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.
Introduction - While reading various texts that Ann Brown has written I began to see that her opinion was that the goal of social studies educators is to foster the development of effective citizens. But to properly approach this goal, I seen there needs to be a shift from what Dewey called the “traditional” structure of education (Dewey, 1938). In the current or traditional method, one proposed method to change this process is the application of the theory of social constructivism. Social constructivism focuses on the role that social interaction plays in creating knowledge. According to this, model knowledge is formed based on social interaction and social consensus.
As we dive into the realm of higher education, one may assume that the primary educational focus is placed on the teacher-student relationship. Teachers-students alike form relationships, as they embark down the educational pathway. It is this relationship that allows teachers alike to influence their pupils learning. In today’s society you can acknowledge that there are many influences that affect people’s perceptions of learning. In their works, both Freire and Edmundson describe what they see as learning influences within educational standards and concepts today.
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.
Through the educational experiences I receive from the MSW program I plan to contribute a professional, eager, and hardworking student in pursuit of a higher education. The educational experiences I received through my BSW program opened me up the scope of social work and provided me with the basic needs of a generalist social worker practicing in any field. The program was very student-centered to all my educational needs and this trait passed through me as I became engaged in an active community. I too made sure that each client and their problem were the center of my focus. When I started practicing my skills, through a field placement, my goal was to make people aware of a social and/or economic problem that deserved some type of justice.
Firstly, civic engagement programs’ main goal is to create a generation of self-aware leaders that are able to think critically to solve communal problems. According to Light (2011), there is a shift to a new model for leadership in higher education where the focus is not on nurturing only a handful of breakthrough “future stars” but rather an approach that applies the assumption that everyone has the capacity to participate and contribute to something larger than themselves; this model of leadership helps support students to develop as active leaders that directly address social issues and creates a generation of positive change
Education is the one that doing something useful in our coming future. It helps a person to show their best by their mind and spirit. It gives you a lot of knowledge in all the fields. Education plays an important role in the personal growth. The more you have knowledge the more you grow and me able to face the difficult world.
Think of all of the possibilities that these children could have created for the world with the right education. The United States has to invest in the youth. Keep the chain going to better the standard of life. That 's what the future is all about. We must improve on our previous generations to make the world a better place to live in.
Education as an instrument of social change: One of the most formidable and potent tool of social change is Education. The society can bring about pertinent and much sought after desirable changes through education and modernize itself. By creating the right kind of ambience and by providing ample opportunities and experiences, education can enable an individual to cultivate and groom himself for adjustment with the emerging needs and philosophy of the changing society and aid in the can transformation of society as a whole. A sound social progress needs careful and meticulous planning in every dimension of life, be it political, economic, social and cultural. Education must be tailored to suit the needs of the society
Understand the generally accepted goals of schools and how they contribute to the socialization of children and youth. The schools roles in the socialization of children and youth include academic success, workforce readiness, citizenship, social development, and cultural transmission. Academic achievement represents the school’s ability to provide their students with a strong academic background. Workforce readiness prepares the students to contribute to the economic growth of the nation by providing them with professionalism, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Citizenship teaches the students the virtues of life such as dignity, care, fairness, justice, etc.