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Unformatted text preview: Take home response #1 i Response on Chapter #7- Kaplan book Anja Mirkovic FIYS 190 Professor Rachel Ragland September 15, 2009 Educational experience in the age of adolescence varies from culture to culture, family to family, educational system to educational system. There are various externals effects that influence on the performance in the school/college in terms of academics and the school experience in general. How to improve and to contribute to the school experience in adolescents life? This issue rises many aspects of every adolescents life, such as parental and teachers influence, self-motivation, relationships with peers and teachers and adolescents personality. All these shape the overall adolescents school experience, usually by interaction with each other. Nevertheless, every experience, bad or good, has its own reasons and causes. Even if we all have a tendency to contribute to improved educational experiences, the outcome may not be satisfactory at the end. Parents frequently have the crucial role in their childrens mental development, which also includes education and educational experience. Parental motivation, encouragement, discouragement, authority and attitude towards their children results in childrens educational outcome and eventually the educational experience in general. Creation of home environment from the early stages of childs development may influence in later school performance. Scientists assumed that some parents read to their children, take them to libraries and theaters are more likely to perform better in school in academic/cognitive way, comparing to children raised up without TV restrictions and intellectual reinforcements (Gottfried, Fleming, & Gottfried, 1998). Parenting style is also enormously significant in adolescent accomplishment. Glasgow (1997) suggested that children raised by authoritative parents develops higher level of self- efficacy, confidence and they put much more effort in the school than children of nonauthoritative parents, with the opened issue of culture. Cultural differences may and usually do influence on adolescents achievement, since the different cultures suggest different life...
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