Topic: How to write a report for middle school
June 17, 2019 / By Tibby Question:
I need to interview someone who is of a different background than me (white, and American). I am having a hard time finding somebody to do it. This is for a class that is helping future teachers diversify and understand what foreign students go through. Here are the questions:
1. Where did or do you attend elementary, middle, and high school? Did you go to college? If in two different countries- compare and contrast your school experience in each country. What was good? What did not work well for you? Did you go to school in Somalia? Just tell me as much as you can about your school experience including how other students and teachers treated you.
2. Do you feel like your schooling is preparing or prepared you for what you are doing now?
3. Would you like to have more schooling? Explain.
4. Did a teacher ever make a difference in your life?. Explain. If no, how could a teacher have helped?
5. Did a teacher ever hurt you in any way? Shaming, Humiliating?
6. Do you feel welcome in the community? In the school?
I would appreciate some help soooooo much! I do need a really detailed in depth interview, so please be interested if you answer! Thanks!
Roslyn | 3 days ago
I'm not Caucasian
1. I attended my primary school in Doha, Qatar. I haven't yet been to college or finished my high school yet. Right now, I'm in my home country, not in Doha. I'm not so good with the local language, the official language of my country, or even with my own Mother tongue. I fumble for words, but I speak fluent English. In Doha, I was one of those popular kids with perfect academic grades and a good sports record and impressive extra-curricular records(that made a huge effect on my self-esteem) But in my home country, I found that competition was better. The school strength in here is just the same as it was in Doha, but the school in my home country was a completely different and strange world for me. The people's mannerisms were different, there were a few language barriers as the kids would tease me because I could speak fluent English, but struggled and fumbled in theirs...etc. That had a negative impact on me, in my home country. The teachers in both the countries were highly supportive and I could count on them, trust them with my feeling, though in a larger scale in my home country. In fact, my best friend is my class teacher.
No, I haven't been to Somalia.
2. Yes, I strongly feel that my schooling is preparing me for the worst in life and has made me what I am right now. I have this great tendency to attract a lot of trouble for myself. So, recently, in the past one year, I have been reprimanded about 5-6 times by the head/principal of my school. I have been trying my best to take all this incidences in a positive sense, and believing in myself, telling myself that the best/worst is yet to come.
3. I definitely look forward to a few more years of schooling, in my home country, because that's where, I believe, I will learn the best of life's valuable lessons.
4. Yes, a few teachers made a huge impact on my life. Many, (or most) have made their subject seem more interesting, some have given me valuable advice, and a few, but countable ones have changed my whole life and principles. I was a very touchy, sensitive, confident, enthusiastic kid, and those few teachers made me what I am today- a bit more organised, calm, mature, humble... because when I came crying to them, or even my family members, I found true solace in them, who seemed to know the situation, the way to make me realise that the world cannot be changed.
5. Maybe, if I count one experience I had with my principal. I respected her a lot and knew her quite well to be understanding, very friendly and also about her interactive ways to teach us kids. I had been sent to a quiz with two other guys, and a teacher. One of the guys and me did not answer many questions. We were scolded and asked to bring an explanation in written about the incident. I felt very bad that day, because I felt insulted, and she said that I did not deserve to be taking part in any competition (she judged me that way, even after I won quite a few laurels for my school, and this one incident couldn't label me as undeserving and irresponsible) I submitted an S.W.O.T analysis.....(Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat). She was being extremely judgmental and accused me of being very egoistic, not accepting my mistake, blaming others for what happened, and breaking the trust she had in me by giving it to the team members and the teacher, when she told me to submit it to her. I wouldn't say I was given a chance to explain my intention for writing the analysis, because I was heavily accused, I stood like as if she were holding my throat against the wall and I was gasping for breath. I intended to write that analysis, because I wanted to make the best of the negative experience, and had mentioned my faults, and the group's faults too, and that I hadn't given the report to everyone (as I had planned) , just the teacher as of then. But ... I couldn't given the above situation. Anyway, I was so sure that she was the one being egoistic, not wanting to listen to my side of the story. Humility is not just bending one's neck, but also lending a helping hand and a listening ear--- that's what I was thinking. Not one word escaped my throat, and not one tear, rolled down my cheek. I cried later on, and the incident is still a big nightmare for me, I wouldn't want to even glance at her, for fear or bursting out...and so on....
6. Right now, I feel welcomed. Language barriers still exist, though when someone makes fun of me because of my wonderful English and unknowingly laugh and underestimate me that I cannot understand what they just spoke in their language, I snap back at them, and speak up - I understood you. And, I end up giggling at my own intelligence!!
Happy to help. :)
Originally Answered: Becoming a licensed Optometrist in the USA with a degree from a foreign country?
The following was found on the web. Courses in Costa Rica are not noted as accredited. Maybe you want to find the website for the American Optometric Assn. Accredition Council on Optometric Education for more info.
The Doctor of Optometry degree requires the completion of a 4-year program at an accredited optometry school, preceded by at least 3 years of preoptometric study at an accredited college or university. All States require optometrists to be licensed.
Education and training. Optometrists need a Doctor of Optometry degree, which requires the completion of a 4-year program at an accredited optometry school. In 2006, there were 16 colleges of optometry in the U.S. and 1 in Puerto Rico that offered programs accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Requirements for admission to optometry schools include college courses in English, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. Because a strong background in science is important, many applicants to optometry school major in a science, such as biology or chemistry as undergraduates. Others major in another subject and take many science courses offering laboratory experience.
Admission to optometry school is competitive. Applicants must take the Optometry Admissions Test, which measures academic ability and scientific comprehension. As a result, most applicants take the test after their sophomore or junior year in college, allowing them an opportunity to take the test again and raise their score. A few applicants are accepted to optometry school after 3 years of college and complete their bachelor’s degree while attending optometry school. However, most students accepted by a school or college of optometry have completed an undergraduate degree. Each institution has its own undergraduate prerequisites, so applicants should contact the school or college of their choice for specific requirements.
Optometry programs include classroom and laboratory study of health and visual sciences and clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Courses in pharmacology, optics, vision science, biochemistry, and systemic diseases are included.
One-year postgraduate clinical residency programs are available for optometrists who wish to obtain advanced clinical competence. Specialty areas for residency programs include family practice optometry, pediatric optometry, geriatric optometry, vision therapy and rehabilitation, low-vision rehabilitation, cornea and contact lenses, refractive and ocular surgery, primary eye care optometry, and ocular disease.
Licensure. All States and the District of Columbia require that optometrists be licensed. Applicants for a license must have a Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited optometry school and must pass both a written National Board examination and a National, regional, or State clinical examination. The written and clinical examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry usually are taken during the student’s academic career. Many States also require applicants to pass an examination on relevant State laws. Licenses must be renewed every 1 to 3 years and, in all States, continuing education credits are needed for renewal.
Other qualifications. Business ability, self-discipline, and the ability to deal tactfully with patients are important for success. The work of optometrists also requires attention to detail and manual dexterity.
Advancement. Optometrists wishing to teach or conduct research may study for a master’s degree or Ph.D. in visual science, physiological optics, neurophysiology, public health, health administration, health information and communication, or health education.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition
Originally Answered: Becoming a licensed Optometrist in the USA with a degree from a foreign country?
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