Reflection Of My Academic History

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My academic history in comparison of three essays which were Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work by Jean Anyon, Literacy and the Politics of Education by C.H. Knoblauch and Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Joipa Roksa is defiantly more realized in the latter titled Academically adrift. With each essay, I can comprehend the basis and the purpose in which scenarios each of these essays make valued points. However, it is with Ricard Arum and Josipa Roksa that their work may have resonated some truth in my academic journey. Learning something enough to know that I do not want to do that for a living, has been my pitfall. Never being able to conceptualize a potential career left me with little enthusiasm for a classic education.…show more content…
Teachers were normally a mixture of a few local residents but the majority of educators in the town where I attended school was from elsewhere. Many of the essays read largely considered large urban areas where clear differentiating lines exist. Social class issues were more likely to affect your ability to have friends or more accurately determine who you could bring home and with whom you were able to go home with. Subsequently my choices as opposed to quality or influences of paradigms. Consequently, my educational choices post high school, have not been career orientated. Marriage, children, time, money, and opportunity played an important role in hindering educational choices. Stress was so overwhelming in the career path, which allowed me to be…show more content…
They used research to measure if college increased the value in student’s education. They used the CLA, Collegiate Learning Assessment and found that over a certain period the students demonstrated no significant gain in learning. Reflecting on my parents and step -parents, my belief that education did not make them any keener than the uneducated in my circle. Arum and Roska believe rigor and quality benefits education and questioned actual learning in contemporary studies. High school for me became boring and counterproductive after the tenth grade. Looking back if education had provided a sense of achievement, I may have been more inclined to pursue college. My belief that it would more of the same prevailed. Maybe I am lazy and rigor is my perceived
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