In Frye’s The Educated Imagination, the audience is introduced to the topic, why one should educate their imagination. Frye begins by informing the reader that the imagination is made of intellect and emotions. A person who lacks these two areas is unable to think and feel. While, a person who is educated in these areas is morally just and socially informed allowing him to view the world in a different perspective. Members in society constantly use their imagination so it is of utmost importance to educate your imagination so you may express yourself, use your imagination to create your own ideas, and finally to appreciate the study of literature. Frye explains that the first level of language, the language of consciences or awareness is our
Student’s name Professor’s Name Course Date Successful use of Rhetorical Strategies Introduction Ken Robinson delivers a TED talk on “schools kill creativity” filmed in February 2006. The talk aims to challenge the education system and the fact that it has little emphasis on the creativity of individuals. Robinson notes that children should not only be made to pursue their studies but also follow their passions and their interests which lie in their talents.
After reading education in the U.S. from 1770-1900, I learned that Horace Mann established a new system for public schools called "common schools", in which all children (poor or rich) were provided a common body of knowledge that would allow them to have a equal chance in life. Also, I learned that due to the increase of immigrants arriving to Europe, religion (Catholic v.s. Protestant) became a controversial issue in the common schools. After reading education in the U.S. from 1900-1950, I learned that due to limited amount of space in the classroom, many students had to attend school part-time. Second, I learned that schools in the early 1900s began to use progressive techniques in the classrooms instead of following the three R 's, where
1.Robinson argues that education systems and society are at fault for the low amount of creativity found in students. 2. Ken Robinson suggests there is a decrease in creativity as a result of an academic inability to nurture individualism as well as a societal pressure to become academically similar. Robinson effectively brings to mind the inadequacy of the education system by addressing its failure in equalizing the importance of all subjects and developing different types of intelligence. His line of reasoning mainly built upon a logical narrative that succeeds in persuading his audience.
American schools were set up for religious purposes commonly only teaching to read and understand the Bible. Many states did not require public schools, Massachusetts being the only one in the early 1800s. In most states one had to be rich to get a good education where if one was poor there was no education outside of their homes causing many to not know how to read and write. Horace Mann took control of the education reform stating, “if we do not prepare children to become good citizens; if we do not develop their capacities, if we do not enrich their minds with knowledge . . . then our republic must go down to destruction as others have gone before it,”(418).
In the “Against Schools” article, author John Gatto describes the modern day schooling system and its flaws. He uses several rhetorical strategies in trying to prove his point. He successfully uses all three types of rhetoric in writing this article, which includes ethos, pathos, and logos. He establishes these strategies very early, and often throughout the article. He believes one issues with today’s schooling system is boredom, and that there is a distinct difference between what it means to be educated and schooled.
Ken Robinson successfully convinces his intended audience that even though literacy is understood as being more important in schools over creativity it is not more important they should be treated as equal. Ken Robinson is a well-known professor, writer, and public speaker (Robinson, "Do school's kill creativity?). Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures
What the students do not understand is that teachers are there to help them be successful in life. When students refuse to cooperate, it builds more stress on the teacher; the more stressed out a teacher is, the harder it is for them to prepare students for
While explaining the amount of work he put in to his various homework assignments, he states, that he attempted to establish and identity in his work that the teacher did not approve of his identity. The teachers’, for lack of a better phrase, verbal abuse bares down on the students in her class as she publicly humiliates them. The tone of theses dialogues and descriptive techniques used to enhance his real experiences, clearly demonstrate how the author felt during this time. He also mentions that this abuse also occurred outside of the classroom. Which as one could expect, made this experience all the more
The idea of residential schools, the frustration of students in the environment, as well as hatred for the school system would have definitely drove many of the students to continue their defiant behaviours. The fear of losing their language; their culture; and most importantly, their identity, further increased their determination to resist the force put upon them in residential schools. Despite facing harsh punishments such as a variety of forms of corporal punishment, the idea of showing opposition towards a subject that they did not comply with was a much stronger force that drove students to engage in acts of resistance than the force of fear that the residential schools attempted to inflict toward them. As a result of this, many students were able to resist the desired outcome that the government hoped for, in spite of the
Most schools consisted of one room with mostly one teacher having a larger sized classroom than today: “In the 19th and early 20th centuries, one room schoolhouses were the norm in rural areas. A single teacher taught grades one through eight together” (McCarthy). Many teachers also didn’t have to get a degree or go to college in order to become an educator. Schools were paid for by taxes paid by the citizens in the area, the problem was that there were not very many schools around and finding room for students were few and far between. Another very different thing that was common in the 19th century for schools was that school only lasted for 10 weeks out of the year.
In conclusion, John Gatto’s essay “Against School” is highly against the current educational system in the US and also in many other places that follow the same format that the US has acquired from Prussian culture. Modern schooling is hurting children more than helping them by causing them to fight each other for social standing. It is a brainwash for children and we must teach them to be adventurous, think outside the box, be independent, and develop an inner life so that they will never be bored, even in
Modern day schooling forces students to fit a mold only a select few can fill by creating too much structure and having an overbearing emphasis on math and science, when other, less structured extracurricular activities can promote respect, discipline, and teamwork. Most would agree that, in early stages of life, art is a detrimental and necessary part of any child’s early development and education. In fact, Pre-K through third grade’s education curriculum is usually centered around promoting early creativity and a fondness for learning. Kids learn math by counting colorful pieces of bricks. They learn both science and the basic principles of functionality by playing with train sets and toy cars.