In the article, Ciulla describes the situation of today’s students being more centred about the idea of getting a higher grade. According to Ciulla, students do not show determination but they want second-chances so that they can have a better grade than before. Students want that better grade simply because they have put a lot of time. Sometimes, professors unreasonably give students a higher grade which leads to a false confidence among students which is the root of other causes. In the end o...
There may be many congress members who were educated during ‘GenMe’ and they will go against such changes. Faludi states “Go back an... ... middle of paper ... ...used on the self-esteem. It always praises them even though they do something wrong and use only positive words to avoid hurting them. However, this is wrong because they could have reached maximum efficiency by teaching them to be more independent and help them to find the way to improve their talents. Students do not know about the real society and the real working environment and even their college life because simply school does not give chances to learn about them.
The Struggle with Education Education has become stagnant. Intelligent individuals are still being molded, but the methods of education are creating individuals who lack free will. Through deep analytical understandings of education, both Walker Percy’s essay, “The Loss of the Creature,” and Paulo Freire’s essay, “The Banking Concept of Education,” have been able to unravel the issues and consequences of modern-day education. Despite creating clever people, Percy and Freire believe that the current form of education is inefficient because it strips away all sovereignty from the students and replaces it with placid respect for authorities, creating ever more complacent human beings in the long run. In today’s modern educational system, the
You might moan and groan, but you accepted it as the outcome of your efforts or lack of (and, yes, sometimes a tough grader)"(1). Should students just accept this and move on? I think so, being that most students who fail are not likely to be doing their work as requested by the professor. I beleive this is unfair to the other students and professors that put forth the effort and who value their education, The reason I mention this, also in Wiesenfeld's article he states,"Many, when pressed about why they think they deserve a better grade, admit they don't deserve one but would like one anyway"(1). This statement leads me ro beleive that the students who fail actually realize in the "real world" life is not something you take for granted.
Does education really have any noticeable impact on the evolution of society? We have had some amazing thinkers in our times, but it can be disheartening when looking around at society and considering that civilization as a whole may only be as good as the least educated individual. But this surely can't be, there must be evidence of education making some kind of difference. To further examine this, the words of Robert Frost are considered, "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." So, the uneducated would do just that as a reaction to, say, texts that people read during the process of education, and those that have already been educated would, hopefully, express an understanding that would otherwise be inexplicable.
Amongst the many arguments that Gatto makes in his article, one of the ones that stands out the most is the one that schooling is created to deteriorate any type of originality in an individual. Gatto argues that not only does school train kids to think they should “consume nonstop” but “even better” it “encouraged them not to think at all” (Gatto154). Gatto believes that schools are creating absent minded individuals that can only think about consuming so that the businesses are the only one benefitting. Critical thinking once again gives the solution to such accusation. Critical thinking can create more open minded individual or students rather than absent minded ones .When students truly reflect and analyze information they are doing more than memorizing it, they are understanding it and finding where they can apply it in their everyday lives.
The things we label them are derogatory in meaning. In Leonid Fridman’s, “America Needs Its Nerds,” he writes about how we judge and call our own, names for wanting to be intelligent. Though when it comes to people not from the US we praise them for their intelligence. Fridman writes, “Nerds and geeks must stop being ashamed of who they are” (257). I believe he is saying that even if these “nerds” and “geeks” enjoy learning we should stop tearing them down for enjoying learning.
Unfortunately, today I still struggle with those habits and I felt unprepared to start college. After reading “Making the Grade” by Kurt Wiesenfel, I began to understand a lot about education and students. I agree with Wiesenfels’ article on how college students expect higher grades even when they know they do not deserve it, because they were taught to just do the bare minimum and they received good enough grades in previous academic levels. Kurt Wiesenfel wrote this article for the Daily Beast and explains his personal story and explanation for college students demanding high grades from little effort. He begins the article with accounts of students begging for ways on how to improve their grade after being posted.
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” This quote by George Bernard Shaw implies that wisdom is a necessity for the future. Powerful people in history made terrible mistakes when they did not use their intelligence to benefit the world. Robert Sternberg argues that children should be taught how to use their knowledge to benefit society. I mostly agree with Sternberg on his views In his article “It’s not What You Know but How You Use It: Teaching for Wisdom” Robert Sternberg asserts that children be taught how to use their knowledge to benefit the world. U.S. presidents and businessmen have not used their wisdom well.
His point is that students want to learn something new that help them in their life better than actual books from school which don’t apply their interests and their experience (23). So he recommends home-schooling as option to schools (24). Gatto claims that contemporary schools “adopted one of the very worst aspect... ... middle of paper ... ...of education other than school; a great depiction in agreement with Graff’s claim that students are being limited by not considering their interests when creating curricula (Graff 197). In conclusion, education is broader than just falling into what the contemporary school system has to offer. Both Gatto and Graff proved this by explain how conforming students to certain perspectives of education limits their potential in other educational branches that interest the students.