The Relationship Be Between Teachers and Students Essay

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The Relationship Between Teachers and Students What should the relationship be, between students and teachers in the classroom? The answer to this question, I have found, has many different answers. Each teacher, in my opinion, has their set ways to teach, in which they believe is the right way . So no matter which answer you come up with, the person next to you might come up with a totally opposite answer. This explains why we ask this question in the first place. No one answer is exactly right. There are advantages and disadvantages to two different pedagogical means of which I will discuss: (1) The idea that teachers force issues on students and (2) The idea that teachers sit back and let the students be free to say what they…show more content…
115). This statement suggests that the teacher is selfish in his or her ways of teaching. The politics in a regular English classroom are bad, but in women’s studies classrooms they are usually worse. Cheney writes that women’s studies students relied on personal experiences that were discussed in class for truth. Some students were for ced to talk about their personal experiences after the teacher used one of his or her own experiences to spur the conversation. Cheney argues that “other students, whether they support the ideology or not [of the topic], are affected by the thinking that permits the ideology in classrooms: the idea that there is no truth and no reality that there are only different stories told by different groups in order to advance their interests” (p. 116). Students interpret things differently and they should not be forced to believe in a right or wrong answer. But sometimes, (and I know I have done this), they just cope with what goes on inside classrooms. A student will “study” what they need to get an “A” in the course, whether or not it is what they really do believe in. Cheney quotes a University of Pennsylvania student saying, “They’ll talk the talk and walk the walk that the TA wants them to,” just to get a good grade, (p. 117). Overall, C heney discusses many students’ experiences, and what I get from it is a question of why should you make it harder on yourselves as students. College is hard enough as
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