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Group Work in Secondary Education

- The Validity of Group Work Assessment in Secondary Education. “For many years group work and its assessment has been the subject of considerable research and discussion in educational literature” (e.g., Boud et al.,1999; Nightingale et al., 1996). Group work has been used in education as a teaching/learning strategy, However, the all-encompassing assessment of group work is a more recent phenomenon and poses some challenges not only in Queensland secondary schools but schools worldwide (Johnson, D., & Johnson, R....   [tags: Education]

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Poverty and Post-Secondary Education

- As Nelson Mandela once proclaimed, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Unfortunately, some students do not have the chance to take part in a college education. Not receiving a post-secondary education is a rising issue among those below the poverty line in the United States. In 2010, eighty-two percent of high income students continued their education into college; while in contrast, only fifty-two percent of students living in poverty had the opportunity to receive their college education....   [tags: education, poverty, college degree]

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Tuition for Post Secondary Education

- Post-secondary education has became the necessary gateway for young adults to gain access to skilled white collar careers, with even some unskilled labour now requiring at minimum a two year college diploma, the need to have access to post-secondary increases annually. However, access to education has become a gateway to sometimes crushing student debt following graduation that can take a lifetime to repay; even stunting the ability to achieve things such as home ownership, ability to access credit to start a small business, or in extreme cases, afford to move out of the parental home....   [tags: debt, getaway, funding, costs]

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Attracting Non-Traditional Students in Post-Secondary Education

- Despite the similarities between traditional and non-traditional students, differences in adult students’ experience of and perceptions about education make their transition to college unique. In order to be successful in recruiting and retaining non-traditional students, universities need to provide resources and incentives to this sector of students. In American in the mid 1970’s, only 30% of all jobs required higher education (Gonzalez). Today, the reality is that 63% now require post-secondary education (Gonzalez)....   [tags: Education]

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Post-Secondary Education Effects on Recidivism

- This paper will argue that post-secondary education is the most effective method of rehabilitation in American prisons. Education is not only cost-effective; it also has proven long-lasting effects on recidivism, employment, and personal growth. The majority of offenders in the American prison system are non-violent perpetrators, many of whom lack the resources for post-secondary education. By providing easily accessible education, offenders will have greater job prospects upon release and an improved sense of morality in connection to social values....   [tags: rehabilitation, American prisons, literacy]

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We Should Keep Elementary and Secondary Education Mandatory

- Many people believe that school should remain mandatory because without a law such as this in place, the door would be open for many negative variables. A large number of public school systems in the United States are struggling due to budget cuts, declining standardized test scores and increased bullying and other violence by the students. By working together, lawmakers and parents can ensure that all children have the chance to be educated and for each of them to reach their highest individual potential....   [tags: Importance of Education Essays]

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Extending Bilingualism In U.S. Secondary Education

- Language is one of the most beautiful techniques that humans have developed. Language allows us to communicate among each other; we can share and understand our and others’ feelings, opinions, and ideas. Because humans are imperfect, we have made language difficult because we have created multiple languages. With lots of language around the world, it is difficult to share, understand, and connect each other feelings, opinions, and ideas. Bilingual students can break this barrier with their culture and schools....   [tags: education, languages, culture, students]

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Process vs. Knowledge in Secondary Music Education

- For a secondary music teacher, it is only natural to strive to produce highly intelligent, creative, and innovative musicians at the completion of a student’s high school music education. In order to reach these desired student outcomes, the teacher should place great awareness on both process and knowledge based approaches to teaching, and be judicious in selecting which of these two teaching styles will be most beneficial to student learning in particular situations and under certain circumstances....   [tags: Education]

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Eighteenth Century Literature in Secondary Education

- Eighteenth Century Literature in Secondary Education As a undergraduate student, I have just realized my passion for literature and teaching. In high school, however, English was not my favorite subject. I enjoyed the subject and cherished my challenging teachers, but making a career out of literature was not something I had planned to do. Now, in my senior year as an English major, I am eager to record the ideas I have for teaching while I am learning, hopefully providing a fresh approach to literature from which future students may benefit....   [tags: Education School]

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Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and Outcome Based Approach Education 1997

- Basic foundation for a brighter future is through education. Unfortunately, not everybody is lucky enough to receive an education. Race has always played a factor on who can receive an education and the quality of education available for certain racial groups. In this paper I will explore education policies in America and South Africa, by comparing and contrasting education policies based on the history of both countries. I examine policies passed during and after Jim Crow laws era/Apartheid and compare how these policies are similar, different and focus on education progress made by implementing these policies....   [tags: education policies analysis]

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Bilingual Education Emerged from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968

- Bilingual education emerged from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968, proposing that children should be instructed in their native tongue for a transitional year while learning English; before being integrated into all-English classrooms. Subjects like mathematics, science, and social studies are taught in multiple languages in an effort to keep non-English-speaking students from falling behind native-English speakers. Unfortunately, bilingual education has not generated the desired results, mainly because the model being utilized is not structured or executed correctly and ultimately, does not provide benefit to students....   [tags: public schools, english, bilingual education]

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Urban and Suburban Secondary Education

- Urban and Suburban Secondary Education There is a big disparity between urban and suburban secondary education in public schools. Many critics of this inequality are arguing that urban schools are not receiving the same attention as schools that are in suburban areas or wealthier parts of country. Urban schools are facing a large crisis on there hands, these schools are not meeting the required criteria in educating and graduating their students. So, why is there a huge inequality between urban and suburban secondary public schools....   [tags: Arugmentative Arugment Schooling Papers]

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The Internet and Secondary Education

- The Internet and Secondary Education With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal government has made available in the 2002 fiscal year through Title I and Title VI funding a total of $43,554,000,000.00 to be used to purchase technology-based products and services. (“United States Department of Education Funds,” 2002) Furthermore, according to Edgemedia, the Senate has earmarked an additional 250 billion dollars for education over the next ten years - monies which are specifically targeted toward purchasing various kinds of educational technology and addressing technology-related concerns (Schneiderman, 2001)....   [tags: Technology Learning Essays]

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Quality of Secondary Education for Immigrants in the United States

- ... As the years go on, numerous American educational systems are trying to find a way for undocumented students to attend college universities. State legislators are making progress in “lowering the hurdles faced by undocumented students” (Baum & Flores, 2011 pg. 184). In 2011, many states started allowing for college universities to give undocumented students in-state tuition. This effort is encouraging illegal immigrant students to attend college. Limiting postsecondary education opportunities to undocumented students is not helping America as a whole, and it seems as if the people in charge are finally realizing that....   [tags: legal, illegal, classroom, achievement]

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The Transition of whether to Pursue Post-Secondary Education

- The description “seeing the general in the particular” was referenced by Peter Berger for the concept of the sociological perspective. To elaborate, he meant that the specific and individualistic patterns that occur in society can be broadened and expanded on to be seen in general. Applying this to real life instances, almost everything in our life can be seen in this view. For example, many students go through the transition of whether to pursue post-secondary education—college or university—or not....   [tags: sociology, social work, career goals]

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Post-Secondary Education and College in the Schools Options

- ... Other benefits to these programs are they allow students to complete a “trial run” of college classes to determine if this is part of their career path without exhausting personal finances. These courses also give students exposure to the high academic expectations associated with college-level work, allow them to find new challenges, and give them momentum to pursue a college degree by awarding them college credits before they graduate high school. International Baccalaureate The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a diploma program that is comprised of a comprehensive two year curriculum prior to attending a college or university....   [tags: Minnesota High schools, college courses]

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I am a Teacher of Post-secondary Education

- The Profound information Post-secondary teachers instruct students in a variety of academic subjects. Post-secondary teachers also conduct research and publish books ("Postsecondary Teachers"). Most importantly post-secondary teachers help students gain knowledge in a specific course. Although the process of becoming a post-secondary teacher is long, to become a professor, a person needs to have a high level of education, be conscious of job marketability, and the end result will be rewarding. “When I decided to become a teacher ,I didn’t think about education or how long I would be in school, I just thought about what I wanted to be”(Woodlief)....   [tags: graduate, academics, standardized tests]

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The Benefits of Secondary Education to Skilled Workers

- The Benefits of Secondary Education to Skilled Workers For many skilled workers who are in the work force, the question of continuing education is always on their minds. Should they pursue secondary education. Is it too late. Will they have time and resources. Do the rewards worth the efforts. In today's competitive working environment, it is an essential for job seeker to have a solid education background. With the advancement of technology, the skilled workers now cannot depend only on their skills and hard work to gain better wages and promotion advancement but also depend on secondary education....   [tags: Papers]

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Inadequate Secondary Education in the United States

- Inadequate Secondary Education in the United States ‘Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined. Pope – Moral Essays Two years ago, I used to work at a photo shop in downtown Philadelphia. Except for me, the only foreigner, there were five Americans working there. Once, we talked about the American life in the beginning of the twentieth century. To support my opinion, I used an example from a short story called “The Gift of the Magi” by a famous American writer O....   [tags: Educational Learning School Essays]

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Technology Education in Secondary Schools in the 21st Century

- Technology plays an increasing significant role in our lives and it is important that students understand how it influences their lives and that of society and their own participation in it. Mitcham (as cited in Jones & Moreland, 2003) states First, technology is a major and, some would argue, a determining feature of the world we inhabit. In consequence, young people, as future citizens need to understand how it shapes the world and how they participate in it. If future citizens are to understand and participate in decision making, technology education must prepare them adequately by dealing with the technical, social, ethical, political and economic issues that underlie technological pro...   [tags: students, education reform]

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The Role of Religion in Elementary & Secondary Education

- Freedom of Religion is a liberty considered by many Americans to be one of the defining aspects of their country, but a line is drawn when one person’s freedom infringes upon another's. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” “With those words, in the First Amendment to the Constitution, the fledgling United States of America became the first nation to place into law the notion that religious beliefs were a private matter for individuals who had the legal right to freedom of conscience, and that no government had the right or authority to dictate what religious opinions people shall or shall not hold.”1 “What schools n...   [tags: Education]

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Factors of the Correlation Between Poverty and Having Finished Secondary Education

- Summary This report analyses social and economic factors such as, risk of poverty, employment rate and population completed at least upper secondary education. In this report you can find summary of the data, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analysis, which shows that poverty has a small negative relationship with employment rate and negative relationship with education. Thus, this means if countries would increase employment rate and increase number of people who finish secondary education they would be able to reduce poverty level in the countries....   [tags: Employment Rate, Covariance]

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The No Fail or Minimun Grade Policies in North American Primary and Secondary Education

- There is a recent trend in North American primary and secondary education systems in which schools are adopting policies which eliminates the possibility of students to receive a mark of zero or in some cases, being issued a failing grade at all. These no-fail, or minimum grading policies, also referred to as ZAPs (Zeros Aren’t Permitted), have garnered as much support as they have opposition. Recognizing that not all students are able to succeed in the traditional educational system, no-fail policies are designed around the students’ self-esteem....   [tags: grading practices, teacher bias]

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Relationship Education at the Secondary Level

- Relationship Education at the Secondary Level The process of education begins from the day we are born until the day we pass on from this earth. When in this evolution and sophistication of education, however, are we taught to think for ourselves and develop our own ideas about the world. Although we are nurtured to make life decisions on a daily basis, the relationship between the college, university, and society is where core competencies are molded to help drive us toward the desired professional roads to be taken....   [tags: Teaching Teachers Essays]

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Physical Education In Secondary Schools

- Physical Education In Secondary Schools My philosophy of physical education in the secondary setting deals with students becoming physically fit. Also that students learn how to communicate with others, especially in a team setting. My philosophy also holds in it different teaching methods. Methods that physical education teachers can use to get the most out of their students. With this philosophy of physical education I plan to use it toward becoming a good teacher. The major reason for having physical education in secondary schools is to lead the students toward a better lifestyles and to be physically fit....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Integrating Global Education into Middle School Social Studies Classes

- Middle school education is often deemed a period of transition from childhood into young adulthood where social outlets and influence are of increasing importance. It is a unique age group, one that often invokes statements from adults of: “You teach in middle school. How can you do that?” It is a difficult age, one with numerous challenges for the individual as the child tries to find his or her place in the upcoming adult world. According to the National Council for the Social Studies or NCSS, almost 50% of 10 through 17 year olds are at risk for behaviors such as failure, drugs and violence (NCSS, 1991)....   [tags: secondary Education, teachers, teaching]

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Technology Needs in the Special Education Secondary Classroom

- In secondary school settings the use of technology within the special education classroom is lacking. Special education class rooms and resource settings utilize only the basic, out of date technology that has been in use for many years. Typically the only available technology made available to special education or resource settings are the overhead projector, television, and tape recorder. According to the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (2009), seventy-five percent of students with disabilities rarely or never use computers....   [tags: Educational Technology ]

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Brief Overview of Norway

- TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Cultural Analysis 1. Introduction 2. Brief discussion of Norway’s relevant history 3. I. Cultural Analysis I. Introduction The company that will be exporting products to Norway is a packaging manufacturer. Their primary product is called the “water box” which is primarily made up of recycled paper and cardboard and specially lined inside to allow water to keep the same taste overtime and not absorb or seep through the boxes’ liner. The introduction of such a product to the rest of the world will allow countries to decrease their reliance on petroleum and oil to manufacture plastics and water bottles....   [tags: Nordic Culture, Secondary Education]

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The Role of Business Education in Secondary Schools

- The Role of Business Education in Secondary Schools Education and Vocational Education have many roles in today’s schools. Vocational education focuses on the future employment of the student, by using practical application. Vocational education gives students the opportunity to learn with hands-on experience. This can help in several areas of gaining an education. Most notably, this gives the student the opportunity to find out if this is what they want to do. Students will get a real-world experience very early on in their education....   [tags: essays papers]

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Algebra 1: Math Curriculum Paper Written by Middle School Math Teacher

- I am a mathematics teacher, with a middle school education degree (grades 5-9) with an emphasis in mathematics and social studies, teaching at an area high school. I have decided to focus on Algebra I for this curriculum paper, because it requires more abstract thought and problem solving. I will address the following areas: curriculum standards (national, state, local (district)), textbook adoption, community, and design of my classroom. This paper will relate the standards at these three levels, discuss procedures for adopting textbooks, focus on the community background and describe my classroom procedures....   [tags: Education, teaching, secondary education]

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The Not So Perfect High School Experience

- Whenever an institution of great learning is initiated, especially that of the public variety, certain benchmarks must be adhered to so that the fullest amount of education may be transcribed from one mind to that of the learning. Yet, how can one be assured that their institution of public loit-…learning is up to par, so to say. For you paragons of higher education, fear not. There is one such example, nay, pinnacle of exemplary education of excellent learning and that is D.C. Everest Sr. High, heralding from the ultimate source of culture, Wisconsin....   [tags: public education, secondary education]

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Transition from Elementary to Middle School

- Children confront many transitions throughout their lifetime that can be stressful. They face their first transition from home to school, elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to college or work (Schumacher, 1998). However, the transition from elementary to middle school seems to be harder for adolescents due to the personal changes of puberty. Research suggests that roles, expectations, and responsibilities are the primary concerns of students (Akos, 2002). In order to make this transition easier, programs such as “blocking, shadowing, or buddies” need to be implemented the year preceding middle school and continue through the first year of transition....   [tags: Elementary Education, secondary education]

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Summary of Jonathan Kozol's, On Being a Teacher, and Botstein's Interview, Why High School Must Go

- The trivialization of high school in the present educational organization for teens has been posited in the public; however, it is one vital issue that is being debated. Is it really right for high schools to be abolished from the teen’s system of education. This question has been a vital issue in the present age educational structure. According to research carried out by many educational researchers lately, it was discovered that the two-year high schooling scheme is irrelevant and obsolete in the learning structure for teen’s, and should be abolished from their system of education or scheme of learning....   [tags: teaching, teens, secondary education]

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Teacher's Proposal to Improve Student Transition into Passages Middle School

- The most immediate impactful issue to address at Passages Middle School is student transition into our program. Currently, there is only a packet of forms which provide merely contact information and signed releases. I propose implementing a process which would from the outset define the goals and targets that we as a team (student, teacher, parent, home district) need to work towards for the students future educational needs. I feel that the transition into our program is the key to the transition out of our program....   [tags: Secondary Education, teaching]

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Creating a Reading Intervention for a Middle School Student

- I was a little apprehensive about this project because it challenged me to do something I have never done before, identify a student’s difficulties in reading, asses their ability and create interventions for the student. Reading is such a tremendous skill and there are so many factors that contribute to the success of an independent reader. While working with my student I realized how vital recognizing difficulty in reading is for some readers. I learned how to asses areas such as comprehension, listening comprehension, fluency, oral reading, phonemics, vocabulary, spelling and phonics....   [tags: Secondary Education, literacy, teaching]

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The Demands of Middle School Writing

- All middle school students, grades 6-8, are required to develop well-written compositions. According to the Louisiana Depart of Education (2008), to meet the demands of the comprehensive curriculum, these students are required to write complex multi-paragraph compositions with a clearly focused main idea and developed with relevant ideas, organization patterns, and structure that communicates clearly to the reader. The grade-level expectation also states that the students are required to use a variety of sentence structures, voice and word-choice to meet the audience’s expectations, and proper grammar and mechanics....   [tags: secondary Education, teachers, teaching]

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Multimedia Vocabulary: Use of Information Technology to Teach English in Hong Kong

- Information technology (IT) has become an important part of modern life, as well as in education. As early as in 1998, the Hong Kong government has launched a strategy entitled "Information Technology for Learning in a New Era" in primary and secondary schools. From 1998 to June 2003, the government had already spent $2.08 billion for implementing IT in education, e.g. install computer laboratory and multimedia learning center (MMLC) in schools. With these advanced equipments, many different subjects have employed the use of multimedia technology....   [tags: languages, ESL, secondary education]

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Getting Kids Excited About Reading Literature

- One of the most important aspects of teaching literature to adolescents is helping them understand how individual stories can relate to their lives specifically. More and more, the stigma that literature is a lofty abstract that has no connection to the day-to-day lives creeps into schools. This stigma creates an environment where apathy flourishes and care disappears. As teachers, the number one goal today, seems to be first getting students to care about reading. No matter how dynamic or revolutionary a teacher's methods or philosophies are, if a student does not care, that student will not learn....   [tags: secondary education, literary, teaching]

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Calculator Use in Secondary Mathematics Classes

- In 1972, Hewlett-Packard introduced the HP-35, the world’s first scientific pocket calculator at a cost of $395 (Hewlett-Packard, 2007). As advances in technology increase so has its accessibility. Currently, a scientific calculator will cost about $12. Additionally, anyone with internet access also has access not only to free scientific calculators but graphing calculators as well. Let’s not forget iPhones and all of the calculator apps that are ready for download. Needless to say calculators are readily available to students of all levels; however, many mathematics teachers have been unable to keep up with these rapid changes....   [tags: Education, math]

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Secondary Talented and Gifted Programming: Challenges and Successes

- Iowa Code 257.42 specifies that all public schools in Iowa must offer talented and gifted (TAG) programming; however, that same code does not specify what that programming must include (Iowa Department of Education, TAG FAQs). The Iowa Department of Education provides further guidance for how TAG monies cannot be spent but very little information on how to use TAG funds. Iowa schools have a lot of local control and discretion for what TAG programming occurs within their district. All districts have the challenge of providing effective programming for their TAG students....   [tags: Education]

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Video Games and Academic Success At the Post-Secondary Level

- The market for video games targets people of all ages, these games however are not just for recreation but are also making headway in the academic world gearing more towards learning through play on the educational level. With a recent spike in popularity and availability video games have become something of interest with academic scholars, teachers and concerned parents wondering how an increased exposure to video games will affect their students academic success. In theory, one would believe that recreational video games are detrimental to academic success but when video games are used for educational purpose’s they can be very effective....   [tags: Education]

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Analysis the admission policy of primary and secondary schools in the UK

- 1. Introduction The value and role of “knowledge” is different in every culture but good basic education is essential in every culture. Primary and secondary education in UK (up to 16) is compulsory for all children. However, there were a limited number of high quality schools and these are oversubscribed application. That created problem of “distributing” pupils between schools (Hurst and Sugden, 2011). So a practical and effective admission policy has great influence on the quality of basic education....   [tags: Education, Butler's 1944 Act]

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The Changing Role of the Secondary Educator

- The Changing Role of the Secondary Educator Teaching high school in the late twentieth century is a complex matter. As a secondary English teacher, my classroom is much more than discussions of novels, plays, poems, and the memorization of numerous grammar rules. The high school has become a site of contention: it's where students make decisions that create their futures. The educational system/community expects secondary teachers to find a happy medium between the order and disorder found in both the elementary/middle schools and the worlds of college and beyond....   [tags: Education School Pedagogy Essays]

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Implementing E-Learning in a Secondary School

- Introduction E-learning According to Wikipedia, “e-learning is the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education”. It is inclusive of all types of educational technology in learning and teaching, which is generally identical with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based instruction (CBI), computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital educational collaboration [1]....   [tags: Education Design, Technology]

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Summary of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities in Reading: Vocabulary Development

- Summary of Secondary Students with Learning Disabilities in Reading: Vocabulary Development Vocabulary is an important building tool of a child’s reading skills. Students have to understand what the words mean in order to comprehend the story as it is presented to them in the classroom. Unfortunately, that skill is rather ignored in middle school and is expected to be taught in elementary school. When those students do not grasp the concept in elementary and are pushed through to the middle school without the skill, they fall behind their classmates....   [tags: Education]

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A Discussion of Mother Tongue Teaching and Fine-tuning of Medium of Instruction for Hong Kong Secondary Schools from the Perspective of Educational Ai

- The medium of instruction (MOI) in secondary schools has been one of the main concerns of different parties in Hong Kong, including Education Bureau (EDB), the business sector, parents, school principals and teachers. It is because a high level of language proficiency not only helps students to achieve a good academic result, but also assist them to have a better career. As a result, the EDB constantly makes changes to the policy of MOI in order to satisfy the demands of different parties. The fine-tuning policy of MOI is the response of EDB to the controversial mother tongue teaching....   [tags: Education ]

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Teaching Students Ecological Literacy In the Secondary English Classroom

- Teaching Students Ecological Literacy In the Secondary English Classroom In today's world, we are bombarded with industry, economic advancement, and progressivism with new technology. As our world becomes more high tech and produces more products for our consumer world, we may soon face many environmental problems, due to our over-consumption of resources and our excessive, industrial lifestyles. Within all curriculums, I find it highly important to address these issues concerning environmental awareness as well as advocate environmental activism....   [tags: Education Ecology Essays]

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Grammar Should be Secondary for Composition Teachers

- I have a knack for creating a series of run-on sentences and calling them an essay. I have a knack for beginning sentences with And or But. I also have a writing degree. I still have not mastered the use of the comma and somehow the Academy granted me that little piece of paper anyway. You, reader, may be wondering my point. My point is this: that despite my ill-formed paragraphs and run-on sentences I have existed and prospered within the formal writing environment. And so, I was elated to read Patrick Hartwell’s essay that contests that teaching grammar has a negligible effect on the development of a student writer (183)....   [tags: informative, philosophy of education]

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The Right to Education

- Education is a elemental human right and essential for all other human rights. It is a powerful tool by which socially and economically marginalized children and adults can lift themselves out of poverty. It also consists of the right to freedom of education. Freedom of education is the right given to human beings to have access to the education of their preference without any constrictions. Right to education is a human right recognized by the United Nations. It includes the entire compulsion to eliminate inequity at all levels of the educational system....   [tags: Education ]

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The Externalities of Education

- The K-12 public school system of the U.S. must be nurtured, diversified and promoted to a higher academic standard. The term “public education” means education that is publicly financed through various tax programs and those personnel in charge are accountable to public authorities and designated places of education must be accessible to all students with attendance mandatory unless specified through legal documentation. The term "public education" covers every type of public school from kindergarten through the 12th grade to include traditional, charter, magnet, vocational and various alternative schools....   [tags: Education]

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Community Service in Secondary Schools

- In the media report selection process, many forms of media were considered including; news reports, news articles, as well as pages from websites. With many areas to consider, a great deal of searching and contemplation was brought forth. Eventually, two news articles were selected that showed a variety of opinions and topics of discussion relating to community service in secondary schools. Both articles were interesting and relatable to Chapman students. The first news article selected is titled, “New Study Reveals High Schoolers are More Career-Minded Than College Students.” The article was written by Vicki Salemi and obtained online from Media Jobs Dailey....   [tags: highschoolers,college students,community service]

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The Decline of The U.S. Education System

- Education in the United States has long been a concerned issue for teachers, parents, and communities. It is a major political topic, in which government has shown continuous efforts to compare and evaluate standards from state to state by creating and monitoring various programs for overall academic improvement across the country. Proper education has now become a moral necessity in order for individuals and societies to grow and succeed. Some of the major issues in the U.S. educational system consist of lack of equality in education, and decline in academic test scores....   [tags: Education]

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Education System in the Philiphines

- The Philippines has a recent overflowing issue on its education system, which is the implementation of K+12 education system as the basic education curriculum (BEC). This issue is one of the most controversial things that Aquino Administration proposes. First of all, K+12 is an education system that includes Kindergarten with twelve years of elementary and secondary education (Department of Education, 2010). The Kindergarten is basically started at the age of 5 and the elementary education (primary education) holds for 6 or 7 years of education while secondary education, which holds for 5 or 6 years of education, is defined as high school (Department of Education, 2010)....   [tags: Education]

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The Wealth of a Country and Education

- The connections among wealth and poverty, housing and education and war and crime are apparent when looking at the data provided from the Atlas of the Real World. The wealth of a country is a key factor in the success of the education system. If a country can afford to maintain and develop their education system, the people will benefit. It is crucial to understand the general statistics of each: wealth and poverty; housing and education; and war and crime before analyzing how each connects with the other....   [tags: Education ]

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The Native Perspective of Urban Education

- I. Introduction: This essay reports the state of urban and rural educational development in public schools, while also focusing on New Orleans public education system. In the literature, we explore factors both internal and exclusive as well as factors external and inclusive that contribute to the quandaries of K-12 education in America. To be clear public education as a whole is not in crisis. Children in more affluent school districts gain a comparative advantage over their impoverished peers because they have strong investments tied to the communities overall success....   [tags: Education]

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Education and Legal Status

- Should a child be allowed to get an education despite his/her legal status. Three years ago, I witnessed an incident where a child was denied access to a local school because she didn’t have the relevant document needed by the school for registration. She was only nine when she migrated along with her parents to the Bahamas and her dream was to get into a primary school as soon as possible in order to pick up the necessary education needed to proceed to the next level, since she didn’t had the opportunity to get a start up education back at home....   [tags: Education]

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Comparison of the Malaysian and English education systems

- At a glance, Malaysia and England looked as though they share many similar government policies, especially in politics and education. This observation is mainly due to the fact that the British used to occupy Malaysia and brought many of the British cultures into the country, which was known as British Malay back then. When gaining its independence in 1957, the new Malaysian government under its first Prime Minister was given the control of ruling the country without any interference from outsiders....   [tags: Education]

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Occupying Education… Initiating Reform!

- “Too many students leave our secondary schools only semi-literate and semi-numerate,” says, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham at the close of the July 2009 Education Summit. The current public educational system of The Bahamas leading into the 21st century was regressive as revealed by Ralph Massey who was an economist for the Nassau Institute and produced an article called the “Academic Failure & The Skills Gap,” which reported for the 2006 Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE), “44% had passed English while 56% Failed; 17% both failed and were functionally illiterate....   [tags: Education ]

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Dream Career: Secondary School Counselor

- High school is the second stage of education that acts as a transition period from childhood into young adulthood. The in-depth self discovery and growth as well as disappointment that occurs in this critical phase of a young person’s life requires support and guidance for optimal success. I have an absolute confidence in all young people’s abilities to take them beyond the expectations of society. My passion for the belief that education is a solution to obstacles many teenagers face is the foundation for my desire to influence high school student’s lives....   [tags: professional occupation, educators]

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The United States' Deteriorating Education System

- Despite recent attempts to reform, there is no question that the United States' education system is falling behind the education systems of other developed nations. The Programme for International Student Assessment, also known as PISA, is an international organization which measures performance of high school students throughout the world (United States, Highlights from PISA iii), and the results of its most recent series of examinations have shown that high school students in the United States are desperately trailing behind their peers in the rest of the developed world (United States, Highlights from PISA 12)....   [tags: Education]

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The Internet and Education

- The Internet represents a network of computers that is globally connected transmitting information between locations with input from users. Since the advent of the Internet many innovations are and responsible for many innovations such as; social networking, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), eCommerce, access to news websites, social networking, and eLearning. Computer researchers predicted the Internet would become a dynamic catalyst for information transmissions around the globe. It has eliminated time constraints, and geographic distances....   [tags: Education/Technology]

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Math strategies for special education students

- Special education students often lack the necessary mathematical skills needed to be independently successful in the secondary classroom. These students face challenges in applying the basic math skills needed as well as retaining basic math skills from grade level to grade level. Lack of understanding, in addition to causing classroom difficulties, can cause other personal and social dilemmas for the special education students. Lack of motivation, anger, lack of self value, and other disruptive behaviors may occur as a result of the difficulties the special education students have in the classroom....   [tags: Education]

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Special Education vs Inclusive Education

- Research suggests that the integration and inclusion of students with special educational needs can be beneficial to not only the student, but also to the parents, teachers and peers of the student (Stainback, Stainback & Jackson, 1992). It is also suggested that integration and inclusion is also beneficial to students in areas of learning other than academic, including that of emotional and social development. Wagner is in support of inclusive education, but believes that “Placement in regular education alone does not ensure success.” (Wagner, 1996)....   [tags: Special Needs Education]

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Education in the UK

- All countries of the United Kingdom have different laws to regulate the education system since it is a devolved matter. Across the United Kingdom, there are five stages of education: 1. Early years: - Ages 3–4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. - Ages 3–5 in Scotland. - This stage consists of the nursery and it is not compulsory. 2. Primary: - Ages 4–11 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. - Ages 5–12 in Scotland. 3. Secondary: - Ages 11–18 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. - Ages 12–18 in Scotland....   [tags: United Kingdom, Education System]

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The Importance of Education

- Education plays a vital role in shaping tomorrows’ leaders. Not only can we become a better nation by acquiring the skills necessary to be productive members of a civilized society. Increase knowledge to actively achieve and meet challenges that can produce changes in which are productive for attaining business innovations, political and economic objectives. Our world is constantly changing and it requires a society that is well versed in understanding the problems deriving from culture differences and tolerance of one another’s beliefs and perceptions....   [tags: Importance of Education Essay]

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Essay title: Issues in the Development of the UK Education System

- The development of a national public system of education in England and Wales lagged behind much of Europe and USA and neither was it organised. At some point the nature and purpose of education was more religious than secular. Not all children received education with some attending schools created and run by churches or charities, and some children if their parents could afford it attended fee paying schools. Meanwhile the Laissez-faire doctrine within the society did not help much to make education a nationwide commodity....   [tags: Education]

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How Has NCLB Improved the Status of Education?

- Education has always been one of the valuable components for teaching children knowledge to enhance their development of ethical, social and moral values which often prepares them for the lifelong journey ahead as an adult in today’s workforce (buzzle.com). However, the level of academic achievement by students and faculty in school across the United States slowly started to decrease for numerous years. During a twenty year span, teachers were often allowed to teach different subjects than what college had not prepared them....   [tags: Education]

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Achieving Stable Enrollment: Universal Primary Education

- The biggest challenge facing Millennium Development Goal Number Two is achieving and maintaining a stable enrollment rate. Millennium Development Goal Number Two is focused on achieving universal primary education. With so many children not attending, they have no chance at making it out of a life of poverty. If more kids enroll and eventually complete school they will know the benefit of schooling and encourage others to attend, especially their own kids. This will also give them a competitive advantage over kids that do not have as much schooling....   [tags: Education]

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The Importance of Art Education

- Art education is often underestimated by many who believe that school was created to teach only analytical concepts such as mathematics and literature. However, research has shown that art courses are important, even necessary for students in elementary, middle, and high schools. These art classes may include not only visual arts but performing arts such as dance, theatre and choir. Barbara Streisand said, “Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for the truth,” (Quotations)....   [tags: Education Budgets for Art Education]

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ICT and Education

- ICT has a huge range of functions in education such as; communication, learning tools, administration, information sources and distance learning. ICT has therefore had quite an impact on education; for instance, the National Curriculum demands children be taught to use computers early on so as they progress into secondary, further and higher education, they are then adept in utilising applications software. Consequently, ICT is used in virtually all of the subjects that the students are taught, whether it be English, maths, modern foreign languages, etc....   [tags: Education/Technology]

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The Importance of Education to My Life

- According to the dictionary an education is “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.” This essay will inform the audience of my opinion on what the value of an education means to me. I will expand on the value of an education not just by what’s attained by “formal education” but also by an “informal education” as well. I will also explain how much we gain just by going through life, which in itself is an education....   [tags: The Importance of Education]

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University versus Vocational Education

- ... Therefore, vocational courses aimed at teaching students the economically needed curriculum can in fact reduce the unemployment rates, as vocational graduates can fill the empty seats in different occupations. Taking young adults off the streets and giving them a chance to get their place in life by offering them vocational studies can be resultant in decreased crime rates, as Silberman suggests (1978, pp.167-176). The reason behind this claim comes from the fact that vocational education is often granted by the government....   [tags: higher education, education types]

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Tertiary Education

- Campbell and Roznayai define tertiary education as any education entered after successful completion of secondary education, which may include vocational post-secondary education (leading to a certificate) and higher education (leading to a degree), even though the designation is often used synonymously with higher education (Campbell & Rozsnyai, 2002, p. 133).Within the Caribbean, economic prosperity and social cohesion are inextricably linked to the Caribbean’s capacity to provide an increasing proportion of successive cohorts of the population with access to tertiary education....   [tags: Education ]

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Inclusive Education

- Personally I feel, that before attempting to find out whether our country understands and applies the concept of inclusion to its educational system, it is more adequate to try and understand the meaning of Inclusion, a complex issue which creates continuous debates. In the book Creating Inclusive Classrooms, J. Spencer Salend defines inclusion as : “[…] a philosophy that brings diverse students, families, educators and community members together to create schools and other social institutions based on acceptance, belonging and community […] (Creating inclusive Classrooms, 2005, p.6) As a result, inclusive education considers as from a young age, all students as full members of the school...   [tags: Education ]

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Education Reform

- The United States education system has been changed, reworked, and looked over for as long as it has been in existence. Bring up the words education and reform in the same room and you will have a full-fledged debate on your hands. The definition of education is so broad that it really cannot be answered without deliberation; most scholars would be hard pressed to fit its definition into one sentence. It’s fair to say that even secretary of education, Arne Duncan, would have a hard time defining it within the confines of one sentence....   [tags: Education ]

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The Challenges of College Education

- Many college scholars have attended school prior to college for twelve of more years of their life. During the first twelve years the students undergo many obstacles some of which are trivial and some are more difficult. Even though all have experienced more than a decade of schooling, many students are still not prepared for the demands of college level education. Even though previous education is supposed to prepare students for college, college education is much more difficult because it demands extra time and effort from students and provides less guidance from instructors....   [tags: Higher Education]

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Career Exploration on Becoming a Secondary Mathematics Teacher

- Picture this, a young girl wearing her mother’s dress and high heels teaching her dolls, or a young boy running around with a red hat and a garden hose. From an early age, many people dream of what they wish to become when they grow up. A few individuals follow this dream; while others leave it behind as a childhood fancy and proceed to accomplish something completely different. Regardless of whether the career a person chooses was a childhood dream, or one decided on later in life, they should conduct significant research on the career....   [tags: professional career choices]

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sociology of education

- The ‘Oxford English Dictionary,’ defines education as: The UK’s education system has seen many reforms aiming to improve opportunities for children. Education was once a supreme priviledge, of which only the rich members of society would receive the right to. A significant change in the form of The Forsters Education Act 1870 began to address this, with the introduction of free compulsory schooling. At present, in England and Wales, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that: The UK is a democratic, multicultural and diverse nation, which prides itself on equality....   [tags: uk education reform, inequalities]

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On Education and Education Technology

- eLearning software is a collection of web-based software that allows students to view information related to their coursework and submit assignments to their professors. Some of this online education software also allows for additional collaboration and learning tools. eLearning software is becoming increasingly important, and is nearly essential for modern education in the digital age. However, this technology is largely unrefined and as such, has problems; problems that can be overcome. Since the popularity and ubiquity of the internet, eLearning software has become relatively commonplace in the education world....   [tags: Education]

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A Study of the Attitudes of VHSE (Vocational Higher Secondary Educatio) Students of towards Entrepreneurship in Trivandrum District

- A Study of the Attitudes of VHSE (Vocational Higher Secondary Education) Students of towards Entrepreneurship in Trivandrum District. The aim of this study is to get a good knowledge and insight to the topic ‘Attitudes of VHSE (Vocational Higher Secondary Education) students of Kerala State towards entrepreneurship in Trivndrum Distict ’. This study has a special relevance in Kerala State where entrepreneurial activities are relatively less which leads to the minimum utilization of potentially valuable resources of the State....   [tags: Growth, Economy, Students]

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