However, evidence shows that standardized tests lead to stress, most importantly, among teenagers, and most information is not carried on past high school. Our current test-driven curriculum should be replaced with a teaching-learning model that better prepares students for adulthood. Using standardized tests as the principle measuring tool of a student’s success is misleading the future leaders of our country to focus more on preparation for these tests that ill-prepare young people for the true problems and questions in the real world. Standardized tests, such as the ACT and the SAT, have been used for over fifty years. However, more, now than ever, standardized tests have become a huge role in a student’s education and future.
Education has become the foundation in which society builds upon in order to create stable career and life in America. The educational system, though, has become a repetitive process where students are expected to memorize words and formulas instead of a curriculum that educates students about current issues. John Dewey, the “father of experimental education” expresses his concerns with the previous current education system where he describes it as a system in which “Democracy cannot flourish” due to the lack of curriculum that doesn 't “acknowledge the social responsibilities of education.” Democracy, according to Dewey, is not possible because it needs people who will develop their own “social insight and interest”. Many schools only focus on memorization which doesn 't leave much room for a student to think on their own, but Dewey points out that if students develop interest and insight, then they will be able to determine their own choices in society. He establishes that if the American educational system continues as it is, democracy will essentially fail.
Moreover, stereotypes are the media predators that exist whether we’d like to admit it or not. We are all a subject to messages presented on the television, Internet, and publications. Stereotypes involve ethnic, racial, and even gender-based stereotypes. We cannot deny the fact that media stereotypes have influenced the way we think one way or another, and has implemented some thoughts that has left us doubtful towards their credibility. This is a crucial worldwide issue that affects many people around the world, yet a lot of people are not aware of.
In today’s 21st century, media plays an increasingly vital role in our lives. ‘Media’ is defined as mass communication- social, traditional and new media. It can be debated that due to peer pressure in society, the use of social media alters behaviours and attitudes and can also affect a person’s moral values and beliefs. Hence, I agree to a full extent that the media partakes in shaping who we are. Due to peer pressure in society, the prevalent use of social media alters adolescents’ behaviours and attitudes.
It is difficult to simplify media ethics, since the issues that arise from the different media may be contradictory in nature. What makes sense and looks good for a branch of the media could cross the lines ethical if it applies on the other. In addition, technological advances have actually created much more ethical dilemmas for the media that have removed you. All companies and creators of media have to walk an increasingly fine line to serve the public and to remain morally sound. For television and film producers, ethical dilemmas come what kind of entertainment they bring to the public.
One of the most influential factor is definitely the media. First of all, we need to understand what cultivation means. Cultivation is how media in general affects the individual, in their view of their social reality. By only showing certain points of view, television today has enough power to affect the public discourse and therefore the individuals train of thoughts (Shanahan and Morgan 1999, p.4). This may cause certain misconceptions about different aspects of life, than one’s own aspects, thus altering their opinions but that is not all it causes.
This quotation from the UNESCO Information for All Programme website summarises the range and necessity of information literacy to citizens. It is not sufficient for them to have access to information. They want the skills to manage and critically assess what they find. The Alexandria Proclamation implemented by the Higher Level Discussion on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning in November 2005, co-sponsored by UNESCO, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and the National Forum on Information Literacy, and express that information literacy: “Empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion of all nations” 2.9 E-Government in Sri Lanka
Pulamte (2009) in his paper entitled ‘Tribal Education in Manipur: Problems and Options’ discuss the ails of Government schools in Hill areas of Manipur. The study was mainly based on observation through field visit, experiences as student’s activist. The paper stated that ‘everyone, right from the administrators to the common man thinks that teaching profession is just another job on the market that are meaningful for earning monthly salaries, it adversely affects the students. Many government teachers got respect, not because of the services rendered towards education, but because they are better off. Political interference in day-to-day activities of government schools is hampering the smooth and successful functioning of schools in hill districts of Manipur.
Regardless of the size of campuses and quality of education, almost all universities in Pakistan are inaccessible for disabled students. People with disabilities are granted the right to quality education and employment opportunities. It is a mandate of the government to, respect their rights and provide reasonable accommodation to their particular needs and hence, start a comprehensive special education school improvement project. A positive attitude of teachers, parents and society is also needed to eradicate the problems faced by people with disabilities. Along with adopting different measures and with the help of other stakeholders, media can play a very vital role in advocacy movements for awareness about problems, faced by people with disabilities, and their
The Hong Kong-Mainland conflicts about behavior, language, and political can be easily found in everyday life because they happened around us. As for self-identification composed of four elements of identity including ethnic, cultural, legal, and geographic, while legal identity is relatively objective and actually a fact that cannot be denied, therefore the discussion has excluded it. For the other three elements, they are associated with the sociological concept including cultural globalization, imagined communities and symbolic interaction, and they all related to the problem of building the self-identification. As there is a crisis for the Hong Kong people to being excessive socialization by the mass media, and caused the conflicts become escalated again and again. It is crucial for us to consider the identification of ethic, cultural and geographic, and to ensure the thinking should not be guided, controlled or even stereotyped by the