Research recognizes parent involvement as an important factor in the quality of a child's education. Joyce Epstein's School-Family-Community Partnership Model is an important model in research and practices surrounding parent involvement. As a framework for increasing parental participation in education, Epstein’s model recognizes six different types of involvement in regards to education. Through her work, Epstein encourages schools to develop activities that work within the six types, as well as instill these types in practices around the home. Parent involvement is as a major factor in improving the quality of a child's education.
However, evidence shows that standardized tests lead to stress, most importantly, among teenagers, and most information is not carried on past high school. Our current test-driven curriculum should be replaced with a teaching-learning model that better prepares students for adulthood. Using standardized tests as the principle measuring tool of a student’s success is misleading the future leaders of our country to focus more on preparation for these tests that ill-prepare young people for the true problems and questions in the real world. Standardized tests, such as the ACT and the SAT, have been used for over fifty years. However, more, now than ever, standardized tests have become a huge role in a student’s education and future.
Cutting homework or senior year, will make the education process harder for most students who learn at a slower pace. The four articles we read in class gave us all different viewings to how and why it’s important for people to have in their life. In Frederick Douglas and Malcolm X, they wrote about how they didn’t get the same opportunities as other to get educated because they were a different race, however, both of them took the time to self educate themselves and were successful. Education and literacy have been the two most important parts of people 's lives. In today’s society, everyone gets the same opportunities as each other when it comes to
The process of understanding students and responding to their needs plays an important role in the success of teaching and learning. In recent years, researchers have stressed the role of assessment in this process. Assessment is really vital to the process of education. In schools, the most visible assessments are summative. However, assessment also serves a formative function.
For the many youth who enter high school with a history of low academic performance, access to these activities are especially critical because research has clearly indicated that when low performing students perceive the relevance of a course to their future goals, they achieve better grades and report more interest in the course (Hulleman & Harackiewicz, 2009). Nowadays career choice has lately become a very complicated science, considering that the decision is influenced by numerous factors such as the family, profession and income of parents, passion, salary, and past experiences. In addition to these factors gender and personality can also affect what field of career a student may choose. Also, significant others such as friends and teachers may also explicitly or implicitly affect the students’ career decisions. (Journal of Education and Practice,
The cost of Common Core can greatly impact a school and a student`s education. The Washington State Office of Public Instruction last year estimated the new Common Core standards will cost taxpayers in the state more than $300 million. (Kittle, M.D.). These costs are due to the new need for technology, textbooks, and other requirements for Common Core. Since Common Core tests are mainly computer operated, schools now need the technology in order to complete them.
Montessori who lived from 1870-1952, educational institutions are still adopting it’s methods of teaching and learning. In fact, the Montessori Method has become a worldwide highly individualized educational approach for children of all ages. (CGMS, 2017). The fundamental purpose of implementing the Montessori Method in an educational setting is to offer the child an opportunity to develop the skills and habits he will need for a lifetime of learning and happiness. With this goal in mind, a relationship has to be formed between the teacher and the student and equally important is the environment in which the learning will take place.
Students who graduated in the academic year 2014 to 2015 face a ten-percent unemployment rate. This figure is higher than those who studied Mass Communications and documentation, Physical sciences, or Engineering and technology. Maybe it’s time we re-think how we teach computer science. Perhaps, for the majority of students who don’t wish to become academics, but rather software developers, there should be an alternative to the current offering. Ideally, this would look like the now-ubiquitous software development bootcamps that have sprung up
They need a sense of belonging, of common cause and the knowledge that over time they will make a difference or not only in the loves of individual children they teach, but in their profession (Eisenman and Thornton, 1990). Bailey et al (2001) explains that mentoring is typically used with novice teachers, but it can also be helpful to experienced teachers. As an AT, I am often working together with a diverse range of teachers ranging from novice teachers to teachers that have been in the profession for over forty years. It is important that my approaches with my schools that I am providing the teachers with non-evaluative, nonthreatening sources of support and development options (Bailey et al, 2001). Furthermore, mentoring is also a great way to introduce positive change into educational programs (Wang & Odell, 2002).