The reader can now trust that Gatto has the necessary requirements to give an honest opinion that modern day schooling is for creating consumers and controllable citizens of society. He proves this to the reader through his experiences as a teacher and through the students he has taught. He also refers to other authors on the subject, such as James Bryant Conant and Alexander Inglis who breakdown the purpose of modern day schooling, which provides reliable sources to the reader. Gatto early on establishes his character, gives reliable sources to prove credibility, and attempts to convince the reader that he is speaking the truth through his tone on the subject. In establishing these things he can then go into other rhetorical strategies to pull the reader
In order for a student to become a literate at something, initially a student must become the teacher of the subject. We must challenge our ways of learning, the ways of perceiving information by guiding the importance of being truthful for
According to the author, Grant Wiggins, teachers and students own educational hubris stands in the way of implementing curricula which requires questioning for acquiring knowledge (Wiggins). While curriculum design has historically been used to instill a laundry list of topics students should be able to take with them into the future, Wiggins presented a convincing argument for designing courses around essential questions in which formative and summative assessments would check for how well the student understands the question(s) being posed. Wiggins view of what a curriculum document is and is not embraces the idea of unlimited thinking and expands the role of teachers and students from those with knowledge bestowing it on those who have none
Presenting a Thesis through Research [Writer Name] [Institute Name] Topic: I am studying higher education systems and success. Question: because I want to find out what students seek from higher education in order to achieve success and become a productive worker. Significance: in order to help my reader understand the implications of the factors of failure and success for students of higher education. I will try to present some strategies for preventing failure and promoting academic success, used in the context of education superior. A valuable contribution of this current research will be the generation of theoretical models to explain the attrition and retention, two angles of individual vision for a more complete understanding of student trajectories.
Moving away for college had always been a dream for me. However, my parents were not keen to that dream. I am a first generation college student, and the youngest in my family. Moving away for college was possibly one of my parents’ worst nightmare. Growing up near a college town, my parents hoped that moving away would not be necessary.
Parents have high expectations for their children to succeed. It would be ashamed if they fail their expectation and end up sleeping on the street. Parents did not get the chance to go to college, and they don 't want their own children to miss the opportunity to succeed. In a New York
College for some people may be just a dream but for others it is a way of life. My mother struggled as a single parent for many years trying to provide for seven children. Food, shelter and other necessities were a constant struggle. I did not think that I could attain such a glorious achievement, because although school was important, it was not the number one priority in our home. Experiences shape our paths but do not determine our outcome.
I want to become a counselor or a social worker because I have an urge to help out in any way I can. I want to live my life knowing that my acts in life could hopefully make someone’s life a little bit better. Making a difference in someone’s life is something I want to do because when someone made a difference in my life, it was one of the most generous and loving favors that I could have received. After I have my career chosen, I plan to buy my own house. I know that I will have to work hard and save a lot of money, but that is why it is my other long term goal.
In my Discernment and Discourse class, we were introduced to and wrote about the importance of education, which led me to discover that merely understanding why education is important is not enough to prosper and that I needed to establish a plan of action to claim my
Sadker & Sadker (2017) believes that, “behind every school and every teacher is a set of related beliefs--a philosophy of education--that influences what and how students are taught. A philosophy of education represents answers to questions about the purpose of schooling, a teacher's role, and what should be taught and by what methods” (Chapter 9). I seek to adopt the progressivism approach. Progressive education rejects traditional education as it is child-centred and not subject-centred (Reedy, 2017). My Philosophy of education requires me to ask myself questions on why do I teach, what do I teach and how do I teach.