(346)” Many of classmates, including himself, did not care for the lessons being taught. The teachers were disinterested as much as their students in his class. Success still can be achieved even in the lowest level of teaching because it’s up to the student to do all of the assignments and be inquisitive. Without being inerter active success will be achieved
He complained about situations where meals were not provided and the teacher often had a short fuse and yelled. Teachers also did not teach him how to read, or read books aloud as teachers did in the US. The article also mentions that “Juan’s teacher also did not pay much attention when Juan did not understand instructions in Spanish or when she did not understand him.” Authentic Caring is a remedy for this situation that Juan is in. This theory explains that “treating students as full and complete human beings to learning into one’s educational framework.” (Cammerota & Romero) The opposite is “Aesthetic caring” where teachers see students as blank states that need to be inscribed with academic skills, and not as complete people with real-life problems. This is common with Juan and Isabel in their schools in Mexico.
Rodriguez’s parents did not understand this whole concept because of their lack of the language. This changed Rodriguez’s life in a very big and impactful way. The education helped Rodriguez in a weird way with him saying that “ If, because of my schooling, I had grown culturally separated from my parents, my education finally had given me ways of speaking and caring about that fact.” (355). This means that he had grown distant to his parent from being involved with his parents through the whole education process. It took time away from them being together, taught him different cultures, and made him make decision in which his parents were not fond
Holden Caulfield has faced many of the same issues that plague the lives of students with a lower socioeconomic status. Although his parents are educated, they do not take a particular interest in the success of his education, and are not willing to put forth the necessary effort to assist him succeed in school. This is a similar problem that many disadvantaged have to deal with. Their parents may be unable to assist them, because they have not been able progress far enough in the education system, or they may not even be present due to mass incarceration and the prevalence of single-parent families. When parents are not around to instruct and care for their kids to make good decisions, they are prone to put themselves into bad situations.
Although both his parents could sign, he was raised without learning how to because his doctors told his parents and grandparents that they were afraid signing would interfere with his speech and interfere with his learning and education because he would no longer try and use his speech and hearing skills. Mark talks about his struggles faced while attending different schools and just not being able to understand people because all he can do is read lips which was especially difficult when he wasn’t familiar with the movement and pattern of the person’s lips. He also talks about the schools he attended and how they affected him in different ways and how kindergarten at the Henry H. Houston School made him feel out of place because he wasn’t able to sing along or hear any of the music in class. Then, in third grade he switched schools and attended the now Plymouth Meeting Friends School and thought it was going well until another boy kicked a football at him and knocked him to the ground causing him to lose his hearing aid battery. Another school experience he didn’t enjoy was at Germantown Friends School where Mark states 95% of the time he had no clue what was going on and that when the teacher was done lecturing he would scramble around asking for the assignment and had to learn how to do it on his own.
George is known for his deviousness, lack of self-control, and disruptiveness during class. George is not qualify for Special Ed. academic services and his teachers believe he is fully capable of completing his work, but chooses not to. Reason for Referral: George was referred to by his 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Hersey. Mrs. Hersey indicated that George lacked the ability to focus during his class work, has great difficulty working independently, and his behavior negatively impacts his social interactions.
Moreover, parents no longer instruct their children on common courtesy, perhaps because they have not learned it themselves, which hinders an entire generation from their full potential for success. As stated by Edward Owens, “civility is a language of sorts, it's better learned young”. Schools are children’s second home. These days with both parents working, and grandparents no longer having a major role in the family unit a child rarely gets the opportunity to learn moral and social values from home. Teaching etiquette in school would reinforce what the child should be learning at home.
Richard says "I was oddly annoyed when I was unable to get parental help with a homework assignment. The night my father tried to help me with an arithmetic exercise, he kept reading the instructions each time more deliberately....I'll try to figure it out some more by myself ". (Rodriquez 195) This quote shows that it's not that the parents don't want to help their child with their school work it is mostly because they don't know how to especially if the parents does not know English or is not educated. So leaves students with no choice than to start doing everything on our own at home. We become ambitious not only does that make difficult for the parents but also it makes it difficult for students too.
Spanish being his first language, he felt like learning the English language was nearly impossible. Rodriguez’s parents’ and the school nuns pressured him to learn to speak the public language, although he refused and remained silent. Rodriguez did not feel confident in himself because he feared the potential costs him and his family would have to
As such, in my father's household, not doing well in school was not an option. Because of his cultural background my father found my brother's poor performance in school incomprehensible. I too was puzzled by my brother's attitude towards school. He and I grew up in the same house with the same parents and the same set of values. Yet, he seemed to not care about school at all.