The educational system is not universal. Schools around the world are taught different things. In the United States, children are brought to school to be taught to respect authority. Some may argue that children are prepared for industrial society instead. They think the children are taught values and components necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world. This is not true. Children are taught what society thinks they need to know and that is of course, obedience to authority. Authority is what holds the United States together and keeps order. It is and always been a staple in society to make sure it functions. Without authority, the United States would live as anarchists and not have correct functions displayed. The educational system in the United States can be related to the social order model. According to Sears and Cairns (2010), this model is a theoretical perspective that views an orderly society to be necessary (p. 186). There has to be order and respect for society to function. Therefore, students are being tested for levels of obedience. These levels can vary. Some levels consist of sitting in chairs with desks for long periods of time or even waiting to go to the bathroom until a teacher has authorized it. Teachers may even track how many times a student goes to the bathroom. He or she may only be allowed to go three times per quarter. This leaves many in awe at how schools are ran. It is amazing how much control teachers and staff have in the educational system as well as how much a student does not question their authority. Students are taught on their first day of school each year how procedures in the classroom are and how to behave. If the students do not behave a certain way then they will get punished in various ways. Along with physical strains on students, there are other ways students are obedient to authority. A good way students are obedient is by the way they are assessed. Assessments are standard in the classroom. Students are told what to learn for the test and that is it. This creates obedient students that are not likely to be independent. These tests also do not value creative expression. Students’ unique abilities are not shown when there are emphases put on common core standards. These standards are held high and anything different from it is unimportant. Students have to make the school look good and by behaving and performing an outstanding way, they are following the rules. Otherwise the school will have to breakdown their system and recreate a way for students to follow rules, procedures, exams, and so forth. Along with assessment teachings, students are taught to memorize concepts. Most of these concepts are repeated over and over in all courses throughout the student’s educational career. Repetition is a good way of controlling students. By repeating concepts and terms, students are able to remember well enough to perform highly on assessments. Teachers most of the time have to teach for the test in order for this performance to be excellent. Excellence is the goal for many schools. One way that students try to defy towards obedience but still indirectly obey is by cheating. The education system is defined by grades in many ways and students choose to cheat to get better grades. These better grades help the school earn money, equipment, grants, and so forth. The better grades do not necessarily help the student in the long haul, but they are told to obey and get certain grades. Pressure from many people also may persuade a student to cheat. Parents are shown grades from the school that reflect their children. They are not in the classroom understanding why their child received the particular grade, but they are confident enough that their child should always earn a better grade. The expectations of students are high by things like pressure and high stakes, so students may try to earn easy grades by cheating. According to H.L.…
company needs accounting. So it is easy to find a job. But, if what I can learn from school will really help me find a job, expect basic skills, such as reading and recalling information. The purpose of this speech is to think about Making Our Education System Provide Real World Job Skills.
The effects of this problem.
1. A recent report released by the University of Chicago titled “Left Behind in America: The Nations Dropout Crisis” gave a scathing indictment of educational performance in this country…
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Plagiarism is starting to become unavoidable in our education system. There are now so many tools that make it easy to take something and label it as your own. If there was more knowledge given out to students about plagiarism then the matter could easily become avoided. There are many steps that can be taken to eliminate the use of plagiarism.
consequence from your action, there was a high chance that it would not be repeated, however if the consequences were good, the actions the lead to it would be reinforced. That is what he called the principle of reinforcement. Skinner influenced education as well as psychologist in both his ideology and literature. He favored active learning in the sense that students were not just passive recipients of information given out by teachers. He was convinced that all students had to take action: “to acquire…
that the education system serves to maintain consensus in society. (24 mark)
Functionalism investigates institutions to consider the functions they perform in society. The functionalist premise is that if an institution exists, then there must be some reason for its existence. As regards education, functionalists assume that educational institutions serve some societal need. Educational institutions are examined for the positive contribution they make towards maintaining society. Education is seen…
The education system is a lot different now than it was in elementary, middle, and high school. It’s different mainly because college you have to pay for yourself, unless of course you get help from the government or get scholarships. In elementary, middle and high school you were able to go to school without paying for it unless you went to a private school. I use to enjoy going to school but once…
Similarities on Different Education System
Aristotle says, "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." He shows that the most important thing for developing countries is education. In addition, Middle Eastern countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, which have both have same religion, same lifestyle, and same tradition, have been focusing education in details. While they were educating children…
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How convincing is the social constructivist claim that ‘anarchy is what states make
of it’ (Alexander Wendt, 1992)?
The above quote by Alexander Wendt sums up Social constructivists assertion that anarchy is an
‘imagined community’ possible of having multiple meanings for different actors in the system.
Social constructivists put more emphasize on the role of ideas and argue that states decide what
anarchy will be like- conflictual or cooperative. This essay sets out in the following…
Ken Robinson’s talk is to provoke people’s thoughts about flaws in the education system. He uses information and opinions to imply problems with current system.
Robinson sees a problem with the education systems and believes that the current system does not fit with the modern day economics of the world. He believes the system has not changed to suit the needs of the 21st century population. He proclaims that the current system was designed for the 18th and 19th century people during the industrial…
Gang Representation in Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is an American television drama created by Kurt Sutter that airs on FX
network. The drama series, also known by its acronym SOA or SAMCRO, is centered around the
culture of motorcycle gangs and includes multiple gangs with differentiated racial makeups. The
series is set in current-day California in a fictional town called Charming. The town is modeled
as a small-town community which has limited government interference normally and lenient…