The Place Of Conflict Within Education Essay

1110 Words Jul 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Place of Conflict in Education Conflict in education is defined as a challenge to the way a person thinks or behaves. It can be an uncomfortable process between young students and professors which can involve uneasiness, fear or a range of other strong emotions. Conflict is a natural and daily occurrence that we experience in classrooms like conflict in thoughts, attitudes, beliefs, language, gender or cultural barrier. Two professors of different backgrounds, Gerald Graff, of Illinois, and Deborah Tannen, of Georgetown university discuss the problems about “teaching the controversy” in college education and also about the classroom dynamics that are “fundamentally male”. Do all these conflicts in education help one to gain knowledge or are we loosing the essence of a concept which is presented to us? In “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Gerald Graff discuss the problems college students face today in America. As Gerald states, “students have become cynical relatives who care less about convictions than about grades and careers” (338). This problem is solely due to lack of communication between professors, which creates cognitive dissonance. As there is conflict in professor’s perspectives, students may spend learning the evil of communism. So the student cares more about appeasing the professor, changing their opinion depending on the certain professor’s beliefs or ideas, in order to obtain good grades. In all these processes students loose the concept and convictions which…

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