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    High School, Jaime Escalante was determined to show his class of delinquents that they had the potential to turn their lives around. Mr. Escalante inspired his students to apply themselves, starting in mathematics. Although he first taught them basic math, Mr. Escalante was confident in his students’ ability to excel in calculus and even pass the Advanced Placement exam. Mr. Escalante used unconventional teaching methods to help his students overcome the many diverse obstacles they faced growing up in a Hispanic neighborhood. His students not only saw him as a phenomenal teacher, but also as a mentor and friend. Mr. Escalante’s ability to impact the students who were the hardest to reach would make him as asset to Swansboro High School. The students in Mr. Escalante’s class could all contribute part of their poor performance at school to the lack of support they received from their families and educators. For example, Ana Delgado was temporarily forced to quit school to waitress at her father’s restaurant despite being extremely successful and aspiring to go to medical…

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    The movie Stand and Deliver is about a high school math teacher named Jaime Escalante who encourages his students to become something in life and make others see them as something other than the color of their skin and last name. With his lessons that were not only educational but also had life lessons in them, most of his students end up passing the AP Calculus Exam. In this paper, I will analyze and discuss Stand and Deliver and prove that it is a good movie. To begin with, beneath all…

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    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the elements of effective instruction portrayed in the movie Stand and Deliver. Stand and Deliver is a movie based on the unconventional teaching methods of high school teacher Jaime Escalante. The elements of his particular teaching style discussed within this paper will pertain to educational equity, assessment, engaged learning, differentiated instruction, classroom management, and establishing a learning community. First, depictions of inequity in…

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    of Jaime Escalante, played by Edward Olmos, who worked diligently with a group of roughneck students because he thought that every student has the potential to learn. He believed that if the students and teacher had enough “Ganas” or motivation that students would supersede the expectations of any educational setting. Armed with his motivation he set out to teach 18 students far more math than they ever imagined they would learn; he taught them Calculus for them to take the AP Calculus Exam.…

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    challenged his students and pushed them to work harder for college. In another, related example, in the movie “stand and deliver”, Mr. Escalante wanted his students to come in class on weekends and stay there till late. He pushed students to…

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    The two films that we have watched over the course that I chose to explore both of the films cultural themes and historical background are Stand and Deliver and Real Women have curves. Both films included their own take on cultural themes and different sociological problems. In the movie Stand and Deliver, teacher Jaime Escalante struggles as he tries to teach his math class how to apply themselves into everything that they do with ganas. He teaches them not only a subject, but the importance…

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    student is self-motivated and hardworking. However, more than often, the ideal student does not have the opportunity to attend the nation’s top universities due to the lack of finances. Similar to Delbanco and Jaime Escalante, Edmundson sees education as a tool for shaping one’s own identity and believes that everyone should have equal access to it. It defines not only an individual’s career, but also his values, beliefs and…

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    Have you ever had that one instructor that you will never forget for their inspirational words that encouraged you to thrive? Or on the other hand, instructors that made you doubt your own ability to succeed in life? Take a minute and reflect about the impact that a professor can have on you by helping you realize the importance of a good education. This type of impact can be either beneficial or can cause a negativity. It all depends if you decide to take the challenges set upon you, and if you…

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    Stereotypes In High School

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    Stereotypes are something that has been around for years and they still exist today. Many people believe stereotypes don't have the power to bring down a high school student’s ability to succeed. There have been articles and movies about stereotypes. The article “How a Self Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down a Performance” by Shankar Vedantam has talked about how stereotypes can affect how people perform in school, work, and life. There are also movies that are based on true events that have…

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    comprehend the lessons and lectures. Moreover, the films both concentrate on the extremely low expectations, created by the school systems and community. For example, many students believe that college is beyond their reach; therefore, they settle for staying in the family business, going to a trade school, or dropping out of high school to get a job. Plus, the families of these students are more focused on fitting in to American culture or working, which leads to result them forcing their…

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