ENG 121 English Composition I
11 February 2012
Why did you wake up this morning? Is there a specific reason? Life is full of activities and experiences. It is important to examine why we partake in these activities and deliberately place ourselves in specific situations. I have made the choice to pursue an education because it will help my career, it will make me a better person, and I believe it is a goal everyone should pursue. I have started on a certain career path and education is a vital part of my success. Enhancing my available skills should make life in general less challenging. Building a strong foundation and continuing to add to it should serve me long into the future. First I have to examine why I made the decision to begin taking college classes.
I am a proud member of the United States Air Force. There are certain requirements that I have to meet in order to compete for possible promotions. A person in any job wants to do well and succeed at what they do. In order for me to receive excellent ratings and put myself in the best position for success the Air Force has made it clear that I am expected to pursue a college-level education. The Air Force is also the only service to offer a college degree for college classes combined with military training. There is no excuse for not attending college classes. However my main reason for going to school was still to help myself. The more education I have results in a higher rating when compared to my peers that lack the same education. That puts me in the best position to earn a promotion and a pay raise. My initial reason to return to school is clear and now I see even more reasons to continue what I’ve started.
This is certainly a great time to go to school. More people than ever before are pursuing college educations. When I prepare to leave the military and pursue other opportunities I feel it will be...
2) A critical review of competencies, skills, theories and approaches
3) Bureaucratic Views
4) Theory X and Theory Y
5) The Systems Theory
6) The Contingency Theory
7) Role Theory
8) Paradigm 1: Christian scientific education management
9) Paradigm 2: Education management
10) Paradigm 3: Education governance and management
11) Collegiality Theory
12) What should Effective Educational Management look like in schools?
14) Reference Page
Schools in South Africa are a unique kind of organisation, with clearly defined goals and policies. Schools function through a hierarchical structure of authority whereby every aspect of the school needs to function accordingly. Schools are also, a dynamic and ever- changing system continually responding to influences both externally and internally. In order for schools to render an effective service of education certain structures need to be in place, and effective undertakings of various management functions need to be prioritised (Naidu, 2008:74). ‘Educational organisations, are human endeavours’ (Owens and Valensky, 2011: 84), and to deal with them effectively is to deal with human social systems. Management effectiveness in schools relates to competencies, skills and approaches. However, school management teams interventions which are aimed at improving their current...
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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...
...Pursuing An Education
The pursuit of an education is equivalent to the pursuit of happiness. With education there are many challenges that you need to stay positive and strong in to be able to overcome them. Students have to be able to see beyond the short term effects and look towards all of the door that open for you after your hard work. Most students have the struggle of overcoming common obstacles day to day. But in order to stay strong, successful, and happy, students have to have a passion for succeeding, self-discipline, and the ability stay focused.
Not all of us are born into a wealthy family. In fact, only 5% of America is considered to be wealthy, and for the other 95% of us, that means we have to work harder to make it on our own. First class jobs mean first class education, which in turn means first class money. Although it seems near impossible without spiraling into debt, this goal is within reach. Staying passionate and working for yourself can help you come closer and closer to what you want. Taking one step at a time, anything is achievable.
Lets say that money isn’t an obstacle and you are where you want to be. Self-discipline can be the fall or rise of some. Procrastination is equal with Failure. Most students will put off their work until last minute and slack off. Being on top of yourself can be one of the biggest obstacles at times: however, staying motivated...
...the students are motivated to learn, develop better, think creatively and have originality in thought.
Foundation areas are core areas in the growth and development of a school librarian, which allows the new role of the teacher librarian to develop a learning community to motivate students to learn. The main goal of the foundation areas are to develop creative, critical and original thinkers who will be able to better understand the school curriculum thereby achieving academic excellence which is the main philosophy of the education system. The library is often seen as the storehouse of knowledge in the school. Foundations in Education touch on four key areas each of which provides insightful information into the society, the individuals and their interactions with each other. The four main areas in Foundations in Education are psychology, sociology, philosophy and language. We will look at each in turn to see the benefits of Foundations in Education to create a learning community. The librarian has a difficult role in the school community as they are the ones to ensure that the current, relevant and insightful information is available on a wide range of topics that will assist students in the completion of the school curriculum ensuring that they acquire information to develop each individual full potential. In addition they are geared towards achieving the school’s motto for students to pursue excellence....
...motivation through the development of a shared vision, morality, loyalty, trust and communication.—as evidenced by changing their attitudes toward emancipation of the slaves. (Crowley, M .2001)
There are many leadership styles that are not as altruistic as the one adopted by Lincoln such as authoritarian, autocratic models aimed at increasing productivity in a top down, power driven relationship dynamic. As microcosms of society, school administrations often took on a similar role through the implementation of hegemonic hierarchical models of leadership. However, in 1980’s the education system was forced to restructure and adapt to meet the changing needs of a world of high technology, reduced budgets, changing demographics at schools, demands created by centralized curriculum and assessment policies (Dommock, 1995; Leithwood, 1994, 1996; Leithwood, Jantzi & Steinbach,1999). Consequently, many education administrators began to transform their schools into authentically democratic institutions based on a shared vision, empowerment and mutual growth to increase teaching and learning outcomes (Leithwood,1992). ). “As times change, what works for leaders changes also”(Stone, Patterson 2005).
In the ever increasing complexity of social, corporate and educational reform it can be argued that the only sustainable leadership is one that collaboratively builds the capacity of and value adds to the holistic and moral development of all members of...
...INDIA'S GROWTH THROUGH ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR
*Research scholar,sri Venkateshwara university,gajraula
**Supervisor, Maharaja agarsen college,Delhi university.
Education in India today is nothing like it was in Pre-Independence and Post-Independence Era. Education System in India today went through a lot of changes before it emerged in its present form. Presenteducation system in India is also guided by different objectives and goals as compared to earlier time. Present system of education in India, however is based around the policies of yesteryears. After independence, it was on 29th August 1947, that a Department of Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development was set up. At that time the mission was the quantitative spread of education facilities. After, 1960’s the efforts were more focussed to provide qualitative education facilities. The present research focus on steps through which our indian education system had gone through. The basic moto of this research is to show that india has done serious efforts in education nd has shotremendous development but it is still lacking in comparison with developed nations. This study is an effort to suggest some measures for its improvement.
Education in every sense is one of...
...What is a school and what is it for?
1. Distinguish between education and schooling.
Answer: Education is a process of human growth by which one gains greater understanding and control over oneself and one’s world. It involves our minds, our bodies, and our relations with the people and the world around us. Education is also characterized by continuous development and change. The end product of the process of education is learning.
Schooling is a specific, formalized process, usually focused on the young, and whose general pattern traditionally has varied little from one setting to the next.
2. Describe how school function as transmitter and re-creators of culture.
Answer: Teachers design the classroom so that the Americans and Hispanic cultures are honored and children learn to operate effectively in both languages.
American cultures have always embraced many cultures. Nevertheless a primary responsibility of the school is to assist foreign born students in the acquisition.
3. Describe how schools can operate as vehicle for social, democratic, and economic reconstruction.
Answer: Social deconstructionists – proponent of the theory of education that schools and teachers need to engage in the reconstructing and reforming of society to eradicate its ills and shortcomings.
Economic reconstructionists- subscribers to an educational perspective or motivational that focuses on...
...“Education driven by passion awakens us to a world bigger than ourselves and makes us curious. Learning becomes self-sustaining as it transforms from a requirement to a desire.”
First of all, what is a globalization education? A Globalization is a series of social, economical, educational, ethnological, cultural, and political changes that promote interdependence and growth. Globalization raises the standard of living in developing countries, spreads technological knowledge, and increases political liberation. The main cause of globalization is influence from other, more developed, countries. Globalization is a historical process that results from human innovation and technological progress. Creativity and technology are very important as knowledge. Especially technology because it had helped in many ways with educations.
To me education is knowledge, success, intelligence, achievement. Education is the best because you can also teach others. I can just say that some people didn’t have education are just lucky to become who they are. For example, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and many other super achievers never finished grade school. But They succeeded because they knew how to research, how to create certain activities to make them who they are. They also collect information for a selected project and process knowledge. Classroom environment does not work that way, it focuses on the...