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U.S. education: Reforming the system Digital Learning

Part 7 of 8

When we consider languages on the curriculum, we have to include computer languages, and the technologies that go with it, as sources of teaching and learning.

Conclusion

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 8 of 8

We won’t do much for U.S. education unless we recognize and take steps to neutralize an irresponsible privatization movement that is bent on defunding and destroying public school education in the USA. This destructive “Luddite” movement has its own reasons for being, and its own self-interests, but improving the education of all Americans is not one of them.

U.S. education: Reforming the system Digital Learning

Part 7 of 8

When we consider languages on the curriculum, we have to include computer languages, and the technologies that go with it, as sources of teaching and learning.

Digital Learning

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 7 of 8

When we consider languages on the curriculum, we have to include computer languages, and the technologies that go with it, as sources of teaching and learning.

U.S. education: Reforming the system Curriculum review

Part 6 of 8

Within the framework of the new “Common Core Standards Initiative,” each school must review its own student needs, study plans and curriculum. What can each school, class and teacher do to promote innovative and critical thinking in different subject areas? Do we encourage interdisciplinary study and learning across borders? Is community service on the agenda? What on the curriculum do students really need, and what’s there mainly to torture the students?

Curriculum review

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 6 of 8

Within the framework of the new “Common Core Standards Initiative,” each school must review its own student needs, study plans and curriculum. What can each school, class and teacher do to promote innovative and critical thinking in different subject areas? Do we encourage interdisciplinary study and learning across borders? Is community service on the agenda? What on the curriculum do students really need, and what’s there mainly to torture the students?

U.S. education: Reforming the system The boarding option

Part 5 of 8

Many students who do have nurturing families to go home to in the evening seem to fare better even than private boarding school students when they later reach college and university. This has been noticed by a number of elite “Ivy League” and other higher education institutions, and they have adjusted their admissions assessments accordingly. It is no longer assumed that private school learning is necessarily better than public school learning.

The boarding option

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 5 of 8

Many students who do have nurturing families to go home to in the evening seem to fare better even than private boarding school students when they later reach college and university. This has been noticed by a number of elite “Ivy League” and other higher education institutions, and they have adjusted their admissions assessments accordingly. It is no longer assumed that private school learning is necessarily better than public school learning.

Let’s talk about the academic day

Part 4 of 8

Attempted approaches to improving our public schools

U.S. education: Reforming the system

Part 2 of 8