The achievement gap between Latino students and their Caucasian counterparts is ever widening due to a combination of factors working unfairly against the common Latino student including a lower economic standing, a lower level of parental involvement, and institutional racism.
Most of us have at least heard or read Forrest Carter’s The Education of Little Tree, a book published in the 1970s. Initially, the book was meant to be an autobiography of a Cherokee boy raised in the hills of the Appalachian Mountains by his loving grandparents.
I am glad to have this class before I finish my program. It was intense for me, but I have learned useful and interesting information. For this class, I choose a research project. I preferred to try something new to me. I have not done a research project before.
Alfred Alder is a well-known philosopher and psychiatrist. He was born in 1870 and died in 1937. His theory primarily stresses the need to understand individuals within one’s social context by exploring the main aspects such as lifestyle, teleology, social interest, inferiority, and courage.
At some point, it intrigued me how students would meet outside their halls of residents almost the whole day making fun and laughing. At first, I was tempted to think that they were disoriented and had nothing to do in particular. “Did they join college to waste their precious time?” I would ask myself.
I remember when I was still in elementary school and feeling helpless because there were still so many years of school ahead of me. However, through each subsequent year of school, I found my passion for learning to grow and I realized how much I loved going to school, learning how the world worked and seeing myself grow in knowledge.