These instances would certainly give a sense of optimism on the success of their child's education to every parent. The words of the teacher reflected the need for making the parents understand what the broad expectations from the child would be during the course. Also, assurance to have constant support and earmarking sessions for discussions between teacher and the parent too would give the parents high level of confidence for the particular course.
Giving the milestones for performance like preparation of country reports being conveyed to parents and indicating that it is the parents responsibility to help the child to prepare reports properly would made a few parents inconvenient due to their personal shortcomings. Also, towards the last part of the speech teacher wanted parents to use email facility for easy communication without being aware of the extend of computer literary levels of the parents.
These situations would certainly make parents feel a little hesitant to approach the teacher. As a certain level of ability was expected from the parents for the above mentioned situations, those parents who may not be able to undertake these things might tend to keep them away from the schools and this would have serious impact on their child.
As teacher had employed a translator for easy communication, giving the parents printed guidelines on certain aspects without any specific discussion on them could lead to confusion among parents. Teacher could have been a bit more sensitive to explain the finer details of these things using the support of the translator. Also, teacher could have allowed the parents to talk or discuss over telephone, than expressing a strong preference for email, which would have given more opportunity for parental involvement in their child's education process.
Parent is the navigator in the process of their child's education. Their role in exploring their child's aspiration and caliber is very important (Cotton and Wikelund, 1989). In order to facilitate better parental involvement it is necessary to take the feedback from parents on the child's reaction from the classroom experience. Also, those parents who are involved in teaching would be invited for special interactive sessions with the students with the objective if identifying the relationship issues among them.
Topic : Multiculturalism
With rapid movement of students across countries for education, it has become inevitable to incorporate the importance of multiculturalism in the high school education. The learning objectives proposed in this course are
To develop the ability for identification of issues or problems resulting from multiculturalism.
To express right emotions for the situations where multiculturalism factors are highly involved.
To report the right initiatives that need to be implemented to tackle the issues or problems emerging from multiculturalism.
To apply various theories or methods tried by various leaders to address problems related to multiculturalism.
Grade of study : 12th Grade - High school
Instructions on course - Brief script
The importance of the course is to create awareness among the students on the multicultural interactions and the need for expressing more