Category: Education

Lack of Education Contributes to Crime

As more and more low-income families move into neighborhoods that once catered to the middle or upper class, one must be on the lookout for his own personal safety and report any criminal activity going on in their surroundings. Crime is everywhere in these neighborhoods where kids find too much time on their hands after

A Brief History of Special Education

Perhaps the largest and most pervasive issue in special education, as well as my own journey in education, is special education’s relationship to general education. History has shown that this has never been an easy clear cut relationship between the two. There has been a lot of giving and taking or maybe I should say

Disadvantages of Home Schooling

In the recent news, there have been so many problems in school, such as Columbine, the teaching shortages, overcrowded class room and the no child left behind program, and parents are turning to home school. The media has gone out of its way to point out the disadvantages of public school. But how many people

Teacher Professional Development for Teaching Reading

In the wake of recent government regulatory acts aimed at improving teaching standards, schools are focusing more and more on professional development for teachers. School districts are concerned with how teachers can most effectively help their students learn. In particular, teaching reading is one of the major priorities of schools – literacy is the basis

Instructivism Vs Constructivism

All students have been in instructivist classes where the instructor used lecture-based teaching. While many learners can learn in this environment, recent studies on how the brain learns suggest that a more effective method of teaching is constructivism. An explanation of both theories follows. Instructivist Learning Theory In the instructivist learning theory, knowledge exists independently

Pros and Cons of Private Christian Schools

Christian schools are a type of private school specifically catered to people of the Christian religion and because of this there are great debates on their pros and cons. Christian schools offer a wide range of pros including the teaching of Christian morals, ethics and knowledge of the Bible; they also have high standards of

CBSE Grading System – A Boon or a Bane?

Evaluation is an essential component of the education system. Evaluation helps in analysing one’s own understanding of the subjects by the students. Evaluation systems are also given a fresh new look. The old traditional system of allocation of marks has been uprooted and replaced by the modern grading system. CBSE (Central Board OF Secondary Education)

The Importance of Educational Toys in Child Development

At a certain phase of early age development, children seem to be inseparable from their toys. Although the basic purpose of toys is to simply create fun time playing, toys manufacturers are encouraged to provide educational-oriented toys in order to help children to learn and develop fundamental abilities such as cognitive thinking, physical skills, problem-solving,