Richard Rodriguez and Mike Rose both write about their education. In "I Just Wanna Be Average," Mike Rose recounts his experience in Catholic school as an Italian-American from a working class family background. Because of a school error, he was placed in the vocational tract at school. The experience taught Rose a lot about the low expectations place on students, the lack of effective role models in the classroom, and the inability of teachers to inspire their students. These problems are especially evident in the vocational tracking programs, because once Rose moves to the college prep courses, he realizes that he was being encouraged and challenged more. In "The Achievement of Desire," Rodriguez also writes about his experience in Catholic school, from a Latino-American working class family background. Unlike Rose, Rodriguez was somewhat of an over-achiever. He worked hard, and earned good grades until he was able to secure a scholarship to Stanford. Even though people see him as being remarkably successful, Rodriguez questions the impact that his education had on his relationship with his family and community. Both Rodriguez and Rose show how the education system fails to give students a sense of purpose.
Mike Rose's essay "I Just Wanna Be Normal" is about the prejudices inherent in an education system that believes that some students are innately smarter than others. Instead of trying to find ways of reaching out to all students, educators believe that students in the college prep classes are "smart," whereas the students placed in the vocational tract are not. In fact, many students in the vocational tract are very smart but are simply not using their potential because they have no good role models. As Rose puts it, "The vocational track, however, is most often a place for those who are just not making it, a dumping ground for the disaffected," (2). Being disaffected implied being unmotivated. Rose also uses the term "dumping ground" purposely, to show that the prevailing attitude towards many students is that they are worthless. The only worth of students in vocational classes is to develop a skill that can be applied to a menial labor job, instead…… [Read More]
Description of education
Education is the learning and experience that impacts every individual in one way or the other. In fact, better education paves the way for better economic opportunities and this is one of the key areas that results in economic disparities in the society.
Education as a field of sociology is about understanding how different aspects such as public institutions, parental role, society and environment affect the learning abilities of individuals. It concentrates heavily on the role of schools and universities in the modern society (Ballantine & Hammack, 2011).
Education in the field of sociology
In sociology, education is viewed as a means towards better social equality and to overcome many social evils such as poverty. In that context, education is the path for acquiring social status and money. It is also seen as an area where the individual differences in terms of learning abilities is evident. The sociological aspect of education looks into the role played by parents, peers and the society at large on an individual and it analyzes the number of opportunities they get to reach their true learning potential. To better understand these sociological aspects of education, there are two main theories and they are the functionalist theory and the conflict theory.
Functionalist theory, also known as structural functionalism, believes that the society is in a natural equilibrium and every member of the society accepts the social norms that are established in it. It is based on Darwin's theory of evolution that is based on individual differences as well as the need to adapt to existing rules to survive.
The crux of this theory is to educate children to the existing and established rules of the society so that they grow up to be part of it and it places this responsibility on the public education system to achieve this objective. Also, this theory encourages the society to identify talent and prepare them for the higher end jobs while the ones with lesser talents end up with the least paying jobs. This is a process of the continuity and through this process, the social order and the norms are maintained (Bessant & Watts, 2002).
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Education and National Security
Education is essential for the advancement of our nation as well as our children. A good education gives children the ability to succeed physically, intellectually, and emotionally. The American nation has been labeled as having a threat to national security because of the education system failing to provide the needed learning and skills to know how to protect the nation. The condition of America's education system has become a major issue concerned with the security of the nation and citizens.
There are several core factors causing the education system to fail (Kache, 2012). There is a lack of emphasis on civics for students to learn theoretical and practical aspects of society. The emphasis of civil law, civil code, and the role of the government, as well as the citizen's responsibilities are not enough for national security. Failure to teach foreign language hinders the communication between members of global society. Lack of proficiency in reading, math, and science hinders needed skills. There are major differences between the standards and opportunities between states. There is poor academic performance compared to international counterparts that causes an unbalanced score card compared to other nations. School systems are laden with bureaucracy and inefficiencies. Too many politics in the education system has deprived the teaching standards of students. The education system has failed in attracting, training, and compensating good valued teachers. A mismatch between student preparation and jobs has left students unprepared for available positions. The American Dream has been placed out of reach for many due to the gap between educated and uneducated students and is causing a division in the nation.
The international education rankings from the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development has given American the following scores; reading 500, math 487, and science 502 (Duncan, 2011). Considering these scores go up to 1,000, America is far below the needed standards in education compared to other countries. Without building the standards of education, the future of America is…… [Read More]
I support most of what Robinson is saying that video. The core of his argument is that the education system geared more towards creating workers than thinkers, and that does seem to be the natural outcome of a lot of decisions in the education system. Schools that remove arts, physical education and other such classes to focus on standardized test subjects are being economically motivated to churn out workers. This occurs because it is easier for the education system to measure success with standardized tests, and measuring success represents a way for politicians and those running the education to demonstrate to parents and taxpayers -- stakeholders -- that they are doing their jobs running the education system.
This does call into question the idea of universal public education. On principle, universal public education is a tremendously powerful tool for domestic policy. An educated populace is a successful populace, especially in the Information Age, but this has always been the case. If a nation wants to be competitive in the world, it needs to education its people, and it needs to spend a lot of money to do that. A purely private system where education is not accessible to all is correlated with the inability to progress economically -- you can see this today all across the developing world.
However, Theodoulou's points about the way that public policy is created and implemented raise some concerns about the use of government to provide education. This is particularly the case in light of what Robinson describes. Public policy is developed when issues are identified, stakeholders analyzed, compromises made and the education system today reflects these wide-ranging influences. Certainly corporate interests have a seat at the table. They know that they can import high-end workers from anywhere in the world, or even outsource, but they also need a pliable populace. Over time, this begins to manifest in standardized testing and a focus away from critical thinking skills. The latter occurs not by strict design, but through the focus on specialization that drives the school system to only focus on specific subjects and specific ways of thinking.
Robinson is correct in that this approach shortchanges students and leads to further…… [Read More]
Education and Empowerment
Since it became a country, the United States has made it a priority to educate its citizens in order to allow them to progress. The reason for this is that there is an established connection between education level and the potential for social mobility of Americans, a statistic which has been verified in other countries as well. In the United States, there is a concept of the American Dream which says that anyone who is willing to work hard can become socially mobile. This is an unspoken promise given to the citizens by the founding fathers of the nation. According to this dream, even people born in the poorest communities can, through a strong worth ethic, skill, and dedication to their own bettering, will be able to become millionaires. The thing that allows for people to move along the ranks of the social ladder is education and the opportunities that education presents.
Even from the earliest days of the country's founding, people have tried to support the quest for a greater education in others. Scientists interested in sociology and child psychology have found that the more educated a person is, the better their chances at life. According to Horace Mann, "Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, - the balance wheel of the social machinery" (Colombo 110). More than perhaps any other country, the United States supports the education of its citizens, going so far as to make laws which require children to attend school and receive at least a beginning education. Young people who receive an adequate education will be more likely to get a good job and to pay taxes back into the government, thereby continuing the cycle for future generations.
In the United States, the system of education is failing a great number…… [Read More]
Education Disparity in America:
Education has traditionally been regarded as a great equalizer in the United States because of its capability to lift less disadvantaged children and enhancing their probability to succeed as adults. As a great equalizer of conditions in the society, education has been regarded as the balance wheel of America's social machinery. Since the establishment of the first public school in the United States, there has been widespread belief that education would enable children of any class to have a chance of succeeding in life. However, trends in the recent past have indicated the emergence of education disparity between rich and poor children. These trends have been particularly been prevalent in funding between school districts. For instance, Massachusetts, America's best-educated state, has experienced the second-biggest inequality in the past two decades because the poor are losing academic strengths to the rich.
Reason the Problem:
Even though the ability of education to act as a great equalizer in America's society is lessening, education still remains an important part of the modern economy. Actually, it is ironical that the dwindling state could be because of the growing importance of schooling to the modern economy (Rohde, Cookie & Ojha, 2012). Similar to other advanced economies, the main force behind the rising inequalities in America's education is a well-known fact. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find high-paying jobs for low-skilled employees because of the decline of manufacturing and the use of software to substitute clerks and secretaries. As a result, the good jobs that exist tend to require higher education, which is relatively expensive for poor children.
In order for poor children to stay even with the rich, they need to obtain better educational credentials. This need contributes to a scholastic achievement gap because of the huge disparity between the rich and poor in education. While children from low-class families are receiving better education than before, the richer kids are increasingly…… [Read More]
Education and Sociology
Over the last several years, the education system has been continually facing a variety of challenges. This is because many schools are lagging behind in academic achievement in comparison with most developed nations. To make matters worse, teachers are not creating an environment that will help students to learn the social skills they need to survive inside the society and the workplace. This makes it harder for them to adapt with various challenges they are facing and how to adjust with them. (Gerwitz)
As a result, sociology plays an important part in determining the quality of education everyone is receiving and the skills they will need to be successful over the long-term. To fully understand the significance of these concepts requires focusing on how this field of study will have a direct impact upon the way students learn and understand the world around them. This will be accomplished by studying the book Sociology in Our Times and how its concepts are relevant in the field of education. Together, these elements will highlight the way social influences and education is working to shape who the person will be in the future. (Gerwitz)
Sociology in Our Times and the Impact it is having on Education
Sociology is an important factor that goes in direct correlation with the field of education. This is because the experiences we have with others will directly shape who someone becomes and their role in society. During childhood, this is crucial factor which is teaching everyone the most effective ways to interact and understand the world around them. As they learn these skills, different insights are used to transform how they see themselves and what practices are embraced during the process. (Kendall)
According to Kendall (2012), this is a critical element in deciding how someone looks at their situation and the impact it is having on them. Evidence of this can be seen with her saying, "Socialization is most crucial during childhood because it is essential for the child's survival and for human development. The…… [Read More]
Education and Learning
There have been a plethora of developments in regards to modern educational systems. Yet at the same time there have many of the same problems that plagued classrooms at the beginning of the last century are still present today. This suggests that there are trends inherent in the world of education that are timeless in nature. However, at the same time the quality of education is increasing rapidly in some instances. There are many examples of new developments that have the potential of bringing a quality of education to people in a demographic that formally didn't have many options in regards to educational choices.
Another trend that was identified is that fact that educational systems have made significant progress, so has the vast material of content that students need to be taught in a modern environment. For example, education in the early twentieth century may have consisted of studies in subjects such as reading, language, math, and possibly some sciences. However, today the scope of education can cover far more sources and disciplines; many of which emerged in the late twentieth century. For example, students today may be required to learn additional subjects that were not even a possibility in previous years such as information technology, programming, genetics, as well as countless other examples. This paper will examine some of the challenges that previous generations faced and compared with the contemporary educational environment. It will also consider the developments in the sciences as well as technological progress which add to the total requirements.
New York Schools in the Early Twentieth Century
Of all the cities in the United States, it is interesting to note that the last city to develop a system of public high schools was New York City (Superintendent of Schools, 1948). The late start that New York City got in the realm of education may be one of the factors that accounted for some of the problems that they encountered. Additionally, the late start on high school education also had many ramifications for the facilities capabilities. Schools were ill-equipped to handle the influx of students that grew from year to year. Not having sufficient are adequate space to…… [Read More]
Both Woodson (1933) and Howard (2001) agree that the education system in the United States is inherently biased, and that it does not serve the needs or interests of the African-American community. Blacks are systematically excluded from history and the construction of pedagogy in schools. Furthermore, Woodson (1933) points out that there have been few opportunities for African-Americans to join established professions. The message has been that blacks do not succeed in the professions. There are also few opportunities to apply knowledge to the empowerment of African-American communities, making an education in a white system of little practical value. The entire education system and its structural foundations must change. Woodson argued for a total transformation of education in 1933; Howard argues the same at the start of a new millennium.
"Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination," (Woodson, 1933). However, education in the white system teaches blacks to despise themselves. The system itself is poisoned. There are few, if any, black scholars teaching issues that empower the African-American community. When African-Americans graduate from white establishments, they lack the tools or even the interest to apply their education to the empowerment of the black communities. This is partly because the system teaches that the white culture is superior and undeserving of criticism. As a result, African-Americans channel anger and frustration at their own communities rather than at the system of oppression.
Howard (2001) likewise argues that education must become more culturally relevant for the African-American community. Although school segregation ended a long time before Howard's (2001) analysis, it is clear that the integrated education system has not appreciably helped the African-American students or the community. Howard (2001) points out that there are too few black teachers offering culturally relevant teaching methods and curricula. Black students are performing well in early childhood, but by the time they become socialized into the white schools, their performance levels drop because their needs are not being met.
Therefore, both Howard…… [Read More]
EDUCATION OF PISA MEMBERS vs. ECONOMY
The relationship between economic growth and quality of education of PISA member countries 2003 and 2009
Economic Growth vs. The Quality of Education of Pisa Member Countries
One of the most valuable assets for both the present and future generations is "quality education." Its achievement requires a robust commitment from everyone including teachers, governments, parents, as well as the students themselves. Therefore, this urge motivated a number of countries to form and/or participate in PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) through the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). According to Stephen, Eric and Ludger (2011), the OECD contributes to educational goals via PISA, which monitors the educational results within an approved framework, allowing for legal international comparisons. PISA is an international study assessment of knowledge and skills for 15-year-old students. Additionally, PISA provides information on an assortment of factors, which contribute to the success of students, education systems and schools (Norton & Marvin, 2004). Through showing that various nations succeed in the provision of both equitable and high quality learning outcomes, PISA sets both educational and economic oriented goals for its members, as well as the non-member countries. According toOECD (2010), PISA measures general skills, commonly recognized as basic outcomes from the educational process. Besides testing on facts, its assessments focus the young generation close to the end of compulsory education (Stephen, Eric & Ludger, 2011), and their abilities in utilizing their knowledge and skills in order to encounter the real-life challenges within the world's developing economy.
PISA steadily grew from 32 economies/countries in 2000 to 41 economies in 2003, 58 in 2006, and finally 65 economies/countries by 2009. One of the ultimate aims for educational policy makers is to empower their countries to grab the advantage over the globalized world economy. Consequently, this strategy leads them to emphasize the possible improvements on education policies, thereby ensuring a high quality service provision, equitable distribution of educational opportunities alongside sturdy incentives for great schooling efficiencies (Norton & Marvin, 2004). As a result, a consensus in the literature…… [Read More]
The State of Education in Third World Countries
Third World countries, by definition, include the poorest and the most underdeveloped. Most of them, therefore, are severely lacking in most development indicators including education and literacy levels. So even though, it is now universally recognized that education is the most cost-effective factor in improving the quality of life, both at the individual and at the collective level, millions of people in poor, third world countries still do not have access to even basic, primary education.
The Education for All (EFA) Initiative: Realizing the need for a comprehensive international program to help achieve the goals of extending the benefits of education "to every citizen in every society" the international community made an important commitment called Education for All (EFA) in Jomtien, Thailand in 1990. In response to slow progress over the decade, the commitment was reaffirmed in Dakar, Senegal in April 2000 and then again in September 2000, when 189 countries and their partners adopted two of the EFA goals as part of the eight Millennium Goals.
The EFA Development Index: In order to measure the state of education in various countries and to monitor the progress made towards the specific EFA goals, the Education for All Development Index (EDI) was introduced in 2003. The EDI provides a summary measure of a country's education level in four specific areas: The EFA goal of achieving Universal Primary Education (UPE), adult literacy, gender equality in education, and quality of education. ("Education for All: Literacy for Life" Summary of UNESCO Report, 2006, p. 3). The EDI ranges between 0 and 1, with 1 representing the EFA goal. According to the latest (2006) EFA Global Monitoring Report published by UNESCO, the state of the EDI is as follows:
46 countries have an EDI above 0.95; which is close to the EFA target: these countries are mostly the industrialized 'first world' located in North…… [Read More]
Education Pedagogy Lesson Plan
Title of the lesson plan: Integrating English as a second language with food recipe lessons
Class Level: Intermediate or advanced Age Level: Teen-agers to adults
Location / country/city/region:
Estimated Time of the Lesson: 75 minutes
Number of Students: effective for small group activity -- 10-15 or less
The students should understand the format used in making simple recipe.
The students should be capable to reading and following the directions used in making a simple recipe.
The students will be capable of explaining the directions of making a simple recipe to another student.
The students will participate in a hands-on experience of conducting a simple cooking lesson.
The students will experience a new type of food from other cultures
Pictures illustrating simple recipes from newspapers and magazines
Example of a recipe for overhead for illustration
Packaged food items with simple recipes labeled on the back puffy recipe on wall chart for students to use during the cooking lesson
Have closure activity arranged for observation purposes. Students will want to know what will happen - what is this all about, and so forth. This will generate conversation pertaining to food, recipes and so forth.
The teacher provides magazine pictures of simple recipes to develop knowledge and discussion about food, the way of preparing it, its appearance from the pictures and so forth.
Demonstrate a sample recipe on the overhead. Show and describe recipe format. Allow students help develop key words that they might find in a recipe such as:
Engage students in defining what they understand pertaining to recipe
Add another recipe and provide every student with a similar copy of recipe. They should read and understand the directions and explain to their partners. This is done through group discussion. The teacher directs the discussion to examine for the level of understanding and ascertain correct interpretations (Farrell, 2002).
Students are to work in pairs / small groups. Each…… [Read More]
Education is the creation of the whole person through a synthesis of ideas. My evolving definition of education includes a rigorous investigation of classical liberal arts paradigms from Aristotle to Freud and everything in between. Through a synoptic reading of diverse texts during my course of study, I will be able to offer suggestions on curriculum design and modification. However, my focus will be on Western and European perspectives and points-of-view. This is largely because I feel we should draw heavily on the culture in which we are already immersed; self-understanding begins with an understanding of context, place, and space. The hallmark of my research will be the content of humanitarian disciplines and especially the status of religious studies in a liberal arts program. If religious studies do have a place in modern academics, then the question of how religion should be taught is of particular significance. The debate over religion in education is of particular relevance in the United States today, which is why my research could…… [Read More]
Education Reforms: Private or Public
United States education system is not at par with general standards of quality education worldwide. The problem lies with our school and college curriculum and lack of sound reforms in the area of education. Though every year, our administration declares that education reforms is at the top of its political agenda, still each year we fail to notice any changes in the school and college education. Not only is our curriculum faulty, we also do not have right degree of private participation in this field which is resulting in deterioration of education especially in state run schools and colleges. For this reason it is important to encourage private initiative in this area because public participation has not only failed to improve the standard of education, it has also resulted in intense public resentment. Many people feel that public funds must not be used to educate selected few. For this reason many voucher and school choice programs have not been as successfully as they were pre-estimated to be.
DO WE REALLY NEED REFORMS AND WHY?
Educationists and employers nationwide are complaining of declining standards and feel that suitable measures must be taken to introduce reforms. These reforms must aim at bringing about concrete and meaningful changes in the curriculum that would produce positive results. For one the educationist are of the view that students are no longer prepared for the practical world, the education system in our country is only text-book-based which sometimes cannot be applied to the real world situations. This can cause various problems, as the students feel inadequate when they face the tough practical world outside their schools. For this reason, it is best to introduce reforms, which would not only prepare the students for success in future but also would be based on the core objectives of education. The educationist nationwide must understand that the weaknesses in curriculum accrue from the fact that most of us are unaware of the very purpose of education. What is it that education seeks to achieve; why do teachers and schools impart knowledge and why do students seek education? It is important to answer these questions in order to find out what kind of reforms are needed and…… [Read More]
When this phase is complete, the assessment phase can begin.
Step 7: Assessment
Assessment will occur on two basic levels: informal and formal. Informal assessment will occur during the group work process, where each group is assessed for its ability to cooperate and learn from each other. A value out of 10 is assigned for each group, where higher values denote a higher level of cooperation.
Formal assessment will occur in two phases: by means of a class presentation and by means of written assessment. When all groups have finished their tasks, groups have the opportunity to present their documents orally to the class. Each group assigns a "speaker," who reads the document. Students are allowed to ask questions to clarify the information. The teacher then assigns a grade according to the number of clarifying questions asked and the general reactions of the rest of the class. This value, along with the cooperation grade, is assigned to all the members of each particular group.
Written assessment occurs when students submit their documents to the educator. The documents are assessed according to criteria such as relevance to the topic, the quality of Web information, the quality of paraphrasing, the accuracy of quotations, and finally the coherence of the whole passage in providing information about the topic. During the following lesson, students then receive their grades and comments on how they can improve in the future.
In conclusion, it is vitally important to include technology in education today. This prepares students not only for their future as learners (Myers, 2010), but also for the workplace, where technology is an increasingly complicated phenomenon.… [Read More]
Education and Democracy
As a teacher I believe that the most important aim of education is to groom students in each generation to recognize the tasks of successful citizenship. Educational accomplishment, as well as professional education is secondary if the teachers cannot maintain our democratic republic.
The Founding Fathers, who shaped the idea of an original structure of government founded on Enlightenment principles, in addition, gave us the picture of the incomplete pyramid on the Great Seal as a confrontation to each generation to give to constructing that dream into a truth.
The understanding, abilities, as well as manners essential for students to be capable to take on the 'office of citizen' in our democratic republic. Good education helps students create a knowledge base, along with manners drawn from academic field. It is vital that students turn out to be capable to bond the knowledge, abilities, as well as values to common good, equality and other community actions as they take on social inquiry believe if teachers can rise above the normal customs of teaching and help the students work out real-life troubles, then students occupied in education are confronted to implement leadership and conscientiousness. Citizenship is something students learn, not something they simply take over. Therefore, I believe, in order to teach them citizenship it is absolutely necessary that I play more than the customary role of a teacher.
A shall take chances needed to form educational surroundings that do not merely educate 'about' but exemplify democratic public life, that organize students who are enthusiastic for its confrontations and unparalleled rewards.
In the moral as in the academic field, students are productive learners; they learn best by doing. To form a good personality, they require several, as well as diverse chances to relate values such as the principals of common good and equality, responsibility and fairness in everyday communications and discussions.
I believe that the society is the fountain of the strength as a people. Grooming each and every student for a lifetime obligation to the society is one of the most vital challenges that I shall encounter in my career.
A also believe that the future force of this country is not in a powerful defense; it is…… [Read More]
Effective Education: Curriculum Development vs. Instructional Strategies
When comes to teaching students effectively, both curriculum development and instructional strategies are very important. Without curriculum development, students would not learn new skills and ideas that keep up with technology and other issues that continue to change as the world evolves. Without these new skills and ideas, students would not be ready to move out of the school environment and into a work environment where they can be useful and productive.
Without proper instructional strategies, students would not get the full benefit of the curriculum being offered. Students must be able to learn at their own pace and discover new thoughts and ideas in relation to the curriculum that they are being taught. A teacher who has good instructional strategies for helping students learn can teach every student what they need to know, even if a particular student learns at a different pace than the rest of the class, or has difficulty understanding the curriculum.
I believe that instructional strategies are more important than curriculum development. This is because any curriculum, no matter how well developed and up-to-date it is, will not be any good to students if the teacher is not able to get the information across to them properly. This is where instructional strategies come in. The teacher must be good at instructing students, and must have several different strategies in place to help the students that need it most. Without proper instruction, many students would fail, even if the curriculum that they were being taught was very advanced.
Many schools are trying a comprehensive approach to teaching, which works on both curriculum development and instructional strategies (Ogbu, 1992). This is a good idea because both areas of effective teaching are being worked on together. However, it is important to make sure that not all of the emphasis is put on the curriculum alone. The best…… [Read More]
When applied to the "real world" one might even suggest that the ways in which women learn are more likely to be used realistically than the way in which men learn. Thus, this test can be questioned. Does it really measure knowledge, or just the way that college education tends to present evaluations, and does this suggest that while women perform poorly on academic evaluations, they perform well on applicability tests.
In what ways does technology advance or hinder the learning of students of different socioeconomic backgrounds? Are students of a higher socioeconomic background helped by technology in education because they are familiar with the technology? Likewise, are those of a lower socioeconomic background hindered?
How does the classroom of students with wide age gaps compare to the classroom of students with relatively low age gaps?
Do classrooms with great age diversity show higher rates of retention or lower rates of retention?
Is there a connection between tuition payment and student motivation? If students are paying large amounts of tuition out of their own pockets, are they more likely to be motivated to succeed and vice versa?
Do international students perform better in math and science classes than students from the United States?
Do students with a stated major tend to be more focused than students who…… [Read More]
How will these strategies increase the effectiveness of job-embedded learning at your school or workplace? Discuss your rationale for choosing these two strategies.
The way that job embedded learning is utilized, is to give teachers actionable steps they can use on a daily basis to improve quality. Inside the library and media center, these principles are used for working with educators in achieving these goals. This is the point that communication increases and the overall quality of learning comprehension improves. ("Job Embedded Learning," 2012)
Two possible strategies that should be offered to administrators include: the use of study groups and having students keep reflective logs. The use of study groups is when educators will form different consortiums to examine and study the scope of the problem. This helps to improve professional development by having everyone focus on addressing the root causes through: taking into account different viewpoints. Having students keep reflective logs is when, they will write down the challenges they are facing on a daily basis in a log. This information is used by educators, to determine the individual learning style and how to adjust to specific issues impacting students. ("Job Embedded Learning," 2012)
These strategies will help to improve job-embedded learning by giving teachers a way of evaluating when there are problems. This is accomplished through groups identifying and discussing how these issues can be addressed. At the same time, the student is illustrating specific areas that need to be covered. During the course of the school day, these ideas can be implemented into the practices that the educator is using. The reason why these two areas were chosen is because they are providing a way of identifying the problem and how to adjust. This is when educators can begin using specific tools to address these challenges inside the classroom. ("Job Embedded Learning," 2012)
What is the purpose of the Four Corners strategy? How could it be used in a classroom? How could it be used in a professional development setting? Conceptualize and summarize how the Four Corners strategy may be used to develop a concept of interest to you, keeping in mind an intended audience (i.e. students or colleagues).
The purpose of the Four Corners Strategy is supposed to encourage discussions about a range of controversial topics inside the classroom. The way it is used is, to spark critical thinking in students about a host…… [Read More]
In the world of education, everything is constantly changing. This is because of shifting demands from various educators, parents and other stakeholders who want higher quality. The result is that educators must have greater amounts of flexibility with adjusting to these challenges. Inside the classroom, this means that different techniques will be utilized to more effectively connect with them. To fully understand how this will be achieved requires focusing on using a mind map in association with two key terms. Together, these elements will offer specific insights which are highlighting how teachers can influence and shape the discussion. (Clark, 2009) (Gorssman, 2011) (Wright, 2010)
The mind map will focus on the words history and social impact. This assists the educator in designing a lesson plan that will concentrate on these objectives and related terms. Below are the two different mind maps that will be used in the class.
Mind Map for History
How this influences others
How this influences others (Clark, 2009) (Gorssman, 2011) (Wright, 2010)
Mind Map for Social Impact
Long-term lessons for everyone
How this influence current events…… [Read More]