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Name: Seowon Jung
Instructor: Robin-claire L. Mann
Class: SOC100-31125
Date: 10/28/2008


My team went to research on August 12th. My team members were Matt Maeda, Patty Carr, Rebecca Vinson, and Samantha Makini. This was my first time to research something in the U.S. However, English is not my first language, therefore, interviewing local people was really hard. Nevertheless, I was trying to listen, understand, and focus on their speaking, as a result, I could write down approximately 5 pages.

My teams first destination was Laie. Also going other places from Honolulu was my first time. Laie seemed like rural, silent, and clean. It was different from Honolulu. There were no high buildings, shopping center, and even starbucks. We went to Brigham Young University, and we could interview some of students and faculties. One of faculty, who is from India, thought about the role of school that BYU has influenced many places. Everybody knows this school and goes to the church every Sunday morning. School has educated people not to be stupid. BYU students are from many diverse countries such as India, China, and Japan. Some of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are too exclusive and they dont open their mind. They have almost same hobbies compared with urban people. They would watch TV, movies; and listen music. However, they are living so far from city, so they envy town people. Some of students would go fishing. Other student said that he thought they didnt need the police because of BYU. Everybody is good and nice, not rude. Maybe some of places might need them. They dont have any experience about racial discrimination. He said thats why he is in Hawaii. We left BYU and moved other place. We found a man; he said he is a supervisor of store, asked about involving society. He said that he wanted to be involved society or any communities but he is so busy. Therefore, in order to keep living with his wife, he needs to work. Her wife said they have a son who is a football player in his elementary school. She wanted to be involved her sons football club, but she needs to work, so she so busy and always feels sorry.

We moved to Kahuku. Actually, I have ever been to Kahuku to eat the Truck Shrimp. As I expected, Kahuku was more silent and nobody was there. Some of tourist was eating shrimp, but they looked like uncomfortable and not to want to be interviewed and not to want to spend their time for us. So we decided to move another place like a quiet place. We met a group there, and we asked some questions about their neighborhood and relationships. One of them said that their neighbors are good and excellent. A lot of families people are related here and they share their meal together. They often have a meeting. Neighbors are good and nice. He thinks they dont need the police. I asked him about rail system; he said that rail system wouldnt be of value. Amount of users really need it. He wishes to use rail system soon. Other woman said she was working at church. She has helped people who need her help. Kahuku people look nice and some of boys and girls are handicap. They need her help at church. She mentioned about rail system. She said she doesnt need the rail system because she has her own car and she didnt want to wait for a train or waste her time. Besides, she was not involved in any youth community but she was interested in it. Besides, school must educate student. She said she didnt understand if students have really been educated. One man said that the rail system is really important. Using the rail system could be saved our money. Students dont have own car. Moreover, constructing rail system could increase many jobs. However, his wife had a different opinion from her husband. Hawaiis unique environment could be damaged. Many mongoose and gecko could be died due to construct.

After that, we went to Waialua. In Waialua, finding people was really hard. So, we had to do door-to-door. One of retired man, who was a teacher, said that he thought people needs the police because; he could not see anybody at night on the street. He has a car but he wanted to walk around his home. One of housewife said, it was hard to get bathrooms at shopping center. Many shopping centers have a lot of bathrooms but small malls dont have it. Besides bathrooms dont have bath tissues but most people dont have bath tissues. So malls need to do this. Moreover, some of malls bathrooms are too dirty to use. He, who was a supervisor of store, experienced that he needed to ask for bathroom keys to clerk to use bathrooms because sometime homeless people would sleep there so, due to security problem there they would lock the bathroom doors. 

And then we moved to Nanakuli and found out a shopping mall. So, we asked people in there. We went to the Checker Automobile and we asked him. He said many people want to relate together but they are busy, have to work, because of their kids. Other woman said she was better than city people because they are busier than her. Town people need to take a rest because they are so busy and they dont have their hobbies. Everyday they work. We wend to the Sackn Save and asked a lot of customers. Some of people said, they often come to here but now everything is so expensive. They said the reason is due to gas price. So the government has to develop alternative fuels. Someday the oil will be empty and people will need something instead of oil to drive a car. One of employee said the school must teach the student to save the resources such as electricity and gasoline. Now youth wastes so many things. The children have to know how to separate garbage. Many countries are doing separate garbage but the garbage from the U.S, where are they going? Where are they? They dont understand how we spend so many things.

My teams last destination was Waianae. We could visit every place in a day. I met a public school teacher and interviewed her. She said that education is OK but student dont respect teacher. They dont listen and study. Behavior at school, they meet to cocaine easier than town students. In contrast, the town students are stricter. Besides, 36 schools need more funding. One professional tutor said, homeless people at the beach need more program and need to get a job. They are really dangerous and people dont understand why they dont work. They seem they wont to do nothing. The reason of that they become homeless people is they are dull. They cannot live in society. Thats why they are homeless people. The government needs to get them away from tourists because the number of tourist has been decreased because of them. Sometimes, they beg the money or takeout food. Moreover, they might threaten the tourist. Some of people didnt see homeless people in Waikiki but here Waianae, so many homeless people are here. The government has to do something for them.

In conclusion, a lot of people are interested in social problem, issue, their life and other peoples life. Nonetheless, due to their job, they cant do anything for themselves or other people. However, in my opinion, I think busy is a social issue and phenomenon. So, although the people are so busy, we could figure out something in their life if you have more patient and study them.

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Malama ‘Aina

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:54
Name: Jung, Seowon
Class:  HWST107-WI
Instructor: Luukia Archer
Date: 7/29/2008

          Nowadays, a lot of islands in unknown places have been modernized and the Western culture has affected back stump places such as Africa, Micronesia for a couple of hundreds years. However, nevertheless, a lot of Africans, islanders have still lived same savage life style until now. Moreover, the satisfaction rate of their life has been decreased more and more than before. Has the western culture system been something wrong? Otherwise, have they refused to accept the western culture? Of course, they were already ready to accept the western culture, but the most important thing for them should be nature and people must have not known this.

 Hawaii’s history is as sad as Korea’s it, because, as we know, Hawaii was incorporated into U.S forced. According to Hawaiian Independence, “One meaning of "sovereignty" is control over land and natural resources: the land, the water in the land, the ocean (including a 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone) and the air we breathe. We know well that the indigenous approach to "managing" these "resources" is fundamentally different from the Western colonial approach, emphasizing balance, reciprocity and sustainability versus domination, exploitation and exhaustion. (2008)” People who had lived in Hawaii were native Hawaiians but, their governors were from U.S that native Hawaiian wouldn’t have wanted them to be in Hawaii in order to govern Hawaiian. The governors from U.S would cut down the trees and build a couple of factories where native Hawaiian had lived in. However, Hawaii is only one dynasty of the U.S and governors should think that they needed to protect Hawaii’s language, nature, and environmental unique culture. Nevertheless, some of native Hawaiian has asserted an independence of Hawaii. I guess that native Hawaiian thinks U.S government has destroyed nature and environment of Hawaii but Hawaii is the most famous and beautiful place in the world, as we know. Hawaii has a major role to play as an international trading port and financial center, and will certainly participate actively in the global economy (Hawaiian Independence, 2008). Hawaii is estimated as the best city of the nature and city are combined well each other in the U.S. According to Hawaii’s island of adventure, “The natural environment is Hawaii Island’s greatest asset for visitors and residents alike (2008)”.

          However, native Hawaiians seem to be unsatisfied regarding that Hawaii is the most famous and has a major role in the world. Because, they are worrying about unique environments of Hawaii. Besides that people destroy the nature, Hawaii has continually been affected and shaped by species of plants and animals that are imported (Subashini, 2008). If so, what will the imported animals and plants give effects on environment of Hawaii? Of course, the native animals might lose their own territorial’s from imported. However, the most important thing is that people need more land to build the house, building and store; and they have constructed them regardless of native Hawaiian’s advice and wish.

          As I mentioned, Hawaii is the best city that is combined both nature and city well. Hawaii’s nature problems could be the native animals’ problem and even native Hawaiian people, too.  However, try as they may, they can’t solve it because, many people who are living in Hawaii want them to see great building, house, and shopping center. Moreover, because of the budget Hawaii state government depends on tourist revenues, and the opinion from native Hawaiian that they want to protect Hawaii’s land could be ignored.

          In conclusion, native Hawaiians want to protect the nature, land, and environment of Hawaii; and people want to develop this city, island, and state as a fiftieth in the U.S to get more tourists and make more money. Even if the Malama ‘Aina is an event regarding “Apology resolution”, many native Hawaiians look that they are worrying about their nature, land, and environment more than trouble about land. In this point, the U.S government need to concern about Hawaii’s unique environment, protecting nature, and their land more than before; and, they need to solve the problem about the land that they compensated damage from forced incorporation for native Hawaiians.




Work cited:
Subashini Ganesan, The Silent Invasion. July 17 2008, Maui Weekly,
          < http://www.mauiweekly.com/Malama%20Aina/story7246.aspx>
Hawaiian Independence, Hawaiian Independence and a Sustainable Future, July 28 2008,
          <http://www.hawaii-nation.org/malamaaina.html>
Hawaii’s island of adventure, July 28 2008,
          < http://www.bigisland.org/activities-land/251/malama-aina-care-for-the-land>


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Kamehameha School

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:52
Name: Jung, Seowon
Class: HWST107-WI
Instructor: Luukia Archer
Date: 8/14/2008

Every U.S citizens have the right to be educated without any charge and discriminations. The government would budget to educate them at primary, middle and high school. Indeed, some parents want their children to be educated by better environment, school, and teachers; so, they would send them to the private school that the tuition is very expensive. A few days ago, one private school in Hawaii has been a major issue again that four non-Hawaiian students are suing Kamehamaha School for reason of racial discrimination after they were denied admission. (KITV, 2008)

Kamehameha School is one of the most excellent schools in Hawaii that everything is free for the students who are qualified as native Hawaiian including royal families that the students must be 25% or more blood quantum. Therefore, every native Hawaiian including who has been living with difficulty more than before, can be educated high standard compared with other public schools. In other viewpoint, the royal families of the Hawaiian Kingdom are victims as an overthrown of the Hawaiian Kingdom by invasion and exploitation from the western culture. Therefore, the ancestors of the royal families of Hawaiian Kingdom thought that their descendants needed to be educated in high standard; and In 1883, Bernice Pauahi Bishop directed that the remainder of her estate, inherited through her cousin Princess Ruth Keelikolani, be held in trust “to erect and maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools... one for boys and one girls, to be known as and called the Kamehameha Schools.” She directed her five trustees to invest her estate at their discretion and use the annual income to operate the schools, and also to devote a portion of each years income to the support and education of orphans, and others in indigent circumstances, giving the preference to Hawaiians of pure or part aboriginal blood. (Kamehameha School, 2008). This school is absolutely operated by individual property for native Hawaiian; and non-native Hawaiian is not eligible to enter this school.

Nevertheless, the reason of suing by four non-native Hawaiian students was that the prohibited enrollment of the non-native Hawaiian was wrong for equal opportunity to an education and racial discrimination. In the past, a lot of poor people could not go to school because they did not have money. These days, however, nobody says that they can't go to school because they don't have money. That's why the government has supported education of the citizen until high school. Of course, the four students are not from low-income families, and they just want to go to the school that has better environment to study. However, Kamehameha School is for native Hawaiian, not public school. Maybe, this might be planned lawsuit to make a lot of money. Because, according to KITV, “It was more than a year ago the estate settled a similar lawsuit over its admissions policy which gives preference to Native Hawaiians. The school paid out a reported $7 million (KITV, 2008)”. Indeed, his problem was complicated because, his mother had been adopted by a Hawaiian family, therefore, his mother said his son was Hawaiian. (Rick Daysog, 2003)

My view on this issue is that I agree to the policy of Kamehameha School because, the policy that admission is allowed only native Hawaiian is kind of compensation of national self-respect and pride as native Hawaiian. Maybe, the U.S government might rather have to maintain the unique characteristics of Hawaii than native Hawaiian. Therefore, native Hawaiian needs to educate their descendants to know who they are, where they are from, and what they are going to do.

However, the exclusive policy could make people to split into petty factions. Moreover, the policy could make inharmonic relationships between native Hawaiian and non-native Hawaiian. Eventually, non-native Hawaiian could probably discriminate native Hawaiian in public service. Kamehameha School paid $7 million dollars and they might have satisfied that they could keep the policy but someday they will have to solve this problem. Therefore, they have to make a settlement again in someday without discrimination, money, and, lawsuit; and I suggest three solutions. First is, Kamehameha School had better establish an exceptive clause on the policy for non-native Hawaiian who has the potential to become like leaders in their respective communities and also Hawaii. Of course, Kamehameha School is going to break their tradition but, they could make a great contribution for people between Hawaiian and non-native Hawaiian. Second is operating another school for non-native Hawaiian. Even though Kamehameha School is for native-Hawaiian, the reason of many students want to enroll this school is that this school provides better environment than other public school, even private schools; and everything for their students without any charging as I know. Last one is to register such as a special school in Hawaii government in order to inherit that Kamehameha School needs to teach unique Hawaiian culture, language, and spirit to their students. Therefore, Kamehameha School will have different purpose from other schools. Finally, I strongly believe that between Kamehameha School students and non-native Hawaiian people will be living together in harmony.




Work cited:
Kamehameha School. “Questions and Answers about KS Admissions Policies”,
Aug 6 2008, Honolulu HI,
<http://www.ksbe.edu/admissions/QandA.php>
Rick Daysog. “School lets non-hawaiian stay”, Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii
News, Dec 2, 2003.
<http://starbulletin.com/2003/11/29/news/story3.html>
KITV. “Kamehameha School Faces Another Lawsuit”, Aug 6, 2008.
<http://www.kitv.com/news/17117806/detail.html?subid=10101241>


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Language and Culture

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:51
Name: Jung, Seowon
Class: HWST107-WI
Instructor: Luukia Archer
Date: 8/2/2008 

Language is an ability to create and using language is the most distinctive feature of humans. Each language holds a history and culture, giving identity and roots. Yet, worldwide, 4 languages die every two months. Of the 6,000 languages known, only 3,000 will be left by the end of the 21st century. Even though there is a lot of language in this universe, nobody knows the origin of language. Of course we couldn’t live without language, but what we know is that the language was from the event of the Babel Tower. Many linguists have studied its origin and how it was made. Many animal and even plant species communicate with each other. Humans are not unique in this capability.  However, human language is unique in being a symbolic communication system that is learned instead of biologically inherited. However, the most important thing is language and speech are not the same thing and language and speech have affected our culture, life and development of technologies.
 
Common culture and common language facilitate trade between individuals. Individuals have incentives to learn the other languages and cultures so that they have a larger pool of potential trading partners. The value of assimilation is larger to an individual from a small minority than to one from a large minority group. When a society has a very large majority of individuals from one culture, individuals from minority groups will be assimilated more quickly. Assimilation is less likely when an immigrant's native culture and language are broadly represented in his or her new country. Also, when governments protect minority interests directly, incentives to be assimilated into the majority culture are reduced. In a pluralistic society, a government policy that encourages diverse cultural immigration over concentrated immigration is likely to increase the welfare of the native population. Sometimes, policies that subsidize assimilation and the acquisition of majority language skills can be socially beneficial. The theory is tested and confirmed by examining U.S. census data, which reveal that the likelihood that an immigrant will learn English is inversely related to the proportion of the local population that speaks his or her native language.

America is a country of many races and cultures, and with each passing year, more health care providers are recognizing the challenge of caring for patients from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Health care professionals and managers must have a basic understanding of the impact of language and culture on health care delivery in order to efficiently organize services that meet the needs of both the institution and a diverse patient population. According to Veronica, “Hawaiian was an oral language. The 19th century missionaries, however, were supposed to teach their converts to read the Bible, and created a writing system with an alphabet of only twelve letters for words of indigenous Hawaiian origin. The Hawaiian language became the language of the government, remained the most commonly used language in daily life, and was used between the numerous different ethnic groups who had all arrived here to work the plantations. The alphabets were later expanded to allow for two unique characteristics in the Hawaiian word that the missionaries had missed. (2008)”

Hawaiian remains the languages of the heart and soul. The languages sways like a palm tree in a gentle wind. Their words are as melodious as a love song. Hawaiian is a Polynesian language spoken throughout the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. In the nineteenth century it became a written language and was the language of the Hawaiian government and the people. With the subjugation of Hawaii under the rule of the United States in 1898, Hawaiian was supplanted and English became the official language. Hawaiian was a dying language. Fortunately, today it is experiencing a rebirth through courses of study and the Hawaiian people's general interest in their roots. In 1978, Hawaiian was re-established as an official language of the State of Hawaii and, in 1990, the federal Government of the United States adopted a policy to recognize the right of Hawaii to preserve, use, and support their indigenous language. Since 1970, "Olelo Hawaii", or the Hawaiian language, has undergone a tremendous revival, including the rise of language immersion schools. The cultural revitalization that Hawaiians are now experiencing and transmitting to their children is a reclamation of their own past (Alternative-Hawaii, 2002). 

In conclusion, many languages have been disappeared including Hawaiian. One of reasons is that some countries are trying to cross out languages of their colonies. Why wouldn’t they want to see the people who talk in their language in their colony? Because, the languages could affect economy activities, diplomacy, national defense as well as culture; and the culture can affect everything of people in a country. 


Work cited:
Veronica S. Schweitzer, Olelo Hawaii, Oct 1997, Coffee Times,
<http://www.coffeetimes.com/language.htm>
Ala Mua Hawaii 2002, Aug 2008, Alternative Hawaii,
<http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/hacul/language.htm>

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Article Report #1

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:48
Class: ECON130
Name: Seowon Jung
Instructor: Barbara Ross
Source: Wall Street Journal, B1, Sep-29-2008

Still makers in the U.S decided to reduce outage because demand for steel has been decreased by the credit crisis. Besides, automobile and construction markets are becoming slowdown. Some of steel makers predict and already provide against emergencies that they will not keep earning revenues in the years second half. Although the some of law material costs were decreased, it seemed that didnt give any effects. Therefore, they have planned to reduce output by about 15% in this year.

The steel is raw material to build roads, bridges and office buildings. The reason of decreasing demand for steel is that some projects are postponed or held by unpredictable financial market; and slowdown in automobile and construction markets. Moreover, the steel buyers are purchasing only what they immediately need; and they do not want to overstock the steel in their factories because the price of the steel might be increased later. However, unfortunately, demand from other countries will not be substituted for domestic growth. Therefore, because the demand has been decreases, supply and the equilibrium price will be decreases. Especially, in this case, equilibrium quantity and demand will be decreased. Because, the reason of decreasing demand for the steel is not only due to high price but also the credit crisis. Besides, many steel users dont want to overstock the steel in their factories and want to use immediately the steel as soon as purchasing. Therefore, equilibrium quantity will not be increased. Besides, there is another reason about decreasing supply. The steel maker decided to reduce outage.

In conclusion, the related market, which is every market using the steel such as automobile, construction, heavy machinery, and military weapons, will be depressed. Equilibrium quantity and price would be placed a specific point. Demand started to decrease, and therefore supply price, and quantity will be decreased. Furthermore, equilibrium quantity and price will be decreased, too. So, price, demand, supply, equilibrium quantity and price will be decreased. Therefore, only the customers gain, the steel users such as the construction and automobile companies lose due to slowdown in their market, and steel maker will be lost too due to the steel users.

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Article Report #2

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:47
ECON130-31041
Name: Seowon Jung 
Instructor: Barbara Ross
Source: gulfnews.com 11/16/2008
 
Summary:
The oil price is going down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 337.94 points on 11/14/2008 and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange is seeing options to sell oil at $30.00 a barrel now. The oil buyer has not been interested in buying the oil for almost 2 years because of too low price to make profits. The Brent is selling $53.85 as priced 60 percent off. The largest oil consumer in the world, U.S, has reduced their oil expenditure about two million barrels per day. 

Analysis:
First of all, the U.S, the largest oil consumer, has reduced oil expenditure due to the economic slump is the most important point. The oil doesnt have any substitutions and complements. Indeed, we can use the solar power, electricity for the hybrid car and any other nature resources for what we need but they are not popularized yet. Even though the oil producer will keep producing it in order not to make more loss by fixed cost but consumers demand wont be changed. As a result, the oil price wont be increased. Therefore, the demand curve will be moved to the left and getting inelastic; and the supply curve wont be changed before the oil market will be buoyant. The oil market is kind of oligopoly market because only a couple of countries can produce the oil. Their association, OPEC, decides the output and even the price. Therefore, decreasing demand of an oligopolistic good like the oil is an exceptional case. Besides, it is an evidence to prove that this blow of an economic slump is serious problem.

Conclusion:
The price between willing to sell and willing to buy is not matched. Consumers are reducing or not buying the oil; and the oil trader is not attracted by the oil. As a result the oil price has been decreased and mediated by invisible hand. After the economic slump at this present, if we could overcome from this economic sump, the demand curve will be moved to the right and elastic. However, the supply curve will be inelastic and the oil output wont be changed because the oil output, supply and price are decided by OPEC. Besides, the demand for oil will be the price inelastic in the short run but elastic in the long run.

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Alternative High School

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:44
Name: Seowon Jung
Class: ESL100
Date: 5/12/2008

Many experts, governors, and politicians are focusing on how they make the maladjusted students stay in school to study. One of their programs is the alternative high school. They expect that if parents send the maladjusted students to alternative high schools, they will study hard. Can it be so? Do this kinds of students really want to study? I don’t think that the reason they don’t study is that they don’t like their school or the present educational system. Therefore, I raise a question the effectiveness of alternative high school.

According to Gay, “At-risk students are described as discouraged learners, those who for whatever reason do not achieve in the standard high school program. Poor attendance, habitual truancy, academic lags,and teenage parenthood-these are the causes of what the federal definition specifies as school drop-outs, from 9th to 12th grade. Over 25% of American youth fit that description” (2000). The important thing is habitual truancy. The meaning of habitual truancy is that they don’t want to study and attend at school anymore. Nevertheless, if the parents send them to an alternative high school, do they study and attend there? The experts have to focus not on alternative schools, but on making them to study of their own accord.
If so, how do we make them study and attend school? Indeed, this is the experts’ duty. So regarding my opinion, studying and attending at school are positively necessaries for life of every person. Parents have to inform them that we are not primitive men, but intellectual men. We are not living in the jungle. To live in the city with many people without bother, we have to be educated, cultured, and grounded. In conclusion, before we can focus on alternative schools, we need to think how we make students study and attend school.
 


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Digital Divide

Essay 2011. 8. 3. 20:38
Name: Seowon Jung
Class: ESL100
Date: 5/11/2008

These day, most people have at least one or more digital devices like a cell phone. Young people usually have three or more devices. Cell phone, MP3 player, laptop computer have been necessary items even for older people. Adults, who need a lot of information for their job, can tell from something whether that is wrong or not. However, our children accept everything without distinguish, and they believe that their found is right before somebody says that is wrong. Children can look for everything they want to know from internet and every children might have same thoughts one another. Every children see same information on the internet. They have been losing their personality and originality. Therefore, we need to change educational system or way in order to get back originality and personality for our children.

A lot of school have purchased laptop and desktop computers to reduce gap between rich and poor children. The program of Kansas high school has definitely been successful and many school is tying to start a kind of program in order to make equal opportunity to an education. However, as a result, most children have same opinions and solution of questions. Now, the internet is not an ocean of information any more. It’s the cramming system of the cyber school. Indeed, we can not stop to develop and make digital devices because we can not live without these things anymore. Besides, it can not be solved that restricts within purchasing of children Therefore, experts have to suggest way that can revive their originality and personality with out remove the digital devices.

In the closed future, we will have devices more than now and children too. Reducing the gap between rich and poor people is still serious subject of many countries but, as reducing it, we need to accept the consequence of sode effect. In South Korea, there are many web site about homework database of student. Children don’t have to worry about their difficult homework. They an just copy solutions and correct answers. Now most Korean children have been losing their originality. I think, the future of our children is our mission for our better future and life.


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Name: Seowon Jung
Class: ESL100
Date: 5/11/2008

The world has changed. In the past, people studied at school with only pen and paper to prepare them to work in places like factories. These days, there are a lot of digital devices in the world and everybody has one of them, even children. Children have access to the internet and can search for any information they need. In the digital world, they have lost interest in study, homework, and social activities. Therefore, now teachers need to change their teaching style.

The videos advise teachers to try to use digital devices in order to make studying interesting for their students. The video tried to convince some old hat teachers that a lot of children use google and youtube at home. Children might be already learning what teachers don’t teach at school. Therefore, some children would think that homework is unuseful or useful in the far future. However, as teachers can engage their students with digital devices, it could make study interesting not only at school but also at home. In addition to, it can produce good results like reducing the dropping out rate.

However, children of low-income families, who don’t have computers nor any digital devices, can join those who have digital devices? Children from low- income families might not attend school to avoid showing that they are kind of poor people with open doors. On this point, a gap occurs between rich and poor children. Poor children don’t have computers at home so, they don’t know how to surf the web and search for information they need. Obviously, they avoid studying more and more, and they drop out from school. In the past, society was divided into three groups: king, nobilities and common people. These days, devices have divided children into two parts haves and have-nots and eventually, it results in the increase of the dropout rate before graduation.

Some school like Kansas high school has tried to reduce a gap between rich and poor students through free laptop program. I strongly agree that this program can bring very positive effect and reduce the dropout rate but, this program is not a complete solution. Someone has to spend a lot of money, which the government has been doing. However, what if the government buys an iPod for every poor children? Is it a perfect solution? Absolutely not. Because, nobody knows who is poor or not. Moreover, even the base line of poorness is neither one thing nor the other.

In conclusion, digital devices have helped to increase the dropout rate of students. I think it’s not household matters and, moreover, one person can not solve this problem. Therefore, the government nationally needs to try to solve this problem. For example, the government buys digital devices at lower prices then, they can give it to poor children, who are honor students, as a scholarship. Through this program, I believe that the student will compete and be stimulated by how many points they have to earn to get digital devices. Furthermore, this kind of scholarship has to be awarded to eligible students who must be poor children. 


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