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  • Phonics in the Classroom Phonics in the Classroom Phonics in the Classroom Illiteracy is a crucial issue facing this nation. There are too many individuals who cannot read or write. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, some 40 to 44 million of the 191 million adults in the United States demonstrate the lowest basic literacy skills and approximately 50 million adults have skills on the next higher level of proficiency. What is worse is that the next generation of illiterate adults is currently in classrooms across the nation. A...
  • Philosophy of Education Philosophy of Education Philosophy of Education The term philosophy can be defined in many ways. I like to define philosophy to mean “truth.” When evaluating my philosophy of education, my views are clear and concise. Education should be provided to everyone, free of charge, and free of discriminations. Education today is provided to everyone publicly at no expense. Although free, it does not come without distractions. For instance, public schooling has turned into more of a daycare type setting for teachers and...
  • Parent report on reading ability Parent report on reading ability parent report on reading ability Supervisor: Mrs. Cleora Doner, Saint Leo University Mary is an eleven year old, sixth grader at Ft. King Middle School. She is an average student with no apparent reading problems. She is in the general education Language Arts program and receives no special instruction for reading. Mary has perfect attendance and is "a fluid reader," as stated by her Language Arts teacher. Mary lives at home with her mother, father, one brother (age 20) and her brother\'s...
  • None Provided4 None Provided4 None Provided4 As I approach Arp Elementary School, many different thoughts go through my mind. I gaze at the surrounding area and notice the appearance of the building. It looks like a cozy building set away from the busy streets. I watch some children playing outside during their recess and memories flow through my mind. The energy the kid’s posses is reviving to my inner child. I had a strong feeling to go play on the playground with them. The boys were running around yelling, playing...
  • None Provided3 None Provided3 None Provided3 Did The Lockout And The Loss Of Michael Jordan Have A Negative Effect On The NBA Disputes between the NBA Players’ Union and owners extend deep into January of 98‘, the NBA season was shortened to a 50 game schedule due to the disputes between the two groups and the lockout of the players by the owners.. Before the beginning of the shortened season on February 1 of 1999, many “experts” predicted a number of negative effects to the NBA as a result of the labor disputes. Among...
  • None Provided2 None Provided2 None Provided2 Controversial Issues in Public Education Today there are never ending controversies about the education that our students are receiving. There are continual questions concerning intelligence and how intelligence is measured and valued in our school systems. There are a number of issues in regards to academic success and how academic success is emphasized in our schools and society. Finally, the challenge of standardization in the public schools is a never-ending debate. T...
  • None Provided1 None Provided1 None Provided1 Portfolios and standardized tests are two types of ways teachers can assess their students. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both assessments. Right now, whether teachers agree with standardized tests or not, all teachers have to give them to their students. Portfolios on the other hand, are not required in a classroom, because it is not a required assessment for all teachers to use. Portfolios are folders that hold students works in any or all subjects that...
  • My philosophy on education My philosophy on education my philosophy on education Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Dewey’s footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life s...
  • My Life Goals My Life Goals My Life Goals My future long-term career goal is to become a part of the governments defense counsel, either by becoming a legal secretary or an attorney. I would need to attend college, pass the bar exam and become board certified in order to become an attorney. In reference to becoming a legal secretary I believe I\'ve developed those skills through several years of hard work, and I feel I\'ve gained enough experience to pursue this field. I believe I will be successful in becoming an attor...
  • My Desires and Commitment for a college Education My Desires and Commitment for a college Education My Desires and Commitment for a college Education My Desires for and Commitment to a college Education My Desires to go to college and to get a Degree began many years ago when I was in the fifth grade and my teacher kept telling me that I would need a college education if I wanted to be successful in this lifetime. I want to make a commitment to college because I want to succeed in the business world, have a successful job and I want to set a good example for me brothers and sisters I first wa...
  • Character Analysis for The Portable Phonograph Character Analysis for The Portable Phonograph Character Analysis for The Portable Phonograph Walter Van Tilburg Clark\'s short story, The Portable Phonograph, is a tale about the last survivors in the world after the total destruction of a war. The author gives clues and hints of this throughout the beginning by writing in a narative voice and describing the scene in dark war-like terms. The characters are then introduced as a group of men huddled around a fire. The older of the men, Doctor Jenkins, is the leader and his character is fu...
  • Must Religion be Completely Excluded From Schools Must Religion be Completely Excluded From Schools Must Religion be Completely Excluded From Schools Must Religion be Completely Excluded From Schools? Must religion be completely excluded from schools? According to the Supreme Court ruling of Lemon vs. Kurtzman religion must be excluded from the nations public schools. On June 28, 1973, the Supreme Court mandated that all education was to be divided into secular and sacred. By this act and that of the 1963 Abington Township Case the separation of church and state, prayer and Bible reading h...
  • Multiple Intelligences Multiple Intelligences Multiple Intelligences The article that is to be reviewed is "Identification of giftedness in culturally diverse groups" by Wilma Vialle in Gifted Education International, 1999, Vol 13, pp 250 -257. In this article Vialle (1999) recognises the under representation of disadvantaged students in educationally gifted programs. Vialle identifies the disadvantaged students as being children from "...non-English-speaking backgrounds, indigenous children and economically disadvantaged children" (Viall...
  • Multiple Intelligence Multiple Intelligence Multiple Intelligence Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying children’s various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teac...
  • Motor Training Motor Training Motor Training Motor training to develop readiness, motivation and means of expression, as a basis for learning programs Motor activity is fast becoming a valuable aid in the teaching of academic subjects to elementary school children. The realization of the place motor activity has in the classroom does not imply that physical activity is a prerequisite to learning but rather a method through which a child can learn more easily and understand more fully. Training in physical coordination is no...
  • Modification Activity Description Piagets Conserva Modification Activity Description Piagets Conserva Modification Activity Description Piagets Conservation of Number and Liquid Tasks Modification Activity Description: Piaget’s Conservation of Number and Liquid Tasks Lori is four year old, and she is at Piaget’s preoperational stage. According to Piaget’s description of the preoperational stage children, they cannot understand his conservation tasks. This preoperational stage, “children can use representations (mental images, drawings, words, gestures) rather than just ...
  • Midterm Midterm Midterm Throughout the ages parents have had an impact on their child’s education and learning ability. It is strange for a child to succeed and accomplish a goal that requires 12- 16 years of school without there parents or guardians standing next to them to support them with there studies. But will they put a negative or a positive impact on the way they A parent can have a positive contribution to their children’s success if the child understands what the parent is trying address. A most ...
  • MBA is it worth it MBA is it worth it MBA is it worth it . What is an MBA worth? It depends. As you just might have realized, there is no one correct answer that applies to everyone. Career goals, personal circumstances, and occupational requirements are some of the major factors to take into consideration. And with so many different scenarios for each individual, you need to be in charge of your own reasoning. Deciding on getting an ...
  • Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Maya Angelou Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born under the name Marguerite Johnson, but her brother Baily renamed her Maya. Her parents, Baily and Vivian Baxter Johnson, got divorced when she was very young. Maya grew up in a very racist town. There were many problems in her life, in which she describes in her autobiographical novel “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. At the age of 16, she became pregnant, while experimenting if her sexual preference was m...
  • Life at a Community College Life at a Community College Life at a Community College Through the years, community colleges have always had a negative stigma attached to its name. Even today, this negative stigma is still present. However, the misconception of an undergraduate curriculum from a junior college is inferior to an undergraduate curriculum from a university is becoming widely accepted. The popular notion that people foresee in a community college is that it is mainly a place for those people who did not possess the knowledge to attend a...
  • Lesson plans Lesson plans lesson plans Now the teacher will encourage the students to use recycled materials to make something resourceful. For example, the teacher can show the class what the teacher made. Then ask the students to take a few minutes to think about what they would like to make. When they know what they want to make, allow the students to come up to pick one piece of “trash” and to take the materials they need to use. Through this activity, children will actively explore the process of reusing materi...
  • Ceremony by Leslie Silko Ceremony by Leslie Silko Ceremony by Leslie Silko The novel Ceremony, written by Leslie Silko deals with the actions of a Native American youth after fighting, and being held captive during World War II. The young mans name is Tayo and upon returning to the U.S., and eventually reservation life he has many feelings of estrangement and apathy towards society. The novel discusses many topics pertaining to Native Americans, through the eyes of Tayo and a few female characters. The novel is one that you must decide for yo...
  • Lesson plan Lesson plan lesson plan Grade Level: Pre-school (12-18 months) Subject: Language development, vocabulary enrichment, and science Materials: “feelie bucket” Items of different texture Objective: The child will be introduced to sensory descriptors, including smooth, rough, hard, and soft. The child will understand that objects can be described with one or more of these words, such as smooth and hard. 1. Introduce ...
  • Least Restrictive Environment Least Restrictive Environment Least Restrictive Environment Although the ideas and reasons for inclusive education are very noble and can have a positive effect on many disabled students, mandating inclusion for all disabled students denies some the opportunity to appropriately learn in the least restrictive environment (LRE) as required by law. The fight for inclusive education has made enormous gains from when the National Association of Retarded Children was established in 1950 to 1990 when the public law called the In...
  • Learning Styles and MI Learning Styles and MI Learning Styles and MI Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence’s Throughout our lives, we are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person’s learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. As teachers, it is our responsibility to learn about these differ...
  • Learning Styles Learning Styles Learning Styles Every person learns differently. From kindergartner to postgraduate levels, only students can do the earning, and they do it in their own particular, individual learning styles. Some children pick something up the first time they hear it. Others may not grasp a concept until they’ve had the chance to see it in print, or to write it themselves. These people all use different learning modalities. There are four basic ways in which people learn. Auditory learners gain inform...
  • Learning diabilities Learning diabilities learning diabilities For centuries, the education of children with learning disabilities has been a problem and a challenge. Many methods of teaching have been proposed, yet every day there are new techniques and strategies on how to achieve the maximum success of these children. The problem of educating a child cannot be solved quickly and easily, rather it requires much careful analysis and research. Workers in this field are developing new theories on a day to day basis. All the methods...
  • Jonathan Kozol Savage inequalities Jonathan Kozol Savage inequalities Jonathan Kozol Savage inequalities The new millennium brings many advances in our children’s learning. The introduction of technology and breakthrough teaching methods display a positive outlook for the educational system our children count on. Yet, this optimistic view is believed by many to be looked at through rose-colored glasses. Jonathan Kozol\'s Savage Inequalities: Children in America\'s Schools looks at the ways the government, the society, and the educational system fail poor chi...
  • James banks James banks james banks James Banks believes that there should be more multicultural education taught in schools. Education about ethnic diversity treats cultural pluralism within a nation-state by studying different traits from different groups, which determine one group from another. He believes that a major goal of education in a free society is acceptance of cultural pluralism as a national strength and not an obstacle. Individuals of various minority groups may maintain their ethnic identities whi...
  • I wont Learn from You I wont Learn from You I wont Learn from You The purpose of this paper will be to make a thorough review of the book, “I Won’t Learn from You!”. I will do this by discussing some of the main ideas and points that are focused on throughout the book. Also compare and contrast the different stories within the book, to earn a better understanding of the concept and overall meaning that the author, Herbert Kohl, is trying to get across to the reader. I believe reviewing the ideas of the book will allow us to not o...
  • Is literacy a good thing Is literacy a good thing is literacy a good thing How many times do you remember saying to yourself, “I don’t want to go to school today.”, or seen commercials where children do whatever it takes to stay home? Well lets just say your not alone, however if you had the government on you, making sure you went, do you still think you would’ve said that, or even worried about anything else like a job or a family? Well when you have a communist government on you it’s no longer a choice but, a forced decision. Education is a...
  • Interview about Education in the 1930s Interview about Education in the 1930s Interview about Education in the 1930s 1) When and where were you born? I was born the 12th of October, 1919 in Lincoln, VT. Five generations of Purintons have been born and raised in Lincoln. I had two brothers, John and George. John was five years older than me and George was three years older. John died a couple years ago, but George is still alive and well and living up in West Lincoln making maple syrup. My father worked up in the woods clearing land and he also helped out on a far...
  • Catcher In The Rye Catcher In The Rye Catcher In The Rye The Catcher in the Rye, starts off with the main character, Holden Caulfield being expelled from school once again. Holden is a sixteen year old boy who has been expelled on numerous occasions from other schools. This time he is being expelled from Pency Prep. Before Holden goes home to his parents, he plans to spend a few days in New York. His parents do not know of the expulsion, so he spends the weekend in a hotel. Holden is a pretty strange kid who can always find ...
  • Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligences Howard Gardner introduced his theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. Multiple Intelligences is a theory about the brain that says human beings are born with a single intelligence, that cannot be changed, and is measurable by a psychologist. Gardner believes that that there is eight different intelligences in humans. Most intelligence tests nowadays test only one or two intelligences, usually language and logic. Six others according to Gardner are ...
  • Home Schoooling Home Schoooling Home Schoooling Home schooling is an alternative to public education. It is a choice that many more parents are making today, and even more are projected to make by the year 2000. It is estimated that at the end of the year 2000 there will be 2,000,000 home schoolers in the United States (Gorder 1996). There are other alternatives to Public School education. Some examples are Catholic or Private schools or a privately hired tutor. There are many reasons why people home school their children. R...
  • History of Open Education History of Open Education History of Open Education Between 1967 and 1976, the ideas and practices of open education spread rapidly across the United States. Even today the idea of open education is still growing in popularity. Since it was just beginning to gain popularity in 1967, parents and teachers swarmed to workshops in hopes of better understanding the open concept. Many schools were switching over to an open philosophy. News of the successful educational style fanned the flames of many disbelievers. Many questi...
  • Historically Black Colleges Historically Black Colleges Historically Black Colleges The Increase in Enrollment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities In the world we live in today a person can almost choose any college or university they want to to continue their education upon graduation from high school. It really doesn\'t matter if it is a four year, two year, or technical school, there is a school for any person in any major. What draws a person to attend one certain kind of school compared to another? In this case why is there an i...
  • High School Dropouts High School Dropouts High School Dropouts Students dropping out of high school is a major problem facing America today. Millions of young people are dropouts without a high school diploma (Schwartz). Nearly half a million students are dropping out each year (Schwartz). The dropout rate is declining a little each year, yet it is still a severe problem facing America. A large portion of dropouts happen before the tenth grade (Schwartz). The main causes of school dropouts are personal factors, home and schoo...
  • High 101 High 101 High 101 MARIJUANA HORTICULTURE: Growing and Cultivating the Weed ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Image] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ NEW 8/3/99! MARIJUANA FAQS! * alt.hemp: from the newsgroup of the same name * Bongs and Pipes: bongs, pipes, etc * Marijuana Consumption: more stuff on bongs, pip...
  • Han Groups Han Groups Han Groups Students are socialized smoothly into Japanese culture by han groups, which are small companies of children that learn and play together. They contribute to the children’s educational growth by letting the students develop the group-oriented skills they will need in their daily adult lives. Han groups are important parts of the Japanese elementary school experience in many ways. Academically, it is the han group that is rewarded for achievement or a correct answer, not the individ...
  • Gun Control Gun Control Gun Control Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience on the negative effects of gun control Central Idea: The effects gun control will have on the nation are leaving people unprotected against violent crimes, an infringement on states rights, and the loss of hunting and sport shooting in our country. In Cumberland, TN, a 28-year-old Jason McCulley broke into the home of Stanley Horn and his wife tied up the two of them at knifepoint, demanded to know where the couple kept their money in the ho...
  • Guns Guns guns Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are the most commonly recited of out fundamental, natural rights. It seems fitting that the right to life would be mentioned first. Without the right to remain alive, to be safe from attack, to defend oneself against attack, the other rights become meaning less. It is impossible to enjoy liberty, the pursuit of happiness, or anything else if one is not alive, or if one’s life is threatened. As a society, we have taken steps to try to ...
  • Good teacher essay Good teacher essay good teacher essay Teachers have the very important responsibility of shaping the lives of young, impressionable children. With this responsibility comes great pride and joy. Therefore all teachers should strive for what can be considered to be a “good teacher.” A good teacher can be defined as someone who always pushes students to want to do their best while at the same time trying to make learning interesting as well as creative. A positive or negative influence from a teacher early on ...
  • Canticle For Leibowitz: Walter Miller Canticle For Leibowitz: Walter Miller Canticle For Leibowitz: Walter Miller Walter Miller, in the novel A Canticle For Leibowitz, mocks the way we are as humans, particularly in those ways that lead to regressive thinking. The novel pokes fun at the attention to impractical details, such as to the spent copying the Leibowitz blueprints. Miller also mocks humans by describing the inordinate amount of attention and energy given to a spiritual being such as Leibowitz, as today\'s society worships God. Finally, the most absurd wa...
  • Goodman Goodman Goodman What is theme? Theme is what the author is saying about the subject of the story. In "Young Goodman Brown" the subject of the story is hypocrisy. In "Young Goodman Brown", Hawthorne writes in detail how hypocrisy can change a person for the worse. In the opening pages of the story you can see how hypocrisy is already starting to change Goodman Brown for the worse. As he starts out on his errand that he has to run, Goodman Brown decides to walk as Hawthorne puts it "A dreary road dar...
  • Gender Roles Gender Roles Gender Roles I have thought about many different ways to organize this paper and have come to the conclusion that the best way to approach the topic is on a book-by-book basis. My perceptions of the gender biases in these books vary greatly and I did not want to begin altering my views on each so that they would fit into certain contrived connections. What interests me most in these stories is how the authors utilize certain character’s within their given environment. Their instincts and re...
  • Focus on Ethics Focus on Ethics Focus on Ethics Focus on Ethics Can Curb Cheating, Colleges Find Behavior: Academic dishonesty is rampant, but students will respond to higher standards of integrity, a study shows. By KENNETH R. WEISS, Times Education Writer DAVIS, Calif.--Grappling for ways to halt the spread of plagiarism and other cheating in college, professors often get stuck on the idea that it\'s too late to change students\' behavior by the time they reach college. But a growing number of campuses, backed by new resea...
  • Fligyt Fligyt fligyt Question: "On the surface, Heaney\'s poems are very simple. This simplicity however is deceptive, for the poems are usually most subtle and complex." What do you think of this response to Heaney\'s poems? Heaney\'s poetry may at first, initially seem simple, yet his poems do contain more complex underlying themes and ideas. Heaney has refined his poetry to such a simple state, such as in \'Punishment\', Blackberry Picking\' and Death of a Naturalist\', that his poems are superficially si...
  • Flaws in Education Flaws in Education Flaws in Education Over the years, the educational system in America has improved immensely. Students have evolved from learning the basics of the English language, to having the option to learn another foreign tongue. Also, a greater variety of studies are now available for students learning enjoyment and educational enrichment. Schools across the country all have some kind of curriculum, which is said to offer students, no matter age, race, gender or religion, an equally wholesome education. ...
  • Financial Aid Financial Aid Financial Aid College is very expensive. Every year prospective college students look for financial help so they can attend the college of their choice. There are several types of scholarships that are available. The federal government offers the Pell Grant, the Florida State government offers the Bright Future Scholarships, and the Military offers scholarships (Interview Sellers). There are also scholarships that companies can provide (“fastweb” 1). There are scholarships out there if yo...