Publication date:18 September 2001
Length of book:144 pages
Everyone agrees that improving education is vital, but people disagree on what to do. Business, parents, politicians, the media and educators all voice strong and conflicting opinions. The public needs to have the issues clarified, and to see a path that will work. There ARE ways to raise standards, but most current education reform is moving in precisely the wrong direction. The key to higher test results is to teach so that students can show what they know through real-world performance. Read this book to discover what does and does not work at every grade level, and learn what actions you can take. Features: · Sheds light on the competing points of view. · Explains how traditional teaching, testing and schooling developed. · Describes a more powerful approach to education that engages student brains much more effectively. · Shows how great schools and ordinary people from around the world use this "guided experience" approach. · Explains why public education resists change, no matter what research proves.
This book should be required reading for educational policy makers including school board members, parents, legislators, as well as educators.