When students' language, culture and experience are ignored or excluded in classroom interactions, students are immediately starting from a disadvantage. Everything they have learned about life and the world up to this point is being dismissed as irrelevant to school learning; there are few points of connection to curriculum materials or instruction and so students are expected to learn in an experiential vacuum. Students' silence and nonparticipation under these conditions have frequently been interpreted as lack of academic ability or effort, and teachers’ interactions with students have reflected a pattern of low expectations which become self-fulfilling.jim cummins
Education is not a function of any church or even of a city or a state; it is a function of all mankind.philip wylie
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.Plutarch
One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
I do not believe that in Egypt we can prohibit it [polygamy] by law....Polygamy cannot be prevented by force, but through education.Suzanne Mubarak
A good education would be devoted to encouraging and refining the love of the beautiful, but a pathologically misguided moralism instead turns such longing into a sin against the high goal of making everyone feel good, of overcoming nature in the name of equality … Love of the beautiful may be the last and finest sacrifice to radical egalitarianism.Allan Bloom
If you think education is expensive -- try ignorance.Ann Landers
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.Gail Godwin
Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.George H. W. Bush
God hath blessed you with a good name: to be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune, but to write and read comes by nature.william shakespeare
Oh how our neighbour lifts his nose, to tell what every schoolboy knows.jonathan swift
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of education.victor hugo
You've had a wonderful opportunity to become educated people, but what really matters is not what you have learned and not what is said to you on this day, but what you do with all the days ahead of you.
Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.Elizabeth Blackwell
I just want to show the world it's never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you're old to get it.flavor flav
The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.Dr. Harry K. Wong
Going to college and finding a good job no longer guarantees economic safety.Elizabeth warren
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.nelson mandela
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.C. S. Lewis
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