Power? Numbers? Watership Down displays three prominent government styles portrayed by three integral leaders in the novel, Cowslip, Woundwort and Hazel. Cowslip’s leadership style is that of communism, Woundwort’s is Fascism, and Hazel’s is democracy. In this novel the author, Richard Adams, is trying to show the audience why democracy is the best form of government.
“Teachers of English and literature have either submitted, or are expected to submit, along with teachers of the more "practical" disciplines, to the doctrine that the purpose of education is the mass production of producers and consumers” (Berry). Berry uses the word practical to describe the way in which we produce students as though they were massed produced. School systems today demonstrate specialization, and with that follows oversimplification. “In our society, which exists in an atmosphere of prepared, public language-language that is either written or being read illiteracy is both a personal and a public danger” (Berry). While schools relax their education standards and primarily focus on profitability, we become vulnerable to loss of literacy through
Rags to riches, which means you might be the rag and at the bottom while you are in school, but if you learn something in school and work hard you while eventually be on the rich side of things. As you can see Vogel wrote the article to get across to people that their something needs to be done differently with our school systems. So that students will challenge themselves in school, learn the material and still manage to get the good
The teen is able to pitch in on different prices of items. The author gave counterclaims for the people who don’t believe teens should have jobs. In paragraph one the author states, “Sure, kids can learn about personal finance from earning an allowance, but that’s small potatoes.” Having counterclaims in an argumentative essay helps the reader know you are passionate about what you wrote. The counterclaims are effective because, it gives the reader a chance to think about the bad things of the claim. The author is then able to bring you back onto his/her
Assignment 1 1. Write an essay on the assumption of “Rational Self-Interest.” Make sure that you touch on each of the 3 components of this assumption that we discussed in class. Comment on the relevance of this assumption in our daily lives. Please explain how Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand Theory uses the assumption of Rational Self-Interest to show how society benefits. Decisions are what determines the success of people, businesses and nations, a good decision could mean extreme wealth and a bad decision could mean the end of a business or friendship.
Students should have a contextually meaningful experience. The goal of constructivist learning is self-sufficiency, shared exchange of social relations and empowerment. The principle of constructivism is reflected in Confucius’s proverb where he says that hearing alone leads to forgetting, seeing may help remember but only by doing will one understand. Constructivism promotes advanced and refined thinking. Constructivism is against the banking of knowledge in which children are banks where coins of knowledge are put in and expected to be returned the same way.
Lewis Model Argumentative Essay The essay mainly introduces three categories of countries written by an authoritative linguist Lewis, in order to help readers to reduce culture shock and explore the world’s economy. Of these three types, the first one is “Linear-actives” and the second is “Multi-actives”. The last one is “Reactives”. While my classmates disagree with these three patterns, I am in favor of Lewis. The reason is that he illustrates and summarizes typical differences between different countries.
Department of Education is as follows, “Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access (U.S. Department of Education).” However, the current education system can be compared to a line from transcendentalist Ralph Emerson's “Self-Reliance”. He is condemning men who conform to societal norms when he writes, “He is supported on crutches, but lacks so much support of muscle (Emerson).” In all actuality, this also addresses the modern man who is graduating grade school or college, by thinking of the crutches as a metaphor to the education that gave him the knowledge to pass a standardized test like the ACT or SAT. The support of muscle can be seen as the natural skills needed to succeed in life that was not given but had to be earned through training, much as muscles in the body are. A student can never be truly successful on an educational crutch, they must develop the muscular skills of a trade to be successful
The motivational critique of traditional classroom organisation holds that the competitive grading and informal reward system of the classroom creates peer norms opposing academic efforts (Coleman, 1961). Since one student's success decreases the chances that others will succeed, students are likely to prompt norms that high achievement is for "nerds" or teachers' pets. Such work restriction norms are familiar in industry, where the "rate buster" is scorned by his or her fellow workers (Vroom, 1969). However, by having students work together toward a common goal, they may be motivated to express norms favouring academic achievement, to reinforce each other for academic efforts. Thus, motivational theorists build group rewards into their co-operative learning methods.
Parents or guardians, are the initial stage of education, teaching their children between right and wrong, also answering pestering questions from curious children. Not to mention, parents likewise guardian gives financial aid for a child’s education. On the contrary, schools provide a better education than parents can, also school helps a child to see what his future clearer than parents. Furthermore, better knowledge can be found in higher education, colleges and universities. Having education also provides a person better chance of competing in the world, getting a job and
After reading the first chapter of Freakonomics, written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, I realized not only what similarities sumo wrestlers and teachers have in common, but also to what lengths they will go to receive an incentive and/or achieve their goals. It details how some teachers and sumo wrestlers cheat for their advantages. In the beginning of the chapter the authors describe the concept of incentives, initially when I began reading I thought to my self “isn’t this chapter about sumo wrestlers and teachers?” Even though it is, the authors decided to take explain some terms and back-story before diving into what they wanted to get across, which in my opinion was executed beautifully. In 1996 high-stakes testing was implemented in schools
This is just one of the ways the authors described the power of incentives and the drastic results they can produce. The authors then introduce the topic of high-stakes testing, which increases a teacher’s incentive for cheating. If a teacher has students that receive poor test scores, the teacher can be passed over for a raise. In extension, if the whole school does not do well then federal funding can be withheld and the teacher could be fired. Teachers can also receive positive incentives for their students to perform better on the high-stakes testing, which include promises of promotions and bonuses (Levitt & Dubner, 2009).
The American Dream was once the idea of being able to come from poverty and take that and create something from nothing making a better life for one’s family than had in the past. In the book They Say, I say With Readings Cal Thomas and Brandon King have both written papers discussing the topic of the American dream each author using a different angle to exploit their views on the topic. This paper will analyze both author’s texts, creating three different points made by each and comparing them. The first point will be on the American Dream and how it is portrayed in both texts. The second point will cover any texts used in the essays in comparison to the other paper and how those writings improve the author’s argument.
One of the challenging aspects to the Harvest Valley Program was constructing a Positive Reward System. The incentive program was based on rewarding the students for positive choices while, holding at the minimum, negative consequences for poor choices. “One thing unsuccessful students know how to do…is be unsuccessful.” Pat Peterson: Program Specialist Lou (Curtis) & Laura (Kathleen) are the fictional characters in our novel INSCRIPTIONS ON A BELT. Students were made to own the responsibility of their actions, positive & negative. 1) Students were given a clipboard to track their daily program progress.
In my opinion, public educational curriculums and accountability guidelines should be established at the state and local levels where parents/guardians play an integral role in the decision making process. I do not believe standardized tests alone are an accurate measure of a student’s knowledge; their classwork, projects, and literary works also represent a student’s talent and capabilities. In agreement with Robert Schaeffer, a representative for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, that federal mandated programs such as the No Child Left Behind and The Race to The Top high-stakes tests foster the temptation to cheat because they serve as means to both punish and reward students, teachers, and principals based solely upon test scores (Schaeffer,