April 27 – Free writing

I will write about the stereotypes between the white-collar work and manual work. First talking about the definition of each then comparing the stereotypes. The providing counterexamples by giving facts and stats about people who work in these types of works. Talk about the social scripts about each type of work and where it came from. The different attitudes and discuss if they are accurate. Provide images of what white-collar work and manual work is characterized as. Then talk about the relationship between work and social class by pulling information from the readings. Also, talk about the relationship between work and education. Use examples from “The Case for Working with Your Hands” by Crawford and some of my personal experience. For example, talking about how high schools are taking away the shop classes and added more college readiness classes. Provide facts about how this affects students. talk about the skills you learn for trade work. compare the skills of trade school and college.  Give facts about the statistics of people with their masters and what job they have compared to trade work people? what are the educational scripts: Parents and teachers telling students that the only way to prove your academic credentials is to go to college and get a degree? Then talk about how these educational scripts can be rewritten: bring back shop classes, have students try out trade internships, provide trade school options to students? Talk about how each type of work is important

  • Intro:
    • There are different types of work including manual work and white-collar work
    • each type of work is equally important; however, manual work is looked down at because of the stereotypes that characterize them
    • however, you can learn a lot through trade work that you sometimes cant learn in college
  • Body:
    • People in manual work are victims of cultural stereotypes
      • the stereotypes include not being well educated
    •  There are pros to working in a trade work
      • include the skills and experience you learn
    • there is a relationship between work and education
      • for example, high schools are eliminating their shop classes and adding more college readiness classes.
  • Conclusion:
    • there are ways these social scripts and cultural norms can be rewritten
      • for example by bringing back shop classes and giving more options for students.

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