Rousseau believed that the school environment should be an environment where students learn to respect themselves and respect others. The knowledge taught should allow students to think and act independently. I want to arm my students with this ability. A second aspect is the students should find out who they really are and improve upon themselves however they deem necessary, If knowledge wasn't passed down and mastered, our society would spiral downward. That's why I have chosen teaching as my proud profession.
Not only that, but through learning about social inequality, students will be able to “unmask false claims that education provides equal opportunity and access for all” through critical pedagogy (Torres & Darder, 2003, pg. 2). By not learning about social inequality because they are privileged, the school will only be masking the inequalities faced not only in education, but also in society as a whole. It is crucial to break down the barrier between oppressors and oppressed, which we can seek to do through educating students (Norris, 2016, Lecture 2). Although generally the focus of critical pedagogy is to liberate oppressed students, which seems to not be present at this elite private school, it is important to bring awareness to these issues and educate all students on social inequality.
The purpose of education is to prepare a student for life and to discover themselves. As a teacher, I hope to help students not only learn what is required but I hope to make them want to discover more on their own. I want them to want to learn. As for the students, I only expect them to put forth their best efforts and try. Not everyone likes everything and I would not expect someone to.
In my opinion, I encourage teachers to tell the objective truth contain bad meanings and explain to students what is right or wrong, this will provide opportunities for students to get in touch with the diverse and complicate society earlier. Focus on the long term growth, besides the academic knowledge, mental development and social skills are also important in students’ life. However, for the truth can be judged subjectively, it is not necessary to tell students those truth too early because it may cause negative effects. Students will understand them individually when they get their own experiences. Above all, it is significant to highlight that the aim of revealing truth to students is help them to understand the world and reality better, so what teachers are going to do should focus on how to minimise the negative influences and bring as many benefits as possible to every student’s
Although society may be resistant, I must help students become self-determining people who stand up for what is right, and aren’t afraid of going against the status quo. As the movie shows, sometimes the fate of teachers who do this is grim. Yet, I still believe that it is a teacher’s duty to give students the resources to be their own people. True change in this world can only happen if teachers are fostering a classroom of personal growth and acceptance. I am focused on making sure I urge my future students to leave their mark and seize the day.
My goal as a future educator is to provide my students with the resources and the ability to live successful lives where they can work to change the injustices that so many marginalized people face. Teaching students to have the belief that they can make changes to society be very hard to do, but allowing them to create the rules of the classroom will help them gain the confidence to do so. When students are able to collaborate and make their own classroom rules, they feel as if they can be powerful people who can use their voice to make a change. When students feel like their voice is important, they will be more inclined to use them to make changes to society which is the goal of social
The first change I would make to the education is to improve the teachers, even if it means careful evaluation and the termination of many teachers. This is in the best interest of the students, so what needs to be done, should be done. Teachers are very important to the future generation’s welfare, so they need to be as effective as possible. They need to do more than give bookwork, they need to teach their curriculum, they should also teach their students what everything means and its significance like Paulo Freire suggests in The “Banking” Concept of Education. Thinking about schools as a whole, I believe they should be established in respect to Montessori’s ideas.
There isn’t really a way to have no outside influences on one’s life without living a reclusive, self-dependent life. I also think that it is the responsibility of the parents and academic institutions to teach about diversity, acceptance, and tolerance. Families instill morals and the foundation of basic social conduct while schools provide the contact with people different than the children themselves in a structured, supportive, and neutral environment. It takes both working together to best prepare a person to go into the world and be ready and willing to have interactions with anyone, within reason. One does not have to like everyone, but he or she must still treat others with the equality and respect he or she would someone he or she likes.
Overcoming this acceptance of mediocrity in teacher recruitment and retention represents the greatest opportunity to bring a quantum improvement to our schools. To focus on the elite among new teaching recruits as a matter of method is, in fact, the radically democratic way to give our society's most valuable resources to our poorest and neediest children. That simple fact should trump any concerns about the ill effects of meritocracy on job applicants. The work of educators is to educate young people. So long as we have the courage to make the very best possible experience for those young people our highest goal, we must attend to fairness for teachers only after we have attended to excellence for our students.
However, schools should not only be a place where children learn skills that make them employable in the workforce. People are more than just workers- they are parents, citizens, neighbours, and individuals with private goals and desires. It is the role of public education to see that children develop the abilities for all of these roles. They should foster an environment that promotes individual interests and a quest for knowledge. Public education often overlooks the way that children learn best, and they often try to teach students according to national goals and standards.