those years. My high school experience was where all different teaching …show more content…

The working-class is restricted, but ensures that students can do what their told and follow instructions. The executive elite class is creating leaders and thinkers, but leaves obedience and normal ways of thinking as a lesser action. In life, you do not start at the top. People have to work their way up to get to the position of a leader. At first, working-class students can excel in the beginning years of work, but may have trouble progressing. Executive elite class students may have trouble adapting to being a worker for someone who needs a job done in one, certain way. Of course, this does not apply to all students of the respective classes. The problem with my generalization, and some of Anyon’s, is that the data is from elementary school’s only. Unlike middle school and high school, elementary schools usually have the kids exposed to one or two teachers throughout the day. If that teachers holds strong to their teachings, that is the result of the students’ learning. “...further research should be conducted in a large number of schools…” (Anyon). I agree with her idea of a certain relation between the social status of schools and their teachings, but there are also a lot of factors and variables that may differ from school to

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