This value is shared by whites, African Americans and Hispanics. It is the way that society is set up. When I was growing up what was important was to make the home front, with marriage and children, but today it is college. As a woman in our focus group in Old Bridge, New Jersey, said: By way of conclusion, I would like to reaffirm the viewpoint that successful students essentially rely on themselves rather than their interim teachers albeit the pivotal of their masters to some extent.
One apparent evidence for the case is that in most of the modern countries abundant universities prefer to use one widespread curricular program which is based on only instructions given by professors during in-sessional courses. Would you support that statement? As Table 5 shows, participation in higher education is lowest among Hispanics, somewhat higher among African Americans and highest among whites.
Further even more importantly, though, students inevitably need to enhance their independent working ability being apart from their teachers. Some have argued that higher rates of poverty in these groups make access to higher education more difficult; others suggest that predominantly black or Hispanic high schools are less successful in preparing students for college work.
They know that people of all ages enroll in higher education, and many spoke with pride of their own achievements as adult learners and even of the achievements of their parents. A Gap Between Aspiration and Participation The emphasis that parents place on higher education becomes even more striking when we compare it to the actual participation rates of the various groups.
Every time I spoke to [my kids], since they were babies, I said, "After you finish college, then you can start thinking about what you want to do. The Hispanic response, in other words, is nearly double that of the population in general.
Parents of high school students place especially high importance on a college education, and African American and Hispanic parents give college an even higher priority than do white parents.
The difference between the views of Hispanic and African American parents versus white parents emerges even more sharply when we ask people whether it is possible to be successful in the workplace without a college education.
Other studies have found that when respondents are asked to select the most important quality for success, they rate things such as hard work ahead of a college education. Why is college important? This emphasis on college also surfaced in a focus group with African American parents in Chicago and in another with Hispanic parents in El Paso.
Before you could get a good job with a high school graduation. When we interviewed Hispanic and African American parents, however, the picture changes substantially.
It did open doors.
The high value on college education is particularly clear when we ask people how important a college education is for success in later life. They want their children not only to have a job with good pay, but also to have the kind of job and social standing that they see as following from a college education.
Even More Important for Minorities Because Public Agenda conducted additional survey interviews and focus groups with African American and Hispanic parents of high school students, this study affords the unique opportunity to compare the attitudes of these two groups with white parents, as well as with the general public.
The respondents frequently spoke of higher education as the key to economic and social mobility, and as one possible way to overcome the barriers of poverty and prejudice.
But I wonder in a few years, will there be a time when that will change and we will let them go? Significantly, the value placed on college education is highest among those who have the lowest rates of participation. As Table 4 shows, African American attitudes fall in between the views of the population as a whole and the strong position taken by Hispanic parents.
The Importance of Opportunity Given the importance that people place on higher education, it is hardly surprising that they are equally concerned that everyone who is qualified and motivated has the opportunity to attend a college or university.
Page 5 of 18 Finding One: He works for SEPTA [the local transit authority] and he has advanced in salary and promotions along the way, but he has always said he would have made so much more money if he did have his college degree.
If you have an ability to sell you can go anywhere just as if you had a college degree, and you can make an enormous amount of money.There is no doubt that there are variety of different perspectives on the question whether it is true that it is more salient and effective course of action to be an independently good student so as To be successful in aducation it is more important to b a good student than to have good teachers.
Good teachers have a good qualifications and subject knowledge; they are organised, energetic and have empathy and good communication skills. This is obviously important for good education.
However, it is really the diligence and intelligence of the student that determines whether learning will be successful or not. What Matters to Student Success: A Review of the Literature The good news is that interest in attending college is near universal. As early as97 percent Department of Education ).
More than one-fourth of 4-year college students who have. Successful tertiary education, apparently, lays foundation for the future career of each student. On the one hand, as an argument goes, it is more important to be a good student than to have good teachers.
Others, on the other hand, think differently. 3/5(1). Higher education is perceived as extremely important, and for most people a college education has become the necessary admission ticket to good jobs and a middle-class lifestyle.
Parents of high school students place especially high importance on a college education, and African American and Hispanic parents give college an even higher. History has witnessed that most of the successful people in world have not been so good with their education.
But that doesn't mean education is not important. And that also does not mean that every educated individual is successful.Download