The American system of high school has prevailed for years despite being an ailment in contemporary society. Society is not perfect and will never be, nonetheless, future generations can be prepared to face it and change it through education. However, there are two main flaws of the classic American high school system that obstruct the proper development of students: it doesn’t adequately prepare them for their futures and there is an unhealthy relationship between sports and academics.
I find pride and value in all my experiences regarding STEM. Though I have directed my focus more towards technology in my middle and high school years, my story began with mathematics. Growing up in an immigrant family, my parents were not always able to cross the language barrier and help develop my studies in language arts or social studies. Since math deals with numbers and function, it is the one subject without borders. I grew up memorizing the multiplication table at an early age and complaining when my parents quizzed me while going on walks or grocery shopping. Despite my constant whining, I obliged and looking back, I am thankful that my parents pushed me to learn basic math in my formative years. By the time I entered elementary school, math just clicked; whether it be from a natural inclination or from the early exposure, and I grew more confident and interested in my mathematical abilities.
Many students of color often fall victim to learning in under budgeted schools, or when they do seek to receive a great education, they are put in places where they feel like they do not belong. In the TED talk titled “How students of color confront imposter syndrome,” speaker Dena Simmons presents the issue of the “price” that many students pay for learning while not white. Simmons successfully presents her argument by using powerful, emotionally-engaging personal stories, adding subtle statistics to back up her claims, and brings it home by showcasing how her experiences lead to a career in teaching, which aids in establishes her credentials.
Teachers in the United States are educating the adults of the future, yet the teaching profession is depreciated. Teachers experience immense pressure from the administration to adhere to curriculum guidelines, creating an unfavorable work condition. Professional freedom, or autonomy, in the classroom allows teachers to adjust instructional material to their preference and teaching style. This provides teachers a more supportive environment to fulfill their potential as educators and effectively creating a learning environment. Teachers can help students get the most out of their education and increase their earnings later in life.
As a child, my most desired dream was to be called Dr. Elsayed. I have always wanted to be a healthcare professional to help people live a happier and healthier life. Even though I was unsure of what specific field I wanted to study until I entered high school. All I was thinking about was the white coat that would have my name on it, and people calling me a doctor. The time I was applying for colleges I was interested in becoming a dentist because of the experience I have worked as a dental assistant for approximately a year. However, I chose Biology as my major to complete my prerequisite courses for dental school. Currently, as a college student, I still want to be in the healthcare professional field, but obtain a bachelor degree in Nutrition and Food Science, which I am in the process of changing majors. My desired outcome for this semester is to pass all my courses to have a good high GPA and get involved in a variety of activities as I did throughout high school.
Education has always been a cornerstone of American society. However, the current educational system of the US as many issues. First, most public schools hardly teach many important subjects such as personal finance, entrepreneurship, and coding (Gerber). Furthermore, many schools are required to teach students about pointless material such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Qin Shihuangdi, and Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Second, in subjects such math and science, America lags behind most developed countries due to many teachers teaching a subject based off a particular standardized test such as the End of Course/Grade assessment (Chou). Therefore, the issues of low test scores in comparison to other developed nations and teaching students the wrong material in the American educational system need to be addressed.
Have you ever felt like your previous education was a piece of cake, well once you reach college it doesn’t seem to fit the script? Growing up from my experience of my past education I have always though the work I was taught was like taking candy from a baby. The way the teachers broke down the lessons to me step by step, made the work seem not to difficult. Well now that I am in college, I have realized some of the ways I was taught in my previous education experience was all wrong. Well basically the ways I was taught by the teachers in my past education, all seems to be a big disaster to me now that I am in college.
I’ve lived by the common adage that we are a product of our environment, the idea that exposures have the ability to shape our character and outcomes in life. Growing up in a rural environment with resources allocated to support agricultural development and a scarcity of resources to address the public health needs of my community inspired me to pursue higher education. As the country reaped the benefits of the agricultural industry, my community endured the costs from exposure to environmental toxins and pollutants that resulted from the agricultural industry’s use of chemical pesticides and over-irrigation of the land. Although the built environment positioned me to experience unfavorable outcomes, the adage served as a reminder that exposure to other environmental conditions could result in more favorable outcomes. My exposure of choice was education, exposing myself to education broke down environmental barriers and instilled a passion to address public health needs inherent to the environment. Self-education exposed me to the field of Nutrition and the idea that nutrients in food could serve as medication to cure, control and prevent diseases. With newfound knowledge of the field, I was able to disseminate nutrition education information to members of my community. Moreover, I recognized that I could not change environmental conditions and needed to pursue a structured education in the field of Nutrition to make a larger impact on the health of my community. Pursuing
Education is clearly an essential aspect of criminality that should be implemented to rehabilitate juvenile offenders and lower their risk of reoffending. The previous studies addressed issues present by incarcerating youth, but further research must be done comparing the resources available to incarcerated youth, those in group homes, and those of probation, and their recidivism rates. Just under a third of juvenile arrests are of females, although they are a minority population they should be explored because they could offer a different perspective and understanding (Rhoades, Leve., Eddy, & Chamberlain, 2016, p. 337). Previous studies were focused almost exclusively on male participants, so research into how the justice system prepares girls to re-enter into society as adults. Most of the boys studied above were also white, so further research must be done to explore how race plays a factor. Moving forward, a more diverse sample group must be researched in order to provide more generalizable research of the population. For further research, a variety of systems and their effectiveness must also be evaluated.
Throughout my school experience, I had a problem called IEP. It is a program that will help me succeed in school, which shows that I have a learning disability that I think is not entirely true. I think the word IEP has a different meaning. In reality, I never really wanted to be an IEP student. Because I knew there was a different meaning to what they always told me. The way I realize this is the way I have been treated in the type of accommodation I receive and they are all great and all but they make me feel less of a student more like a student in need and I really do not want to feel that way.
First class of the day is genetics at 8:00 am, still waking up, I sit in my chair and listen as the professor drones on and on about DNA and other things I wont remember after class today. After two hours of genetics I have five minutes to run from one class to another. Now I sit in my chair, in a different class, and listen to another professor lecture for another two hours. My hand begins to cramp up from all the note taking, and I feel even more tired than I did at 8:00 am. My day isn't over yet, I still have to try and keep my eyes from closing as my math teacher goes on about shapes or multiplication or something math related. A full day of school down and I am left with more questions than answers. I feel like I know less now, than I did when I came to school this morning.
First, before I start I would like to say, many of these ideas and examples are from a video made by a man named Dave who did a similar project to this. I watched a video about how many schools and school systems are teaching things that don't need to be taught, and I started to question if some of the things we are learning in school are really necessary. With a job like an accountant or someone in a doctor's office, when will we ever have to use information about Andrew Carnegie? There are many things we are learning in school that we will most likely not need to know for a future career. There are many things we could learn instead of those things that could actually be useful for a job a student might want. I think it's just a waste of time to learn them and all these things are simply useless information. Sure it depends on what field you want to go into for example if you want to be a math teacher you will probably have to learn this stuff but we could still learn things that don't involve what job we have. For example, instead of reading a bunch of Edgar Allen Poe and his writing we could be learning how to get a job or how to vote. Why did we dissect frogs last year? Was it really useful to us? Did we learn anything that we will actually need in the real world? Personally, I don't think so. Just think of how much time you were in school learning things that you never used or never will use. Now imagine what else you could have done with all of that wasted time. With
“When we think about what it is to be ‘connected,’ we think about memory. We think about history. We think about storytelling. All of these words that we hear—‘literacy,’ ‘inclusion,’ ‘diversity’—those are all words for connection . We need that sense of connection. We need to live in a global sense.” This is one of many important quotes from personal hero Miriam Wright Edelman. Founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund and an advocate for all children and their families regardless of race or culture, Marian Wright Edelman, goes on to say, “we must always refill and ensure there is a critical mass of leaders and activists committed to nonviolence and racial and economic justice who will keep seeding and building transforming movements.” (Siegel, 1995) Transforming movement has been taking place in the area of professional education or development, however, honoring the learning from our educational system through the anthropological lens creates the best environment possible for school cultures and in turn, our society.
ABSTRACT: The importance of planting local and religious cultural values in education is an effort to anticipate the rate of modernization characterized by sophistication in the field of communication, information, and transportation technologies bringing the countries of the world into the global network system to a new world civilization. If not anticipated by strengthening cultural and religious filters, then globalization will be detrimental to the existence of the nation's cultural values. This study examines the meaning of events and interactions of people, used orientation or theoretical perspective with phenomenological approach. The type of research used in this study is the type of qualitative research. While viewed from the place of research, this research belongs to the type of research library. The research results are: 1) The values of education that can be known from the local wisdom of rural society are as follows; a) The value of the Faith, namely the belief in the existence of God as the Lord of the universe The value of faith is also found in the philosophy of life that has been adhered to firmly; b) Value of Togetherness; c) The value of education that teaches hard work, abstinence, filial piety, obedience to the rules of religion, clean life, community life, and simple life; 2) The concept of educational development from
My placement school is the Tempe Academy of International Studies (grades 6th to 8th), under the Tempe Elementary School District. The population consists of about 300 students, with a high percentage of them having disabilities ranging from autism to dyslexia, and also a high rate of students experiencing anxiety (Personal Communication). The main goal of the school is to create a community with students, school staff, and teachers and promote a diversified curriculum in both culture and ways of learning (Personal Communication). The overarching mission of the school influences the school’s goal on integrating technology for the purpose of having students, “connect with a global society” (“Technology”), and using advanced resources to challenge students (“Tempe Academy of International Studies - McKemy Campus”).