Films reedom Writers and To Sir with Love Show the Meaning of Education

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The aim of this assignment is to present an exploration and explanation of the process of transformation in and through education. This will be shown by looking at some scenes from the films, Freedom Writers and To Sir with Love. To begin with I want to consider what we understand by ‘education’
Education is an activity we all feel that we know something about, having had personal and direct experience of it. Education has become a large industry employing many hundreds of thousands of people in Britain alone. It is supposedly an important part of ensuring future economic development yet it also imposes a major financial cost. Education plays a central role in society and also in all of our lives. So education is a very complex set of …show more content…

We saw an example of this in To Sir with Love when Mr Thackeray showed his class how to make a fancy salad.
The film “Freedom Writers” is a film produced in 2007 and directed by Richard LaGravenese. The film is based on a book which was written by Erin Gruwell, who was a teacher at Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Eastside, Long Beach, California. The book was first published in 1999.
Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, as an English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School. She does not prepare at all for the students in her classroom. These students all believe in the same thing “Protecting their own people” whatever the cost. Most of these students are in gangs, because they want to protect themselves. Each group does not accept each other because of skin colour and their ethnic backgrounds. They all have different types of characteristics. If one is seen in another’s territory it causes a battle and tension. In the beginning no one gives out any emotions to Erin due to the fact that she is white and she lives a perfect life. Halfway into the film, the students started to like Erin because she mentioned about the Holocaust which touched them. The students realised that what they were doing was not something new to the world, it had already occurred before. Towards the end of the film, Erin introduces an activity which she calls “The Line Game”. During the game Erin asks questions so she could get to know

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