`` Hidden Intellectualism `` By Gerald Graff Essay

1060 Words Dec 9th, 2015 null Page
Book smarts help students in the classroom, but they 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? Teachers 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 society needs to think more about what happens in the future in our schools, so we need to teach more subjects concerning street smarts in our schools.
In Gerald Graff’s Hidden Intellectualism he writes about why society and schools should recognize book smarts and street smarts equally in education and in society. Graff notes about how when he was a kid and not entirely that interested in his education, 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 their learners (380). Graff thinks that students could learn more by doing subjects 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 arguing about…

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