There is also a definitely a positive correlation between extracurricular activities and retention and academic performance. y creating appropriate, engaging, and entertaining extra curricular activities and by involving all the students, schools could not only expect to increase the learning outcomes of all the students, but most importantly, make the children to enjoy the learning process.
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On the other hand, though, and more importantly for the purposes of this analysis, some studies have shown that those students who completed a high school economics class still developed a more keen awareness of the conditions that contributed to economic outcomes and what role they may play in later life. According to Lopus and Maxwell (1994), "Students who took high school economics, irrespective of the curriculum, did not outperform students without high school economics on a pretest or a post test of college-level economics.... Although students who take high school economics may not have increased knowledge of college-level economic principles, they may have an increased awareness of current events, consumer issues or economic history. As well, the high school economics class may address the needs of the non-college bound student" (emphasis added) (p. 62). Clearly, then, while the jury may still be out on how high school…… [Read More]
High School Students and World Wide Web
This is a research proposal about the problems of high school students
The use of World Wide Web by high school students to complete school assignments is now becoming a common practice. This study aims to find the problems and difficulties that students have using the World Wide Web as their primary source of information. The students who use World Wide Web as their primary source have difficulty evaluating whether the information on a web site was scholarly. In addition there is a growing problem of plagiarism, students are taking information off the Internet without attribution. The research considered Perry's scheme of Student Development, the unique nature of Internet and other literature to validate claims of evaluating scholarly information and Plagiarism. It was discovered that students actually use a good variety of resources, including libraries, articles and papers on the Internet to find…… [Read More]
In this case the educational institutions will need to provide access to student records to evaluate how well students performed when they attended test preparation vs. when they did not attend test preparation classes.
Much as the researcher proposes, Henze & Lucas (1993) predict it is possible to "shape" classroom instruction and test preparation courses to promote greater success and mastery of language among high school students (p. 54). The researchers note obstacles to student achievement on standardized tests include poor language or reading skills (Henze & Lucas, 1993) suggest test preparation courses should consider whether the student's primary language is English. If it is not, there is reason to believe test preparation courses that include instruction of the English language may automatically increase standardized test scores, especially among minority students.
There are many tools educational facilities can use to improve a student's success and ability to achieve positive…… [Read More]
I had a crush of my own during high-school, but I knew that she was beyond my league. Jessica was probably the most beautiful girl in the school and she was a senior (I was a sophomore at the time). I wrote her the most beautiful poem that I could possibly think of and I hoped that this would show her that I was actually different from the other guys. She was actually impressed with my letter, but she didn't feel the same way for me. She practically asked me to write a poem for a boy that she was fond of at the time and she ended up dating him as a result of that poem. I know - life can sometimes be very cruel!
One of the things that I enjoyed most about high school was the fun you could have during Ms. Kissinger's classes. Ms. Kissinger was…… [Read More]
High School Campus Violence
What measurable outcome do you choose to explain?
The measurable outcome this study will explain is the relationship between hyperactivity caused by sugar and caffeine in the diets of highschool students and campus violence.
How would you measure the outcome?
The outcome of this study would be measured by keeping track of all school records relating to violent incidents on campus reported to the school nurse, teachers, and administrators.
Identify a "manipulable" causal influence (intervention) on your chosen outcome?
The intervention would be the removal of high-sugar and caffeine containing foods from the school cafeteria and vending machines so that they will not be as easily accessible to students during the school day. This would include soda and candy, as well as many other common foods served in most high school cafeterias.
State you hypothesis
Both sugar and caffeine have been shown in numerous studies to…… [Read More]
Each of us is born with the ability to feel compassion for our fellow man; even as babies we cry when we hear other children in the nursery shed tears. However, somewhere along the line, we loose this ability to feel compassion for others. Instead, we begin to gain enjoyment for the pain that others feel. We start to find pain, disaster, and hurt in others amusing. Perhaps this is as a result of too many motivational speakers telling high school graduates to go out and achieve to their utmost potential when this is not realistic, and in some cases undesirable. All that this advice does is tell high school graduates is the only thing that matters is success. But this, my friends, is a destructive lie. What matters is happiness and compassion for others. When we loose this drive to achieve against all odds and instead gain the desire…… [Read More]
As can be deduced from the examples in section one, these causative theories include the taking of drugs, as well as immature emotional responses and the influence of the media in the portrayal of images of violence that are accepted by the larger culture. Another factor is the relative accessibility of weapons. While these factors form part the main causative theories, they all tend to indicate that the root underlying cause lies in the structure of the society itself and the intolerance at schools for those who appear and act differently to the norm. This would also seem to suggest that this intolerance is a reflection of the larger society and the inability to accept those who are "different" in any sense.
Aligned with the above view is the fact that society and schools often do not provide enough support for youngsters who may not be emotionally mature. Emotional instability…… [Read More]
After the Columbine media coverage, the nation became terrified that our schools were no longer safe, even though the facts show they are safer than ever" (2003, p. 14).
This point is also made by Kondrasuk et al. (2005), who note, "More recently the violent events have garnered increased media coverage due to the dramatic nature of the crimes. In this age of instant communications and open dialogue, the media has almost been forced to report deaths and other violent acts in schools. As such, violence in schools has warranted more attention by researchers and the schools themselves" (p. 638). Likewise, Fast (2003) emphasizes that, "While this [Columbine] was the sixth of such school shootings in 18 months, it riveted the attention of the nation because it involved well-to-do suburban children, had the greatest number of victims and because it played out on television" (emphasis added) (Fast, 2003, p. 484).…… [Read More]
Sometimes the line was rather vague and athletes endorsed violence as a legitimate response." (Miracle, 92)
Sports promote violence because physically harming opponents is a natural part of the game, and just increasing the amount of harm enough to disable them is always a seductive option to losing. This promotion of violence would not be true if students would just play for fun -- no one would remain friends with a boy who, for example, kicked people in the shins so they couldn't run fast enough to get away in hide and seek! ut a boy who obeyed his coach and "took down" another football player with enough force to keep him on the bench for the rest of the game might become a school hero if this won his team the game. Miracle and Rees explain the way that that compete the analyzing the way in which it misguides…… [Read More]
Indeed, one can frame motivation in terms of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, which provides that basic needs must be met before higher order needs can be attended to. In short, motivation is a higher need, and basic needs must be met (i.e. physical needs) before anything involving self-actualization can occur (Kong, 2009).
eacher Attitudes and Approaches
eachers provide the means by which students can build relationships because they are given an opportunity for social interaction. Non-academic enrichment programs geared toward socialization help build relationships, and teachers can encourage that. Examples of such programs can include sporting activities, dance, music, swimming, art, and even home economics such as sewing and learning to cook. Lesson plans in the classroom can be modified to include group activities. eacher-led measures that meet a student's needs for peer acceptance help build strong relationships between the student and the teacher (Kong, 2009).
When students are continually…… [Read More]
But this dream is available to only very few college athletes. While many talented high school players in various sports do receive financial assistance upon transitioning to college, not many are able to take their careers to a professional level. It is important to remember that many college athletes do not play sports with a wide spectator following. High school athletes in sports like crew and lacrosse may win scholarships or at least win admission to a more competitive college than they might otherwise, were they not an athlete, based upon their grades and test scores. But only a select few sports can offer an athlete a stable professional career, post-college, regardless of the level at which the athlete may play. A top shot-putter cannot have the same level of professional aspirations as a potential candidate for the NBA.
There are so many unsung sports in high school and college:…… [Read More]
It must also be pointed out, as it is by Elder and Conger that fewer adult role models in rural settings are likely to have achieved any significant success in higher education, as they were often as limited as their children are for such opportunities.
This malevolence about post-secondary education by default and by reality proves troubling as post-secondary achievement is often seen as the end game of a secondary education. In other words high schools are geared toward the mark of success as students enrolling in college, even though this may not be seen in the community as an option or even a reasonable goal. So, it must be said that students who look at high school as a means to enter college but have no interest in college, often due to lack of exposure or even blatantly low educational goals in the community are likely to see high…… [Read More]
Moreover, most psychologists agree that "sports provide many benefits such as teambuilding, cooperation, skill development and fitness," (Brochu). If a student shows promise, he or she might earn a scholarship or financial aid package. The opportunity to attend college is denied to many high school students from disadvantaged neighborhoods or who have a keener predilection for sports than for math. Therefore, high school recruiting can be an immensely positive force and even if the student does not become the next Lebron James, he or she stands a solid chance of enjoying the next four years at university, meeting new people, developing athletic as well as academic skills, and expanding horizons.
Therefore, the recruitment of high school athletes needs to be tempered with common sense rules and adequate access to physical, social, and psychological support systems. Drug testing is only one facet of the proper recruitment of high school students, albeit…… [Read More]
High School Survey: Underage Drinking at Graduation
Underage drinking is a serious issue. Although much lip service is given to the dangers of drinking in general, within the teenage community (and sometimes younger), little credence is given to the possible repercussions of drinking in a "party situation." hile most teenage students (high school seniors in this survey) readily see the dangers inherent in driving while intoxicated, few understand the possible health risks that can arise in a social or party atmosphere. Given the recent cases of "alcohol poisoning" in which individuals have died from ingesting in effect an "overdose" of alcohol, a survey concerning the levels of knowledge about the effects of alcohol on the human body was conducted.
Alcohol poisoning is not only serious, but it can result in death. ithin the United States, acute alcohol poisoning generally impacts underage or college age drinkers due to…… [Read More]
After the attacks on the orld Trade Center, many parents bought cellphones for their children as an additional safety precaution, out of fear of preventing teens from communicating with the family during a worst case scenario. "Even without the added concerns of school shootings and terrorism warnings, who doesn't feel good about easily being able to reach their child" (Mulrean 2010). Many phones also have a GPS capability that enables parents to track their teen's movements. hile some might protest this is over-bearing, some parents feel that if they pay for the phone, this gives them the right to use it to its fullest capability. Parents say the GPS tracking system also enables them to give more freedom to their teens with peace of mind as they know the teen's whereabouts. Of course, this might be seen as excessively paranoid in some parent's eyes, or intruding upon the child's privacy.…… [Read More]
4% reporting more than one injury. 58.6% of all injuries were NTL. Non-time-loss injuries accounted for 70.1% of the injuries reported by fourth and fifth graders, 55.1% by sixth graders, 64.0% by seventh graders, but only 33.8% by eighth graders. "Of the 31 injuries to the head, 13 (41.9%) were classified as neurologic (mild traumatic brain injury), whereas 8 were contusions, 3 were wounds, 6 were classified other, and 1 was classified as heat illness. One non-catastrophic fracture was documented for the neck and spine" (Dompier et al. 2007).
With the age of the players, the capacity for more severe injuries increased, indicating an increase in the intensity of play. The strong disparity between seventh and eighth grade student NTL injuries in particular shows how added competitive intensity resulted in injuries of a more severe and longer duration -- including the risk of head and spinal injuries. A comparative study…… [Read More]
high school experience extra credits extra circular activities.
High school is an important period in people's lives and while many have the tendency to perform most of their time performing rather tedious activities as they go through high school, others take advantage of the opportunity to enrich their educational experience. Surely, it is important for one to balance having fun with learning as he or she stays in high school, especially considering the demanding character of adolescence in general. My high school experience has been particularly complex and fruitful when considering the information that I managed to accumulate through the years. One of the most important things that I learnt during this period is that it is essential for a person to give back to society just as it is to extract important information from it.
Simply being a high school student was never enough for me and thus I…… [Read More]
high school student named Marco, who claims he has just received an e-mail from another student threatening to commit suicide. Marco is not sure where the student sent the e-mail from. Write a brief report on how you would proceed, including what you should do first in this situation.
The first step is to involve the law enforcement. They will need to employ computer technicians who would check about the origin and authenticity of the email. The steps will go as follows:
They will first need to establish the authenticity of the email which means they will need to make sure that the email actually came from the student who is threatening to commit suicide.
Once the identity is verified, the law enforcement will have to immediately contact the disturb student's family to inform them of the situation.
The law enforcement plays the most important role in such cases because…… [Read More]
Most colleges provide the option of pre-paid meal plans, which eliminates the responsibility of having to food shop and cook, but it can be an expensive prospect for some students.
At some colleges, freshmen are required to reside on campus, but upper classmen are allowed to live off-campus. Dormitory living is considered to be one of the most important elements of adapting to life on campus, and many colleges now make specific efforts to match incoming students with roommates with whom they are likely to be compatible (DeVillers, 2006).
Because there are no parental authority figures present on college campuses, most colleges arrange for some element of dormitory supervision, most often in the form of one or two upper class students who live on each dormitory floor or section. They are intended to provide a first-level of general assistance and safety, and to assist dormitory residents (especially freshmen) with acclimating…… [Read More]
causes that explain clique behavior in high school, and as to the male cliques, it isn't simply a matter of "boys being boys." hile it may look like typical adolescent rebellion -- teenage angst -- it is more a matter of self-image and self-esteem. There is seemingly always an element of rebellion -- that has been generalized and stereotyped as a natural part of growing up for decades -- but in truth the studies that are reflected in "Kicking Back" indicate self-esteem is apparently a serious reason for cliques. It seems to be a case of kids hanging out together to protect themselves from appearing to be weak, and kids who are confused and lost -- while their hormones rage wildly through their bodies -- who act weird, crazy, stupid and moreover, do spontaneous things that can be hurtful to others.
(Two) According to studies reported in "Kicking Back" there…… [Read More]
Besides the age, height, and weight differences, high school and college football players share many common traits. Most of them have been playing sports since they were young children and are therefore highly dedicated. However, in high school, parents are still intimately involved with their children's playing: they often show up for after-school practices or volunteer at games. Once they reach college, these young players essentially become adults. Often leaving home to attend college, football players no longer rely on parental coaching for extra guidance and support. Rather, their teammates and team coach provide them with the impetus they need to succeed. Furthermore, the stakes get higher in college. Although high school football players do make it to state and national championships and frequently feel the rush of major tournaments, college players are in the position of being recruited into the National Football League. Because many football players aim…… [Read More]
Student codes of conduct reflect the values, mission, and ethics of the school. This high school comprises only four grades (9 to 12), but it is a large, suburban school with more than 1500 students. The school has magnet programs, as well as a highly developed Advanced Placement (AP) course program, boasting over 50% enrollment. There are almost 100 full-time teachers. A large percentage, more than 85%, of the school is non-white, and significant number are from an economically disadvantaged household or community. Yet this school has consistently placed well in national rankings due to a dedication to academics, civic engagement, ethical values, and community service.
The mission of the school is to provide a supportive and safe learning environment that promotes the cultivation of individual talents, personal responsibility, collaboration, and civic engagement. The school’s vision statement is: All learners reach their highest potential and contribute to their communities.…… [Read More]
Working While Attending School
The benefits of working while attending high school are that it gives the student the opportunity to take on additional responsibilities, gain some experience in the real world, interact with new people, and learn a skill or trade that could potentially be useful at a later stage in one’s life. One can obtain interpersonal communication skills, develop a list of items to put on a resume, learn what it means to have a work ethic, learn how to manage money, and learn how to manage time (Hintze).
The drawbacks of working while attending high school are that it means one will have less time to spend on studies, reading assignments, and doing homework. If one factors in social time and the need to be with friends, the window of opportunity for actually focusing on school work in the after school hours closes substantially. Those who work…… [Read More]
Paulo Freire rejected the traditional method of teaching, which consists mainly of passive learning, and advocated a more active learning approach. The style of learning he said worked best at shaping students was something similar to the Socratic method of dialogue and inquiry. This made students more engaged. Instead of sitting in their desks like passive receptacles waiting for information to be downloaded into their brains, they become more like participants in their own education, taking ownership of the educative process (Micheletti). The focus on active learning and the Socratic Method is what high schools need now more than ever. Considering that the U.S. Department of Education has found that every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school for a total of 7,000 students per day quitting school before they graduate, one can see that there is a veritable mass exodus of children from the education system (DoSomething.org).…… [Read More]
The study by Jiang, Tang, Peng and Liu (2018) looks at using social networks as a tool to facilitate collaboration among students and interaction between teachers and students in a Chinese high school. The investigations into the utility of social networks were conducted among various design and technology classrooms in high schools throughout China. Based on the findings, Jiang et al. (2018) were able to produce a theoretical framework for web-based design learning and teaching system in the style of social networking. They tested their framework and found that the most important features of the framework are its ability to facilitate innovation, collaboration, and interaction.
The researchers additionally “validated necessary techniques and design features required to make an education-related social networking site effective and affective for the students and teachers” (Jiang et al., 2018, p. 189). The overall finding was that social networking sites help to enhance the…… [Read More]
I could not believe they had voted me! There I stood in my blue lace sequined dress that had a split up the side and a low back: the whole of my senior class standing and applauding and smiling before me as I held the stage, wide-eyed and star-struck. Someone placed flowers in my arms and a tiara on my head—I could not even tell you who. All I could feel was electricity: I was so overwhelmed—nothing like this had ever happened to me! And then they called my boyfriend’s name (now my husband of nearly two decades)—“And your Homecoming King, Anthony Miller!”—and up he came—jauntily as ever, all smiles, looking at me like he loved me and had total faith and confidence in me—the way he always did (and always has). I nearly melted: it was like living a dream—a scene in a movie—and, oh, how I did not…… [Read More]
Tinker v. De Moines was most definitely an outgrowth of its time, reflecting the public's growing dissatisfaction with the Vietnam War and their increasing demand of the right t voice their dissension. Likewise, New Jersey v. T.L.O. reflects the growing worry over drugs and the general crackdown on what seemed to be a public feeling of entitlement that was occurring throughout the eighties. It is without a doubt that the specific time periods and social mores in which these two cases occurred had a huge impact on the way the cases were decided and the impact they had on student rights. Mostly, however, it was the specific legal circumstances of each case that, though perhaps applied unfairly, determined the Court's decisions. The armbands of the Tinker case could be worn in public without fear; the possession of drugs was illegal anywhere.… [Read More]
This only furthers the problems associated with insufficient sleep because of the body's natural physiological response to excessive sugar intake and leads to a constant repetitive cycle of sugar highs and corresponding crashes shortly afterwards.
Furthermore, the excessive caffeine consumption throughout the school day only makes it that much harder for students to wind down and go to sleep as early as they would need to receive adequate sleep. Finally, in that regard, the regular substitution of healthy breakfasts for non-nutritious fast food and vending machine substitutes contributes substantially to the epidemic of overweight and obese American teenagers.
According to Houston, delaying the start time of American high schools would help resolve most of these problems.
Houston's observations are very consistent with what one observes in high school.
Very often, students skip class to take naps and others simply sleep in their classes.
Other times, students take unauthorized days off…… [Read More]
high school students are receiving poor education as regards financial literacy (e.g. NAEP, 1979). Mandell (1997), for instance, reports that high school students have an average score of 57% in terms of money management, savings and investment, spending and other areas of income. HS graduates, in other words, have weak financial literacy. Adults also, generally, are almost totally illiterate regarding retirement and investment decision-making. A study of 552 adult females found that 56% were ignorant about the fundamentals of investing (Chen & Volpe, 1998).
A further study found that most Americans fail to save for retirement or fail to save for emergencies possessing a false confidence about financial security of their future (ibid.). About 71% of all workers and 81% of retirees in the study scored 60% or less in knowledge of financial matters. In their same review, Chen and Volpe (1998) showed that the Institute of Certified Financial Planners…… [Read More]
high school years, I was encouraged by my father to take responsibility for my own tuition. Along with for-profit employment with several companies during this year, I also served my community by working as a volunteer since the age of thirteen. I did this because of the feeling I have that society tends to forget human compassion in the race for money and possessions. This is a trend that I find worrying, and I am attempting to in my own way make a difference both to this trend and to society. The difference I feel I have made does not extend only to the persons I have served through my volunteer work, however. I brought my business and accounting skills to the welfare organization with which I was affiliated in Taipei: the Creation Social Welfare Foundation.
y work at the Foundation entailed practical service as a caregiver to impoverished persons…… [Read More]
The author takes a chance bringing a new form of writing to a middle school, a technique that is innovative but not commonplace, thus would give rise to much questioning, which may be an obstacle teacher's would face trying to implement this type of learning style. This learning approaches views all students as independent, thus in an environment where everything is "sterile" or "sterilized and standardized" this type of learning system may receive some objection. By and large however, once educators realize how significant the improvements are among students adopting this method, they are likely to become more compliant and willing to place more effort at implementing this type of program.
The baseline approach used by the researcher to measure improvement is the ability of students to write using their own thinking skills, so they can in theory, teach others about writing. This is difficult to do, because this learning…… [Read More]
high school, the way it used to be and the way it is now. My high school has changed since I graduated, and it doesn't seem for the better.
My high school seemed huge while I attended it, but for some reason it doesn't seem so big or imposing any more. Maybe it's because my college campus is bigger, and was more daunting on the first couple of days of classes. I think it's because my high school has changed, and one of the reasons it seems smaller is because it is now more closed and less welcoming.
When I attended high school, vandalism wasn't a problem. The campus was open, and other than a fence surrounding the entire field and parking lots, the buildings were open and accessible too. My school had a good feel to it, safe, but welcoming at the same time. Now, an iron security fence…… [Read More]
high school, students are taught that in order to get into a good college, they have to work hard and get great grades. However, research that has been conducted recently shows that there is very little difference between schools like Harvard and the local public state colleges. Although the former is much more expensive than the latter, this research indicates that the education that students receive is actually not showing that the more expensive school is better. In fact, the research indicates that the education students get at Harvard or other ivy-league schools is worse than the education you get at the cheaper school.
One of the reasons for this is that there is such a thing in more expensive schools as grade inflation. That means that a student gets a grade for an assignment or test, but is not scored as harshly in expensive schools as they would get…… [Read More]
1999). The purpose of the school was to allow these students to earn their high school diploma (Kennedy et al. 1999). The board of directors for the school included administrators who were teachers at the time or retired teachers (Kennedy et al. 1999). For researchers, the purpose of studying this particular school was to examine the manner in which the school evolved over a ten-year period and to see what educators learned as a result of teaching this particular population of students (Kennedy et al. 1999).
The school began in 1980 and was contained in a single room of an elementary school with two teachers and an office. Consultants of the program went to nearby schools to make administrators and students aware of the program that would allow at risk students and drop outs to receive their high school diplomas (Kennedy et al. 1999). Initially the program was designed so…… [Read More]
Sports are a pivotal aspect of American society. They provide reprieve from an often stressful life. They provide a means of educating millions of young children about the values America holds dear. Hard works, discipline, persistence, determination, are many of the values that are incorporated into sports. These values, irrespective of the path chosen by these children, will be used throughout their lives. That is why I believe the sports management field is so important for society. Many successful individuals in the fields of science, entertainment, and business have cited their experiences in sports, as a catalyst for their personal development. By taking this course I hope to become involved in a field that directly impacts society. I would like to be able to immerse myself in the sports management field as I am very passionate about it. I also would like to learn the foundations of the sports management…… [Read More]
Since that time, I have incorporated aspects of other religions into my spiritual life, when I have found them to be appropriate ways of expressing my personal relationship with God. Otherwise, I have been hesitant to align myself with any one religious group, because I have not found one group that truly understands my personal relationship with God.
Because I do view spirituality and religion as distinct entities, I do find it possible for one to be a member of a religion and objective about that religion. To me, religion is the ceremony and the professed set of beliefs. I have met very few members of any religion that follow that religion completely or blindly accept its tenets. However, I do not believe that any person can be completely objective about their own spiritual beliefs. My relationship with God is a personal one, and I could not be objective about…… [Read More]
School Community Demographic Study
Miami Beach Senior High School serves Miami Beach, FL. US Census data informs about the demographics of the Miami Beach community, which stretches along a narrow north-south oriented barrier island. Over the years, the demographics of the area have shifted, so this makes for a good study on aligning demographics with the area with those of the school. The census data shows that the total population for Miami Beach is an estimated 91,917. The area is majority Hispanic, with 53% of the total population. This is split among a number of different national origins, however. Miami Beach is 20% Cuban, 4.9% Colombian, 4.6% Argentinian, 3.7% Puerto Rican and there are many other Hispanic groups represented as well. Most of the Hispanic population is white. Only 4.4% of Miami Beach is black, being a mix of black Hispanic, Haitian, Afro-Caribbean and African. The non-Hispanic, non-white…… [Read More]
Columbia University Summer Program Admissions Essay
I have always been a highly motivated individual and, for this reason, have always believed in setting goals. Despite some minor setbacks, I never gave up on my dreams and have continued to set goals for myself throughout high school. My curricular and extracurricular interests involve writing, business, politics, and film. I have taken numerous courses in these subjects, and have pursued activities that could broaden my understanding of them. Yet I now believe that in order to truly understand these interesting fields one must take one's education a step further. For this reason, I am now setting another goal, namely, to attend the Columbia University summer program.
My qualifications for pursuing this program rest both in my high motivation, as well as in my academic results and proven skills. For instance, and with specific regard towards the subject of writing, I…… [Read More]
2007)." The authors also explain that there is a great deal of interest in the concept of school engagement because it is believed to be influenced by environmental changes (Fredricks et al., 2004; Dotterer et al. 2007). As a result of racial and ethnic achievement gaps, the study of school engagement amongst students of color is essential to closing these gaps. Previous research uncovered a pattern of underachievement in African-American students who have lower grades and receive less education than non-Hispanic White students (Dotterer et al. 2007).
According to Jimerson et al. (2003) there are three dimensions of school engagement: affective, behavioral, and cognitive. The affective dimension is associated with an emotional connection to school and the sense of belonging that students have with their school. Additionally this dimension of school engagement is often referred to as school attachment (Johnson et al., 2001). The affective dimension of school engagement "reflects…… [Read More]
This polarization of different groups is likely to carry over into the classroom: socio-economic disadvantages often translate into economic disadvantages. If one population is more represented in higher-level classes this can foster prejudice. High-performing minority students may feel uncomfortable if they make up an even slimmer majority in their honors and AP classes.
The segregation in the business indicates how on an adult level there is even more community division. Students are to some extent 'forced' to be in a diverse environment in public schools while adults are not compelled to do so and the shopping throughout the city exhibited relatively homogenous patterns between the dominant composition of the neighborhoods, the owners of the shop, and the shoppers.
However, the high levels of education in the community and the changing population suggest that a more diverse and multicultural perspective is possible, provided there is greater political will within the school…… [Read More]
Catholic High School
Choosing the education which will best serve our children is one of the most difficult decisions a parent can make. There is a very real possibility that choosing the wrong institution will destroy or at the very least seriously hinder the future success of your child. Choosing a good school will allow your child to receive a better education, to develop better socially and avoid some of the serious pitfalls which are more often encountered in lesser schools, and will open the doors for future academic successes and subsequent career success as your children progress into adulthood. Private schools have proven statistically to provide a higher quality of education in addition to a pantheon of other benefits. A private Catholic school education provides students with academic, social, and religious benefits which no other school can promise.
Academically, a private education is vastly superior to the education proffered…… [Read More]
' That is, as early as high school, students are already motivated to think about their future, to reflect and discern what professional career they would like to eventually pursue. This is accomplished in two ways, both with the intent to pursue a professional career in the future. In high school, the student chooses the course that s/he will take in college, which would reflect his/her choice of a professional career. And in college, the course and academic track that the student pursues, in addition to his/her choice of job and potential employer, remain consistent (ideally) with the goal to eventually become what the student aspired to be in high school.
While high school and college has its similarities, more pronounced are the differences between the two. One of the important differences between high school and college is the change in social environment and interactions among students, and even between…… [Read More]
They establish identities or are confused about what roles to play. Additionally, Cherry (2011) states that child must have a conscious sense of self that is developed through social interaction. A child's ego identity is constantly evolving as he or she acquires new experiences and information. Processing these new experiences and information embodies and shapes one's sense of self.
According to Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development (Berger, 2010), thoughts and expectations profoundly affect attitudes, beliefs, values, assumptions, and actions. In turn, these factors have a direct correlation to the sense of self that motivates competence, positive behaviors, and actions. If a void occurs in developing a sense of self relative to others, he or she will have psychological barriers that are translated into a defense mechanism to conceal one's lack of motivation, fear of failure, and social dysfunction (Berger, 2010). Lowering the affective filters are critical to foster social development…… [Read More]
Motivation in the High School Classroom
How to Keep Kids from Vegging Out Perhaps the largest problem in education is the fact that students are not motivated to participate in classroom activities. A large percentage of the problem comes from the fact that there is so much stimulus outside the classroom. When kids go home they play on the internet, play videogames, watch television, listen to the stereo, and talk on the phone. Some kids are active and play sports, ride their bikes, or do skateboard tricks. Sitting in front of a chalk board while a teacher explains things in a dry and less than engaging manner tends to reinforce the fact that school is boring.
Teacher's really cannot compete with a student's outside activities. The activities that a student engages in on her own time is something that she enjoys doing. Most kids feel as if they have…… [Read More]
Obama endorsed an Illinois handgun ban while he was serving in the Illinois state legislature and also supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons. However, the current President professed his support for the Second Amendment, stating that he supports restrictions to keep guns out of the wrong hands, not a full prohibition. In Illinois he co-sponsored a 2000 to limit consumer purchases of firearms to one gun per month -- although he also supported 'conceal carry' laws for retired police officers ("Gun control," on the Issues, 2008).
The spike in gun sales has more to do with political posturing than reality: gun owners wish to demonstrate their opposition to Obama's system of values, as conceptualized in the red-blue divide that currently exists in the United States. In this polarized media positioning, Obama represents urban elitism and government control, despite his actual policies. The NRA and the gun industry has used this…… [Read More]
Public/high School Gaduate Audience) And 5 Annotated Pofessional, Pee-Reviewed Souces (aimed at a Pofessional/academic/college Student/gaduate Student Audience)
Annotated Pofessional, Pee-eviewed Souces (aimed At A Pofessional/academic/college Student/gaduate Student Audience)
Jounal of Attachment & Human Development (http://www.tandf.co.uk/jounals/titles/14616734.asp)
Routledge. 6 issues a yea. Is child-development oiented. Focuses on child attachment theoy and eseach. Povides empiical pespective with cutting edge studies, eviews, and clinical case obsevations. Cosses ove the fields of psychiaty, psychology, nusing, social wok and elated fields whilst pesenting ideas, methods, and eseach on attachment theoy.
Jounal of Child & Family Behavio Theapy (http://www.tandf.co.uk/jounals/titles/07317107.asp)
Routledge. 4 issues a yea. Teating all aspects of the child and adolescent's life within a behavioal fomat, this issue shaes extensive case methods and pactical behavioal techniques fo anyone involved in the child / o adolescent's life (including paent, teache, and counselo). Thee ae extensive book eviews, case studies, and the latest behavioal techniques with step-by-step details…… [Read More]
Beyond High School
I started at Essex Community College immediately after completing my high school. I joined the college seeking a degree in nursing and was also advised by my advisor to start college before going into any university. Before joining Essex Community College, I joined Coppin State University, but because of initial difficulties in adjusting in a university fresh out of high school and on the advice of my mentor, I joined the college so as to get used to the environment of colleges and then adjust in the university.
My troubles started when I became pregnant during my nursing classes in the Essex Community College, and because of severe illness, I had to leave my studies midway. After leaving I started my career as a Certified Geriatric Assistant and continued my personal life as a single mother. Managing career and personal duties as a single mother of young…… [Read More]
environment, high school graduates in the Middle East have started to think differently about their paths in life. For example, high school students have become aware that they can select the exact and appropriate course of their life by breaking free from the pressures of their parents and the pressures of the past. After finishing high school, students intending to pursue a higher education have two main choices. First, they can choose to go to college in order to continue their studies immediately after high school. Second, they can choose to take a year off known as a gap year. Usually the gap year entails working, traveling, or both. Taking a gap year can be a very good stepping stone for students before entering university. It exposes the young person to new people, places, and ideas. The year between high school and college is very valuable for students because it…… [Read More]
The morning sessions were composed of information sessions that included a vast degree of tangible information such as numbers pertaining to enrollment and programs, as well as specific examples. Following the presentations, the conference participants were invited to discuss the presentations. In the afternoon, however, an electronic team-decision center was used to identify successful models for collaberation, and ways in which the Sloan Foundation could become involved in the integration. In fact, it was the electronic team-decision center, which recorded the data and suggestions offered by the program participants, which was used to evaluate the program, which was evaluated by the Sloan Foundation, which funded the conference. Upon evaluation, the only problems that were identified included the size of the event, which was intended to host over 50, and length, which was originally intended to last over one day. The program planner identifies the sponsor's need to cut budget for…… [Read More]
junior high school level easy understand reviewing journal article "East Africa's
Man has continually wondered about his original development -- how continents were formed and how humanity evolved. Studying a system of rifts that occurred in Africa can possibly give insight into this process. This theme is discussed in Wood and Guth's article, "East Africa's great rift valley: a complex rift system." The authors explain a number of different things about rifting such as what it is and how it occurs, and then relate it to the development of mankind and the formation of continents which are currently on or beneath the surface of the planet.
BIEF OVEVIEW AND MAIN POINTS
This article is structured fairly well, although it is not necessarily structured logically. Still, there are several headings that one can simply glance at to get an overview of the main points of the article. The article begins with…… [Read More]
attitudes and values of high school students. eforms to the high school system in the United States are also explained. Additionally, the reason why students need not be involved in the planning of reforms is elucidated.
High School Students: their Attitudes and Values
Of a crucial age, climbing a milestone, conscious to their fullest with no fear of prospects, high school students have interested researchers and policy makers for centuries. They have quite a few common traits -- they behave as individuals of their own age group in a rather full-fledged way. They are go-getting to achieve their independence, they are show-offs, impressionable persons desiring to be their best (something to be learned) and to suit the times they live in. Their self-esteem is fragile and they are pretty sensitive to criticism, attention, and dilemmas, for instance, within their families.
Students from different socioeconomic backgrounds behave differently as has been…… [Read More]
Banning Books in High School
Book Banning and Censorship
Social groups, including religious organizations, parents, and school administration among others, make decisions daily about what material will become a part of the regular school curriculum and what material will be excluded. Many decisions are made based on the educational value of text books and other learning material. However, many decisions are unfortunately made without educational potential in mind, but rather on the basis of what is considered to be profane or proper based on the opinions of certain people that feel they have the moral authority to make such decisions. American schools have always been built on the principle that children must be protected from that which is inappropriate for them to see, hear, or experience. "American schools have been pressured to restrict or deny students access to books or periodicals deemed objectionable by some individual or group on moral,…… [Read More]
Fellows hired teach 'high' schools located low-income communities. Why teach specifically a high-school New York City? Why effective teacher a high-school?
There are several issues that must be taken into consideration when deciding to work in high-need schools. It is important to thoroughly weight both the advantages and the disadvantages associated to teaching in this type of schools. I think that if this is done for the right reasons, this activity can have significant benefits for teachers, for their pupils, and for the community in case.
The most important advantage of teaching in high-need schools is that this represents a real challenge for those that want to make this a successful career. I think this is a great opportunity for young teachers to refine their skills and to gain important experience on working with different types of students. It is my strong belief that if teachers are successful in such…… [Read More]
Foreign Language Education in High School
The world has about 6,000 different languages, give or take a few. Linguists predict that at least half of those may have disappeared by the year 2050, which means languages are becoming extinct at twice the rate of endangered animals and four times the rate of endangered birds. Predictions are that a dozen languages may dominate the world of the future at best. (Ostler, 2002) For Americans, that's probably a good thing, since we are seemingly genetically engineered to maintain an appalling ignorance of other languages, and have narrowed down the choices we offer our young people to approximately one, Spanish, viewed by many to be the easiest foreign language to learn. It has been described in various places as having an 'impoverished vocabulary,' which means less work for Dick and Jane. The American education system so far is doing nothing to reverse the…… [Read More]
Juniors of my old high school,
It has been a great pleasure to receive your letter and notice such a keen interest in economics and politics at your early age. The fact that you are already following the evolution of the presidential race and that you are asking questions about it show a great desire to learn and find out new things. I will be more than happy to share some economics pointers with you that, hopefully, will be able to fully answer some of your dilemmas.
You have clearly notice what the economic trends are for the two candidates. Indeed, Republicans, and George W. ush is no exception in this sense, have always boasted the importance of the individual and of non-governmental intervention in the market. On the other hand, the Democrats believed that not only could the government regulate some of the less efficient economic processes on the…… [Read More]
Moseley, chair of the Coalition advisory board and president and CEO of the Academy for Educational Development. "It is not a luxury that can be addressed at some point in the future, but rather it provides people with the tools to survive and improve their lives" (Basic Education Coalition 2004). There is no one magical, quick fix solution to Bermuda's dropout problem. The problem is complex and requires a complex array of solutions. It is the intent of this paper to study the scope of this hidden crisis, the poor dropout and graduation rates of Bermuda's Public High School System, by reviewing the most recent and accurate data on graduation and dropout rates, exploring the reasons that young people drop out of school, and presenting the most promising models for helping high school students graduate with their peers.
CHAPTER TO: LITERATURE REVIE
This chapter provides a review of the…… [Read More]
(Stasz, and Bodilly, 2004)
In the press release by Mike Bowler and David Thomas (2005), High School Students Using Dual Enrollment Programs to Earn College Credits, New eports Say. According to this report, the federal budget proposes to increase access to "dual enrollment" programs for at-risk students. Out of the approximately 2,050 institutions with dual enrollment programs, almost 110 institutions, or 5% (about 2% of all institutions) offered dual enrollment programs specifically aimed toward high school students "at risk" for failing academically. Two new reports by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics also confirm that high school students currently take advantage of programs to earn college credits. The High School Initiative, designed to help prepare high school students to graduate with skills needed to succeed, permits states and districts to utilize funding for:
individual performance plans, dropout prevention efforts, demanding vocational and technical courses, college awareness…… [Read More]
Internet Privacy for High School Students
The unrestrained stream of information is conceived necessary for democracies and market-based economies. The capability of the Internet to make available the vast quantity of information to practically everyone, irrespective of their locations thus entails large benefits. The Internet provides access to the greatest libraries of the world to the students even in the smallest towns and permit the medical specialists to analyze the patients situated about thousands of miles away. The attribute of interactivity of the Internet fosters communication and personal and political expression. The Internet also assists to make the economies progress as it enhances the ease, speed and cost effectiveness with regard to the collection, compilation and delivery around the world to the multiple extent. The electronic commerce will decline the business costs as companies are able to take the benefits of enhanced access to customers, products and suppliers worldwide along…… [Read More]
Internet: Privacy for High School Students
An Analysis of Privacy Issues and High School Students in the United States Today
In the Age of Information, the issue of invasion of privacy continues to dominate the headlines. More and more people, it seems, are becoming victims of identity theft, one of the major forms of privacy invasion, and personal information on just about everyone in the world is available at the click of a mouse. In this environment, can anyone, especially high school students, reasonably expect to have any degree of privacy? High school students, after all, are not protected by many of the same constitutional guarantees as adults, but their needs for privacy may be as great, or greater, than their adult counterparts. To determine what measure of privacy, if any, high schools students can expect at home and school today, this paper provides an overview of the issue of…… [Read More]