Class Notes. Nov. 20.

3 Pages

Consumer and Family Studies
Course Code
CFS 321

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
Kids and Drugs Video  This guy read a book in class and he’s talking about how the book says that people like BIG lies and they like to hear it enough to think it’s the truth.  Drug dilemma is that people made lies so good about drugs by involving them in movies etc.  Everyone thinks that black, poor , inner city youth that they do the most drugs but they are actually the ones who do the least doing drugs  The ones who do the most drugs are white, middle class, suburban  When the person visit some of these suburban areas, they don’t believe that their kids know what drugs are (ignorance) and therefore the problem gets bigger  BIG LIE #1: law enforcement will be in charge of solving the drug problem. (started in about 1980) thus the zero tolerance policy was enforced. The jails got so crowded because of it, they either had to build more jails or let them go. $50,000-$75,000 to build a new jail cell and $30,000 to keep someone in jail for a year. There’s a big drug problem in jails which is protected by ;aw enforcement therefore it can’t be fixed with law enforcement.  BIG LIE#2: It’s a health education issue. It’s unreasonable that teachers have to teacher all this stuff on top of regular curriculum. Reasonable intelligence says that once you know something’s bad for you, you won’t do it but smoking, doing drugs etc. has nothing to do with intelligence.  It’s a moral issue! Get fam. involved, churches Chapter15 Learning objectives: 1. know the practice of academic tracking and pros and cons of it p. 350 2. summarize the attributes of schools contributing to their success 3. compare junior high schools with middle schools, p. 349-350 4. know the differences between task orientation and performance orientation and achievement patterns p. 351 5. be able to discuss the factors related to dropping out of high school 6. discuss learning disabilities 7. feat 8. her of learning disabilities 9. discuss multicultural education There are 2 primary perspectives regarding education:  Traditionalists believe that the purpose of education is to teach reading, writing and arithmetic in other words basic skills.  On the other hand, progressives are that the purpose of education is to give students the skills they need to face life such as good sense of citizenship, home and family living, vocation, physical health and effective personal growth p 346-349 All of the following are challenges that face U.S. high schools today:  Diversity in student pop. Has increased  # of students have increased  Teachers must accommodate students who have a great variety of interests and abilities In regard to academic tracking, remember that assignment to lower track may contribute to a sense of alienation and failure among students. (Refer to Research highlight: tracking on p.350)  lower tracks often teach watered down versions of college preparatory class.  Lower tracks usually more class time goes to discipline and less to instruction  Low-income and minority adolescents are more frequently assigned to mom- college than to college tracks.  Students in non-college tracks are more likely to lose interest in school and eventually drop out then those assigned to college prep. Tracks.  Students in higher tracks often suffer blows to self-esteem and lose faith in their abilities in a single subject due to the fact that they no longer perceived as exceptional, and are only average compared to the classmates in the specific tracks. Alterna
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.