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year the people expected to do better actually did better ➢Tracking – process by which school children receive different education content based on their perceived aptitude ■High track
●Teachers: logical reasoning, logical thought processes/analysis, ability to understand exactly what a question is asking, their own talents and thoughts are important, interpretive skills/scientific reasoning●Students: understand complex concepts/ideas, independence, logical/organized thinking, discipline■Low track ●Teachers: checking paycheck is correct, planning performance, filling out insurance forms/tax returns, have realistic goals/be comfortable with the minimum●Students: follow directions of the teacher, to listen better, learn to get along with people, always have materials ready when the teacher is ready■Table 13.2 – what high-track and low-track students report as the most important thing they learned all yearStudy guide: 22-Dyer- “Anybody’s Son Will Do”Questions 1-4: Based on Dyer’s analysis, evaluate the evidence for the truth or falsity of the
following statements. If it’s true, quote one or two sentences from Dyer that show why. If it’s false, quote one or two sentences from Dyer that show what the truth really is. It might help to also highlight the passages in the reading, and to write the page number(s) with your evidence here. 1. Basic training isn’t about changing people; it’s about teaching them the skills that soldiers need. T / F2. For most young men, an important aspect of being a marine is learning how to be a real man.T / F“For the young recruits, basic training is the closest thing their society can offer to a formal rite of passage…” (211)3. Close order drill is taught (only) because today’s soldiers must be able to march into battle without flinching. T / Fbut part of a group” (215).4. Basic training is designed to be very difficult in order to weed out all but the superior recruits. FThe remainder of the questions 5 through 8 are discussion questions: 5. Why do armies prefer their soldiers to be young? 6. Many people have incorrect notions about why soldiers are willing to kill. Based on Dyer’s
article, how do you convince someone to kill? What determines whether someone will pull the