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Students from different cultures are still new to the issue of ethnicity and racism and hence are the best people to be provided with multicultural education for the future of the nation. These students who are from various communities should be imparted with important knowledge such as of eliminating stereotypes and any behavior that is prejudicial. They can also be taught to embrace positive self-image of themselves and that of other as well. With the students being made to think about freedom and justice at all times, they are bound to have increased cultural awareness as well as intercultural awareness.
This will mean that they will aim at creation of a safe and free environment for people to learn and reflect positively about the multiple histories of different cultures. This will eventually lead to creation of a society and nation that is together and strengthened as one despite their differences in cultures. Challenges are bound to arise during teaching due to socialization patterns but determination and curiosity of the students can be counted upon to counter the
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One hundred and ninety nine Masters level students were selected as participants in this research. The main purpose for conducting this research was to discover how much the course effects on the skills of the counselors. The data was gathered through mailed questionnaire, and the findings were collected for the interpretation of results.
In this regard, the issue brought up by Ms. Quindlen was indeed very thought provoking and I could not agree more. It is true that the definition of sex education in our schools is no more than a biology lesson on the matter, or a vague attempt to cloud the information in a series of complicated terms and terminologies, something that does not benefit the student in any practical terms, as the actual act of intercourse, and the textbook education they have received on it do not seemed to be linked at all1.
Teaching aesthetics is important today especially when students must learn how to do PowerPoint presentations and create group work. Michael Parsons and Gene Blocker suggest that there are three reasons that aesthetics should be taught in any classroom. First, they believed that aesthetics provided a way to engage students in learning.
According to Access Economics (2010) the government aims to make higher education more accessible and affordable to a higher number of people so as to meet the increasing demand for higher credentials in the labour market. It focuses on a demand driven framework that paves way for publicly funded students to attend private higher education to enable the government to meet its targets with regards to higher education.
The expansion of education in the past two hundred years remains an incredible advance which has purportedly increased social equality to the betterment of society. Less than one hundred years ago, the educational institutions of this country were effectively closed to women, ethnic minorities and a whole host of other groups.
Religion teaching is a ministry and not merely a profession because the personal qualities and professional activity of the instructor are intertwined and "rooted in God and relationship with Jesus" (Ferder, 1999:163). The role of the Catholic Religious Education (RE) specialist teacher is a significant one, with the potential for radical, positive impacts on students’ spiritual, psychological, social well-being and life skills.
Among the personal advantages of bilingualism is to help to improve the self esteem, stimulate creativity, increase flexibility and adaptability, enhance interpersonal and social skills, and develop greater social sensitivity. On the other hand, along with an increase of the natural talents, and a better formation of concepts, the benefits related with cognitive areas also include the enhancement of problem solving and analytical skills, broaden the logical reasoning, and supports cognitive flexibility.
This belief is in direct contrast with what is put forward by philosophers Socrates and William Errest Hocking that education should involve "eliciting" knowledge from the student. This philosophy indicates that each of us has this innate knowledge which should be drawn out by our teachers.