The primary advantage of labeling students is being able to get them formal and informal assistance to improve their educational experience more easily. A primary drawback is that labels may shape the way a teacher interacts with the student, possibly creating a self-fulfilling prophecy that limits student success.Continue Reading
Federal and state aid for special education programs is often tied to a formal diagnosis or assessment of a student's special needs. Thus, formalizing a label, such as learning disability or autism spectrum disorder, enables the school to get the funding it needs to provide support services. Informally, labeling inside a school may draw attention to the special needs of certain students. Faculty and staff may develop extra support systems and invest time with students deemed "unmotivated" or "at-risk." The school can also build communication with parents to work through challenges.
When a teacher labels a student based on observed traits or behaviors, the attitude the teacher projects toward that student may put a ceiling on the student's performance. A student may also conform to the perceived expectations of the teacher. If a student senses a role of "troublemaker," characteristic behaviors may follow. A teacher may also brighten the spotlight on a child's flaws, which are common at a particular age. Labeling students with disabilities or concerning traits in a classroom can also affect how peers treat the student.Learn more about K-12
Qualifications that a Title I school must have include a large number of students from low-income families that qualify for government assistance programs and a school plan for serving low-income students. School eligibility for Title I grants depends on poverty estimates for the students in each school as well as the state cost of providing an education.Full Answer >
School uniforms provide several benefits for students, teachers and parents, including reducing distractions in the classroom, eliminating conflicts between parents and children about what to wear to school and even improving safety. Depending on the school dress code, students may be required to wear school uniforms starting at a young age. Wearing uniforms is frowned upon by some students, while others feel that wearing school-oriented clothing improves self-esteem and confidence and stimulates positive behavior.Full Answer >
Collaborative classrooms allow for students to work together and help each other learn, but if there is not an established atmosphere of respect and positive classroom management, students could actually disrupt each other and achieve less. Proponents of collaborative classroom environments say that these classrooms are more likely to help students to feel included and engaged when they might otherwise tune out.Full Answer >
Some advantages of co-education in Pakistan include fostering mutual understanding and respect between the sexes and moderating students' behavior in the classroom. It is also considered beneficial to personality development and character building, ultimately turning out well-rounded, better-adjusted individuals capable of dealing maturely and comfortably with members of the opposite sex.Full Answer >