2.Past literary movements continue to be influential. Consider romanticism, realism, and modernism. How influential were ideas from those periods? Is that influence clearly seen in the texts you have read? Explain with textual evidence from both outside sources as well as from any of the stories from lesson 3.
3.Research and discuss this idea of money, status, and marriage during any periods you read about in lesson 3. Explain ideas from any of those periods, using both outside sources and ideas from the texts from lesson 3 such as Pride & Prejudice, After the Ball, and The Glass Menagerie. What were some of the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism? Do we experience classism still today? How is that reflected in our society compared to how it was during any of those periods? Consider the types of jobs available to people, depending on social classes during that time. How do jobs nowadays reflect one’s social status?
4.Research and discuss the role of women historically and present. What were some of the abuses of women? Consider the role women play in today’s society, are they still subject to similar abuse?
Violence among school children and schools can contribute greatly to the loss of teacher authority within a classroom and a school as Ramdass mentions in his article on the challenges facing education in South Africa, and astonishingly enough according to Stabroek News; A crisis of teacher authority in schools, there is indeed a correlation between violence and learners’ perception on authority. The article states that teachers are now protesting to uphold their authority and demanding that the government does something about the violence teachers face within schools on a daily basis, for if nothing is done to eradicate that violence, that the ‘pyramid of authority’ holding the education system together is in danger of being eroded. The call to the Minister of Education has been made and the efforts have been null and void. With that said the mention of Freire’s Letters to Teachers should be reanalysed; where special reference should be made to the practice of authoritarianism and the impact it has on a nation. According to her, authoritarianism can cripple a nation and can cripple every aspect of that nation, especially education. This is evident in the way in which South Africa was governed in the apartheid years, with an iron fist. Although education is critically required, occasionally it is disregarded due to other matters considered important to the authority figure (the South African government) or due to the fact that leaders in those countries misuse the authority placed upon them by the citizens and assume roles as authoritarians, with regards to the way in which apartheid completely disregarded the freedom of the citizens and therefore dismissed the concept of freedom and the people’s right to exercise democracy. Similarly, if a teacher exercises authoritarianism in the classroom and does not use the authority placed upon him or her in a disciplined manner, the learners will question the discipline in the classroom. Authoritarian teachers cripple the freedom of learners to express themselves in the manner in which they see fit, their word is final and there are no discussions with regards to necessary decisions; there is no democracy within that classroom. On the contr>GET ANSWER