I concur with the author’s sentiments as not all learners are the same, and it is the obligation of the tutor to ensure that all the learners are engaged in the learning process if education has to take place. With the growing trend in the population in schools that embrace diversity, this aspect cannot be ignored. Hinchey (2006) indicates that in every four school going kids, one of them is of a different race as opposed to the Whites.
On the part of Spring (2011), education takes the shape of emancipating people from issues such as poverty as through education, individuals are taught skills that instill values that give permanent solutions to life. With the many objectives of education outlined by Spring (2011) such as social restoration of the society and active citizenship, I concur with the authors’ argument that education in America has solely focused on the human capital doctrines. It is expected that the present population will lack the values of creating a future generation that will have strong values in terms of morals, culture and nationalism. It is also evident that the human capital ideas will not impart lasting values that education is supposed to offer, as the principles of this ideology will create enough jobs for the graduates at present. The graduates may end up not having something permanent to do with the skills they acquire. This kind of education may, therefore, not be termed as successful.
I agree with Spring (2011) when he indicates that it is important to reduce the gap between the rich and poor learners in class. The author continues to say that this is possible if the public reporting of the scores, the creation of universal curriculum expectations and the closure of the non –performing schools is followed to the letter (Spring, 2011).
Education, for Spring (2011) is an intricate matter and needs to be closely checked so as to ...Show more