The fact that the current educational system seems to have begun targeting individuality and creativity is highly alarming, as the qualities are arguably what make up a human’s personality, or ‘spark’. It is that which differentiates people from one another and creates innovation through ‘out of the box’ thinking. Individuality is massively reduced in terms of “diversity of skills, knowledge and ways of thinking” (Gray, Seven Sins). The current educational system from the perspective of (Gray, Seven Sins) is that it interferes with the development of healthy adult traits such as “personal responsibility and self-direction”. The fact of the matter is that personal responsibility is the starting point of any sort of success for any adult.
In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr paper, “The Purpose of Education”, he addresses the common misconceptions people have about college education, or just education in that matter. Therefore, he views education as the ability to further one’s mind than for social, economic, or political advantages. One example that he makes is that most people think education is supposed to equip them with the ability to have a higher advantage over others, which is a problem I see as well with society. People who have bachelor’s degrees and so on feel they are in some ways more superior. However, there is some truth to that statement, an individual who furthered himself has more intellectual advantages than an individual who stopped once they got their high school
Other outcomes that affect the college include, a permanently tarnished institution reputation if cheating incidents are publicised (Keith). As for the student, outcomes of academic dishonesty include, knowledge needed to be known for their degree is not acquired, as well as cheating becoming known as an acceptable habit. Honest students who only witness academic dishonesty are also affected. Effects of honest students include disenchantment about higher education and disadvantages caused by the inflation of dishonest students scores (Keith). The issue of academic dishonesty becoming a habit if it is successful resonates with me.
Recent research has shown that racial stereotyping can alter a person's professional identities by redirecting their aspirations and career paths. (Steele, James & Barnett, 2002). In an effort to remove themselves from under a stereotype threat, individuals sometimes aim to follow a profession different in its entirety from what the stereotype has presented. For example, when the racially stereotyped professional domain is something as fundamental as mathematics, domain avoidance essentially produces careers in sciences, engineering and technology. This allows for an expansion and diversion from the regulated path which encourages creativity and an emphasis placed on an individual's talent.
Universities are one of the main places that have fallen victim to the pressure that was put on them to make everyone look equal, they are under pressure to make sure they do not come off as racially biased. Therefore, when you think about the acceptance rate of universities you can see that it is more likely for non-white people to get into the school, because they have to make sure they live up to those standards. So even now, you can see that we are still being impacted by the ideology of social
Dress codes may help but are they overly excessive. Dress codes make attitudes better, and have a better learning environment. They also make students want to learn more than they do. On the other side they are taking away students rights, and do not allow students to express themselves. The dress codes go against the laws of the United States.
The first, and slightly outdated concern is that “fatuous traits would rub off on the teacher” (Campbell 478), that is, the teacher would become less intelligent. The second concern is pivoted on platonic philosophy which recognizes that boundaries must be instituted to combat the inherently erotic aspect of teaching. While these concerns may seem specific to the relationship between female students and male professors, they can easily be extended to male students as they are based in the overall perceived naivety of students and the need to keep proper distance between student and
Welders Equal Philosophers Consider the idea that a welder deserves the same intellectual respect as a philosopher. If you have conformed to society’s standards of what jobs require the most intellectual activity, then this idea might seem irrational and intriguing. On the other hand, people such as Mike Rose, author of The Mind at Work, would claim that this idea is true and even defends it in his book. Rose is a firm believer that the modern world has undervalued blue-collar workers. It is common for people to criticize vocational schools and advertise for four-year colleges, and that is what provoked Rose to take a stand.
In fact The Neoliberal Arts records the transition from youth to true adulthood as the “result of choices we have made, driven by an ideology that we have allowed to impose itself upon us”. The key phrase of analyzation in this quote is “driven by ideology”. The driving ideology being referred to in this quote is one that is formed by the stigmas and majority conclusions of society that place a higher level of importance on STEM than on Arts and Humanities majors. Being driven by this type of imposed ideology can lead to limited outcomes because students are not encouraged to pursue what they love, but rather to pursue that which is profitable. However, having the ability to to be driven by one’s own personal ideology allows for greater exploration and success in an individual's life.
While institutions are not taking too many measures to combat grade inflation, there are several key pressures faculty members face when assigning grades, and these may cause us to feel uneasy or hesitant to immediately switch over to a strict regimen of grade deflation. These pressures in no way excuse or minimize the ethical implications of grade inflation, nor do we seek to undermine the efforts of those striving to curtail what is indeed a significant and widespread problem in higher education today. Our purpose is only to suggest some of the underlying causes of this epidemic from a faculty perspective; to point out some of the pressures society face as they assign students grades, Eubanks, P.