The Perfect School

Essay by LeshaCollege, UndergraduateA+, May 2003

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Education. The Key to Success.

Communication is undoubtedly becoming more and more important in this ever-changing society. This is why Education Utopia School© strives to give students the upper hand by fully developing student's communication and critical thinking skills. This is achieved through a tailored curriculum to teach students' valuable life skills as well as facts. The system of teaching at Education Utopia School© is orientated around the concepts and ideas of "one of the most influential radical educators of our world" (Freire 258), Paulo Freire. The teachers at Education Utopia School© do not "talk about reality as if it were motionless, static, compartmentalized, and predictable" (259). They talk about reality in a manner in which shows the student that it is ever changing, using classroom discussion to further emphasize this point.

The perfect schooling environment is achieved at Education Utopia School© where teachers role is to be respectful of student's opinions, and actively open up the classroom to student discussion.

It has been shown that if students are narrated to "the contents, whether values or empirical dimensions of reality, tend in the process of being narrated to become lifeless and petrified. Education is suffering from narration sickness" (Freire 259). Therefore assessment at Education Utopia School© is based on classroom discussion as well as critical and analytical thinking. This assessment is consistent in every subject taught, enabling students to become confident in speaking, and forming their own opinions about a wide range of subjects and how these affect their own lives. This plays a major role in shaping the person that they are going to become, as if students feel confident about questioning ideas and concepts they gain greater knowledge, which will be applicable to "real world" situations.

Active classroom participation also teaches students to respect other ideas,