As the story continued, the father and the mother did not show improvement, which made them unqualified parents due to the lack of providing for the basic survival needs or their children. According to Abraham Maslow 's theory of "the Hierarchy of Needs” there are five different types of needs that should be provided to all human beings, which are “the physiological needs, the needs for safety and security, the needs for love and belonging, the needs for esteem, and the need to actualize the self” (Boeree 2). Those are the needs that have to be satisfied for someone to have a healthy, successful, and a happy life. At the end of the story, the children received all their needs on their own, without the help of the parents. They only addressed those needs, when they escaped home and their parents.
During the American Colonial period, the primary focus of colonists was to establish their own settlements in order to survive in the new continent. However, many of them believed that it was their responsibility to Christianize and civilize Native Americans. The educational institutions they established became the forerunners of the boarding schools which arose later in the 19th century both in the United States and in Canada (Stout 1). The aim of these schools was to resolve the so called “Indian-Problem” and to assimilate American Indians by separating Native children from their families and teaching them the American or the Canadian way of life (Trafzer, Keller and Sisquoc 14). Children in boarding schools were taught to be ashamed of and to reject their cultural heritage, ancestors and spiritual traditions (Chansonneuve 43).
The residential schools were incredibly destructive to their culture and even though the author doesn’t make this the focus of the novel it explains why Otter Lake is the way it is. Their lack of culture has led to a disconnect with the land, shown in the eagerness to build on it and how it’s seen as an administrative task rather than something of cultural significance. The lack of culture has also changed their relationship with each other. Virgil and many other kids are often left to raise themselves while their parents focus on their jobs. In return, they have no connection with their past and where they came from.
Residential schools were government sponsored Religious schools for the Aboriginal community. Assimilation is the process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group. The residential schools were made to assimilate the Natives to live within Canada in peace with society. The residential Schools were closed in 1996 with the last school in Saskatchewan. This was due because the schools were close due to expense and teachers preferred working at public schools.
Essay #2 Parents play a very important role in the lives of their children. If parents do it in the right way, it positively impacts children’s mental and emotional condition. One of the main characters from the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, Connie, does not have that kind of relationships with her parents, with who she can share her thoughts or who to get a good advice from. The main reason of all Connie’s mental and emotional problems is that her parents do not play a good role model for her and compare with the older sister. Being parents is far more than just providing children with food and clothes.
Other concerns around lack of ability or interest in school work which can affect how the child develops into a student willing to engage in learning. As development moves into adolescence and these young people have not gotten the basic skills to cope with emotions, social skills, self-regulation their skills to cope as adults in the world due to development issues become evident and this is important. At this age adolescence are trying to find the world around them and how it works, with little skills it is hard to support the development to create a positive outcome for life. http://studentsfirstproject.org/wp-content/uploads/attachment-booklet-for-parents-guardians-and-child-serving-professionals.pdf Outline what might disrupt attachment in children, using relevant literature in support. - 600 Attachment for children can be affected by many things, relating to the disruption or attachment for children fall into a few categories.
New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see.
Personally, I think that residential schools were not justified. Being torn for from your family and forced into an abusive school system where you had no choice but to give up your culture and beliefs is simply not okay. To me, learning life skills such as how to read, write and operate farm machinery would not have been worth the trauma and mistreatment they received. Imagine what being forced away from your family, having to forget about your culture without a choice, and being put into an a cruel, abusive school system where you would have to live would be like. How could a somebody learn and be happy in such conditions?
The effect on this is that kids will either want to come to school. Another reason is because students will be nervous for school everyday. That why students should not wear uniform. In conclusion uniforms is a bad idea. Another reason students should not wear uniform is because students parents might struggle for paying for uniform and and the kids might feel uncomfortable wearing uniform.
Young people today are being irresponsible by delaying the rituals of adult life, because they are wasting their precious young years by delaying being responsible for themselves, taking care of themselves, and starting their own life for example, their own family. Young people today are lazy and many are not able to support themselves, because they depend on someone else to take care of them. But young people should understand that they are going to have to be on their own one day, and will not know how sustain themselves if they don’t start learning how to become an independent. Young people today take a longer time to mature and take on the responsibilities of an adult such as getting a good job, and moving out of their parent’s house,
The Canadian residential school system as we know it was opened from 1863 until the closing of the last school in 1996 (Miller, 1996). These schools were funded by the government of Canada as well as several different churches such as catholic, Anglican, Prospetarian, and united church, which were created as an assimilation tool as an attempt to systematically integrate indigenous children into European way of life by “killing the Indian” in the child. This paper will briefly go over some contextual information such as what life was like before the Europeans arrived, as well as some history of the residential schools in Canada. It will also look at the intentions of the schools, abuse that took place, and the laws that were in place that allowed abuse to flourish in these types of environments.
Research has shown that they could suffer from Residential School Syndrome, which has some symptoms that are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (Barton, 2005). In turn, this can have a negative impact on some, if not all, aspects of an individual’s life, because these symptoms tend to remain with a person forever and are exceedingly difficult to eliminate in a short period of time. Moreover, residential school survivors have been noted to possess low self-esteem, bad parenting skills, and unsatisfactory social skills- all of which can be attributed to the detrimental and abrupt disruption of their childhood (Barton, 2005). Embodying these qualities is extremely toxic and will most likely affect a child’s ability to maintain a positive outlook on life once they reach
In 2008, Stephen Harper stood up in the House of Commons and admitted a fault that was long time denied of the Canadian Government. An apology came 128 years after the residential school system construction, along with a small financial compensation to the Canadian Aboriginal people. However, many books and scholars speculate the actual effects of the residential schools and who were the true culprits of the aboriginal peoples’ abuse. This essay will observe historians through the 13 years of expansive work done on residential schools to uncover the methodology shifts for understanding why residential schools became what they were and who was to “blame”. J. Donald Wilson believed that residential schools moved their objective from assimilating
The actual living conditions of most residential schools were not suitable for human beings. In a number of the institutions, the mortality rate from diseases such as small pox or tuberculosis was over 50 percent. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1) The rapid spread of diseases was promoted by the severe overcrowding in residential schools. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1)