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….
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…
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….
Social Economics and Higer Education
– Social economics plays a key role in the United States, as well as many other countries, and tend to be the ultimate deciding factor in who goes on to get a college education or who will get left behind and sent to work. We are now in an era where education is a must have quality to get a good paying job, we do not take into consideration the lives changed by attending a college or university. In the United States we are blessed with opportunities to obtain a higher education directly out of high school; though it’s harder for those who comes from a lower class family….
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….