Download e-book for kindle: Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What by Ronald A. Wolk
By Ronald A. Wolk
ISBN-13: 9781416611318Why has winning tuition reform been so tricky to accomplish, regardless of many years of well-intentioned efforts, unending rhetoric, and billions of bucks of funding? Why do so much U.S. colleges proceed to provide disappointing effects? Why is there the sort of disconnect among the universities we'd like and the universities we have?
In this considerate and insightful e-book, Ronald A. Wolk tackles those questions head-on, settling on key assumptions that experience formed the talk on institution reform for the prior numerous many years, together with the emphasis on criteria and trying out, demands an extended college day and yr, the frenzy to sign up extra scholars in complex math sessions, and the search to put a hugely certified instructor in each school room. subsidized via examine and different facts, he issues out the issues in every one assumption, after which proposes substitute assumptions because the foundation for brand new, cutting edge faculties that may emphasize such components as
* Individualized guideline, with a variety of pathways for learning;
* Real-world contexts for learning;
* functionality assessment;
* A restructuring of public schooling to extend preschool; and
* Transformation of the lecturers' position from teacher to advisor.
Acknowledging that the present procedure is just too entrenched to just accept radical reform, Wolk indicates incorporating his assumptions right into a separate, parallel procedure for brand spanking new faculties. the result's a provocative concept for lecturers, directors, policymakers, mom and dad, and others to think about as they consider the way forward for public schooling within the usa.