`` Hidden Intellectualism `` By Gerald Graff Essay example

1062 Words Jan 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Book smarts help students in the classroom, but students do not really learn about the real world situations. Many situations that people get into in the real world revolves around subjects that kids do not really learn in school like how to repair different objects and investing their money. What would happen if somebody did not know how to solve a situation? Would street smarts or book smarts help someone more if they broke down in the middle of nowhere? They do not teach students everything in schools that they should. With the ever changing world that we live in, author Gerald Graff writes in his article 'Hidden Intellectualism ' that we need to think more about what happens in the future in our school, so we need to teach more street smarts in our schools. In Gerald Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism he talks about why we should recognise book smarts and street smarts equally in schools and in society. Graff talks about how when was a kid and how he was not really that interested in school, but he truly loved sports (381). He states that he learned more from doing street smarts that he felt smarter because of them (383). Graff also blames the schools for not recognizing all of the potential in students (380). Graff thinks that students could learn more by doing things they enjoy, “if we encouraged them to do so at first on subjects that interest them rather than ones that interest us.”(381) What Graff is talking about is that students could achieve much more if they…

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