Discusses issues involved in the process of American education for foreign students. Acculturation difficulties including stress, alienation and homesickness. Assimilation. American cultural values and traditional values of foreign students. Language barriers impact on social & academic performance. Attitudes of teachers.Need for course content that includes courses that address cultural differences.
AMERICAN EDUCATION AND FOREIGN STUDENTS Introduction This research paper will investigate the process of American education for the foreign... more
AMERICAN EDUCATION AND FOREIGN STUDENTS Introduction This research paper will investigate the process of American education for the foreign student. Although this endeavor can be a meaningful one, which includes positive personal and education outcomes, the foreign study may also experience difficulties which must be examined. The following issues relevant to the topic will be discussed: cultural difficulties, academic problems, language, values, teachers, course content, homesickness, and conclusion. Cultural Difficulties Research demonstrated that the foreign student experiences cultural difficulties because of the type of environment that the foreign student must survive in. Since the academic environment is based on a
Proposes a study to test whether school uniform policies reduces incidents of physical conflict in schools. Positive effects of elimination of gang-related clothing; enhanced school spirit. Controversy over mandated uniforms & students constitutional rights. Accelerated school violence. Review of research & theory. Hypotheses. Variables. Methodology to be used. Anticipated results.
Abstract The purpose of the proposed research project is to the investigate the correlation between school policies requiring the wearing of... more
Abstract The purpose of the proposed research project is to the investigate the correlation between school policies requiring the wearing of uniforms and the incidence of physical conflict school. Using a convenience sample of elementary and school principals, a survey instrument developed by the researcher will be employed to test the hypothesis that there is negative correlation between schools with uniform policies and he incidence of physical conflict in the school. It is anticipated that the research, which will employ a sample of no less than 100 secondary school administrators, will support the hypothesis. Introduction Statement of the Problem As violence in schools
Argues that pre-schooling establishes a foundation for a child's future academic and emotional development. Teaching children to love learning. Easing the transition from home to formal school. Learning communication skills as well as cognitive skills. Developing creativity. Discusses the kind of curriculum pre-schools should offer. Ability to evaluate a child's readiness & possible dysfunction.
The Importance of Pre-Schooling In order to be able to succeed in school, children need to be ready to learn when they enter school. The... more
The Importance of Pre-Schooling In order to be able to succeed in school, children need to be ready to learn when they enter school. The pre-school years are the most important for teaching a child how to love learning, and pre-schooling is essential in easing the transition from home to school. Pre-schooling is not just about learning numbers and letters; children also learn how to communicate with others, how to express their feelings and develop their creative educational abilities. Success in pre- school can establish a foundation for a child's later academic and emotional development. Research supports the idea that some kind of transition program is not only beneficial but critical to preparing children for formal schooling. Bukatko and Daehler contend that "in general, facto
Discusses growing violence in public schools since 1955. Issue of public policy concern. Gang activity and valdalism of 1950s. Different structure of school violence in 1990s. School-related violence from outside the schools. Cites violent incidents in schools throughout U.S. where guns were used. Social theories. Programs to combat school violence.
Introduction A major line of dramatic action in the 1955 motion picture Blackboard Jungle, based on Evan Hunter's novel, involves an idealistic... more
Introduction A major line of dramatic action in the 1955 motion picture Blackboard Jungle, based on Evan Hunter's novel, involves an idealistic high-school teacher's quest to make administrators, including his own school's principal, acknowledge that the tough urban school has a problem with juvenile discipline. Vandalism, gang activity, racially motivated fighting, assaults on students and teachers--all of these are features of the film, and all reflect what in the 1950s was termed juvenile delinquency. Hunter (1955) asserted the novel to be a commentary on a major US social problem of the day and claimed that narrative was based on fact. So strong was the impact of the film on popular culture that Clare Booth Luce, wife of Time magazine publisher Henry Luce and Eisenhower's US ambassador to Italy in the mid-
Need for schools to develop an emergency plan for a crisis situation. Trained school staff (RRT) to handle threats to safety (gun related violence, hostage taking, etc.). Cites rise of shootings on or near school grounds in U.S. as calling for a clear crisis response plan. How to prepare a functional plan. Principles of crisis planning.
Schools and the Rapid Response Team For many years, educators believed that when an emergency arose in the schools, a 911 phone call was all... more
Schools and the Rapid Response Team For many years, educators believed that when an emergency arose in the schools, a 911 phone call was all that was needed to handle the situation. Beginning with the tragic events in Littleton, Colorado, however, educators are now asking themselves: What is our duty of care until the emergency responders arrive (Hull 2000)? A number of educators and policy makers have come to the inescapable conclusion that when a school crisis emerges, the “duty of care” entrusted to these public institutions mandates the development of what is known as a “rapid response team” that consists of school staff who have been specifically trained to respond to, control, and even ameliorate a crisis (Hull, 2000). This brief review of literature will consider what kinds of plans and actions are
Discusses whether students are disciplined differently because of their ethnicity. Role of discipine within the classroom and classroom management. Relationship of discipline to effective learning. Role of teachers regarding discipline & skills needed. Examples of racially motivated discipline. Zero-tolerance policy of certain behaviors. Different discipline for minority & white students. Role of outside stresses on misbehavior in school.
This paper is an exploration of the relationship between discipline and race in the classroom and the issue of discipline itself as part of the... more
This paper is an exploration of the relationship between discipline and race in the classroom and the issue of discipline itself as part of the teacher's job. It examines the question of whether students are disciplined differently because of their ethnicity and looks at the role of discipline within the classroom. Educators agree that discipline is essential to the learning process, but debate rages about the extent and nature of discipline necessary to effective learning. In addition, since many educators would argue that students learn differently and that some of those differences can be attributed to their backgrounds, does it then follow that discipline must also be applied in different ways to different students, in part according to their backgrounds? This paper will argue that ethnicity is, in fact, a component of the contemporary
Examines the learning disorder and language-impaired children. Describes dyslexia; its symptoms. Academic performance & learning problems of dyslexic children. Learning disorders causes by neurological abnormalities. Anatomical differerences in the brain of dyslexics. Effect on motor production skills. Possible role of genetics. Treatment of dyslexia; adaptive training exercises; special programs.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder in which children have difficulty recognizing and interpreting words (Ford-Martin, 1999). They are unable to... more
Dyslexia is a learning disorder in which children have difficulty recognizing and interpreting words (Ford-Martin, 1999). They are unable to recognize and decode the sounds and syllables, i.e. the phonetic structure, of written words and language, and this lowers their accuracy in reading. Many children with dyslexia are gifted and very productive: there is no link at all between dyslexia and low intelligence (Turkington (1999). A study by Curtiss, Katz and Tallal (1992) showed that in terms of language acquisition, language-impaired children were markedly similar to language-matched normal children. The National Institute of health estimates that about 15 percent of the U. S. population is affected by learning disabilities, and most of these have problems with language and reading. The symptoms of dyslexia, like any learning disorder, are acade
Compares the effectiveness of alternative schools and different alternative programs. Goal of programs to enhance education. How alternate programs differ from traditional education. Aim of helping the troubled or at-risk student. Discusses successes & failures of various alternative schools programs. Cites examples of failures and successes. How the student populartion has changed. Problem of delinquent youths; behavioral problems. Contends successful schools have a supportive structure & leadership.
ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Abstract The purpose of this study will be to compare the effects of alternative schools and... more
ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Abstract The purpose of this study will be to compare the effects of alternative schools and alternative programs. Both success and failure have been reported for each type of program, and success factors have been listed for each. Literature comparing the two programs is lacking. The three hypotheses for this study are that subjects attending alternative schools will show greater improvement in their school attitudes (1), academic performance (2), and school attendance (3), than subjects attending alternative programs. A review of the literature related to the study topic includes the following: an introduction to alternative schools and alternative programs; alternative schools; alternative programs; and additional factors involved in
Analyzes the relevance and impact of John Dewey's seminal work DEMOCRACY AND EDUCATION, as well as his other work. Dewey's philosophical ideas & premises. Theory of Relevancy in education. Progressive education. His pedagogic creed.on the purpose of schools. How educators have accepted or taken issue with his premise. Contends Dewey did not write about Democracy as an ideal, but as a real fact.
Democracy and Education One of the primary problems of analyzing the relevance and impact of John Dewey’s seminal work, Democracy and... more
Democracy and Education One of the primary problems of analyzing the relevance and impact of John Dewey’s seminal work, Democracy and Education, involves the task of separating the philosophical ideas that Dewey proposed in his work from the many ways he has been misinterpreted today. A thorough reading of the book is necessary to determine what he believed was essential in the concept of educating for democracy. Only the most hardened cynic would attempt arguments against Dewey’s supposition in Chapter 7, (when he begins tying his generalized thoughts into more specific assumptions) that “education is a social function, securing direction and development in the immature through their participation in the life of the group to which they belong, is to say in effect that education will vary with the quality of life
Discusses existing research on students with learning disabilities. Talents and strengths of such students (rather than their weaknesses), and their placement in educational environment. Three philosophical and pedagogical divisions of learning disabilities: remedial education, intervention, compensatory education. Deficit-driven perception of learning disabled students. Definitions of intelligence.
Multiple Intelligences and Underachievement Hearne and Stone (1995) undertook a review of the existing research on the talents and strengths of... more
Multiple Intelligences and Underachievement Hearne and Stone (1995) undertook a review of the existing research on the talents and strengths of students with learning disabilities and such students’ placement in educational environments. They also reviewed studies whose conclusions questioned the propriety for all students of traditional educational systems based on an essentially linguistic and logico-mathematical model, particularly in light of other studies that argue for an understanding of “intelligence” that goes beyond our traditional logical and linguistic measures. Hearne & Stone (1995) conclude that educators have neither devised ways to adequately determine the particular qualities and talents or special education students nor ways to use these students’ talents to enrich and ensure the success of their education.