Reforming the Educational System
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This paper explains that the theory of radical behaviorism assumes that variables of the psychology are actually misidentified responses; therefore, by applying radical behaviorism to society, a better society, without the tremendous number of social ills and individual abnormalities that exist today, can be forged within the relative short time span of three generations. The author stresses that the educational system, the backbone of society from which future workers, leaders and scientists arise, is faltering. The paper outlines three icons of the educational system, which would benefit immensely from radical behaviorism: The grading system, the area of punishment for misbehavior and the class delineations of age and grade level.
From the Paper:"Another way that the educational system could be improved through radical behaviorism is in the area of punishment for misbehavior. It is quite common for those individuals who get into trouble in school to be suspended from attending. Using this type of reinforcement is not withholding the reward. School is obviously not the reward for these individuals, yet we tell them if they misbehave bad enough we will not allow them to attend. Punishment for misbehavior needs to be behavior modification drills that alter the bad behavior rather than rewarding it. The goal of education is to impart knowledge, skills, or information. Therefore the educational system should work towards this goal. Punishment for misbehavior sidetracks the educational system by diverting it from its goal."
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