In the United States education system, high school runs from grade 9 to grade12. It is the School districts of the community and not the central government provides education. Some of the states run residential schools that cater for individual needs, such as for the need of deaf and blind children. However, there are standard schools attended by students without disabilities attend.
There are also residential schools for students that got talent in specialized fields. Additionally, defense department operates a number of schools that admit children belonging to staff. Students can of their studies in high school and may also choose to specialize in other areas. Each state decides on the control provided to students (Cole 56).
Failing the school system
Everybody should be concerned with the education of each student. The stakeholders of education have to make appropriate decisions with respect to students’ education. Buying and padding grades, corruption in learning institutions lead to failure of education systems (Cole 278). Inexperienced faculty members and part time trainers contribute to the persisting problem.
the main idea of this paper is to focus on depression. Thus, depression is condition of having a low mood and hatred to activity, which affects an individual’s feelings, behavior, thoughts and physical well-being. An individual depressed feels anxious, hopeless, sad and worthless. One is capable of losing interest in things that they once used to enjoy. The student cannot learn when he/she is depressed. Students experience too much negativity and stress such as; called names, bullied, overweight and many others.
This make them hard to focus. If depression is not diagnosed, it can lead to emotional illness and, therefore, becomes the main reason of student’s poor performance at school. It slows down both physical and mental abilities, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness because of intense fatigue. Instead of interacting with friends, students prefer sleeping. In order to avoid depression, students should discuss issues with both their parents and teachers. This will also help in the improvement of the system of education (Alford, Brad & Beck, Aaron 327).
By explaining depression, the reason why students do not meet the required concentration level for learning can be understood. As a result of depression, there is an increase in failure rates and inadequacy. As put in the text, Jenny cannot remember a day where she did not hate herself. She was a student of honor roll, but ended up in dropping school in her junior year. She got tired of exposing her feelings.
Another key factor that fails the education system is the surrounding of the students. Most of the students who dropped schools come from families with low-incomes. There is an example of a student, Tindle who dropped the school, did it because family thought that he was worthless. Parents did not support the student; which influenced his decision to drop the school. Students like Tindle experience the lack of attention on behalf of their parents and teachers.
One of the main reasons why some parents encourage students to drop the institution is the fact that they also dropped schools or other educational establishments when were students. Lack of encouragement and guidance on behalf of parents and teachers also plays an importany role in failing the education system (Hinkel 838). Teachers should guide students in schools in order to avoid failure to both the learner and the system of education.
Reason for the course and how it should be taught
For many centuries people have been used literature as a medium of expressing their thoughts and ideas, and for the purpose of educating and informing people. In addition, it was used as a means of entertainment. The rise of technology changed the role of literature. In addition, educational role passed to the gadgets and mass media. Currently, students do not sit down and read books, the only place where students are to reed books is school (Hinkel 936). They spent limited time at the library in order to do their lessons and not to get general knowledge and broaden their intellectual horizon.
Studying languages is important since it helps in pursuing the course. There are various ways to learn and acquire knowledge of language. There is a great and broad exposure to students who study abroad. People who come from English speaking countries have communication skills that are praiseworthy in all areas. Using and practicing languages helps people obtain a properly knowledge of their own language.
Nevertheless, it takes a student to give a quality time and put serious efforts to learn the skill. International and foreign schools branch out and expand their operation to the locals (Forsey 97). A skill is not something gained without working hard. The study of language and literature should be considered as a challenge and not as a burden. A dedicated and practicing student is capable of obtaining expertise and confidence.
Students must first gain general knowledge about language and. This implies tracing the nation’s social life. Therefore, the aim of the course is to help students understand literature as a means for expression of the author’s ideas and personality. This is an interpretation and portrayal of life in ancient times. Students should appreciate the course as it has a considerable effect on both their emotions and minds. Language concerns the development of thoughts and use of knowledge that is creative. For this reason, school curriculum includes games, imagination and literature.
Language is essential for growth and development of students, as they look for understanding and knowledge, as well as obtaining skills to adventure the world surrounding them through language. Students require language lessons so as to communicate effectively and express their wants and needs (Forsey 105). This will help them develop and grow as active members of the community. Language enables people to do things.
The grades required to study literature and English are grades 9 to 12. In the university, a student must have four units emphasizing on grammar, literature and composition and two emphasizing any other language in order to specialize in language and literature (Hinkel 234).
Testing the effectiveness of learning
A teacher is supposed to assist every student in achieving their goals. A criterion test should be used to test the effectiveness of learning. The students will be responsible for their grades. For instance, a student knows that 9% is a standard for “A”. The test can be used as an instrument for diagnosis. This helps the learners to know what they need in order to get the best grades.
Secondly, a formative test can be used to determine the mastery of the content, meeting the objective and attainment of a skill (Cole 318). It can be done at the developmental period in the process objective mastering. In conclusion, teachers should encourage their students in all aspects of life in order to improve the education system and support students in achieving their personal goals.
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