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The Number Of African American Students

- The number of African American students that graduate from high school are significantly low because most of them face racial discrimination from their peers and teachers. There are many educational institution in which the predominant number of educator are white and some of them comes from families who see African Americans intellectual inferior to white. As a result, African American Students do not receive the sufficient help and attention from their teachers that are white. Nevertheless, white student get all attention and guidance from their teacher to build the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed in academic....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Race, White American]

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The Struggle Of African American Students

- ... These strains are so strong that they are passed on through centuries to the younger generation" (Mubenga 9). Mubenga’s work unveiled the idea that the most prominent social disadvantage of African Americans can be seen in education and academic achievement. It demonstrated how the concentration of African Americans in historically poverty-stricken areas contributes to a failing educational system. In addition, Dr. Mubenga’s essay made known to me the idea that because African American students are disadvantaged in schools, they shift their priorities away from education....   [tags: Black people, African American, Education, Race]

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African Americans And African American Students

- Introduction of Theory Throughout American history, African Americans have been tantamount to freedom and equality in American education. In recent years, educators and policymakers have become more aware of the problems of African American students in some of the critical areas of academic excellence and engagement, but have barely scratched the surface in explaining the origin of the reasons why the problems persist (Bush & Bush, 2013). Policies have now been created to enable more African American students in becoming comfortable in their learning environment....   [tags: African American, Black people, High school, Race]

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The Differences Between American Students And Attendance

- ... This is most likely because I am not personally prejudice and have a circle of friends who have equivalent ideas. The toughest subject for me were the New Event Projects. I am not one to go out and ask for a date. I am not one to do without my phone. I am also not one to post about my private life on Facebook. That last one was so difficult that I just couldn’t keep it on such a public application and deleted it after just a couple days. My personal life is just that. I prefer that my friends do not know what a fool I was when I married someone who was not a good upstanding person....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Psychology, African American]

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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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The African American Students

- Scholarship Essay When we look at the gloomy history of the African American, we first need to look at where it started, the 14th century in West Africa. This was the first recorded instance of slave ships sailing with human cargo, traveling to lands and a way of life that could never be fathomed, the predicament for African Americans was becoming more of a reality. Slaves, who were stripped of their self-respect, and deemed sub human, African’s were then enslaved as a means to support the building of an American system of capitalism at minimal cost....   [tags: Education, High school, College]

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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 Americans And African American Students

- The world’s population is growing and is becoming larger every day. It is very diverse and causes many issues for all people. There are millions of people here in the country, and these people are in a countless number of races. On top of that, thousands of babies are born every day. But in today’s society, African Americans experience most of the world’s problems. In this world, life is a bit challenging, especially for students, and with that being said I conclude that education, stereotypes, and self-hatred contribute to the difficult lives that African American students experience today....   [tags: W. E. B. Du Bois, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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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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African American High School Students

- saying they don’t get enough credit for raising their child. Lorde et al (1993) finished it off by proving that the way a son is raised determines if he or she is going to have a successful future. In the following paragraphs, I will be explaining and disproving society’s stereotypical view of African Americans. African American high school adolescents believe that schooling is a must. Johnette Atkinson McCain (2013) did a study of 8 African-American high school students who are participating in an early college academy program....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, White people]

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The Test Gap Between African American And White Students

- ... The compiled research on cultural content that can be used to identify bias in the Terra Nova test for Banks’ focus group of Hispanic and African-American fifth grade students possesses relatively broad categories: familisimo, presentisimo, espiritismo, communalism, harmony, and orality. Although none of the hypothesis could be completely confirmed, which means that the effects of the aforementioned categories don’t show a significant correlation to cultural bias. There was, however, substantial evidence of the African-American and White (the White students formed the control group) students being drawn to different cultural distractors, the significance of the effect of the distractors...   [tags: African American, Race, Test, Racism]

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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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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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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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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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The Positive Effects Of The Common Core 's Mathematics On American Students

- Morgan Williams Professor Stallcup VTMA 111-L 28 October 2014 The Positive Effects of the Common Core’s Mathematics on American Students The Common Core has been a highly debated educational initiative based in the United States that provides children of all race, religious denomination, and socioeconomic background the same educational path from kindergarten through senior year of high school or the 12th grade. The Common Core provides six standards on its website that serve as its oath. “The standards are: 1....   [tags: High school, Education, Standardized test, Teacher]

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The Race At The County Race And Equity Report, African American Students

- ... For one thing, without books, one may have limited vocabulary or won’t have the ability to learn to read. While some students are able to mainly focus on their academic achievements, some others are worrying about their next meal, how they’re going to get to school, whether they have warm clothes for the winter, or their financial being. The primary language spoken at home is also just as important as the student’s poverty status. This is because English is the primary language spoken at school....   [tags: High school, Education, Grade, Learning]

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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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Critical Race Theory, Racial, And Campus Racial Climate : The Experiences Of African American College Students

- ... This allowed them to analyze the data for thematic patterns (p. 65) and some could argue that this not qualitative. • What overall type (category) of data collection was used in this article. What, more specifically, was the kind of data collected (the option within the type, according to Creswell). • Focus groups research was used. i. Focus group interviews covered seven areas (p.64) ii. Transcripts iii. Research memos iv. Field notes • What are the advantages and limitations of this type of data collection....   [tags: Qualitative research, Focus group]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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African American Of African Americans

- When African Americans were brought to the United States they were taken away from the lives they knew, the culture they knew, and the educational system they knew. African American slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write, but some secretly learned by using the Bible. After the abolition of slavery there were many slaves who taught other slaves how to read, and freed African Americans who did so as well. In 1837 the first Institute for Colored Youth was created. African American students can now attend whatever schools they desire....   [tags: African American]

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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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Us Students Vs. International Students

- ... US students mainly focus on themselves. Rebekah Nathan’s main key point writes to us that international students saw individualism and independence in many places such as in dorm rooms, students home and social life around the campuses. She writes about what international students generally saw in friends and family and what Americans students saw in terms of individualism and independence. She compared that in America, “there 's much more independence here. At home students live with their parents....   [tags: University, Student, Education, Campus]

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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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The Effects Of Homework On Students With Students

- ... The survey also questioned several mothers as to how their child behavioral scores rest. The results stated that children who are active participates in extracurricular activities tend to have a lower behavioral score as to those who do not participate in these activities. (Caltabiono, Simoncini). Allowing young children to participate in extracurricular activities at an early age allows them to not only learn self-discipline, but also to gain skills in that one activity. If they gain well enough skills in that one activity, they may be able to compete while they grow older....   [tags: High school, Homework, School terminology]

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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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The American Dream By The United States

- ... Many teachers do not believe in African American and Latino students going to college and that influences the students’ ability and desire to go to college. Yet, sometimes the institutional staff have too much work and cannot focus like they should their students. For example, “[t]he actual ratio of school counselors to student frequently exceeds the ratio of 250:1” (40). Along with the issue of the ratio of students and counselors, “Latino students typically experience a host of impediments to success in [the] school” (Gándara and Contreras 120)....   [tags: United States, White American, Education]

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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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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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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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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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A Social And Economic Problems Faced By African American Males

- ... In the professional arena, African-American males earn 73% of the income of their white counterparts, with the average African-American male with a college degree earning less than the average White male with a high school diploma (Jenkins, 2006). ). African-American parents play a pivotal role in socialization of children, helping them to understand norms, roles, statuses, and expectations of the larger society (Mutisya & Ross, 2005). Parental socialization is important, but other socialization agents that must be understood are gender role socialization and sexual orientation is very important for children to understand their identity....   [tags: African American, White American, Sociology]

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The First Inauguration Of An African American

- ... To me, the look in my grandma 's eyes, the quiver invoice every time she spoke of President Obama only meant that she was overwhelmed by a victory she never thought she would see. Similar to Grandma, President Obama understood the significance, for he paid homage to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Derek Dingle, the author of a cover story of President Obama, noted that the President did more than mention Dr. King, he had a national community service day in his honor (Dingle 3)....   [tags: African American, Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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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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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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College Students ' Spending Habits

- ... As long as ramen noodles are no longer a staple in the average college student 's diet, college student spend most of their discretionary income on food and beverage. A year ago, Study Breaks College Media teamed up with its sister company, Shweiki Media Printing Company and surveyed over 500 college students on their spending habits. About 99 percent of them spend money each month at restaurants. More specifically, 66 percent of students are spending fifty dollars or more each week on their meal....   [tags: University, Education, Student, Credit history]

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African American Women With Quality Education

- ... “As a result, most of the earliest black graduates of the mid-nineteenth century, male and female, were Oberlin graduates” (Du Bois, 1900). Today, Oberlin offers 47 degree programs with an enrollment of 2,900 students. They also advertise that since 1920, they have the distinction of having the most graduates go on to earn PhDs than any other baccalaureate college in the nation (, 2015). The Spelman Woman One of the most popular Historically Black College and Universities in the country, Spelman College began as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary in 1881 and was founded by white, New England school teachers and Baptist missionaries, Sophia B....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Racial Discrimination Of African American Adolescents

- ... Studies by Blau and Duncan (1967) and Hauser and Featherman (1973, 1977) have revealed that continuous academic success of African Americans is indicative of their ability to achieve upward social mobility (Terry Kershaw, 1992, p. 152). Despite studies performed that have recognized these implications and pushed for them, the educational system has generally never provided equal opportunity for African Americans and this inequality is evident in their adolescent years. Persistence of racism and discrimination have had heavy effects on African Americans’ ability to progress in primary and secondary schools in ways that have degraded their mental health and development (Allision, 1995, p....   [tags: Racism, Race, African American, Racial segregation]

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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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Langston Hughes : Influenced By Other African American Writers

- ... Argument 1 Langston Hughes’ works are known to be connected to music, which makes it a perfect fit for high school students who very often listen to music. According to Robert O’Brien Hokanson, Langston Hughes’ later work “departs from the mainstream jazz and taps into the more rebellious mode known as ‘be-bop’” (web). Hughes’ works were more about jazz at the beginning, but eventually evolved from mainstream into a less known, and sort of traditional mode that is called ‘be-bop’. According to Hokanson, Be-bop is basically traditional jazz that was created because the people associated with be-bop disliked all the branching out that came out of traditional jazz, and wanted there to be no...   [tags: African American, Harlem Renaissance]

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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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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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African American Civil Rights Movement

- ... A man by the name of Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League baseball when he had joined and played for the Brooklyn dodgers. Jackie Robinson ignored the fact that segregation was a huge issue, and he became the voice for many African Americans to fight through the harsh name calling and abuse, and make a name for you - a true hero, indeed. Rosa Parks, another inspiration and true hero too many, “challenged the law of tradition, and on December 1, 1955 she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger” (pg13) and she was arrested....   [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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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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What I Learned From Asian American Class

- Before taking this Asian American class, I only knew that this class is an academic discipline about history, experience, culture, and policies relevant to Asian American. However, the professor, Stohler used interesting teaching style to talk about how this class relates to Asian American’s history, such as providing the PowerPoint and let every students discussing in the class or online. I found out that students could pay more attentions on this teaching style. Owing to this quarter almost ended, there are some reflections and ideas in my mind....   [tags: United States, Race, Chinese American]

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International Students And Overseas Higher Education

- ... Transnational, overseas and domestic higher educations are other three concepts that we need to revisit. According to Sidhu (2007) the General Agreement on Trade Services (GATS) and the British Council (2014), transnational education refers to any educational service where the individual, the student, receives an education from a foreign HEI without leaving his country of birth. Some examples of transnational education are branch campuses and the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). For example, Coursera and EdX....   [tags: Higher education, Education, Student]

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The Struggle For Impoverished College Students

- ... The majority of college students are stressed, but those who are in poverty are even more so than the ones who are not. There are several things that could make a college student in poverty stressed. These things could include time-management, and expenses. College is not cheap, and students have to have some way of paying for it to obtain their degree. According to Pamela Dietz, Dean of Academic instructor and director or learning resources at Pratt Community College, one thing that could contribute to student’s stress level is “lack of consistency in tutoring services; and being food short and hungry” (Dietz)....   [tags: University, College, Higher education, High school]

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The Literacy Is The Way For Chinese Students

- ... The education style in America is really different. I need to spend some time before the class so I can communicate with classmates and teachers. In some classes, teachers may ask us to read some article to understand the main idea and then I need to write an essay based on my opinions and sources. According to Freire, the education in American Colleges is problem-posting education it is a kind of liberating education because teachers and students can teach each other (80). “Students, as they are increasingly posed with problems relating to themselves in the world and with the world, will feel increasing challenged and obliged to respond to that challenge” (Freire 81)....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, School]

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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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An Observation Report Of Calculus Students

- ... Mulvey, and Melanie Killen (Richardson et al) wrote about social exclusion and how the group goals and individual characteristics make some people to be excluded, or have to exclude others (2014). This article gives examples of how some characteristics were more often excluded than others like how gender was more excluded that race, or how aggression is more excluded that shyness (Richardson et al, 2014). This observation report observes the relations and groups formed in a class setting and conclude that even in an advanced course, like AP Calculus, classic stereotypic high school social groups can be identified, and exclusion is present....   [tags: High school, Education, Observation, Stereotype]

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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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Chinese Students And Studying Abroad

- As the number of Chinese students studying abroad increases, researchers pay attention to how Chinese students respond to their life in foreign countries, mainly in US, UK and Australia. Although the situations in different countries vary a numbr of accounts indicate Chinese students face common problems which make them feel stressed. Lin (2007) made an investigation of a Chinese student organisation on the US campus of Midwest University, adopting participant observation, individual and focus group interviews to collect qualitative data....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology, Leisure, Han Chinese]

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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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