In David Thoma's article, The Mind of Man, he writes about how he believes that women teachers are the reason why boys score lower on tests and don't do as well as girls in school. "At kindergarten and primary school level, in which little girls out-perform the boys, the vast majority of teachers are female. "(121) He focuses on the fact that boys are more rebellious and outgoing than girls. Thomas believes that becasue most boys have behavior problems the teacher becomes concerned with their social and not their academic life. Since girls tend to be more diligent and less rebellious, the boys are usually the ones that speak up more forcefully and are spoken to more often by teachers.
Girls have been noticed to be determined to read significantly more, this may be a factor in why in 2002 a study was published that said girls on average score nearly 3 times as high as boys in a reading proficiency test(Bauer... ... middle of paper ... ...imply put boys are being behind in school. It seems that in the age of equality we have an unequal balance in the public school system. The male has lost his drive to stay up all night reading the latest narrative, instead the female between the sheets with the latest love story. With girls outperforming boys in each class as a whole, guys are . The boys are alienated with few exploring the wonderful world of academic excellence.It seems that the classic image of the scholar has changed, pop culture has forged the image of the female in favor of the male.
Her rude comments, laughing, and grading methods make me, as well as my other students, feel discouraged. No matter how much we studied, no on could ever do good in her class. Even if some teachers teach differently than others, all of them should want the student to feel confident about what they learned in the end. Mrs. Jones’s view is different in a negative way because she gets more joy out of watching students struggle than succeed. For these reasons, Mrs. Jones is the perfect example of a bad teacher whose policies and practices have detrimental effect on students’ ability and desire to learn.
Instead, these kids are now very angry and resentful for being passed along. It was also noted that your environment should not be an issue because most kids do not take school seriously and the teachers should have been more forceful with the “F” word. This also causes the employers to be cheated out of what they expect from their employees. Employers are also being cheated because the teachers fail to do their job right. For example, if a student went to school to be a nurse and is passed because he or she doesn’t disrupt class and was a good student this cause them to get a diploma.
Test scores on empathy similarly fell sharply; they have trouble understanding others' points of view intellectually. (2) Millennials might have got so much pampers and so many participation trophies while growing up that the lack of burden denied them the depth of life. They are drifting away from traditional institutions – social, religious, and cultural. They have lower political aspiration than any previous groups. (3) They have higher levels of poverty, student loan, and unemployment, and lower levels of personal income and savings than their two immediate predecessor generations had at the same age.
Women have undoubtedly made "Substantial educational progress." ( Women 3) We should not forget that the large gaps between the education levels of women and men in the early 1970's essentially disappeared for the younger generation. Females on average outperform males in reading and writing, and take more credits in academic subjects. They are more likely than males to attend college after high school, and are as likely to graduate with a post-secondary degree. All of these accomplishments have accumulated with time and effort from women that have made a difference.
Students who have to change schools frequently have higher failure rates than those who stay in one school (Natriello 2002). Students with a poor academic history and those students with history of poor behavior have lower risk of graduation, along with students who teachers perceive as uninterested and poorly motivated (U.S. Dept. of Ed. 1994). The risk factors for failure in school are all closely related, and all contribute to the 35-40% of students in the United States who are at-risk (Natriello 2002).
Studies have shown that the higher a school’s percentage of poor kids, the worse that school tended to perform on SATs (Washington and Tagami). If students in poverty are making lower test scores than the wealthy ones, then they are less likely to get accepted to college, and if they do get accepted they have less a chance to obtain scholarships or grants. Mike Rose, nationally recognized writer, educator, and specialist in composition, says that “this is the first time school has meant anything to them” (Rose 196). School means something to these students, mainly because they know in order to get out of poverty they have to complete a degree. Getting out of poverty is a must have for majority of these students because they want to be able to make a better life for themselves.
Examining the Reasons for Changes in the Educational Attainment In this essay, the reasons for the changes that have occurred in recent years in regards to the educational attainment of males and females will be looked at. Evidence seems to suggest that females outperform males in schools. There are various reasons for this, which will be examined in the essay. Mitsos and Browne are a few of the many sociologists that believe that boys are underachieving more than girls, even though they also believe that girls are disadvantaged. The fact that boys are doing worse than boys is shown in the SATs results where girls are doing better than boys.
They say that there are inequalities in the school curriculum and show that school is like a patriarchal society where there is gender differences when it comes to subject choices (Cook, 2008). Despite girls performing better than boys in their studies they are still experiencing male dominated culture in the classrooms. However, the liberal feminist fight against the patriarchal systems is by establishing legislations like the Equal Rights Amendments that can help girls to be treated equal as boys. Feminist were successful in identifying gender inequalities in education and they were able to make changes to. For example, today there are more women who have achieved higher grades in their GCSE and A-levels compared to the men and more women are off to university than men.