Generally, the responsibility of public schools is to train all students to excel as educated, responsible, global citizens. There are challenges facing the system of public schools in the United States and these drew the attention of John Taylor Gatto and Sir Ken Robinson. Both of them valued the importance of education in the life of students, especially those who attend
TITLE PAGE Introduction Our education system in America is not perfect. There is no perfect education system that exists or will exist. All we can hope to do is maximize the learning experience for students so that they may be able to better perform and grasp academics that can contribute exponentially in society. Our traditional system of education is failing us, as we look at the aftermath of what was the No Child Left Behind act, we can see that we 've fallen further behind in academic achievement in the world and even further within our nation. Like many other evolving aspects of society, we need to see an evolution in the classroom.
I will be writing about the goal I’m focusing on now, that is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and how I am planning on making the best out of this experience. I am an international student from Suriname, and coming to study at the University of Houston is life changing. A huge transition for me was going from Dutch, which is my first language, to English. I grew up in a third world country that has been going through a lot of difficulties such as lack of or inadequate medical amenities, security issues/robberies, corruption, poverty, and high food and fuel prices. The schools in Suriname are also in a very poor condition, as they don’t have air conditioners in the classrooms.
However, we realize that people who come across as being intellectual weren’t always labeled as that. The main argument is that perceived throughout the reading is that the schools itself is failing students. They see a student who may not have the greatest test scores or the best grades, and degrade them from the idea of being intellectual. Graff states, “We associate the educated life, the life of the mind, too narrowly and exclusively with subjects and texts that we consider inherently weighty and academic” (Graff 244). Schools need to channel the minds of street smart students and turn their work into something academic.
The schools in Balochistan are not that much developed as that of Punjab. In Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa, the literacy rate is terribly the lowest among all provinces. Sindh is also facing a great many problems regarding the teachers’ trainings, their lowest salaries as compared to other provinces, school furniture and fixtures. 3. Gender Discrimination as a major
I will be writing about the goal I’m focusing on now, that is to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and how I plan on making the best out of this experience. Being an international student from Suriname, and coming to study at the University of Houston is life changing. A vast transition for myself was going from Dutch, which is my first language, to English. I grew up in a third world country that has been facing numerous difficulties such as lack of or inadequate medical amenities, security issues/robberies, corruption, poverty, and high food and fuel prices. The schools in Suriname are also in an immensely poor condition, as they don’t have air conditioners in the classrooms.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
All this is instilled through the curriculum and extracurricular activities encouraging team work, cooperation and fair play etc. Determination of status- this is an important function. The amount of education determines the status of a person differentiating them from upper and lower class. It indicates the socio-economic status. Education helps people get good jobs and sustain successfully in life.
Change is occurring in society at a rapid speed. Change may be described as the adoption of an innovation (Carlopio 1998), where the ultimate goal is to improve outcomes through an alteration of practices. The above saying can truly be applied on the modern education system. The society in the twenty first century is increasingly diverse, globalized, and complex and media-saturated. In today’s world of technology, the olden education system with its teacher-centered approach, passive learning, time based, textbook driven, fragmented curriculum, low expectations from the learner does not seem to cater to the learning needs of twenty first century students.
My ethical dilemma is based on an incident that I faced in my professional life two years ago. I was working for a Non-Governmental Organisation called Doorstep School. It was an organisation, which was affiliated to many public government schools, which served the under-privileged section of society. In India, the poverty is rampant and the government schools do not have very well qualified teachers, as the pay is not attractive. Hence, organisations like these, recruit individuals who are willing to spare a few hours of their time to teach different subjects in these schools voluntarily.