In the article “’Schools Are Killing Curiosity” by Wendy Berliner, she explains negative affects school has on kids imagination. For example, she gives three main points which are children are born curious, curious children performed best and children curiosity becomes less overtime. Schools tend to make sure children are always focused instead of wondering off so they aren’t “distracted” which is why Wendy Berliner believes school kills curiosity.
I believe in this article Wendy Berliner is trying to persuade the reader. She uses key points on how schools are killing curiosity. Three points mentioned in the article are children are born curious, curious children performed best and children curiosity becomes less overtime. The language she uses throughout the article and the research she’s done it makes the reader think if what she is saying is true. The article, ” School Kills Curiosity”, is meant to reach any audience to spread awareness of the main idea. It is a news article and Wendy Berliner is an author herself, so for the reader you would know her sources are credible.
“Children, full of questions about things that interest them, are learning not to ask them at school. Against a background of tests and targets, unscripted queries go mainly unanswered and learning opportunities are lost.” Wendy Berliner
“Yet the latest American research suggests we should be encouraging questions, because curious children do better.” Wendy Berliner
“But research from Susan Engel, author of The Hungry Mind and a leading international authority on curiosity in children, finds questioning drops like a stone once children start school.” Wendy Berliner