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assignment 3 - Mr. Constable Comp 125 April 20, 2007...

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Mr. Constable Comp 125 April 20, 2007 Unprepared Students And there Impact on Society Education is a necessity in today’s society yet recently it has become more apparent that our young people are unprepared for higher learning, which has changed the ideal perception of an educated person. Throughout this intertextual conversation we shall discuss the significance of the decline in the education system, thus demanding change by policy makers. The paper shall begin with the cause for unprepared students and then shall move into the affects of remedial courses. The end of the paper shall discuss policy makers and the need for chage in the education system. Our discourse community within this paper includes The Early Catastrophe The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3 , by Betty Hart and Todd Risley, From Lives on the Boundary and Our schools and Our Children , by Mike Rose, Who Belongs in College: a Second Look, by Carlette J. Hardin, and finally Remedial Education Replacing the Double Standards with Real Standards , by Bruno V. Manno. We will begin with the ultimate dilemma where the socio-economic class dose not allow for equal opportunity, thus leading to unprepared students. It’s hard to imagine but those effected most are the lower end of the socio-economic class. Betty Hart and Todd Risley are well known psychologists whom have linked child development to social background. Hart and Risley have done numerous studies on child development where poverty has a major role on development, which ultimately leads to problems relating to educational discourse. In a
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study they observed vocabulary from an average 100-hour work week where the results concluded that an average child in the professional home presented about 153,000 more word experience than a child from a welfare family (68). After this study and others like it, led to conclusive evidence that a need for intervention is imperative to child development. “So much is happening to children during their first three years at home, at a time when they are especially malleable and uniquely dependent on the family for virtually all their experience, that by age 3, an intervention must address not just a lack of knowledge or skill, but an entire general approach to experience.”(69). Intervention is an approach to share knowledge and allow for children to assume access for opportunities, that they may have thought improvable
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course CSIS 125 taught by Professor Mr.constable during the Winter '08 term at Fort Lewis.

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