Retrieved February 25, 2005 This site explores the technology that the Roland Park Country School offers its students. WestEd (2000, August). Steps to starting a charter school. Retrieved on March 23rd, 2005 from http://www.uscharterschools.org/pub/uscs_docs/ta/steps.htm. This site is the U.S. Charter School website and explains everything one would need to know about charter schools.
In search of uncommon schools: Charter school reform in historical perspective (Part 3) - Charter schools as uncommon schools. Teachers College Record. Retrieved October 15, 2011 from http://www.tcrecord.org.
Diversity also challenges stereotypes, teaches communication between varied backgrounds, and educates students to work with different cultures (Fairleigh Dickinson University). Students in diverse schools also have a chance to learn how other cultures live, are forced to think about other cultural issues and reduce racism (Santrock, pg. 348). In 2007 a study by the National Comprehensive Center for Teaching Quality came to the conclusion that “76% of teachers say they were trained to teach ethnically diverse student body but few that 4 in 10 said their training helps them” (Greatschools). In order to change this, teachers should use the concept of a jigsaw classroom which is a mix of cultures in a classroom working towards a common goal (Santrock, pg.... ... middle of paper ... ...14.
Improvement would have to focus on teachers, teaching, academic content and standards, Marquez14 accountability, school-wide leadership, program integration, parent involvement-and effective use of the native language to assure high level and meaningful learning for all students from the time they enter school. Proposition 227 removes an important tool -- use of the native language -- from the hands of educators it would only serve to make even more difficult the challenges of school improvement. A society with no education cannot compete in the modern world. We as a society need to fight to keep Bilingual education as a teaching tool in the schooling system. Marquez15 Works cited A relook at Tucson ’66 and beyond.
Children are able to use this new way of thinking to create, teach, learn, and communicate in ways that we might have previously thought impossible. Instead of leveraging this new found desire to see the world in a different way, current trends indicate that we are holding fast to the same tired ways of doing things because we fail to fully comprehend the actual value of change. Green and Hannon give us a perfect description of this “Children are establishing a relationship to knowledge gathering which is alien to their parents and teachers” (Green and Hannon 2007, p. 38). With an overwhelming amount of evidence supporting the positive effects of using social media and new technology in the classroom, it is vital that we shift more of our efforts into making better use of these technologies. The Case For Technology Technology and teaching have the potential to have a very symbiotic relationship.
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Public school have found form to do what they can with English Language Learners (ELL) students, because they are aware of the obstacle students face to master a second language. In the United States, English has been the dominant language that is taught inside of the classroom, and the challenge for ELL student is to make the effort to perform to the best of their abilities in spite of their English. For teachers to communicate with ELL student does poses a challenge when the student is not profession in academic language, and struggles with the daily task of being able to perform independently as their peers. The dramatic change for schools to be less focus on education has been portion to the new structure of standards and what they are implementing in student
Internet, software, computers, media in general and television are some of today’s privileges that are used in education. Some people believe that students are becoming so dependent on technology that their learning process is becoming jeopardized. But technology, if well used, can improve students’ learning skills. After performing many researches, it becomes clear that there are more advantages than disadvantages of adding technology in education. According to Young (2003), education is the way we make sure to build technology into the exper... ... middle of paper ... ...ools available is not only helpful, but smart as well.
Setting the Stage for Positivity Much discussion has been given to the idea of reframing our views of and interactions with school-age children from culturally, linguistically, ethnically, and economically diverse (hereafter, CLEED) backgrounds. The discussion typically revolves around ending the deficit paradigm—which views students from these backgrounds in a negative context—and developing a new lens through which to view diversity. This new lens focuses not only on the strengths that a diverse student holds, but also on finding the positive aspects of those characteristics that people would typically view as negative. However, this paradigm shift—even much discussion of a need for it—has largely not transferred to teachers of these students. Some culturally-minded researchers (e.g.
Elementary school students should have foreign language added to their curriculum because there are multiple benefits to early exposure in the primary grades. Having been proven throughout history, younger learners are more adept to language acquisition. Although some may think “…their minds aren’t capable of learning and retaining a foreign language, it’s enough of a struggle for a child to learn one language, a native language…” (Should foreign...). It may not be easy to learn, but in actuality it will help their brains develop gradually, not only helping them in their foreign language studies, but also improving other areas as well. Cheryl Walker states this clearly, saying foreign language, “…increases listening ability, creativity, and critical ... ... middle of paper ... ...proving Students' Capacity in Foreign Languages."