Reflection Paper

intellectual growth of any child. Also, I consider that writing reports, grants or conference proposals effectively is an important aspect in my workplace. As an international staff and student like me coming from a foreign country trying to succeed in a work place and in any education program, we are often confronted with a few hurdles with respect to cultural and linguistic issues unless we put your best effort in sustaining our high level of competence to overcome our weaknesses to achieve our goals.
The doctoral program enabled me to improve my communication and writing skills, while keeping me abreast of the current social and cultural implications of the American education system. As a matter of fact, I was able to present my studies
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Thus education helps reduce social and economic disparity, allowing prosperity to be shared equally” (Das, 2013). I believed that a child attending school regularly, irrespective of his ethnic, cultural, class and gender backgrounds can help them attain their economic needs. So if a child fails to socialize and learn the necessary skills as required for the human capital, then the child himself or herself is responsible for not able to contribute towards their own social and economic needs. Considering this assumption, I failed to acknowledge that children come to school with differential knowledge due to their diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds (DeMarrais & LeCompte, 1998). Dewey (1938/19970) states that children perceive new information based on prior knowledge. However, not all children formulate knowledge in the same way because not all children have the same prior knowledge nor do they perceive new information in the same way (Schunk,…show more content…
As an example, students coming from an advantaged group apply to colleges for their higher education and they require not only good standardized test results, but also need extra credentials proving that they were involved in other curricular activities. Such credentials and attributes increase their social and cultural capital of the children to get admissions and further attain successful education outcomes from a desired college. So there is a higher likelihood of students coming from better socio-economic status tend to be more successful because they have higher self-efficacy because of their past successes (Schunk, 2012).
Anyon (1981) also pointed out in his article that children coming from four different school settings responded the meaning of knowledge acquisition and construction differently. I certainly believed that the responses of the children coming from different social class were based on their perceptions regarding the value of the education without any prior authority figure explaining them how the knowledge is constructed. So, not all students think and form knowledge alike and the variation in their responses is more distinct among the different social
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