Authors Benjamin Barber, Deborah Tannen, and Gregory Mantsios all agree that our educational system is flawed. In spite of this, they do not necessarily agree on what the most important issue is with education. Nonetheless, it all boils down to this: our educational system is flawed and it must be examined and re-evaluated by teachers and administration in order to best serve our democratic arrangement; it is necessary that the argumentative culture be disbanded and that we focus on creating opportunities for students to flourish through a civic education. In Deborah Tannen’s article “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” she touches on a few key issues in our educational system. Since
Oyster Adams students are always risk-taking and trying out new ways to push the boundaries. Due to this behaviour, Oyster Adams should follow the confucianism philosophy of respect of respect, teach and reward to make sure students behave appropriately in our school. Demonstrated by Confucianism,the leader must lead by example so others can be encouraged to do the good thing. “If you govern the people with laws and regulate them with penalties, the people will try to do no wrong, but they will lose the sense of shame. If you govern the people with virtue and rules of poverty, the people will have a better sense of shame and reform themselves.” Confucianism acknowledges that the best way to make people behave is to govern them with virtue
As E. Ravi Kumar stated, “[one] knowing the true value of education will understand “a clear knowledge of human value” and not follow the “opposite values”” (Kumar 6). If people are not utilizing education, then the world will become even more corrupt than it already is. Douglass and Malala both utilized their knowledge to be able to explain why they believed that the lack of education should be changed before it was too late for them to be able to persuade others.Thus, education should become a necessity for
In “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education” Paulo Freire addresses the inefficient and oppressive nature of modern education. Freire explains that the way in which teachers conduct educating is harmful to the students as well as the teachers. He proposes an alternative method to the banking concept called the problem-posing method. This method treats the teacher and students the same and allows for knowledge to flow in both directions. What Freire tries to convey in his work is that the way the act of educating is performed has a profound impact on the way the students materialize into the real world and how education can be used, intentionally or not, to control the students.
These labels tend to stay with individuals for a lifetime and for the ones who have been labeled as deviant, stupid, or slow can be detrimental in their future and eventually they will believe themselves to be these specific labels that were assigned to them in school. A functionalist would say that labels are necessary within the educational system, because it separates individuals and social classes. Therefore, the students that are labeled as dumb or slow will take up the jobs in society that the intellectuals or elite should not, because they are focused on the advanced careers and maintaining society intellectually. In contrast, a conflict theorist would say that this is inequality and every student should have a fair chance at education without a bias from an authority figure that should be mentoring these students. They would imply that social
Racial tension in classrooms has a negative impact to the teaching and learning practices, teaching and learning becomes ineffective and this issue might go beyond the classroom premises and happen in the school, community or the society at large. Once the issue is solved our learners will then know how to respect and support one another regardless of the race that one comes from and by so doing they will find their meaning in life. This issue of racial tension affects our education practices in a way that it brings arise of unnecessary conflicts among our learners, because they of different skin colour. In this essay I will further discuss ways in which I would use to alleviate this racial tension in the classroom as an educator using the philosophical perspectives of African Philosophy which is all about understanding humane and Critical Rationalism which is about cross-examining everything.
A safe and supportive learning environment incorporates various elements. As a teacher, it is a responsibility to meet the majority of these areas, if not all. To begin with, it is important to make sure that all participants are safe and comfortable i.e; • explain what should be done in the event of a fire drill, • times of comfort breaks, • location of smoking areas, if available, • learning support • ground rules, Ground rules should ideally include suggestions by the learners themselves. By making this part of a session interactive it is more likely that the learners will listen and understand what is expected of them. The ground rules should include behaviour, including the use of inappropriate language, and that respect amongst each other and to you as a teacher is a priority.
By doing so, it forms a gap among the society and people with learning disabilities as indirectly it creates an assumption that these people cannot be integrated among the society. Hence, any organisation that provides assistance for people with learning disabilities should be placed in a friendly neighbourhood, among the society. This is to ensure that the society will generally be more acceptances towards people with learning disabilities and engage with them almost in everyday basis. Furthermore, this lessens the chances of not only people with learning disabilities but also other vulnerable group facing stigmatization. Thus, it will increase
One example that was brought up by my group was about detrimental effects of streaming which could be damaging to self-concept and self-esteem, ideas that were discussed and learnt previously from other modules in NIE. This is because normal stream students, usually of lower social level in the society, could be marginalised by other curriculum streams students, as such they themselves be labelled as “second class”. As beginning teacher, we could have some collaborative efforts to encompass information circulation and interaction between the differing curriculum streams. Studies have also been done and shown that streaming students into overly specific curriculum could influence society limits onto those students’ potentials and worsen the stereotyping on post-secondary aspirations. However, many of which are still beyond students’ or our control, with a beginning teacher
As a result they subvert the schools culture to gain access to a higher status. Some also argue that anti-school subcultures are used as a coping strategy for the constraints placed on the different group. These different processes result in individuals being disruptive and challenging due to the subverted culture, which leads to them being excluded from the institution, creating inequalities within class. Teacher expectations within educational institutions can also impact social groups achievement. Becker talks about the ideal students.
We also provide our students tools to learn to be accountable for their own individual learning, creating self-confidence and awareness of their individual success. At Ronald Reagan Middle School, we believe that a teacher is obligated, morally, to enter each classroom with
The disciplinary practices currently used in our school systems present a major issue on the quality of education in this country. Our education system should strive to implement disciplinary policies that foster a safe and supportive environment for every learner. Unfortunately the current zero tolerance policies have led to widespread disciplinary actions of school exclusion, which have not only been proven to be ineffective , but also have been correlated with increased negative academic and social consequences, especially for those of disadvantaged populations (Skiba & Losen, 2016). This paper will demonstrate the evidence showing the negative effects of the zero tolerance philosophy and suggest a new approach that social workers in the education field can implement to create a more inclusive environment for children from every population. The Problem Following the implementation of similar policies in state and federal drug legislation, zero tolerance policies were introduced into school
As a future educator I agreed with the policy immensely, I feel that in order to have a successful teaching staff collaboration is key. Having the teachers work with one another will allow the teachers to make sure that they know what they are teaching and can help one another with any problems they may be having. The last policy was the safety and security plan, which passed. I feel that this policy is absolutely necessary in all schools, today safety in schools is often tested and needs to be as thorough as
ELCC 5.1 states that leaders act with integrity and fairness to ensure the success for all students; therefore, as an educational leader I will have to practice demonstrating principles of integrity and fairness, and know the federal, state, and local policies, guidelines and procedures. I will have to plan, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures within the school in order to support the student’s success. Data is an easy way to assess student learning, and to ensure teachers are following the policies and procedures that are in place through the federal and state guidelines. As a leader, I will need to improve on my knowledge of the laws that are in place (which are is also stated in ISLCC standard 6), and research the best ways to assess my teachers and students according to these
The general findings were that individuals who were going to disobey were those who responded not to the learner’s cries of pain but to the learners request to be set free. People are more likely to obey if there is an authority figure there to take the blame. “The power of legitimate, close-at-hand authorities is dramatically apparent in stories of those who complied with orders to carry out the atrocities of the Holocaust, and those who didn’t.” (Social Psychology) Milgram’s experiment further proves that obedience plays a major part in behavior and people are going to do what is necessary to fit