In today’s education system, there is an ongoing debate concerning conformity and individuality. The majority of schools conform to similar curriculum as a means of ‘leveling the academic playing field’ and giving all students a fair and equal chance of success. But does this sense of conformity actually benefit students? While it is necessary to have some conformity in the curriculum taught to students nationwide, there should be an aspect of individuality as well. Schools should adopt a more individualistic approach towards the classes students must take, and less of one concerned solely on test performance, because it would benefit students upon graduation by allowing them to pursue studies that interest them, and also benefit the school
It strikes an interest in me because I am an Elementary Ed major and I will deal with certain situations that I have read about and I hope I make the right decision when my time comes. I want for all students to get the best education they can and be proud of who they are. I do not want my students to worry about other things besides school and helping them better themselves. I really hope I can express this emotion in my paper to earn a good grade and finish the semester strong. I just want to make a good
The test ensures the equivalent content for all students. Michelle Rhee, a former Washington, DC, school counselor, argues for equivalent content saying, “‘You can't separate them, and to try to do so creates two, unequal systems, one with accountability and one without it. This is a civil rights issue.’” It would be unfair for student, for example in the minority, to have an alternate test. Therefore, standardized tests are inclusive and non-discriminatory. Within these tests, they measures students skills and problem-solving ability.
Because of the creation of the No Child Left Behind Act and the education reform movement, students all over the country are improving their knowledge in subjects due to the usage of standardized testing and is proven by research and evidence. These tests are a way for students to have a better chance at succeeding in their education and in no way are harmful to the student population that takes these tests. One can see by doing a little research that standardized testing in our country is not negative and caused no real harm to students. Yes, it does put some stress on students, but a lot of things do and we cannot only hate the use of standardized testing because of this. This form of testing is needed, as stated before, to improve the basic skills, memory and overall knowledge of our students.
Activist Malcolm X once said, “Education is the passport to the future”. His statement has been extended in the views of society as people continue to link education with success in life. To reach this goal a list of mandatory classes have been created in schools. Those in favor of conformity support mandatory classes because each student has an equal opportunity to learn the same content as their peers. However, conformity results in a similar educational track for all students.
As reported by the Office of Work/Life of the Columbia University there are both pros and cons of standardized testing. They state that the main benefit is that these tests make schools and teachers accountable, and that they should teach what students need to know for these tests. This, however, has a con; teachers may lose jobs and schools may be even shut if students repeatedly, which will put extreme pressure on both parties, in turn, causing them to teach only what would be necessary, hindering a student’s potential. Another pro included in this report is the ability that it gives educational boards to evaluate sub-groups and develop programs so as to better educate them. Standardized tests also allow parents to see how their children are doing in school compared to the country, state, or municipality.
Kiran Sethi 's speech, “Kids, take charge”(2009), introduces that embedding real-world problems and learning together can empower kids to change the world because they are provided with belief and support. Sethi supports her claims with her own real world examples and videos, pointing out world problems like child labor or child marriages and how children can create change to solve these problems by changing a child 's mindset using a method of incorporating learning with life. In addition, she also adds in statistics showing the children 's outstanding test scores to visualize the effectiveness of the system she calls the “I can”bug. She discusses that mixing life and school together, students will change from followers to learners. Sethi 's
In the future, I would like to be a school psychologist to ensure each student receives best support to learn and help teachers teach every student not just one. As I read the text, I wish that there were more qualified professionals available to these students because it could positively impact how the students view themselves and their
This quote shares with people that when someone gets knocked down, they just need to keep moving forward, so that they can have a good future. Sports in school allows children to have a better future. Since sports are helpful to kids in school, the United States should allow sports to be played in schools. There is absolutely no reason for sports to be banned from schools, for one they provide children with better future’s. Athletics in schools enable kids to learn about very important life lessons that could help better their future.
At this moment, parental pressure acts as a force for children to thrive in the academic area which can be explained by the example of Max (Qin,D.B., Chang,T.F. , Han,J.E. , Grace ,C. , 2012). Max acknowledged the important role of his mother played in his schooling . “ If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be like where I am today .” (Qin,D.B., Chang,T.F.
Common Core Standards were implemented as a way to have national standards for all students. This way, students have equal access to the same curriculum. There needs to be an enhancement in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math so that students are prepared for 21st century jobs (Zarra 17). Many educators feel that students are not prepared to compete globally against other countries. However, the United States has always taken a lead globally against other countries.
Conclusion Eliminating or minimizing bullying at Lakewood Elementary and placing the focus point on a more conclusive objective such as the point system will enrich these children with a sense of responsibility and amour-propae when it comes to behavior in school. Positive reinforcement is a school wide goal to help shape and change behavior at Lakewood Elementary this system will work by presenting a motivating item (points) to the children after the desired Javier has been exhibited(to not bully) creating a dynamic in this school where children will view bullying as I
The best way to promote anti-discriminatory practice in work with children and young people is to be a good positive role model. A school needs to have high expectations of children and develop their attitudes of self-belief through appropriate challenges. The school should celebrate and value diversity, using PSHE and religious education lessons to make children aware. The school must work to include all children in the main activities in the class where ever possible and encourage the participation of all pupils in the curriculum and school life. Ensure that all pupils are encouraged to achieve to their full potential by affording them appropriate degrees of challenge and support.
We ensure that our teachers are organized with the content needed to provide a cohesive learning environment. Our school always provides an option for students to receive individualized direct instruction in reading, math or language arts for those that need a more personal learning experience. - Technology-based learning. Ronald Reagan Middle School integrates today’s technology into our classroom curriculum. Students have a top of the line technology lab, equipped with IPad and other technology based products that students with disabilities can utilize.
First Third Page____163_______ to _____169_______ Page___164______ Caught my eye: “The written IEP serves as an accountability tool for teachers, parents, and school administrators as they conduct a program of learning for the student…. It becomes the blueprint for the student’s education for the current school year.” I think looking at the IEP in this light is so incredibly important. If teachers and parents understand that it is both the “blueprint” and an accountability tool, the IEP will be more effective and meaningful. Every student deserves to have the best possible education, and the IEP helps to ensure that this happens among students with disabilities.