As cited by the Gender Spectrum (n.d.), school is the most powerful socializing force and a venue for the students to identify their true gender identity. Students are not able to express fully themselves since they have received cues from their educational institutions about what is or is not acceptable. Factors inside the school have been the most prominent indicator of the students’ gender identity due to the idea that the students spend more time in school and provide them opportunity to learn more about the gender spectrum. According to Bigler, Hayes & Hamilton (2013), teachers and peers are the primary factors affecting gender identity and expression of the students by directly providing males and females with different learning opportunities and feedback. These two factors are also the sources of learning about gender itself.
Why is it okay for a boy to come down to the girls floor without a note, in a teachers opinion, yet a girl gets told off even if she goes to the boys floor with a permission slip. How is it fair that teachers find it okay to be more strict in terms of grading girls assessments just because they’re girls and re supposed to do better than boys. Aren’t boys and girl in the same grade level supposed to have the same in intellectual capabilities? Teachers are hand in hand with the administration when it comes to oppressing female students and allowing them to suffer. The mental effects of categorizing us girls will eventually take its toll on our tolerance and cooperation.
Loris Malaguzzi (1993) claims that students enter school already “contaminated” with “pieces of the world attached” and of the “experiences we bring with us” (p. 2). Teachers need to understand what these “contaminants” are, how they influence or relate to students’ learning and their teaching practices before they can engage appropriate techniques. An ideal way to assess the influencing factors of students’ social inequality would be to observe students’ ‘virtual schoolbag’ (Thomson, 2002, p. 3). ‘Vicki’ and ‘Thanh’ from Pat Thomson’s 2002 Schooling the Rustbelt Kids, Robyn Ewing’s 2013 statistical view of Australia’s social structure, Lawrence, Brooker and Goodnow’s 2012 open–minded, explorative Ethnicity: Finding a Cultural Home in Australia
This notion has been patented by African Americans deteriorated morals from segregation, segregation of races in their residences, and the lack of integration in public schools. With society accepting the segregation that occurs in the classroom it is no wonder individuals believe division in schools makes sense. With a country constantly making mistakes in regards to their educational system it is clear intervention should be implemented. The United States of America’s mantra is equality for all, however, African Americans do not have equality in their classrooms, surrounded by peers of the same race and neighborhood. Separate is not equal and it is the obligation of members of society to enforce this notion, allowing Brown vs Board of Education to serve its true purpose, which is African American and white students learning in the classroom as
There are various ways to deal with the racial dispute at classroom. Stereotypes play an important role in prejudice. The tendency to think about others in terms of their membership in various groups ar categories appears to be a key factor in the occurance and persistance of prejudicial behaviour. It is vital for a teacher to have a proper understanding and knowledge regarding the children and their behaviour in order to shape them as good citizens of the society. The main cause of racial discrimination towards a child in a classroom is may be due to the fact that the worlds of those children are distinct and they rarely intersect.
Other participants in the study included a kindergarten class (18 students), one kindergarten teacher, and one assistant. A single subject reversal design was used alternating baseline and intervention for a total of four phases each lasting approximately one to three weeks (McGoey et al., 2007). During the baseline phase, teachers used standard behavior management procedures in the classroom along with the team meeting to design the school-home note and to define goals. The child gave their input to and made changes such as using familiar language to make it their own and to understand the goals. Parents instituted a routine of reinforcement or response cost that correlated with the intervention.
In both the film and the reading, the effects of unbidden bias and the lack of support in the home and school environment are explored. The reading explores the tensions faced in educational enviroment and helps us understand what the school-to-prison pipeline is and how people of color are affected. Being Bad changes the way we look at ourselves and educational system. The effects of labels and stereotypes are brought to our attention. Crystal T. Laura starts her first chapter by explaining what the school-to-prison pipeline is.
It shows the disadvantages that many students face in public schools, such as being placed in lower level classes where the students are considered notoriously rude and ignorant by the school administrators. The movie works to disprove the idea of the students being lazy by showing the hard work they put into their notebook and the passion they show when Miss Gruwell teaches them with an attitude that shows she believes they are just as capable of any other students. “Freedom Writers” addresses the problem of the structure of the education system, showing the viewers how the system makes it more likely for certain students to be left behind or left out of academic success. The movie “Freedom Writers” contains fatal flaws in its portrayal of the characters. The content is riddles with racist and classist connotations that reduce the efficacy of the movie’s attempt to seem like a progressive film.
It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading. Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young...I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
As seen with the video titled “The Race of Life” students who have both parents in their home are automatically given an advantage in school than those who are raised by single parent households (Section 2/14/18). This inhibits how many students receive education about how to participate in democracy, leaving them unable to engage in even the simplest civics related discussions. Students who are not wealthy receive unfair education to those who are. This inherent inequality is best stated in Richard Rothstein’s piece where he describes the different reasons students can be performing badly in school simply because of the socioeconomic status they were born into. He says “The individual predictors of low achievement are well documented… With fewer family resources, their college ambitions are constrained (Johnson, In Progress)” (Rothstein 2).
During the observation portion of this assignment, I observed in a fifth grade ELL classroom. The teacher in charge of this class is Anissa Rose. She has been an ELL teacher for many years and teaches students in kindergarten through the 8th grade. This paper will discuss whether or not the students were aware of the class language and content objective, how the teacher instructed the content and language objectives, the type of group configurations, and how the teacher accommodated for different ELP levels.
What is school really trying to do with our lives? The article “Against School” by John Taylor Gatto is an article that talks about the problem of schools and how the goals are not what they say they are. First. the author talks about how the school system creates boredom and what could be done to fix it. He then talks about how school is not needed in its required class times, what the schools say the goals are for the students, and where our school system originated from.
In a school environment, prejudice is always a call for the worse. When we say prejudice it is most commonly known to be relating to race. In my experiences at school, there were cases of prejudice based on academic performance. Whenever a teacher would assign a group assignment students with higher averages would join together leaving those with lower averages to group with each other. This usually negatively affects many friendships since one may care more about their marks than their friends.
During Week Two, participants involved in the study were required to complete a Learning Styles Assessment, as well as a Classroom Climate Survey. Both formal and informal observations were conducted, as well as a group discussion that centered around the results received from the Learning Styles Assessment and Classroom Climate Survey. Lastly, the researcher conducted an interview whereby both teachers involved in the study were surveyed to determine which of the following seven literacy strategies, proven effective with high school