College students lack basic skills

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College students lack basic skills
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Thu, 01-19-2006 - 4:34pm
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Thu, 01-19-2006 - 10:10pm

Since I live this with this group every day, I can

Sherry

 

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Fri, 01-20-2006 - 7:08pm
Wow! I'm sorry to hear they are like this even at the college level. What you described has been my experience with middle school kids. A couple of years ago I was teaching a library skills class to middle schoolers and this is how they were. Now that I'm at the high school level I don't teach in a fixed schedule any more so I don't see the day to day learning any more. This really is sad!
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Fri, 01-20-2006 - 7:56pm

I guess what we are seeing is a symptom of our society and the result of many factors, parental involvement, lack of positive change in education, public misinformation, teacher stress and the use of TV, video games, and movies as babysitters just

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Sat, 01-21-2006 - 12:02am

This is a little off the original topic (although I read this article and was disturbed by it also) but I am a little concerned by the people taking education courses in school. How many of them are just doing it as a 'fall-back' in case they can't get a career in their chosen field? That scares me....you'd think, college kids choosing their classes and paying for them would actually be trying to learn what the course is about!

my two cents I guess...

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Sat, 01-21-2006 - 10:16am

I agree completely. I find that many are in the classes because they have to pick something for a major. Many seem to be here because it's what mom and dad or "everyone" expects them to do. I think they are just going through the motions more than looking for a career they really want to love and enjoy. Sadly, many still see teaching as an easy way out. Many still don't see it as something that can take 18 hours a day of dedication and hard work.


I have my little speech that I give in day 1 about motivation and dedication, but many don't get it. I lost it with one class last semester.

Sherry