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Dangerous Minds Analysis

  1. 1. Dangerous Mind YE4A 1094100001 Lisa Hsu 1094100003 Ann Lin 1094100032 Connie Dong 1094100044 Constance Yeh 1094100047 Wendy Chen
  2. 2. “ When I was little, I really hope that one day I can carry my big backpack and go to school. I thought we will learn how to think, how to appreciate, how to respect and how to share in school and all of those will fulfill my life and make me understand and enjoy all the things which life had given to me. After I started to go to school, I realized that I am wrong. They said to learn is to fight, and learning is just contest after another contest. In order to be in the lead, we give up to think, to appreciate, to respect and to share; we started to learn how to be mediocre, how to be cold to other, how to be hypocritical, how to be greedy, and then, start to fight again. This is education, this is our life.” ~ Dangerous Mind, episode 30
  3. 3. Characters & Plot <ul><li>Mr. Zhan </li></ul><ul><li>Jay </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>a conflict between them </li></ul><ul><li>the conflict  Jay is forced to transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Jay, his parents and friends  fight for his right, as well as not being discriminated </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>a famous math teacher </li></ul><ul><li>an authoritative teacher </li></ul><ul><li>push students to study hard in order to get into “good” school. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of parents’ request, he has illegal after class session for some students. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>used to be a “good” student and child  obeyed his parents and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>his friends: Shen Wei, Wei-Chi and Ally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let him know the complex and reality of the society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They make Jay think about a lot of things and want to make a change. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>People who support Mr. Zhan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The executives of the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dean of Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the principal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The reasons for supporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Zhan’s students have good performance  bring good reputation to school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jay makes lots of trouble and they hate to deal with that. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>People who support Mr. Zhan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of the teachers in school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The reasons for supporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Zhan is a good teacher and is working hard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They view Jay as a rebel.  make the class management more difficult </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>People who support Mr. Zhan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zu-Hou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The reasons for supporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are influenced by the teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They view Jay as a “bad” student. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They boycott Jay, and some of them even bully Jay. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>People who support Mr. Zhan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zu-Hou’s parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents of Miss. Peng’s class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The reasons for supporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>their belief: getting into the good school is the most important thing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They see Jay as a bad model. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>People who support Jay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In school, only Miss Peng supports and helps Jay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She has totally different belief with Mr. Zhan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She has to fight against students’ objection and parents’ threaten. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>People who support Jay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shen Wei: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He writes a black-mail to inform  he is forced to transfer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He inspires Jay much. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wei-Chi: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an infamous student in school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He gives Jay a chance to know the real world around. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is also influenced by Jay. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>People who support Jay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ally: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ally is a high-school dropout. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People labeled her a “bad” student. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>She doesn’t want Jay has the same bitter experience. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>People who support Jay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jay’s parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In the beginning, they both ask Jay to tolerate. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They hope Jay can concentrate on preparing entrance test. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>After they understand Jay and his suffering, they decide to fight. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In their minds, the aim of school and education should not be only pursuing high grade and academic performance. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Outside the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The superintendent: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He knows about every illegal action in school. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He doesn’t supervise school to improve. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minister of Education: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a typical bureaucrat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He ignores the problem and escape responsibility. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Outside the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chu Xieng: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a reporter of a newspaper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reveals the scandal of the school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Hao: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>She is an educational expert of a foundation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>She becomes Jay’s family’s advisor. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Outside the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Qiu: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a legislator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is invited by Jay’s parents to lead the meeting of negotiation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. The authority of teacher Can’t be provoked. EX: Student should agree with the opinion of teacher.
  19. 19. The authority of teacher Teacher is able to say any word to student. EX: “You live without sham.”
  20. 20. The authority of teacher Teacher is able to do anything to student. EX: Pass the test sheet by throwing to the ground.
  21. 21. Different attitude of the administration of school <ul><li>When teacher and student have to be punished, </li></ul><ul><li>student has not chance to explain, </li></ul><ul><li>but teacher has. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Credentialism Education Ideology
  23. 23. The screen of illegal behavior <ul><li>The superintendent: As far as I know, “Happy song” is the song of elementary school. </li></ul><ul><li>The dean of studies: I guess it is. </li></ul><ul><li>The superintendent: So they didn’t have music class, did they? In fact, I have already known the answer. Although the black mail would not be dealt with, I still will come here again. </li></ul>
  24. 24. The standard of differentiating students: the grade <ul><li>I am this school’s student. In fact, there are few classrooms installed with air conditioned. And these classes are being used by students who have better score. </li></ul>
  25. 25. The standard of differentiating teachers: the grade <ul><li>Ms. Peng: “I am an English teacher. I am a bad teacher. My class’ English average grade is never been top five of school ranking. This is Mr. Zhan. His class’ math average grade always keeps being top one of school ranking. He is so-called good teacher in the mind of parents. </li></ul>
  26. 26. After school session <ul><li>Jay: “Yes. This is Mr. Zhan. He is our daily school math teacher and our cream school teacher. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Edge out one who does not belong to the same clan
  28. 28. School’s reactions <ul><li>“ Long time ago, Jew were striking out of Germany; Black were expelled to take bus; the aboriginal were driven away from their grassy land. Now, Jay is expelling from Li-Ren Junior high, just because we were different.” </li></ul><ul><li>School’s reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures from parents </li></ul>
  29. 29. Teachers’ reaction <ul><li>“ Physic teacher: If there is dissentient person in the class, it will be much harder for me to teach! Let’s say, you can do whatever you want as long as you don’t disturb other students, you can read the book you like. As long as you don’t complain, I won’t complain on you, is that okay?” </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures from Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ reputations </li></ul>
  30. 30. Parents’ reactions <ul><li>“ Don’t hang around with that kind of people, it will dropping down your grades and turn you into bad students too.” </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting their children to become better </li></ul><ul><li>Pressure of competing with other parents </li></ul>
  31. 31. Students’ reactions <ul><li>Jay: “I used to think I am a good student, try to live my life as best as I can, there is just a line between depraved people and me. Only that I never thought this line will be this weak.” </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures of same clan </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures from parents </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures from schools </li></ul><ul><li>Pressures of future career </li></ul>
  32. 32. Bureaucracy problem of educational system
  33. 33. <ul><li>Jay: “You deceive us, why we find out our suggestions in the garbage can?” </li></ul><ul><li>MOE: “Sorry is all mistakes.” (At the same time, call the dean of studies) “Call the police to come and dispel these people.” </li></ul><ul><li>˙Avoid troubles </li></ul><ul><li>˙Cover up with one another </li></ul>
  34. 34. Actions Parents Can Take <ul><li>Why parents search for help? </li></ul><ul><li>*Unfair treatment </li></ul><ul><li>*School ignore the problem </li></ul><ul><li>*School failed to communicate with parents </li></ul>
  35. 35. Media Involvement <ul><li>Good Media </li></ul><ul><li>*scrutinizing the news </li></ul><ul><li>*concerning about morality </li></ul><ul><li>Bad Media </li></ul><ul><li>*Authenticity is not important </li></ul><ul><li>*Sensation is more important than morality </li></ul>
  36. 36. Chu Xieng = Good Media <ul><li>High light the injustice </li></ul><ul><li>Uncover the scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Keep tracking the news with care </li></ul><ul><li>News accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Concerning about Jay’s feeling </li></ul>
  37. 37. Other reporters = Bad Media <ul><li>Boost the sales </li></ul><ul><li>Scandalizing without observation </li></ul><ul><li>Factualness is not priority </li></ul><ul><li>Sensational dirt is the best </li></ul>
  38. 38. Foundation Involvement <ul><li>Professor Hao </li></ul><ul><li>*Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>*Speaks for Jay </li></ul><ul><li>*Balance the news </li></ul>
  39. 39. Legislator <ul><li>Host of the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>To force school to solve the problem </li></ul>
  40. 40. Conclusion <ul><li>students are implanting the idea that “diploma equals to success” </li></ul><ul><li>Educational reformation is lack of cautious evaluation, complete planning and practical means. </li></ul><ul><li>Group or organization supervise the government, reveal the problems or promote some proposals or ideas. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Resolutions <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>should modified the ideology of study. </li></ul><ul><li>Studying is for learning, not testing. </li></ul><ul><li>The ministry of Education </li></ul><ul><li>should implement the policy of normal classifying class. </li></ul><ul><li>To balance the teaching resources </li></ul><ul><li>To equalize the learning right. </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>should be the power of reforming. </li></ul>