Alienation In Education

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Education has evolved into one of the most influential priorities in life and has transformed many lives. That influential necessity has however not always been beneficial in shaping one’s identity and ramifications. What could be known as traditional and morally good could be known as simply inadequate in some educational perspectives. The authors Rodriguez, Tan, and Kincaid all have experienced the pitfalls of assimilationist educational systems, as they had experienced alienation, and strain on their families communication. In each written piece, the authors had experienced the pitfalls of the assimilationist educational systems. In Rodriguez’s memoir, assimilation was a large concept of his educational, and social upbringing. Growing up in a predominantly white community, preserving his own cultural values had somewhat proved a difficult …show more content…
The author Rodriguez, was a victim of “ extreme public alienation ” ( Rodriguez ). English was not his first language and proved to be quite an intimidating language to speak in public. He was a dark skinned man in a predominantly white community with the desire to educate himself, and pursue his writing career. Rodriguez argued that denouncing public education encouraged public separateness. In “ Mother Tongue, ” Tan’s mother was an example of a victimized person alienated in american modern day society. Her mother could not speak the English language well, and was at times mocked for this. Her mother had long “ realized the limitations of her English ” ( Tan 702 ). She was treated poorly because others viewed her as estranged, and imperfect for not knowing how to accurately use the American language.Tan had long been embarrassed by her mother’s inability to accurately speak the language. Society had always described her english as broken, or unable to be

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