“I Just Wanna Be Average” by Mike Rose is an excerpt from his book Lives on the Boundary about his time in Our Lady Mercy High School’s education system. He went into Vocational education because of a mix-up in his tests with another student. With this mix-up and teachers who would not put in the effort to help him succeed occurring, Rose lost all motivation in studying in his classes. Rose finally found a teacher who cared about his success in school and helped Rose get back into regular college-prep classes. This motivation from one teacher helped Rose in going to college and being successful. Where were Rose’s parents when all of this happened? Did they not have a conference with his teachers, or try to help him out with his schoolwork, or did they just not care about their child’s education. Parents are an important role in a child’s education and there are many reasons as to why parents are not involved in their child’s education as they should be.
Parents that are unfortunate enough to have a low income or are a single parent have a harder time trying to be involved in their child’s education. Parents who have the extra time do not manage their time correctly or make a schedule that involves the child more. A simple way to be more involved with their child’s education would be to ask the child about their school day as a routine dinner conversation or as they are doing small household tasks. Most parents’ reasoning as to why they are not involved is because jobs are a major hindering factor as to why they are not involved as they should be. Working long hard hours at a job can be very exhausting on a parent. By working these long hard hours the parent may not have the time to see the child especially if they work the graveyard shift, and this even harder on a single parent because sometime they stretch themselves to thin. With today’s economy both parents have to work to make ends, meet and single parents are working two jobs. With this taken into...
Date: November 20, 2014
Assignment no: 4
The role of education in Standard of living
It has always been the common expression in my family how important education in human life, whether in achieving your personal dream or building a good future. Education provides not only knowledge to the person but it also cultivates the person´s ability through learning experience. In addition to education offers opportunity of achieving good life to those citizens (like for example women and person with physical or mental disabilities) who are denied to have access in well –being elements like education, health, mobility and political participation. It also assists the person to create a better understanding and a good perspective of what life is about and what matters the most.
Education important role is not only in improving the quality of people´s life and their community but it also serve as a powerful key in eliminating gender inequality and reducing poverty. In this paper I will examine how education can help to improve the standard of living of an individual by giving an example based on my family experience. Then, I will discuss in what ways education can help to eliminate gender inequality and reduce poverty rate.
In Philippines most of the people believe that education is the key of...
...ROLE OF PARENTS IN CHILDREN EDUCATIONParents are their children's first teachers. It is from parents that children learn about their culture, values, and language. Parents play a very valuable role in their children's education in and out of the classroom. Because of this reason, parents need to take on the challenge and provide their children the tools they will need in order to be successful in school and life. Education does not only involve acquiring academic qualifications it also involves learning how to be a productive member of society, it involves how to behave in social settings, it involves learning how to figure everyday problems, and so much more. By talking to their children, parents can help them increase their vocabulary, they help their children in their receptive and expressive language, and they help their children feel empowered. Also, parents that talk with their children build lasting positive and strong relationships.
A basic role of parents is to provide physical security for their children. Medical attention is one of the components of a physically secure environment. Another role of the parent is to provide intellectually stimulating environments.There is two things parents can do to help their children....
...Adult education is very important because many elderly people feel helpless at times of need and have been dependent. Education can enable them to become more independent.
Many adults have not finished their high school education. A high school education is incredibly important; whether someone is trying to get a basic job, or is thinking about college, a high school diploma is needed.
Adult education is the way for those adults who did not finish high school to get their high school diploma and continue on with their lives. Adult education is at night, so that the adults who attend it may still continue to go to work. This allows these adults to continue to progress in their lives while adding more education to their resume and mind.
Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. It is education and enlightenment that lifts a nation to the heights of progress and greatness. Unfortunately, the situation in India, at least in some of the states, education is disgraceful and awful. At present about 60% of the people in India are illiterate; they cannot differentiate a buffalo from a black mole. Adult education is needed because it is a powerful auxiliary and an...
...Student number: 201324544
Module: Educational studies 1B
The role of critical thinking in education
This essay talks about the importance and the role of critical thinking in the education context. Many people believe that only intelligent people have critical thinking skills, which is not true. This essay will look at the importance of critical thinking in the classroom context as well as in the South African education as a whole. It will firstly discuss the link between critical thinking and education as well as their interconnection. Furthermore it will discuss in detail the success of combining them in a classroom context. The society is what it is today because of the decisions that the society participants make depending on their level of power and authority, that also requires thinking. Critical thinking is not only important in the education context but it is the most important tool when it comes to shaping the society and addressing the imbalances in it. Shaping the society begins with having a distinguished body of knowledge, in other words education is another tool to dress the social ills but it cannot do that on its own and that is where critical thinking comes in. Without critical thinking the education that is being given to learners would be pointless because without critical thinking skills they will not be able to use it in anyway...
...made to the education system due to the demands of a fast changing and increasingly competitive global economy. The need to provide quality education that maximizes the potential of every child and raise standards of pupil performance has increased the demand for education assistants and broadened the range of responsibilities they perform. In the past, an education assistant’s role involved preparing materials for the classroom, childcare and pastoral care. However in today’s teaching environment, an education assistant is also required to support students with special needs, implement lesson plans, assess pupil progress, manage challenging behaviours and much more. It is important to note that many of these challenging responsibilities vary and would depend on the requirements of individual schools and classes. Accordingly, Kay (2005) states that an education assistant can only be successful in their role if they understand and clarify their individual responsibilities as they move from class to class. The essay discusses the importance of the role of an education assistant and the challenges they face. It also explores the skills they require to not only problem solve issues faced in the position but to achieve success in their roles.
Education assistants play an important role in...
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...
Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education and Training
The roles and responsibilities of a trainer will differ during the training process, there are numerous existing models with the aim of outlining key stages. One of the most commonly used has a five stage process:-
1) Identification of need: At this stage the role of trainer could be an assessor; it’s the
responsibility of the trainer to identify the needs of each individual learner and to monitor their own practice to ensure the learner’s needs are met. This can be very beneficial to both trainer and learner. The trainer needs to make sure the learner can attend, participate and achieve. The learners needs can vary from social, physical, intellectual, cultural and emotional an even financial so any resources used needs to be accessible and inclusive to all learners. These needs can affect how a learner interacts, accesses learning and how they can gain new skills. To identify individual learner needs which can include the application or interview process, initial assessment or during a review. You do not have to meet all the learner needs on your own, you can refer or signpost the learner to the appropriate service, it is important to know when to refer a learner to an appropriate service, for example a learner with dyslexia would need to be signposted to a specialist colleague or a learner with health issues could be...
...Indian Education is on the Crossroads: The role of Teacher-Education
Chaman Lal Banga, Assistant Professor (Education), Department of Education, ICDEOL, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla, Email: [email protected]
There is a view that the present system of education is, after all, quite reasonable and what we need is to make it a little more sophisticated, much more polished, with some modifications here and there like vocationalisation and job-orientation, and what we further need is to ensure accountability of teachers and educational institutions. It has even been prominently asked, in defence of the present system, if we ourselves are not the products of that astern and whether we are not, more or less, quite well-equipped deal with our responsibilities. t is noteworthy that the greatest representatives of the Indian renaissance, from Maharshi Dayananda Saraswati to Sri Aurobindo had perceived in the ancient Indian system of education such an uplifting and inspiring model that they had all advocated for free India a national system of education, rooted in the ancient Indian conception of education, which would, at the same time, cater to the ideals of internationalism and universality. They had all dreamt of a free India where students would relive the presence and guidance of the wise and benign and courageous Rishis who...