When I was introduced to the concept of the educational divide, I immediately realized its presence around the world, and looking at Malala’s story, I realized how we can create equal opportunities for children across the world as this 17 year old girl has.
Knowing Self This semester, I had the privilege to experience unrestricted creativity in a structured writing class. Now, as I reflect upon the semester I come to realize how closed minded I really am. This semester, I was challenged as a student writer to draw upon something or find inspiration from within to constructively create a masterpiece with words. Often times, finding or even tapping into my creative nerve was very difficult. Then I came to realize, as a student writer, I am paralyzed by a concept called decision making. In a Public Administration Leadership course I actually learned something about myself. What I had learned really took me back to all the other structured writing classes I have taken over the years. There is a
Self discovery requires us to explore outside interests and understand how we work with others. Through community service, we can determine our own passions and values, as well as learn how we adapt to new situations and follow the orders of others. I agree that helping others is a great way to learn more about yourself because community service can enable us to gain further knowledge about our own abilities and aspirations. Last year, a few friends and I founded a nonprofit organization called ProjectCODEt with the goal of teaching elementary and middle school students computer science topics. By leading coding workshops and planning activities, I not only learned a lot about how I operate as a leader and as a teacher, but I also
Child Development: The Wonder Years Elizabeth Willis-Satele October 19, 2014 PSYCH 600 Matthew Warren Introduction Child rearing is perhaps one of the most amazing, scary, fun-filled moments in a person’s life. Raising a child requires a lot, from financial to emotional support, which at times can be challenging. There is no definitive line when defining an appropriate way to raise a child, even when times are always changing as well as culturally acceptable methods. In today’s society, Americans send their children off to school every day. However, in some countries like Pakistan, where Malala Yousafzai lives (an advocate for the rights of girls to get an education), educating girls is frowned upon (Yousafzai, 2013). In different times and different cultures we see different trends, and although times will continue to change, one thing is certain, a child’s development. Here we will see the different stages of child development and how a child develops physically, emotionally, psychologically, and cognitively.
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” This statement from the book I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai indicates the issue that women all over the globe have faced injustice. They have been taken for granted, limited to certain extents, or sometimes have taken their own rights for granted--which causes the lack of prosperity. People in some lands take for granted having an education while others are striving to get one. However, Malala Yousafzai stands up and speaks for women's right to have an education, giving the introverted female a powerful voice. This message conveys to readers the importance of Yousafzai's influential voice and journey that changed the world.
By examining the two texts, I Am Malala, and Librarian of Basra, the authors show the importance of education. Malala Yousafzai was born and raised in SWAT Valley in Pakistan and received an education at Khushal Public School. From then on she became an activist for education and women’s rights. With the education that Yousafzai received, she now believes more kids should have the opportunity to become educated. Jeanette Winter used a children's book to express how important it is to be educated. Winter based her book on a true story, where war broke out and caused chaos everywhere to help emphasize what is happening with education in Middle Eastern countries. By writing a children’s book, Winter makes the topic of education easy for all people
On July 12, 2013, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, delivered her first public speech, to the United Nations Youth Takeover, where she persuasively articulated her aspiration to reach out to young, adolescent advocates the deficient nature of education, specifically in regards to women and young children. During Yousafzai’s advocacy for children’s right to education, her spoken ambition was to reach a global audience in hopes of bringing awareness to a troublesome issue. Likewise, throughout the speech, Yousafzai effectively expressed her gratitude to the people who have made an influence in her life, including the champions of the world Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah as well as the countless teachers she had who motivated her to persist in further educating herself. Nevertheless, she also commendably reveals through her Nobel Peace Prize Speech that the award is not only for herself, but, consequently, for those “disregarded” children who continually yearn for education on a daily basis. This successfully demonstrates that she is not above those children, but, instead, stands with them. In several illustrations, she conveys the notion that she is not going to stand idly by and witness young girls being denied their rightful education. Accordingly, Yousafzai deliberates, it is moral and upright to fight for what one believes in.
What an overwhelming feeling it is to enter a classroom full of vulnerable learners that are looking to extract each piece of knowledge you own, so that they can implant it into their brain, and expand their knowledge on the world around them. This responsibility can be intimidating for some, but it is the thrill of what dedicated and passionate educators, like myself, thrive off of. Educators in elementary schools have a much bigger task at hand than just teaching the basic foundations of core subjects. We not only mold the brain of our students academically, but also socially and creatively. We must do all of this while creating an environment where children feel welcomed, loved, respected and safe. A classroom should be a place where students look forward to entering the door, with the assurance of knowing that their best interests are at the top of the priority list, and the day ahead of them will be filled with fun, laughter, and lots of learning.
Self-discovery Throughout one’s lifetime changes in a person’s views toward life are inevitable. Those changes can be seen as either positive or negative based on the experiences a person goes through. Some changes are seen as internal while others are seen as external. For instance, in Monkey by Wu Cheng-en and Candide by Francois-Marie Arouet De Voltaire, both authors are using their characters to portray self-discovery by having them go through a series of obstacles. As a result the characters changed their attitude toward life through the many obstacles that they had to undergo. Self-discovery is an essential part of a person’s life which can be seen internally or externally through a person’s characteristics and
Who are you? Who are you in the eyes of a total stranger and who would they see when they look at you? Is this perception of you the same or different from who you think you are or who you want to be? Do you know who you are, and if you do, when did you take the path of self discovery? The journey of self discovery is a journey that most people take at some point during their life, whether it is very early in life or rather late in life. In the novels, Billy Lynn 's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the three protagonists have all undergone a journey on the path of self discovery. These journey range in length, depth, and significance just as these self
As an individual, we often ask are self-question that stand out to us. Some question may relate to are love life, family, and are social environment. Most philosophers often call it self-knowledge or knowledge of your own mind. Is it that important too or is it like knowledge of a baseball batting averages like a trivial knowledge that isn’t of much use in the daily life. Image yourself having to take a big exam the next day but you forgot to study and you fail the exam. There still time to drop the class. Should you continue to work hard at getting a B- in the class or just drop the class the next day. When considering those two options that may affect your career prospects by answering it right or wrong. to explain the best shot. You would need some knowledge of your own mind specifically, you would need to know what you know and don’t know about the exam.
Malala believes education is unequivocally one of the most important resources that can be made available to children around the world. Education is invaluable and sparks the growth of countries that previously lacked the ability to sustain schools and education systems. While it may seem that there are other social issues that should take priority, Malala believes that proper schooling provides a much-needed background for the next generation. This foundation allows for a steady progression that will produce more well-informed citizens. Malala states that “’I know the importance of education because my pens and books were taken from me by force… But the girls of Swat are not afraid of anyone. We have continued with our education’” (Malala 214). In this quote, she is not only expressing her own passion for education, but the conviction of the girls of Swat as well. It is important for these women to support each other and continue to fight the establishment in their pursuit of education. These actions will construct a path in which other girls will follow, burgeoning the community and bringing hope to women in Malala’s country and around the world as well. Malala understands that education is an exceptionally pivotal social issue, and believes that her campaign toward acknowledging and improving school systems is the best way for her to begin making a change.
Gender Discrimination According to the United Nations Foundation, 62 million girls around the world are refused education. Mentorship programs, such as Step Up, helps to maintain girls in school to get them closer to achieve their dreams. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, focuses on the lives of
Introduction “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world” (The Malala Fund). This is the brilliant citation by the famous activist Malala Yousafzai. She was a magnificent female historical figure, who was the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was a brave activist who strove for the rights of girls to study and receive education. Malala defied the Taliban. Sadly famous scandal took place after she was shot in her head by a Taliban gunman, but fortunately she survived. Her accomplishments are crucial for the young girls all over the world. She brought the actual right for education for all of them, and proceeds with a struggle to ensure the availability of education all over the world, where she is needed.
“I Need To Be Myself, I Can’t Be Anyone Else.” “I was born to be true and not to be perfect,” Epey said in his speech. Epey is the winner of the trending segment in It’s Showtime – That’s My Tomboy. In this segment, they (lesbians) let me, the madlang people and the world to see their worth as a lesbian and as a human. They also made me believe that all of us can be accepted in the society beyond our imperfections, because no matter how imperfect we are, there are still things that we must be proud of and things that we must treasure – our abilities, skills, talents, and personalities and us, being true to ourselves, and our family, friends, and loved ones.