American Students

  • The African American Students

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    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

  • African Americans And African American Students

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    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

  • African Americans And African American Students

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    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. Education is the key, and the power source to our future. Living in this day in time, no human should

  • Differences Between American Students And International Students

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    Differences: What American Students think about International Students Recent years have witnessed more and more international students study in the United States. From my personal experience as an international student, I recognized the differences in culture between the international students and the American students. Likewise, a Rebekah Nathan’s chapter, “As Others See Us,” demonstrates that how an international student as minorities see American students. Nathan, a professor who goes undercover

  • Racism : An African American Student

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    America has seen many years of racism and prejudice throughout history. And this racism is still ongoing today. I, an African American student in college, am still judged. Berdell Frank is judged not by the content of his character or his intellect, but by the color of his skin. I will forever be judged. And not for the reasons I wish for. I am an African American student who attends a University. Many would probably say this should be an accolade on a list of accomplishments that I have obtained

  • African American Students and Education

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    for many students but particularly for African American students who face many educational challenges (Thompson, 2007). In examining efforts to address the concerns of children from particular cultural and ethnic backgrounds, research evidence suggests that teacher attitude toward students is an integral part of culturally responsive pedagogical methods and characteristics. Teachers who have bonded with students have made powerful impacts on their lives. When that occurred, the students were confident

  • The Number Of African American Students

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    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

  • The Struggle Of African American Students

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    Introduction This paper examines the struggle African American students are more likely to face at a predominantly white institution (PWIs) than at a historically black college or university (HBCUs). Each author has his or her own take on this hypothesis; most of the author’s studies suggest that African American students have a hard time adjusting to an environment at a PWI (Littleton 2003). However, African American students at HBCUs tend to be at ease with their learning environment. Though many

  • Latino Students in American Colleges

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    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 American Medical Student Association

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    American Medical Student Association The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is student-run. It is a national organization that is committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. The five main goals of AMSA are “quality, affordable healthcare for all, global health equity, diversity in the medical field, professional integrity, and student well-being. AMSA members

  • The Struggle Of African American Students

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    Pascal Mubenga, in his essay The Struggle of African American Students (2012), reasons that a difficult road from segregation and slavery has impacted the educational achievement of African American students. Dr. Mubenga supports his reasoning by elaborating on the disadvantages African Americans have been faced with starting centuries ago: “While immigrants were being Americanized, African, Mexican, Native, Asian, and Puerto Rican Americans were increasingly segregated or denied language and cultural

  • The American Medical Student Association

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    The American Medical Student Association It is your junior year of college. You are in a practice interview to prepare you for your MCAT and clinicals- your palms are sweaty, your foot is involuntarily tapping 90-to-nothing, and your mouth feels like you have swallowed a tablespoon of alum. The board calls your name and you walk in. Minutes pass where you daze off but, suddenly regain awareness. They ask you what volunteer service or internships have you participated in. panic runs through your

  • Graduation Speech : An American Student

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    From the time an American student reaches the 6th grade, they are taught that the key to life is to do well in high school so that they can get accepted into the best possible colleges. However, this was not the case in our parents’ generations. From personal experience, my parents never attended college, let alone got a high school diploma. At the age of seven they were working and that was their normalcy, whereas in today’s generation, elementary, middle, and high school are what we are taught

  • Academic Achievement Gap Between American Students And Students

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    education to all students despite their race, income, religion, and gender. However, there is significant academic achievement gap between American students and students belonging to other foreign countries. In the article “Teacher Incentives and Students Achievements” by Fryer, R.G he states: “The progress of American students is low as compared to students from most developed countries due to flaws in the public education system” (p.303). The low academic achievements of students result from several

  • African American Students and Equal Education

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    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

  • Literature Review On African American Students

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    following is a review of literature regarding African-American students, their development, personal self-efficacy and their social an educational environment. The schools that I work in are about 97 percent African-American students. From the social work perspective and the Afrocentric perspective I must understand the needs of my students in order to develop effective teaching approaches. (Shin, 2011) A study of 88 African-American elementary students examined in the areas of neighborhood satisfaction

  • Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

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    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

  • The Native American College Students and Alcatraz

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    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

  • African American High School Students

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    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. Using the sociocultural theory, the negotiations of these students were explored as they try to find their own identity in this society. Findings of this study show the students strong attractions for their academic identity

  • James Meredith, An African American Student

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    African American student, was accepted into the University of Mississippi in the early year of 1962. After the realization of Meredith being African American, his acceptance was rejected immediately. During the year of 1962, Mississippi was still moving away from the segregation era. In order for Meredith to be accepted into the University of Mississippi, the Supreme Court would have to make a direct order to do so. James Meredith, was not welcomed by the state of Mississippi nor the students of the

  • The Importance of Spanish Culture to an American Student

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    most widely spoken languages across the world. Many places such as Mexico, Spain, and much of South America have Spanish as their main language. As an American student it is essential to know not only the Spanish language, but also to be knowledgeable of the Spanish culture. Having an understanding of the Spanish culture will benefit an American student in ways such as in case of an emergency, within the food industry, and being able to connect with Spanish cultures. Without having an understanding

  • International Student Enrollment at American Universities

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    International Student Enrollment at American Universities During our secondary data search, we were enlightened to the many issues, which face an international student when choosing a university. In this paper we would like to first highlight trends of international student enrollment in American universities. Next, we will discuss the advantages of studying in the United States. Finally, we would like to list some of the many reasons that an international student may choose a certain university

  • The Differences Between American Students And Attendance

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    When writing different questions on slips of paper, there was an enormous variety of questions, most of which were related to the black population. Another experience I acquired in this course was that there seemed to be many prejudice African American students in attendance. I also noticed people were not afraid of speaking their minds, which truly was a wonderful thing. I also believe that by the end of this semester many were not afraid to voice their opinions, even about commonly untouched subjects

  • Social Promotion And Its Effect On American Students

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    United States today and is drastically harming American students. The practice involves promoting students to the next grade level despite not meeting standard benchmarks or failing their current classes. Social promotion is a disconcerting practice in America that is detrimental for students, teachers, and society as a whole, and it leads to unproductive citizens, the worthlessness of high school diplomas, and poor education systems. In order for students to excel in their education, schools must maintain

  • National Organization Of Collegiate American Students

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    group called NOCASH; standing for the National Organization of Collegiate American Students Needing Help. In this paper I will discuss how I will overcome obstacles that I will face with forming this group, how I will increase and retain membership, and how to increase the group’s reach on the nation and it’s respective audience. I will also discuss other interest groups that were started by and maintained by college students. I will first start with how I will overcome the obstacles with creating

  • Education in 1954: Separating Mexican American Students from White Students

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    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

  • The American Educational System Is Failing Our Students

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    country 's wealth. However, as of lately news’ headlines read as follows, “The American Educational System is Failing Our Students” (Huffpost); “The American Dream is leaving America” (The New York Times), amongst many more. These news articles may come from different companies, but they all have one thing in common; they are all criticizing the American Educational System. American students tend to fall behind other students from a few different countries. America once held a spot in the top ten of

  • Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress

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    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

  • Bullying and How it Affects Native American Students

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    Center's statistics “as many as 20 percent of all students have been the victims of cyber bullying” (Lee 2011). When I was a child I had experienced taunting, name calling and other forms of bullying. According to Mose Herne, acting deputy director of the Indian Health Service’s Division of Behavior Health, I was not alone. “Nearly a third of all students experience some form of [bullying] at school and it may be more prevalent in Native American schools” (Lee, 2011). Bullying has become an increased

  • Cultural Values And Stereotypes Of Asian American Students

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    The source of this discourse can be attributed to global biases and stereotypes of Asian American students. Asian American students are stereotyped for being model students when it comes to education. Most of this academic achievement has been attributed to Asian cultural values that promote educational endeavors. Culture is a major explanation for achievement differences. The article,” Asian-American educational achievements: A phenomenon in search of an explanation” states, “demands and expectations

  • How to Give American Students a Billingual Education

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    Columbus first said when stepping on American soil. Perhaps he said: “This land holds great promise.” Whatever he said the more fascinating question to ponder centers around what language did he speak, for Christopher Columbus, a multi-linguist, knew Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. So what happened to the diversity of languages in this land of promise? Many foreigners contribute to the melting pot of America, bringing their culture and language, yet American schools continue to teach just one language

  • Teaching American History to Middle School Students

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    others like Susan Sarandon, Whoopie Goldberg, and Christopher Reeve lend their expertise to the making of American history. Hakim's next textbook adventure has turned into one about science. Having read Hakim's books, I can attest to the fact that they would be a great addition to any history class' curriculum. Not only does she humanize the characters, but the way she writes, helps the students understand the climate of the times. There are not any footnotes in the books, which I find to be a wonderful

  • Columbine -Type Students In American Public Schools

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    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

  • Freshman Students At American Heritage High School

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    Freshman social life My freshman experience was by far the longest and most difficult time in the four years I spent at American Heritage High School. I did not know one person in my entire high school when I got there so it was a difficult task to make friends. The first few weeks in high school I was so miserable. The hardest time of freshman year was probably overhearing other students I went to school with talking about an amazing party they went too on the first weekend of high school. This was

  • The Elementary Classroom With All African American Students

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    classroom with all African American students. The students live in an urban impoverished area and some of the students are homeless. The teacher chose to read Otis, by Loren Long because it has an interesting storyline and well-developed characters. Otis is a small red tractor on a farm. The goals of this lesson are to develop vocabulary, identify problems, and find solutions. What were your reactions? The teacher cares about the emotional well-being of her students. Several students have learning disabilities

  • The American College Testing Is All Too Familiar For American High School Students

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    Five Minutes Remaining The American College Testing, better known as the ACT, is all too familiar for American high school students. Not only does the four hour test ruin your Saturday, this expensive testing is unfair to students of lower socioeconomic classes who cannot afford to master a test of such unrealistic standards. Standardized testing such as the American College Testing have significant financial setbacks for students in lower socioeconomic classes. The ACT is the main judgment in

  • Funds of Knowledge and Outcomes Among Native American Students

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    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. Teachers should know the social and cultural norms that are expected and taught in the homes and communities of their students as this crucial information will enable teachers

  • The Test Gap Between African American And White Students

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    between African-American and White students and why it has been such a significant aspect of the United States educational system since the 1960s. Next, the research on the test score gap will be evaluated in order to determine all of the possible causes for this gap’s continued presence as well determine what social factors have allowed the gap to remain so large for over half a century. Points will be made to back the claim that, inherent to many of the tests used to gauge student intelligence and

  • The purpose of a Dream: Hispanic and African Americans adult students

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    African Americans adult students within a Multicultural Environment.      An analysis of this problem is due to such issues as age, gender and power. In working with adult students and multicultural groups as a teacher¡¦s assistant (which consist of related factors such as teaching along with instructor and applying knowledge and promoting learning skills in away to help older students learn and help to apply a technique of understanding (which motivate students in a way

  • Native American Students And The Middle Standard School System

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    Native American student face lot of difficulties and challenges while being educated in European standard school system. Often the teaching method goes against the principle of the Native American values, and that conflict resulted in poor performance of native students in the school. The author was trying to show the ideological conflict and the difficulties that native student faces in the European standard education system also acknowledging that fact that no school system is perfect. Generally

  • All American Students Must Learn Standard English

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    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

  • The Effects Of High School Students On American High Schoolers

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    progressively becoming more stressful, yet teenagers are still expected to be prepared for the future, in a world that they have yet to experience. The students can be told how and why the world works; however, without going out and experiencing life themselves, they can never truly understand or prepare for the future. Often adults pressure American high school students to immediately head off to college because the thought of their child not returning to school enforces this idea that they will never return

  • Race As A Factor Of Inequality And Demotivating African American Students

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    argument for considering race as the central construct of understanding inequality in America. Woodson’s most notable publication, “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” identifies the school’s role in structuring inequality and demotivating African-American students: Woodson (2010) is quoted as saying: The same educational process which inspires and stimulates the oppressor with the thought that he is everything and has accomplished everything worthwhile, depresses and crushes at the same time the spark

  • An Asian American Gay Male Student At The University Of Illinois

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    Joshua Is an Asian American gay male student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago with his mom and two younger brothers. His father separated from his mother when he was a toddler. Josh never had a close relationship with his mother. Once his father left Josh’s mother remarried to a white American male. Since the marriage, Josh’s relationship with his mom was never the same. Because he never formed a close relationship with an adult figure

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

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    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

  • Comparing Media Multitasking Among Malaysian And American College Students

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    This article compares media multitasking among Malaysian and American college students. Malaysia is a growing Asian economy, and Malaysians are said to be heavy users of multimedia technology, according to the Malaysian English local newspapers. Both Malaysians and Americans media multitask or task switch in high levels. Media multitasking have been associated with impulsivity, distraction, inattention, and lower academic performance. The study answers three questions on the relationship between

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

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    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

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

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    According to the Dane County Race to Equity Report , African American students in third grade were 4.5 times more likely to not meet reading proficiency standards when compared to their White counterparts. In order for students to be able to learn individually, they must have the ability to read and interpret that information. By not being proficient in reading, acquiring information and using it will be a challenge. Typically, students should be reading proficiently by the end of third grade as

  • A Filipino American First Generation College Student At The University Of Wisconsin Madison

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    As a Filipino-American first generation college student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I cannot help but wonder how far my family and I have come after our migration to the United States of America. I never thought that my life would drastically change when I was only thirteen years old. I thought I knew everything that I needed to know about the Philippines, but reading Dusk by F. Sionil José and When the Goddess Rainbow Wept by Cecilia Brainard gave me a deeper understanding of my roots

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

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       American schools are in crises. There are a variety of problems that exist in American schools right now, which associate with economic and social classes, race and ethnicity, and gender issues. Although the gender differences in classrooms do have some affects on the quality of American education, they are not the main reasons why American schools are in danger. The most serious problems in American educational system are the barriers that students from both lower classes and minority races