Politics in the Classroom

Politics in the Classroom - Jacqueline Blodgett Short Paper...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jacqueline Blodgett Short Paper 1.2 Julie Dykema Politics in the Classroom Henry Brooks Adams once said that “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops,” but should teachers be allowed to influence or to even state opinions to their students on political, social or moral issues? Some people argue that it is impossible not to be biased when teaching others. How can one be totally detached from the emotion of the subject he or she is trying to teach without the effect of the teaching decreasing? This is difficult, if not impossible to do, especially while discussing certain subjects such as politics, society and religion. With topics such as these, even the most open and broad-minded individual cannot help but have an opinion, but it is human nature to share and explore our beliefs. Therefore, opinions in the classroom, even those of teachers, should be welcomed and shared, otherwise student engagement and student- teacher relations may be negatively affected. One such negative aspect is the apathy present in today’s schools. How can students be expected to have a desire to learn if the material they are “learning” is not relevant to their lives, and is fed to them by a robotic teacher who is as tired and bored as they are? Both hooks and Freire stress that a love or excitement for knowledge is
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Politics in the Classroom - Jacqueline Blodgett Short Paper...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online