September 16th,7: Each ethnicity has their positive and negative baggage and heights and declines its the way life goes.
A lot of people say that U. Not only does the average college student have a deficient understanding of history, his or her perceptions of history are so terrifyingly off-the-mark that you wonder if the next generation will even be able to tell you the difference between Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler.
History requires students to understand causal relationships, and how things are correlated, and how things have influence way beyond their original occurrence.
It requires you to understand logic, and ideologies like religion, philosophy and sociological movements - i.
It requires you to understand human beings, and their motives, and why the believe what they believe, and act the way they act.
Generally, students think that their town is the nexus of civilization, and think that they will never have to travel more than thirty miles in one direction from where they are now to make a living.
The modern college student has no clue how personal finances work, let alone the unfathomably large domain of international economics. In college, students go into a course unwilling to change their perspectives on life, no matter what evidence is presented to them.
Essentially, this is why U. If we turn in a crappy exam paper, we fail not because our diction is horrible, our logic inconsistent and our apparent knowledge of the subject is virtually nonexistent, but because of cultural biases.
Hell, if you think kids today speak English horrifically, I assure you that their written skills are perhaps four times as atrocious.
Last semester, I took a course in which the median exam score was a Now, it sounds pretty damning to note that the average student in the class ranked just mildly above failing. You would think that principles of attrition would mean that, by the time you get to senior level courses, only the best and brightest of the discipline would have been filtered into the upper tier classes.
During the summer semester, I flipped through the graduation list for my department, and out of the or so on the roll, I think only five or six graduated with GPAs high enough to earn honors recognition. All in all, the university graduated more illegal immigrants than it did stand out students within my concentration.
We think effort is totally optional Most college students in the U. The only thing they really care about is getting a diploma, which they think is some golden passkey that will allow them to live like upper-middle class suburbanites for the rest of their lives.
The commonality there is that they see academic achievement as some sort of means and not just an ends, which is how most college students in the U.
Is it possible to remedy the academic woes of my generation? Every five years, you have an entirely new crop of students, with their own strengths and weaknesses, taking over as the new future of this country.
Technology has gotten so expeditious that, in all sincerity, the modern college diploma is practically obsolete a year after it is awarded, and in technological sectors like computer programming and engineering, most degrees are virtually worthless by the time the next wave of students graduate.
The good, I suppose, is that the impact of my generation on the rest of the world is only going to last for a short period of time. In many ways, our mental stagnation really is a creation of the times more than it is a biological reality at the current.
Poor ass farm boys across the nation used their G.Britain’s young people are now more right-wing and authoritarian in their political outlook than the previous generation, undermining the prevailing view that younger people tend to be more. Chantal Kayem. Are kids these days too spoiled?
The Epidemic of Child Indulgence. As a child psychologist, I spend a lot of time observing parents . Nowadays Japan Inc. simply isn't creating middle-class opportunities like it used to, and while young Japanese might fantasize about jobs-for-life, most end up with something much different: paid.
Most people who are young adults now were children or teens when everything went belly-up in We are at the age where we were told as kids that if we worked hard and followed our passions, we . We should probably still expect more young people to live at home than in the past.
Student loans aren’t disappearing any time soon. Americans aren’t getting hitched any earlier. People may claim that young people are getting rowdier, or have become ruder than the ‘good old days’, when they showed respect to their elders.
The ‘good old days’ refer to people’s nostalgic memories of the past.