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Education in 1954: Separating Mexican American Students from White Students

- Introduction: When teaching any grade, it is imperative to know the students you are teaching and where they came from. What I enjoy most about teaching is finding out what motivates my students to learn; I find that once a student is motivated to learn, there is no stopping them. When teaching literacy to Spanish-speaking students, motivation plays a key factor to their academic success. As literacy specialists, we need to understand how important a student’s motivation can affect his or her learning capabilities....   [tags: educational resilience, spanish speaking students]

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Latino Students in American Colleges

- The current trend in lack of Latina/o students attending college combines a lack of college readiness with a deficiency in resources to prepare this student population. More and more higher education scholars are accepting these deficiencies as roadblocks to college access, and are looking to preparation programs and parent educational resources as a subject worthy of consideration. There are many different challenges being faced by this population, a population that is according to Oliva and Nora, “the fastest growing minority population in the country”(Oliva & Nora, 2004)....   [tags: Latino College Students]

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African American Students and Equal Education

- For centuries African Americans have fought for equal rights, one of them being an opportunity for the chance to get an equal education. Many people believe that African Americans have an equal or better chance at getting an education than other students. This is not the case when in fact, it is actually harder for these three reasons: African American students tend to come from harsh, poverty stricken atmospheres. Shattered family lifestyles that make it difficult to pursue a higher education because they have not received the proper information....   [tags: poverty stricken environments]

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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

- There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many skeptics do question how many of them are viewed as exceptional students based upon the stereotype: they are genetically smarter than their non-Asian peers. For many researchers, the notion of Asian students are hereditary more intelligent than other race groups as believes by Arthur Jensen, an educational psychologist, is not a valid explanation for why Asian students perform better than...   [tags: Education and race, gifted]

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Funds of Knowledge and Outcomes Among Native American Students

- Introduction Funds of Knowledge (FoK) is that knowledge which is shared among cultures, communities, and families. A part of that shared knowledge is language, how we learn, how we communicate, how we interact socially. In order to effectively teach students, teachers need to know what skill sets Native American students bring with them into the classroom, and understand how to effectively build on those skills (Aguirre et al., 2012). This is essential to addressing the current crises endemic within American Indian education....   [tags: education reform, culture]

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Bullying and How it Affects Native American Students

- As a member of the teaching and learning department, I feel that education is one of the fundamental needs of our youth. I stand behind the recent concerns the media has had for those who have experienced bullying whether it be physical or emotional. When I first started school, the only place I had access to a computer was at school or a local library. Due to technological advances, modern youth have access to social media where they are exposed to another form of bullying that threatens their safety....   [tags: cyber bullying, suicide, education]

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Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress

- Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress “Why only 99 points. What happened to the other one point?” In Confucian based societies, high academic achievements are expected commonly. As the epitome of someone who has two cultural backgrounds, I am the ambassador between Asian culture and American culture. Most of the time, both cultures are in accordance with each other, but sometimes their principles conflict with one another. According to the US Department of Education, Asian/ Pacific Islander students consistently achieved the highest GPA among all ethnicity from 1990 to 2005....   [tags: Education]

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Health of High School students

- From the early seventeenth century to the late eighteenth century, the east coast of North America was divided into thirteen English colonies. For most of this period, the colonists accepted English rule, even though they had no political representation in English Parliament. Their acquiescence ended in 1764, when Parliament began passing a series of legislative acts that heavily taxed the colonists without their consent. Leaders in the English government began to see the American colonies as an opportunity for exploitation, heavily taxing the unrepresented colonists without a thought for their well-being....   [tags: american history, students, sleep, sanity]

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The Native American College Students and Alcatraz

- On November 9th, 1969, a group of nearly one hundred Native American college students stood on the coast of San Francisco Bay, ready to take over the former federal prison known as Alcatraz, but the boats, their transportation to the island, never came. Refusing to accept defeat, protest leader Fortune Eagle convinced a Canadian sailboat skipper, Ronald Craig, to take them on a cruise, not to the island, but around it. Halfway through the journey, Richard Oakes and some of the other American Indians dove overboard in an attempt to swim to the island....   [tags: protest, defeat, rescue]

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How to Give American Students a Billingual Education

- ... Despite the lingering criticism from the 1980s, President Clinton reenacts the bilingual education law in 1994; however, President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act, which requires all students to meet standards otherwise schools will receive penalties, negates the bilingual education law (Jost 1039). Since 1998, many states have passed loopholes bypassing the teaching of another language similar to California’s Proposition 227 stating the specific teaching method of English immersion, when students only receive instruction in English, for English language learners....   [tags: melting pot, immersion, neuroscientists]

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Year-Round Schooling For All American Students: A Good Thing

- When Americans think of year-round education they immediately relate it to no summer vacations, hence the reason why, at first glance, most students and parents are contrary to that which comes off as a negative idea. Little do we know, as Americans, that year-round schooling has many more advantages than disadvantages. Back when schools had just began, summers were necessary because children needed to help their families by working on their families farms. Nowadays, as we all know, this is not the case....   [tags: Education, year round school, argument]

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All American Students Must Learn Standard English

- All American Students Must Learn Standard English What are words. A simple question such as this would in theory demand only a simple answer. Words, however, take such an abundance of forms that creating a truly inclusive definition for the notion of “words” is daunting. In its physical manifestation, a word is little more than air passing over taut tendons, forming sounds which are accented by flicks of the tongue against the teeth and roof of the mouth. These sounds are arranged in patterns that come to be recognized and accepted as words....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Black Athletes' Graduation Rates Weak

- Major collegiate athletics programs are able to generate millions of dollars for their institutions, but are not able to show any evidence of successfully graduating their black male athletes that contribute to their success in generating those millions of dollars. These universities in turn, are failing these student athletes whom were promised that they would nurture them intellectually as well as athletically. A four year report published by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education presents statistics that shows that the six major sports conferences in the NCAA (ACC, Big Ten, Big East, Big 12, SEC, Pac 12) have weak graduation rates for male African American Student...   [tags: college athletes, african american students]

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Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools

- Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools Don’t “kid” yourself. There’s trouble in paradise that escapes the vision of folks wearing rose-colored glasses. I’m not a contemporary Chicken Little running around screaming “The sky is falling!” And I’m not a little boy crying out “Wolf!” I am a former English teacher with thirty-four years classroom experience. I’ve taught through wars, recessions, political assassinations and public anti-war protests. I’ve seen and broken-up hundreds of bloody “student” fights....   [tags: science]

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The Educational Achievement Gap between African American and Minority Students in Elementary Schools in America

- Introduction The theme of the research is to discover why there is such a vast educational gap between minority and Caucasian students. Many American are unaware that such an educational gap actually exists among today’s students. This article informs us of alarming statics, such as of African American students representing a majority of the special education population, despite only making up roughly 40% of the student population. It also breaks down key events that contributed to the poor education that minority children are currently receiving....   [tags: alarming statistics US Public Education system]

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American Schools: Should Be More Equitable for Students of Lower Classes and Minority Races

- ... However, according to Haveman and Smeeding, “financial aid has increasingly come in the form of loans rather than grants” (66). In Jonathan D. Glater’s article, “Unsupportable Cost of Variable Pricing of Student Loans,” Glater argues that the increasing of the interest rate put students into a worse situation than being unable to attend college. Due to the fact that most financial aid is in the form of loans and the interest rates on these loans increases, even if those students who can’t afford the tuition are able to enroll in college because they accept all the financial aids, they will end up with huge debts when they finish schooling....   [tags: US education system]

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Teaching American History to Middle School Students

- Joy Hakim is the celebrated author of the 10-book A History of US series. In this series of books she humanizes the characters throughout the history of the United States by giving little know facts about them, such as; Thomas Jefferson owned America's first pasta machine and Mary Todd Lincoln's Inaugural ball gown cost two thousand dollars. These types of details bring to life the character being read about, they are not just obscure people from our nations past. Hakim grew up in a small Vermont community, where her father owned a furniture shop and her mother was a buyer for a department store....   [tags: Education, Biography]

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Diversity in American Colleges and Universities

- Diversity is a must have when it comes to colleges and universities. Diversity is what separates the good universities from the great universities. Universities that have diversity help out their students more than anyone could imagine. It help students get ready to open up and understand one another on a more personal level. Some students grow up in segregated towns where there is not much diversity, but with the help of diversity from colleges, students will learn to learn and accept one another....   [tags: United States, International Students, Colleges]

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African American and Jim Crow Laws

- For quite a few decades, African-Americans were subjected to Jim Crow laws. Starting in the 1890s, African-Americans were kept out of schools, libraries, restrooms, restaurants, and so on, and were constantly told that the facilities were “separate but equal.” African-Americans had to deal with “sun-down towns” where their lives were in even more danger than they already were if they were ever caught in these all-white areas after the sun went down. African-Americans had small wins, like in Morgan v....   [tags: oppression, freedom rides, students]

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Students in Urban Schools

- An urban student faces many disadvantages when attending school regardless of whether they attend a public or private school. Before we can consider how to take an urban student seriously we must examine where they are from. Urban students are those living in higher density communities within the inner-cities; areas of diversity, poverty, crime and low-income. Today we can best assign the term “urban school” to public schools that are in these metropolitan areas. Many of these schools exist within educational systems that lack sufficient resources and quality educators to ensure their educational needs are met....   [tags: Urban Education, Urban Students]

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How Chinese Students Are Cheating To Get Into U.S.

-   This fall, Peter Li will join an exodus of Chinese students boarding planes for the flourishing campuses of American colleges to start his new life there.   Li, currently a high school student in Shanghai, will be enrolling the WESL program at Western Illinois University to improve his English before pursue a bachelor degree there. But like many other Chinese students who don’t speak English fluently, Li might not have been accepted without a little help.   The 18-year-old and his parents hired an education agent in China to “elaborate” on the essay he submitted as part of his application. “Actually, the agency helped my application with both forged transcripts and fake essays,” he says....   [tags: Chinese Students]

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Social Impact on College Students

- Social Media has become a very essential tool in the society; in addition, it has a huge impact on communication and learning process. Social media is defined as websites and applications used for social networking. “As of September 2013, seventy-one percent of online adult use Facebook, eighteen percent use Twitter and seventeen percent use Instagram, twenty-two percent use PInterest, and another twenty-two percent use LinkedIn. (PewReasearch, 2013). In addition, "Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet user ages eighteen and twenty-nine jumped from nine percent to forty-nine percent....   [tags: Social Media, College Students, Communication]

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Censorship For Middle School Students

- Censorship by definition is the suppression of speech or removal of communicative material which may be considered objectionable or repulsive. Censorship is nothing new and its effects are constantly felt throughout society. Many societies use censorship to protect the established moral and social order. Book censorship in western cultures can be traced to the earliest years of Christianity, when the church began to suppress opposing views as unorthodox. In ancient times, before the printing press and the mass production of literature, book burning was an effective form of censorship....   [tags: Censorship, Middle School, Students, education,]

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International and Domestic Students Sojourners at College

- Every year many students pursue higher education and relocate themselves to enroll in colleges and universities around the world. Some students move to other countries such as United States, Canada, UK and Australia, while other students relocate themselves to new places in their home country. “In the United States, there are nearly half of a million international students who attend university and college” (Hechanova 458). International student sojourners are foreign people who are enrolled in colleges and universities away from their home country; usually they have a temporary student visa and do not speak the host culture’s language (Snow 134)....   [tags: College, University, Students]

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The American Education and Improvements

- Can American education stand to be improved. Of course. America isn’t a top performing country in academics. Other countries have much better, focused, and strict education programs that produce top students. While the United States isn’t failing in education, it definitely has some areas that could stand to be improved. Parents need to be more involved in their kid’s education, testing shouldn’t be the focal point of school, teachers need to be better qualified, and students should strive to do their best....   [tags: students, low expectations, testing]

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The Government Should Help Students Pay For College

- Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling. There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college....   [tags: Free College For Students]

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The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers

- The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers Given the opportunity, do African Americans with lower undergraduate test scores and grades succeed in law school. Does admitting African Americans with lower test scores and grades than other racial groups into law schools have a good or bad effect on American society. On one hand it can be argued these students grab the opportunity and use it. Making more African American lawyers is healthy for American society. The presence of more African American lawyers itself means the concerns of their community will be heard and represented in society....   [tags: Lawyers African American Essays]

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Implied Curriculum: Physical Education for All Students

- Physical education is a component of the American education system about which politicians, administrators, doctors, and others frequently debate. Some see it as an integral part of a student’s education - a part that is often underemphasized due to time and budget constraints. Others see it as a non-essential, indicating that a student’s academic day should not be interrupted with something as non-academic as sports (Pill, 2012). In fact, currently only 2.1 percent of high schools provide the nationally recommended daily physical education, CDC found (Society of Health and Physical Educators, 2014)....   [tags: american education, extra curricular activites]

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The American Community College

- It is difficult to imagine a college bound senior making the big decision on where to attend college without the help of college rankings and family influence. Making such an important decision requires heavy research for the college bound student, and it is no surprise that college rankings are one of the first places students look for advice on their future school. Many high school seniors are concerned with the rankings, the “image”, or school pride associated with colleges. As seniors question which school is the best and strive to meet the admissions standards that seem to continually increase, it is important to question whether or not the quality of education is better at colleges wit...   [tags: education, ranking system, students]

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Marijuana and College Students

- Marijuana and College Students Marijuana may control the way people act, think, and even hurt their college academics. Marijuana is one of the most popular used drugs in America ranking about third after tobacco and alcohol. Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture; many college students have either used it occasionally or regularly. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to find out about students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and their use of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Students Pot]

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Overview: Kouider Mohktari’s The Impact of Internet and Television Use on the Reading Habits and Practices of College Students

- In Kouider Mohktari’s “The Impact of Internet and Television Use on the Reading Habits and Practices of College Students”, he and two other authors (Carla A. Reichard and Anne Gardner) briefly argue and discuss how technology (like television and the internet) effect how the American adult reads. They go further into the subject and decided to study the reading habits of college students in the education system of today. There haven’t been many studies on the habits of college students, which is one reason why Mokhtari decided to study it....   [tags: internet, television, college students]

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To Be An American

- To Be An American The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans. Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine. Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides....   [tags: American Culture]

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The American Education

- The American Education Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the American educational system has undergone much transition in response to our changing society. Though there have been many problems raised throughout the years in regard to what our school systems should be teaching our children, there have also been many developments. In the final decades of the 20th century, education has continued to evolve in order to meet society's demands. The transformation of society has created numerous problems in the educational system....   [tags: School Public Education Teachers Students Essays]

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Students Loans: The Borrower is Slave to the Lender

- Student loans have been around helping college students since 1958 in the United States of America because of President Dwight Eisenhower. Financial support especially temporary support, which is student loans for college students, has played a huge role in how many people go to college. When an individual is approved for a loan he or she is responsible to pay the amount due to the lender and more because of the high demand in interest rates. Student loan debt has become an epidemic in the United States of America....   [tags: college students, debt, spending money]

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Making Iowa State University a Better Place for International Students

- Making Iowa State University a Better Place for International Students English is a second language for most people outside of the United States of America. In Hong Kong for example, the Chinese start to learn English in kindergarten. Chinese children learn the spelling and the grammar of the English language but of course one must live in the culture to be fully educated of the language. There are many slang words and new vocabulary that are not taught in the schools however. Winnie Yue, a freshman at Iowa State University, found this out fairly quickly after going to her first class....   [tags: Education Learning Foreign Students Essays]

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The Decline of American Education and the Decline of America

- “We are going to do in the future what Americans are doing today. Your job is to invent the future” says Jaithirth Rao of the Indian company MphasiS to Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat (389). America has always been abreast of the latest and greatest ideas and designs. However, America’s position in the world is becoming increasingly difficult to guarantee due the decreasing number of college graduates. Tamar Lewin reports in a New York Times article how a recent study by Complete College America discovered that “despite decades of steadily climbing enrollment rates, the percentage of students making it to the finish line is barely budging” (College Graduation Rates)....   [tags: Failure American High Schools]

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American Jewish History

- The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History]

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Assimilation of Native American Education

- Assimilation of Native American Education During my research in the assimilation of Native American Education, it was both interesting and alarming to learn of how the Americans assimilated the Native Americans into their White society. The focus of my paper is on how the assimilation of Native Americans was carried out in relation to their education and culture change. As well as, listing and describing certain types of schools created by the government to attain this. It is necessary to include how a typical day in the life of a Native American was spent; therefore, I have included a brief description of a day....   [tags: inclusion in the American public education system]

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Teaching Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

- Special educators of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) must exhibit a high level of patience in the classroom. Teacher behavior is a contributing factor to students' behavior whether positive or negative. As classroom managers, teachers are best suited to handle students with EBD when they have adequate educational training, a proper comprehension of the behavior disorders, and the characteristics of each for students with EBD. Teachers with lower educational levels have more severe observed behavioral problems for students in their classroom than those with higher educational levels (Stormont, Reinke, & Herman, 2011)....   [tags: Classroom-Based Intervention for EBD Students]

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How Better to Support Our Gifted and Talented Students in Schools

- IDEA, Section 504, and ADA are laws that benefit students with disabilities; however, there is no federal legislation that supports students who are classified as gifted or talented. Other disabilities as opposed to gifted and talented are easily defined. Most states adopt (with modification) the federal definition. The definition most commonly used or modified is: The term “gifted and talented children” means children and, whenever applicable, youth, who are identified at the preschool, elementary , or secondary level as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, specific academic, or leadership...   [tags: modified, gifted, talented, students]

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Native American History

- Popular culture has shaped our understanding and perception of Native American culture. From Disney to literature has given the picture of the “blood thirsty savage” of the beginning colonialism in the new world to the “Noble Savage,” a trait painted by non-native the West (Landsman and Lewis 184) and this has influenced many non native perceptions. What many outsiders do not see is the struggle Native American have on day to day bases. Each generation of Native American is on a struggle to keep their traditions alive, but to function in school and ultimately graduate....   [tags: American Indian Culture]

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The American Dream vs The American Myth

- After being stuck en route for an enormously long period of time, would you think that the destination had better be worth all the time spent getting there. Many people would say yes. Think about it. If you were on a journey which lasted months, possibly years of your life, you would want to arrive at your destination seeing the same thing you had dreamt of during the trip. What if, when you got there, you discovered that the dream was actually a myth. The American settlers discovered just that....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Students with ADHD

- “Human beings have always told their histories and truths through parable and fable. We are inveterate storytellers,” says filmmaker Beeban Kidron (2012). We, as humans, share our experiences through stories. Young children make up stories to amuse themselves and their parents. Somewhere along the line of traditional schooling, however, storytelling starts to lose its magic for some students. These students, who struggle with the traditional organization and independence of traditional schooling, struggle to write the creative stories they once told as little children....   [tags: Teachers, Education, Schools, Literature Review]

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The Struggle for Freedom Among African American Citizens

- Diversity, we define this term today as one of our nation’s most dynamic characteristics in American history. The United States thrives through the means of diversity. However, diversity has not always been a positive component in America; in fact, it took many years for our nation to become accustomed to this broad variety of mixed cultures and social groups. One of the leading groups that were most commonly affected by this, were African American citizens, who were victimized because of their color and race....   [tags: diversity, american history, discrimination]

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The Debate Regarding the Use of Native American Mascots

- Teams in every sport, at every level of competition, have a mascot. It is the mascot that represents the competitive spirit and team identity, motivating players and fans alike. Does the symbol chosen as a mascot have any impact on whether a team wins or loses. Unlikely. But the choice of a Native American mascot continues to ignite debate and controversy among athletes, fans and alumni, as well as those people who might otherwise be disinterested in sports. Why all the controversy. The dispute over whether Native American mascots should be used as a team symbol dates back to the 1970’s (Price 2)....   [tags: Native American Mascots Essays]

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Should American Schools Remove Standarized Tests?

- Since the release of the annual report by Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in December of 2010, many in the government and community are searching for ways to reform the American education system to give American students a greater opportunity to succeed. According to the report, one cannot ignore the fact that American students are not testing as high academically as other nations in the world (Duncan, 2010). There are many contributing elements that have brought America to her knees in the education system, however, the obsession with standardized testing is found to be more of a stumbling block than a stepping stone in the education system....   [tags: PISA, American education system]

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The Evolution of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

- ... He was judged only for white jurors, and they wrongly accused Pete for been Mexican. Hernandez thought that it was unfair because it was not a jury of his peers. Therefore, he argued that if people who do not like Mexicans judged him, and then clearly they would say he was guilty. This case went to the Supreme Court and Mexicans and other minorities were finally allowed to be part of the jury. This court case helped establish Mexicans as a separate ethnicity from whites and blacks. Another important court case was Mendez vs....   [tags: Latin American history]

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Supporting International Students

- As the work of student affairs unfolded in the history of American colleges and universities, deans of students were active participants in the educational mission, charged first with campus discipline as an extension of the office of the president, then later with overcoming the damaging separation of nineteenth-century student life from the educational enterprise of the campus (Jackson, 2011). With the increasing prevalence of international students, it is necessary for student affairs professionals to be aware of the needs of these students....   [tags: chinese, programs, student, colleges]

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The Restriction of Speech Among Students

- For twelve years, I've had my hand on my heart, and I've pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. I've pledged to the Republic for which it stands, with liberty and justice for all. When a place in our country does not fulfill those standards – liberty and justice for all – then it ceases to be the America that I pledged allegiance to. Besides teaching students the skills that are required to perform their dream jobs, colleges also teach students how to be part of ones community as a citizen, and how to be part of America rather than just exist in America....   [tags: control, universities, freedom]

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The SAT Test for College Students

- INTRODUCTION In the United States, college is the path to success. A college degree has not mattered more at any other point in US history. A college degree allows for one to pursue their dreams in whatever field they choose, more opportunities than a high school diploma alone would allow. College is also a gateway for those less fortune economically to succeed in life through continuing their education. In recent years there has been an influx of high school students applying to colleges in search of better jobs in the future....   [tags: standardized testing]

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Sleep Depravation in College Students

- Literature Review College students are some of the most active and stressed individuals in today’s society. Social pressures and scholastic achievement keep this population at a constant state of exhaustion. College students are apt to put sleep at the bottom of their to-do lists without giving further consideration largely due to full schedules. College students often do not understand the importance sleep has for their mental, physical, and overall health. Individuals in this age group require around nine hours of sleep in any given night, but most students report they only receive between seven and eight hours of sleep (Forquer, 2008)....   [tags: health, stress, overwork]

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Causes of University Students Stress

- The term “stress”, as it is currently used was coined by Hans Selye in 1936, who defined it as non specific response of the body to demand for change (Neylan, 1998). Selye used the term in medical experiment towards animals on physical and emotional stimuli in laboratory. Selye’s theories considerable attention and stress soon became a popular buzzword that completely ignored Selye’s original definition. Now, people use stress to refer to preparing for an examination, having difficulty communicating with friends, dealing with serious illness in the family and adjusting to new living or working conditions....   [tags: handle, factors, harmful, financial, emotion]

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Teachers Should Not Stereotype Students

- Everyone is given an ascribed status. Whether it is race-ethnicity, sex, or social class it is involuntary and determines how people look at the individual. Someone can not change the stereotype that comes along with their ascribed status, but a person can earn an achieved status by not following the norms they associate with. For example, it is common for people to connect a low-income student with failure in education. The targeted child can disprove this propensity by getting honors in school and graduating college....   [tags: Stereotyping Essays]

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Should Educators or Students Choose?

- Should educators include what students want to study in syllabi. Since the 20th century, industrialism and suffrage amplified the din for popular education. Change was a harbinger of progress but posed a dilemma, “Who should choose curricula?” as adding an array of social science and technical courses to their agendas became the policy of most nations. European countries and Russia still constructed centralized, or dual educational systems, only elementary schooling for many, secondary and college for higher echelon, a counterpoint to pluralistic America....   [tags: Education]

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Labeling of Students is Detrimental

- Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History once wrote, “If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do”. During the 19th and early 20th centuries segregation in American public schools was part of the norm and many black schools were inferior to white schools. In the early 1950s, Brown v. Board of Education, a poignant case in the fight for the desegregation of schools was presented to the U.S District Court for the District of Kansas....   [tags: Education, NCLB]

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Resortive Justice to Discipline Students

- Introduction For a long time it was thought that there is only one way to discipline students. But recently a new method has arisen and is becoming ever more popular. It is restorative justice. This method involves restorative practises that are meant to teach long term lessons while it’s opposite, zero-tolerance, is more of a short term solution. Zero-tolerance is punitive punishment for unruly behaviour that often consists of detention, suspension and expulsion. There are mixed views on which of these methods are better to use on students....   [tags: Long Term Lessons, Short Term Solutions]

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The Struggles of Undocumented Students

- If we talk about undocumented immigrants in United States, we usually focus on the benefits and jobs they take from our country, but have we ever stood in their shoes and imagine what life is like for an illegal immigrant. To live as an undocumented immigrant is a bad situation, but I believe to be a child of an undocumented immigrant is even worse, because their choices are limited and they are unaware of their rights to attend colleges. In this research, I will focus on undocumented immigrant students, who are unable to afford for higher education, and the fear of their unknown future which is mainly cause by their undocumented status....   [tags: Immigration, Legal Issues]

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C Students Run the U.S.A.

- “I think the world is run by C students.” (Al McGuire, 1932 -2001) What Al McGuire meant is in today’s economy, one cannot logically mandate educators to match higher education standers, for if one did, and they would not find adequate educators to crew the classrooms. In addition, there is no possible way, with today’s economy, to pay educator a decent salary to make their operational circumstances well enough to contend with any other occupations that demand degrees. What is more, one would have to grapple with locating a method to change the existing bunch of small-minded quacks and penny pinchers in higher education management, with a populace who honestly cherish education, know educat...   [tags: Functionalist Theory, Conflict Theory]

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Community of Historically Underserved Students

- ... Brown v. Board of Education The consolidated cases of students who sought admission to segregated schools argued that their Fourteenth Amendment Rights were being violated on account of how State-enforced segregation violated the Equal Protection Clause. The quality of education made available to them was not equal to that of Caucasian population at that time. For example, it was noted that because segregated schools in KS were underfunded, the students were not being provided adequate textbooks and instructional materials; thus, Marshall argued that access to an equal education was being denied to said students....   [tags: disparity or inequality]

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College Students and Stress

- College and Stress There are numerous stress factors college students encounter while striving to complete their educational goals. Their grades may be affected by daily life situation stressors that accumulate throughout the semester. Students’ financial needs, lack of social support, family drama, and other various circumstances can all mount up to a tremendous amount of stress and may result in poor grades and lack of collected credits. In fact, stress continues to be a constant issue in people’s lives, (Holmes & Rahe, 1967; Viner, 1999) and these “life demands stressors” are unavoidable and can be overwhelming which directly or indirectly relate to individuals underperforming because o...   [tags: educational goals, academic performance]

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Problems of International Students

- “In 2006 to 2007, according to the data compiled by the Institute of International Education, 582,984 students from all over the world were enrolled in American colleges and universities in a wide range of fields” (Carter, Paragraph 2, 2008). The United States has the highest number of students who are coming to study abroad than any other countries. Each year, the number of international students coming to the United States to obtain degrees is increasing by thousands, and home countries of these students are primarily India, China and Korea, all located in the whole different continent....   [tags: Education]

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American Public Education

- Public schools in America were regarded as the best public schools in the world up to the 1970's. Today, compared to the development of Asian and European schools, American schools are ranked as some of the lowest schools. Some students are graduating from high school with little or more knowledge about the core classes. For instance, I started school in the US at age twelve, eighth grade, and was placed in college prep classes, even though English was my second language. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel and study in different countries like Afghanistan, India, and Yemen....   [tags: American Literature]

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Working With Multiracial Students

- America has always been considered the melting pot of the world, but in recent years with the climb in the number of interracial marriages, (Root 1996) American school systems must learn how to cater to the needs of multiracial students. In this paper, multiracial “refers to people who are of two or more racial heritages. It is the most inclusive term to refer to people across all racial mixes. Thus it also includes biracial people” (Root 1996). Multiracial students face problems with developing their racial identity and feeling approval from peers who are not mixed, making their experiences in school more difficult especially in a social context (Gibbs 1990 as sited in moss and davis)....   [tags: melting pot, interracial marriages, schools]

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International Students and Work

- International student who study in the US will have a lot of chance to have the best job with the degree that they have in University or College. Should international students work while they are studying in the US. I think the government should let international students work off -campus to support themselves. International students should work while they are studying in the US because job is not only help students have money to pay for tuition or living expenses, but also improve the speaking skill and give them invaluable social experiences which are really needed in the future....   [tags: Higher Education ]

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Students and Political Knowledge

- Politics is a significant topic that is discussed in a daily routine amongst adults; however it does not seem to be the case among young college students. It seems that college students lack interest in engaging in a political conversation or any political activity. Today students are not interested in watching the news or reading the newspaper as often, and students do not enjoy bringing up the topic as well. The hypothesis of this research conducted is to study students’ true knowledge regarding both domestic and foreign political activity, and the initial idea is that students seem to be politically ignorant....   [tags: Govenrment, World Affairs, College]

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International Students Returning Home

- United States is a land of immigrants. It’s the land of opportunity, liberty and equal rights. Security, better education, careers, and good health facilities are merely some of the few attractions that play a vital role in attracting immigrants from all over the world. With each immigrant coming to the country, they bring a diverse set of cultures, beliefs, values and tradition. The effect on the country is not only demographic, but it affects socio-culture, economic, employment, health, law enforcement, and every aspect of life....   [tags: immigration phenomena, developing countries]

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Challenges Faced by students

- Challenges Faced by students Do we really live in a global village. Do we do enough to make our fellow those around us feel part of the collective community. Globalization has ensured that the people of the world are brought much closer to one another this has been influenced by various advances man has made over time some of the most significant enabling factors of globalization are Transport and economic systems which have become very integrated that moving from one part of the world to the other takes only hours, this is how various ideal situations such as international study have been facilitated, student come from far off countries to pursue their higher education in countries such...   [tags: Psychological Disorders, Globalization]

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Undocumented Students

- Undocumented students are becoming a growing outrage in the United States. It has been a constant battle amongst the students, the schools, and the Government. According to collegeboard.com, statistics shows that 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year (collegeboard.com).After graduating high school they face legal and financial barriers to higher education. This paper will address the importance of this growing outrage and discuss the following that corresponds to it....   [tags: Higher Education]

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Students in America are Lagging in Science Scores Internationally

- ... America has been ranked around fifteenth in all sections while rivals are at the top of the list.(1) Shanghai is listed with the highest scores in all sections and focuses primarily on the preparation of the teachers and placing them in every class. This technique seems to be beneficial as not only is China’s provinces’ scores are in the top 10, the economy of China is in a high-speed increase. China’s population is just above a billion people and it fits for a greatly educated country. China’s society is futuristic with new gadgets and high employment....   [tags: knowledge, PISA, education]

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Permanent Impact Of The Counter-Culture On Today's American Society

- "What is not illusionary is the reality of a new culture of opposition. It grows out of the disintegration of the old forms, vinyl and aerosol institutions that carry all the inane and destructive values of privatism; competition, commercialism, profitability and elitism…It's not a "youth thing" by now but a generational event; chronological age is the only current phase". The previous quote was written by Andrew Kopkind in Rolling Stone on the Woodstock festival observing that a new culture was immersing from the roots of the adult American life (1960's 198)....   [tags: American Culture]

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International Students' Experience

- Going to study in a new country can be a stressful experience, from learning the culture norms to new foods. Culture shock is common with international students. Culture shock can include, meeting new people, language barriers, social behaviors, and a sense of community. A students comfortability with the culture of their new home can determine their learning experience. It can be an emotional rollercoaster, being so far away from family and friends. American culture is difficult to understand....   [tags: Foreign, Culture Shock, Education]

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College Students: Stress

- Your heart rate steadily increases, your vision sharpens, your muscles tense, and you begin to sweat. This is all a natural response of the human body to distressing events. The body reacts to stress by activating the nervous system and releasing hormones, which enhances an individual’s ability to work while under pressure. Stress isn’t always blamed on abrupt events, but can also by at fault of a long-lasting situation. Stress is a healthy occurrence, but only in moderation. Long-term stress can release a constant stream of stress hormones over a prolonged period of time, wearing down the body’s energy, and immune system, leaving a person feeling overwhelmed and tired (Lyness)....   [tags: performance, chronic stress]

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Benjamin Franklin: American Diplomat

- During the seventeen hundreds, the United States was created by a group of individuals who stressed the freedom, equality, and justice for all people. The founders of the United States had no idea they would create one of the richest nations in the world. Today however, many Americans have forgotten to honor these groups of intellectuals that built this country and refused to rule it. Benjamin Franklin, a famous and respected diplomat in the seventeen hundreds, was one of the most influential founders of this country....   [tags: American History]

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Mathematics Curriculum Research for K-6 Students

- Mathematics Curriculum Research for K-6 Students An effective curriculum uses essential mathematical ideas in a way that students can understand how new concepts build on existing knowledge of concepts to learn to solve problems. Students must be taught a variety of concepts that are important to success in future grades without wasting their time. Curriculum issues discussed in this paper are (a) influence on mathematics content in the past 25 years, (b) development of mathematics curriculum, (c) mathematics that should be taught, and (d) problems with U.S....   [tags: Math Education, math]

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The Debate Over the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

- ... Some of the major issues in the inclusion debate are the concerns over the effects inclusion has on students, both with and without disabilities The Positive Effects on Students The first issue that the debate is effects that the inclusion of students with disabilities have on a student’s education and everyday life. This includes the effects on both students with and without disabilities. One of the major benefits of the inclusion of students with disabilities is that it aids in their developmental growth by allowing them to developed skills learned from students without disabilities (Spring, 2014, p.122)....   [tags: liberation movement, negative issues]

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Should Students Have A Say In Curriculum?

- Should educators include what students want to study in syllabi. Since the 20th century, industrialism and suffrage amplified the din for popular education. Change augured progress but posed a dilemma, “Who should choose curricula?” as adding an array of social science and technical courses to their agendas became the policy of most nations. European countries and Russia still crafted centralized, or dual, educational systems, a counterpoint to pluralistic America: only elementary schooling for many, secondary and college for higher echelon....   [tags: higher education, learning, Education]

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International Students in a US Classroom Culture

- Culture, wrote Mc Omie, is “a way of seeing, a way of perceiving, and a way of behaving on the basis of that perception (1990, p.177)”. “People carry their culture wherever they go, and that culture influences how people behave and respond to other’s behavior. Despite the beauties and uniqueness of each, when two different cultures come together, there is a strong likelihood that some clashes may occur”. Hofstede (1986 p.30) observed, “When teacher and student come from different cultures…many perplexities can arise”....   [tags: multiculturalism in the US public school system]

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Lack of Exercise Among College Students

- ... (Physical Activity for Everyone). Data shows a trend between gender and motivation to participate in physical activity. There was a study performed on university students that were enrolled in undergraduate health and kinesiology classes. The university students were asked to complete a survey indicating the amount of exercise they participated in and their motivation for the physical activity. Physical activity can be divided into two sub-groups: exercise and sport participation. The results showed that the motivation varied depending on the type of physical activity (Kilpatrick 2005)....   [tags: health, motivation, activity]

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Issues That Modern College Students Face

- College students are thrust into a new academic world only to be met by seemingly insurmountable troubles. The strains of everyday life added to the unique dilemmas associated with higher education unfortunately snowballs into overwhelming difficulties. Students attending universities are frequently financially unstable and often prone to depression. These stressful issues affect many college pupils—outwardly the majority. However, their complications are not forgotten; helpful options are abundant....   [tags: Educational Issues]

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Do We Need Foreign Students?

- As the airplane crashed into Pentagon on September 11, 2001, the U.S. government revealed that a well-covered terrorist organization consisted of foreign students. Hani Hasan Hanjour was a 26-year-old Saudi national who got a student visa to study English at ELS language centers Oakland, but he did not attend a single English class and became one of the terrorists (Borjas). According to a report of the Nation Science Board in 2003, the U.S. risks losing its talent to struggle in the global economy unless it persuades more Americans to fill science and engineering jobs....   [tags: International Relations, Education]

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