LAST QUIZ AND CAMPAIGN ANALYSIS Essay Example

  • Category:
    Philosophy
  • Document type:
    Assignment
  • Level:
    Undergraduate
  • Page:
    1
  • Words:
    661

Question 1

Which philosopher/s believe/s that discipline is an external force that helps to create who we are as we internalise it, according to Covaleskie (1996) in his 1996 Philosophy of educationencyclopaedia entry on ‘Discipline’?

Select one:

a. Michel Foucault only

b. Neither Michel Foucault and Emile Durkheim

c. Emile Durkheim only

d. Both Michel Foucault and Emile Durkheim (Page 158 – 9 par. 7)

ANSWER: D

Both Michel Foucault and Emile Durkheim (Page 158 – 9 par. 7)

Question 2

Which of the following is NOT a feature of the organisation of time, space and behaviour by the carers in infant-toddler day care, in Robin Leavitt’s analysis?

Select one:

a. the caregivers do not watch and try to  understand the children to work out what might suit their need and moods, but rather they subject the children to arbitrary, fixed, externally applied schedules

b. the children are only given developmental, transformative power instead of the extractive power (Smith,1983) that caregivers should offer them in order to extract the best out of them as individuals with the potential to reciprocate (Page 42, par 1)

c. a ‘temporal rigidity’ (Polakow, 1992) is imposed by the caregivers, meaning that the children have to give up or change their experience of time as they come to internalise institutional time

d. the needs of the adults (to be in control, or to get things done at certain times) are favoured over those of the children, to the extent that they actually deny or ignore what the children are expressing about being tired or hungry

ANSWER: B

The children are only given developmental, transformative power instead of the extractive power (Smith,1983) that caregivers should offer them in order to extract the best out of them as individuals with the potential to reciprocate (Page 42, par 1)

Question 3

What is wrong with parenting norms today being governed by the scare stories of an alarmist culture, according to Furedi in his Introduction to Paranoid parenting?

Select one:

a. Parents are judging themselves on how well they are monitoring their children more than how they are fostering their growth and independence (Page 5 par. 2).

b. Parents are becoming more irrational and incompetent as they react to media-hyped fear instead of the expert advice of proper parenting authorities

c. Parents are spending too much money on safety and surveillance equipment; it is unnecessary and takes away from the big-ticket items like college funds

d. Parents are getting so used to scare stories that they become immune to their warnings and let their guard down

ANSWER: A

Parents are judging themselves on how well they are monitoring their children more than how they are fostering their growth and independence (Page 5 par. 2).

Campaign analysis (reflection 200 words)

The Cancer Council’s No Tan Is Worth Dying campaign intrigued me not only because of its current and past influences in political and social spheres but also by how it came to life. Founded with a purpose of creating awareness on the dangers of sun-tanning, the campaign inspired and has continued to do so for many decades, the Australian nation and beyond, the campaign is a manifestation of how the life of an individual, Clare Oliver, can transform the lives of many generations and millions across the globe. It is for this reasons that I chose the campaign. It embodies tenacity and the maxim of “out of one, many”. What I found really astounding about the campaign is its ability to withstand the test of time and societal changes. It was founded several decades ago in a society different from the current 21st century Australian society but it has remained vibrant and relevant to date. It touches on one of the dearly held beautification and social practice: sun-tanning. Moreover, its ability to transcend geopolitical boundaries is eye-catching. However, I would wish for the donors, relevant authorities and stakeholders to revive it and inject more vigour and vibrancy into the campaign.