Presentation Title

Education Reform

Presenter Information

Emilie AustinFollow

Faculty Mentor

Tala Khanmalek

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

144

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

education

Abstract

Emilie Austin

Education Reform

Abstract

In this paper I argue that tracking in the education system is in need of major reform. In today’s society, education is competitive and complex. Students are challenged to achieve the highest grades they can, while keeping up with national standards that are set for them by law makers. The purpose of education is to encourage students to discover new passions and engage them in social reconstruction. In gifted and talented education programs, students are taught that collaboration increases the ability to learn. However, in remedial classes, students are taught to sit quietly and be obedient.Young children should be challenged in school, regardless of their initial ability, eliminating the race, gender, and socio-economic factors that impact many students that aren’t a part of the GATE program. Gender-based education at the primary grades could allow for the teaching of social norms, allow for gender-based difference in learning styles, and for students to experience leadership roles regardless of relative academic ability levels. Schools could be more effective for all students if tracking was executed differently. Gender tracking presents a reform where classrooms stay integrated, yet male and female learning differences can be met. It is important for all students to be challenged in order to excel and achieve standards and goals. I conclude that education should challenge all students to reach high expectations.

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Education Reform

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Emilie Austin

Education Reform

Abstract

In this paper I argue that tracking in the education system is in need of major reform. In today’s society, education is competitive and complex. Students are challenged to achieve the highest grades they can, while keeping up with national standards that are set for them by law makers. The purpose of education is to encourage students to discover new passions and engage them in social reconstruction. In gifted and talented education programs, students are taught that collaboration increases the ability to learn. However, in remedial classes, students are taught to sit quietly and be obedient.Young children should be challenged in school, regardless of their initial ability, eliminating the race, gender, and socio-economic factors that impact many students that aren’t a part of the GATE program. Gender-based education at the primary grades could allow for the teaching of social norms, allow for gender-based difference in learning styles, and for students to experience leadership roles regardless of relative academic ability levels. Schools could be more effective for all students if tracking was executed differently. Gender tracking presents a reform where classrooms stay integrated, yet male and female learning differences can be met. It is important for all students to be challenged in order to excel and achieve standards and goals. I conclude that education should challenge all students to reach high expectations.