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Transcript of EDUCATION
Dropouts increase the demand for social services, including welfare, medical assistance, and unemployment compensation.
Half of all state prison inmates did not complete high school
Factors associated with dropping out include
low educational and occupational attainment levels of parents, low family income, speaking a language other than English in the home, single-parent families, and poor academic achievement.
Many dropouts have friends, who are dropouts, but it is not clear to what extent and in what ways a student’s friends and peers influence the decision to leave school.
What do you think are some issues with the educational system?
Issues with the system
The educational system is made to cater to a large number of individuals, almost like a factory , you get in, learn and get out. Unfortunately, this factory is not always catering to children who fall through the cracks.
Violence in schools
Learning disabilities / mental illness
Violence in schools
Boys (30%) were twice as likely as girls (15%) to have engaged in violent behavior.
In 2010 there were more than 800,000 nonfatal school victimization's of children and teens ages 12 to 18.
Youth and school violence can lead to depression, alcohol and drug use, suicide, anxiety, and fear.
According to Statistics Canada, of all the children with disabilities in this country, more than half (59.8%) have a learning disability.
"Dyslexia is a brain-based learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. "
"These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence".
ADD/ADHD can be character as a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior.
Violence in Schools
Violence in Schools
The impact of bullying in school can affect the child outside of the classroom doors. It may cause them to drop out of school from the fear and anxiety of being bullied.
-Physical bullying (using your body or objects to cause harm): includes hitting, punching, kicking, spitting or breaking someone else's belongings.
-Verbal bullying (using words to hurt someone): includes name calling, threats and teasing.
-Social bullying (using your friends and relationships to hurt someone): includes spreading rumours, gossiping, excluding others from a group or making others look foolish or unintelligent. This form of bullying is most common among girls
Over time children who have bullied find a way of coping with the stress, anxiety and fear it brings. While some victims may become depressed and begin to withdraw socially, others react aggressively and turn to violence. An example being...
79% of youth, being chronic offenders or serious habitual offenders were not attending school during this data collection period.
According to a report out of Alberta, Canada;
Media and school violence
Today, children are exposed to more violence and mature themes than we were exposed to growing up.
In the news
Ontario sexual education
what are your opinions on this revision?
The Educational system
It has been proven that if children are not in school and are already exposed to violent behaviors, they will be more likely to get into trouble.
What are your opinions about school suspensions?
Have you every been suspended, did it help you or hurt you in the long run?
83% of the CO’s and 75% of the SHO’s have had involvement with the Child Welfare System.
82% of chronic offenders had been suspended from school.
A UK study reports ;
That animated shows aimed at youngsters often have more brutality than programs broadcast for general audiences.
And they said children copied and identified with fantasy characters just as much as they would with screen actors.
This affects children in school and there overall development because they normalize violent behaviors and think that it is okay to react violently in a difficult situation because that is what they see there favorite cartoon doing.
In conclusion, many factors affect the educational system. Though the system works for many individuals, it does have cracks in it. We can see that the prevalence of school violence, drop out rates, mental illness and violence in the media all play a role in how a child develops throughout there educational career.
Mental health and the educational system
Children spend half their lives in schools, 6 hour a day, 5 days a week.
The affects of bullying often linger for years, depression, anxiety and thoughts of worthlessness can occur as a result of bullying.
1 in 5 young people suffer from a mental illness, that’s 20 percent of our population.
In the last few years schools have become more aware about the impacts of mental illness in students and have developed programs to help end the stigma and prevent suicides in teens.
Even though many people suffer from mental illnesses, you often will only know someone has a mental illness if they tell you directly.
Unlike a broken arm or leg, it is often difficult to understand what that person may be experiencing
Someone committing school violence could be legally responsible under the Criminal Code of Canada (The Youth Criminal Justice Act) through harassment, assault and murder.
A few forms of bullying:
Mental illnesses are disorders of brain function. They have many causes and result from complex interactions between a person’s genes and their environment. Having a mental illness is not a choice or moral failing. Mental illnesses occur at similar rates around the world, in every culture and in all economic groups.