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7 years ago
Haiti has not been the same country after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Almost everything in the country was destroyed. Many of the country's citizens had to live in tents for months. Children did not attend school because school buildings were damaged. This is one event that will forever be apart of Haiti's history. Though it will remind them of the pain and suffering, it will forever remain a scare in the heart of the survivors and those who witness the tragedy. Sine the disaster, other countries and organizations around the globe have made efforts to help amend the wounds suffered ...
7 years ago
Should dropping out of high school be illegal in the United States? This question can be debated at great length because due to opposing views. I think it should be illegal because it doesn't set a good example for other students. It doesn't benefit society because dropouts are likely to be unemployed and don't fulfill civic duties. Since high school is free, I believe every student that enrolls should do his or her utmost best to graduate and pursue further education. However, some individuals have a legitimate reason or had no option but to drop out. Even with that, I still find it difficult...
7 years ago
A student's ability to perform well, for the most part, depends on the teacher. In any institution, it's the responsibility of teachers to help students learn. A teacher's performance is reflected in students' learning. However, teachers are not always to be blame when students are performing poorly. For instance in Pakistan, a normal classroom consists of 70 students and two teachers. Every teacher will struggle to get the best performance out of his or her students in this kind of condition. Thus, quality is a major contributing factor for poor teacher performance. Ironically,
7 years ago
Many refugee children struggle excessively in all aspects of their life. It is not easy living on a foreign soil, and trying to acclimate to its system and culture. Another problem is adapting to the educational system. Math, Science, and Literature are subjects that are taught globally, but every country has a method of teaching these subjects. The difference in languages and curriculums is the primary reason why a refugee student may struggle to excel. For instance, in Syria, the turmoil that began in 2011 has forced many people to leave the country. It is estimated that more than one mil...
7 years ago
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), four million teachers are needed to achieve universal primary education by the end of 2015. This means that every child in the world in an elementary school classroom will have the opportunity to learn. Achieving this goal will be an arduous task as 58 million children are out of school. Out of the four million, 2.6 million will replace teachers who retire, ...
7 years ago
It is seldom to see women who are engineers or have acquired computer-programming skills. Often, many women pursue careers in health, business, agriculture, or commerce. This doesn't imply that women can't be engineers or participate in STEM fields. Many women don't seek to become engineers because they are not motivated. Additionally, it appears that engineering is mostly associated with men. In Senegal for instance, women have few chances to acquire computer or programming skills. As a result, one young woman from Dakar has set out to end that. Binta Coudy De has created a Jjiguene Tec...
7 years ago
In the Arab world, many children are at great risk because of conflict and turmoil. As we all know, war is very destructive and deadly. Many children in the Arab world have been forced to quit school due to conflict. Thus, many children don't have access to education. For instance in Iraq, thousands have taken shelter in schools in the Kurdistan region and elsewhere. This is one of the reasons why many children in Iraq can't go to school. Conseque...
7 years ago
The academic calendar for primary and secondary schools in the United States begins in September and ends in June. Students attend school for nine months and spend three on vacation. In some countries however, the academic year ends in December. This means, students must take end of the year exams that determines their academic progression. A prime example is Bangladesh. Many classrooms there appear empty when December rolls aroun...
7 years ago
The early stages of a child's life are very pivotal. This is the time for parents to find and remedy any issues that can affect the child's future. There are so many aspects of a child's life that can be affected if they don't receive proper growth and development. Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a project by the World Bank (WB), which has been established to improve the lives of children who lack basic necessities. Additionally, the program is set to provide learning opportunities. Millions of young children under the age of 5 in low- and middle-income countries
7 years ago
“All men are created equal.” Those are the very words written in the Declaration of Independence. This phrase is used by many to combat discrimination and racism. It is way of informing people that no ethnicity or race is superior to the other. In actuality, these were the words our forefathers used to free themselves from British oppression. Some individuals believe this statement has failed to live up to its meaning. This article ...
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