Education: Local School Visit.
The visit to the local school brought a lot of memories of my good old days in school. Although the smell and the environment it is almost identical of the school that I attended in my country, I noticed some big differences regarding the way of management and teaching. In El Salvador most of the schools are k-12 and the Ministry of Education regulates all of them. Kindergarten is separated from the upper grades due to the fact that is not part of the state’s educational system. Since the government does not require sending kids to Kindergarten and it is not a prerequisite in order to start basic education, most of the families don’t send their kids to kindergarten in order to avoid expenses, consequently kids don’t have the required stimulus in order to develop the basic but crucial skills until they reach the required age to attend basic education. When kids reach the age of 6, they are required to start their education and it is divided as follow: Nine years of Basic Education divided in three cycles of three grades each: 1st Cycle: from 1st to 3rd grades
2nd Cycle: from 4th to 6th grades
3rd Cycle: from 7th to 9th grades; which are a transition to secondary education (e.g. specialized teachers for each assignment). Two (or an optional three years technical program) of Middle Education, called bachillerato (Spanish for baccalaureate): Two year General Bachelor's Degree
Three year Technical Bachelor's Degree (e.g. Accounting, Secretariat, Electronics and Computer Science, etc.) If you want to pursue a higher education once you are done with school you have to attend a minimum of five years to a university. There are several options in order to attend to school, public education is the main path that every kid follows due to the low income and the high number of kids every family has, however, Public education is nevertheless inconstant in quality, being even extremely poor in rural areas and not so good in urban areas....
...Diversity and Equity in Schools
October 9, 2012
The school that we visited was Charles J. Riley School No.9. It was located on 6 Timothy St Paterson, NJ. The day we attended was a “D Day”, which is one of the 6 days of the rotating blocked schedule. The size of Paterson school system is remarkable, the 3rd largest school district in New Jersey. This district holds 29,400 students from preschool to 12th grade. As far as the demographics of the school district there are 54 schools with 2,526 certified teachers for student in grades kindergarten to 12th grade. They also offer a comprehensive preschool program for 3,447 three and four year old in early childhood facilities. The student population is 62 percent Hispanic, 28 percent African American and 10 percent Caucasian, Middle Eastern and Asian decent.
In particular, the school we attended was very diverse and densely populated which is a reflection on the district. School No.9 is 55% bilingual whether it is Spanish or Arabic. The student population is close to 1,300 students from grades k-8. This school is very academic oriented and is one of the few school that is excelling in academic achievement in this district. The diversity is very broad in this school but mainly made up of a large Arabic population. There...
...Name: Pamela B. Sumunod C/Y/S: BIT21
FINAL TERM PAPER
TOPIC: Education: Lack of facilities in most of schools in the Philippines
I never had experience having lack in facilities in my school ever since from the time I started studying because all of the schools I went into were all private. I don’t intend to be rude but the lack of facilities in schools mostly happen in publicschools. Too many students with not enough classrooms are mostly the common scenario. Mostly have unequal ratio between students and their classrooms, for example, a not so spacious classroom having 50 or more students. In my community, there is this high school that has really lots of students. My friend, who was studying in that school at that time, told me that their class has almost 100 or even greater than 100 students, occupying a classroom. And he told me that those students in the back had difficulties in listening to their teacher because they were so far that was why they couldn’t manage to focus on their studies. Because of the endless increasing of number of students in that school, they are lacking in the number of their classrooms. Most of the schools in the Philippines currently face this problem. Not only classrooms, some lack appropriate comfort rooms, some don’t have libraries, and so on. Because of these, there...
...following aspects of school culture and climate. Identify:
1. Whether your school is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
2. What type of supervisory climate exists on your campus.
3. Whether your current school leader is conventional, congenial, or collegial.
4. The leadership method and style exhibited in your current setting.
Support each identification request above with specific data (behaviors) that defend your analysis. Give detailed examples that will support your content.
Provide a research-based recommendation on strategies that can be employed by leadership in your school to enhance collegiality and collaboration within your school organization. Be thorough in your recommendations.
Support your paper with at least five scholarly references. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Strong leadership within a school is necessary however with the increased support of the common core state standards, teachers are expected to take on a role that goes above and beyond the classroom. The school this author teaches in is predominately conventional. Conventional schools are easily recognized because little communication exists between staff and leadership (Hawkins, 2012). The principal is a strong leader with strong ideas and not very...
...L: hello, everyone, here is China Educational Television, welcome to the program! As we all know, education is always an important part of our whole life. The prosperity of a nation, any development in science and technology all depend on the development of education.
H: Generally speaking, it is necessary for all kinds of people to receive education. American schooleducation and Chinese schooleducation are different. One called “enlightened education” and the other called “cramming education”. Today, we are going to analyze the comparison between Chinese education and western education deeply.
L: let me show you the outline of our program…..then let’s start our program.
H: Okay. Here I have some sentences that I want to share with you……How do you think of it?
L: well, I find that Chinese education maybe concentrate on the knowledge while western education focuses on the ability.
H: Chinese education emphasizes the consolidation, inculcation and the proficiency of knowledge. Western education emphasizes on creating students' ability.
L: That’s our first comparison. The different goals of schooleducation……
H: Since we have found the goals are different. We need to find the basic reason why they are different. Let’s have a look at...
The K-12 education system is the public education system that most people are familiar with today. Comprised of 13 grades, kindergarten through 12th, it refers to the public school system in all of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and parts of Europe as well. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact history of education, as it has been occurring in some form for centuries in all parts of the world. The K-12 Program has been initiated by the Aquino administration where students will have to undergo a new system of education. The Enhanced K+12 Basic Education Program is a DepEd program that will improve the standard of education and give more opportunities for graduating students. The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School [SHS]) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare graduates for tertiary education, middle-level skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship. Moreover, the program aims to uplift the quality of education in the Philippines in order for graduates to be easily employed. The program also aims to meet the standards required for professionals who would want...
Student number: 20134571
Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe
1. Explain the unique aspects of the rooms, including how many of them there are and what makes them different?
2. What is the effect of the ebony clocks’ chimes on the assembled guests?
3. The word mad means insane. What is ironic about the narrator’s mention that ‘There are some who would have thought Prospero mad’?
4. What details about the seventh room makes it grotesque in appearance?
5. What does the masked figure walking and its movement through the 7 rooms represent?
6. Why do you think the masked figure is allowed to walk the length of the rooms uninterrupted?
7. List the elements of Gothic Literature apparent in this story:
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
From “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1945
FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative, which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not -- and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburden my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified -- have tortured -- have destroyed me. Yet I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but Horror -- to many they will seem less terrible...
...The term secondary school refers to the levels of schooling that follow elementary school and conclude with high school graduation. Typically, these include middle schools or junior high schools, the most common configuration of which is grades six through eight, and high schools, the most common configuration of which is grades nine through twelve. The 1983 release of the National Commission on Excellence in Education document A Nation at Risk focused national attention on the need for school reform. This reform movement took clearer shape in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the introduction, by the first Bush administration, of America 2000, a list of goals for U.S. education to be achieved by 2000. America 2000 was later refined and renamed Goals 2000 by the Clinton administration. So began the standards movement, which evolved throughout the 1990s and was ultimately codified by President George W. Bush and the 107th Congress in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This act sharpened the teeth of the standards movement with accountability measures in the form of "high-stakes" standardized tests that all students must take at various points in their education. It is against this backdrop of the standards, assessment, and accountability movements that secondary schools craft their reform efforts.