Individuality and Conformity in Education “Common sense to improve student achievement that too few have implemented: let teens sleep more, start school later[. ]”—Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. The disputes over schools’ demands for conformity have all been drawn-out for far too long with little change. The justification for this ongoing discussion is the belief that mass public schooling holds that students should be able to become unique and independent individuals while also promoting conformity in effort to socialize students. While both objectives are significant, they may come with a price.
Due to the large size of classrooms, it is difficult for teachers to focus their attention on everyone; as a result, students who fall behind are deemed “slow” and held back without any other attempt to discover why they did not understand. In response to this totalitarian system and a “dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools” was a few parents’ decision to homeschool, a form of education in which the students are taught at home by their parent or teacher (“Home-SCHOOLING”). Homeschooling is a preferred method of education over public schools because it gives students the opportunity to work at a pace that best suits their educational requirements and interests and eventually leads to higher test scores. In 2010, a study was done that discovered
Education Public school is supposed to help students have a place in society knowing how to make decisions for the society (Solley). Currently, children are taught information that is not necessarily applicable to the real-life situations. For example, geometry is not used in everyday life but knowing how to do taxes would be helpful. Students are getting the short end of the stick because teachers are teaching them for the test, not teaching them to learn. This is not only affecting students but can affect society since they are the future.
Many teachers often say that one of the best indicators of a child 's success in school is how involved his parents are. You can 't get more involved in a child 's education than homeschooling. Individualized curriculum. Even in a good school you may run into one or two classes that are not very good. This may be because of a poor choice of textbook or method of study that is not well suited to your child.
The American free public education system has been and will continue to be an amazing asset for so many of America’s young minds. The ever progressing school system has evolved to fit the modern challenges of the educational world, however, it has fallen short of creating enough opportunities for career-focused education as well as life skills that will be important to life outside the classroom. The current American educational system does not prepare students to be successful adults; by putting an overbearing amount of pressure on attending universities it neglects to provide the routes necessary for students to work towards vocational careers. Prior to reading this essay, there are two terms that must be understood, liberal and vocational education. The term liberal education is defined by 31-year educator Bill Ryan as, “...an approach that encourages a broad and diverse exposure to
Many years ago, in my country, study abroad was always mentioned as something with a high threshold, impossible to achieve and just only for the upper class of society because of the tuition fee. But now, everything is changing with the furious speed so study overseas is “opened” for everyone who has great ability. We all want to find a brighter future for our life, to get our dream job with an acceptable salary and a chance to go further in our career. Studying in a better curriculum is also the reason why we have a desire to be an international student so we can easily put ourselves in the process of nurturing our maturity, defining who we are and developing our characteristics. That is also my dream, my biggest ambition because I was born in a low-income family.
As education is the foundation of life, I have gone through several experiences. I found that in primary classrooms, teachers keep elite students in front row as well as provide other opportunities like giving private tuition. Moreover, teachers, as well as society believe that only academically good students are the excellent students and rejected skilled students. Since I studied in the island and Male’, I have experienced several teaching approaches which limits students’ critical thinking and creativity and unequal distribution of facilities which reduced student performance and teacher motivation. I chose the education field to make a difference in maintaining equality, developing critical thinking and creativity of children.
By definition, Education is type of learning in which the knowledge and skills, and developed through teaching, training, or research. As Nelson Mandela said:” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. “But nowadays, does our educational system educate us, or something else? That “something else” is what we generally call schooling. Schooling is (as they want us to believe) education, but at its lowest and stupidest level.
Most school students have the feeling that what they study is not going to benefit them in real life. They memorize what is in the text books and forget it all once they are done with their finals. Problem here is: students don’t feel that our curriculum is relatable to the real life. This matter became educators’ issue nowadays. Curriculum is subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college.
I agree with this statement that it is an illusion where we all think teaching is what contributes to an individual’s learning, it might to an extent but we also learn and acquire knowledge a lot more in fact outside the four walls of a classroom setting. And as we moved a long in our history of living on earth I feel that schools are becoming an alien concept and will become one soon for the forthcoming generations. This is also told by John T Gatto an American school teacher. After a point schools seem to work like industries wanting to produce certain kind of people for the beneficial of the world and its functioning. A lot more research is needed to clarify and find the causal reasons relations behind schooling.