ENHANCING CHILDREN’S LEARNING AT SCHOOL AND IN THE HOME.

HOW CHILDREN LEARN

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HOW TEACHERS CAN HELP THEIR PUPILS TO SUCCEED AT SCHOOL.

Educational issues that affect many in society children including African  Caribbean youth in schools According to the a report on ethnic minority learning in schools, the report suggested that more effort needs to be made in order to increase the university applications for for minority ethnic groups. (data from the Independent) It stated that the Vice Chancellor of Oxford admitted that the intake of the University still reflects gross inequalities in society.   It suggested that less than one third of Oxford Colleges admitted three to four fewer black applicants during the past three years.

The report suggested that  over 2,500 people interviewed nationally reveals that people from groups of ethnic minority identifies that there is a clear link between a good education and success.  Yet only half of the ethnic minorities think that higher education is easily accessible to them.   This shows that an equal opinion  between the positive and the negative thinkers.  The half that thinks positively is more likely to pursue an academic career compared to the half that think it is not worthwhile pursuing.  Why do ethnic minorities think in such a way that they will not have access to higher education?  Why do they think that way?  Is it something to do with their home background, or schools do not help them enough about what choices are available to them. It is the duty of schools to inform them and help them make those difficult choices, because teachers are more aware of those higher educational institutions and what values they hold. They should therefore not hesitate to impart those values to their students in helping them to make choices for their future.

The driving force lies in the hands of those teachers who are there to nurture their students by imparting knowledge to them which they do not know. Pupils and students have told me that they would like teachers to talk to them more and to listen to them more.  That is what make teaching interesting, when there is a reciprocity of communication taking place. The children will be eager to learn and the teachers will gain much satisfaction and respect for their hard work, because children do appreciate and respect good teachers and always remember them long after they have left school  even in their adulthood. So it is worthwhile giving  the children some good memories of those precious days spent at school, preparing them for life in the outside world.  They can reflect on those happy days regardless of the challenges they may have to  deal with.