One of the main arguments those people bring to the table is that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is too inappropriate for younger children and should be put into recirculation with the n-word banned. Firstly, the book was not intended for the younger audiences due to its mature concepts and satire which a child probably won’t understand at their age. The book is bit too advanced for children to understand. A book about racial segregation is almost irrelevant to them as they live in a world where such things don’t exist, therefore not gaining the full underlying lessons about society and their daily attitudes in the 1840s. At most, kids would grasp the plot of the story rendering Twain’s observations
Hutchins and Neill each present some of these ideas in their own philosophies. Hutchins, in The Great Conversation, says that “The aim of liberal education is human excellence” (Hutchins 3). His idea was that liberal education, or the study of liberal arts, is essential and unavoidable as humans engage in the liberal arts on a regular basis. “The liberal artist learns to read, write, speak, listen, understand, and think…reckon, measure…predict, produce, and exchange” (Hutchins 4). These are abilities that occur in everyday life in today’s society and therefore, they should be represented in schools.
I tried to learn English in elementary school and even at my Russian University, but I felt my progression became stagnant. Because I had no one to practice with, I was not making the kind of progress I was hoping for. Therefore, moving to America would give me the opportunity to dive into an English-speaking environment and receive first-hand knowledge of English.
Having never taken a college writing course before, I did not know what to expect and therefore assumed that I would choose my own topic to write about; of course, this isn’t the case. However, if I had the choice, I would not have chosen to write a response to Gerald Graff’s “Hidden Intellectualism”. After going through his essay with a fine-tooth comb, I have found a few flaws in his reasoning. Gerald Graff believes that schools and colleges are not taking advantage of “street smarts” by not using them in an intellectual setting when in fact, schools are providing students with a large assortment of other knowledge and skills. In Graff’s essay “Hidden Intellectualism”, he argues for the importance of changing school curriculums in order to better reflect the interests
Introduction Prior to taking this course, my perspective on globalization was very limited because I had very little knowledge and experience with this topic. I never gave much thought to the educational practices or policies that are implemented across the globe. There are many factors to consider when it comes to the process that these countries have taken to successfully integrate technology into their K-12 education system. Before even taking this course I will admit that I have thought about how great it would be to connect with educators or health professionals across the globe, but I never thought I could make it happen. This course reminded me that I wanted to give my students the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective and to provide an experience that would forever change how they saw the world.
The typical American classroom is becoming more diverse culturally, which warrants the need to be more educated about student differences. The educator has to be aware of students’ backgrounds, in order to help them grow as learners. Understanding different cultures ensures the ability to meet the students where they are to better educate them. Each learner is different, and it is helpful to know they best way to teach students from different races and cultures. By educating future teachers, exploring culturally diverse schools, and learning about racism and culture through museums, the teaching work force will be better equipped for educating all children, or Americans future.
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
Because if he had not forced me to go to that workshop, I would have never done my Master's thesis on creative thinking which meant I would have never gone for a Ph.D. which means that I never would have even done all the things that I've done in all the schools over the years for creative thinking for years and years and years. So thank you, Mr. Bronis for making me go to something I did not want to go to. It was a workshop called 'Creative Problem Solving
Teaching one of the main languages in the world is another world of creativity and building a bridge of communication with different kinds of cultures is one of the advantages of teaching and learning the English language. During my profession as a teacher in the future, I will try my best to assess the needs of our community socially and economically by raising responsible and educated generations that will make diverse changes in their society. By instilling the proper ways of using English as a tool to help others, students will be able to collide their intellectual abilities to solve problems and discover their personalities so that they can get more experiences in order to face the obstacles around them. Moreover, teachers are supposed
Math and science are the backbone of education at any good school. It should offer its students with solid back ground in order to succeed, and excel in their future college and university studies. This will help students to achieve well in many major fields such as engineering, medicine, computer science and other highly needed specializations. Keeping this in mind the school needs to develop and implements a rigorous curriculum in Math and science based on clearly defined expectations for students learning. Math, and science curriculum should emphasize on critical and higher order thinking and problem solving skills that promotes active involvement of students in the learning process that includes opportunities for them to explore application of higher order of thinking skills and investigate new approached to applying their learning.