Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Time for change?

David Warlick has highlighted the Time Magazine Cover story (December 18th 2006), "How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century", in this post on his 2 Cents Worth blog.
David sees this as an "opportunity to get ... ideas out in front of people who still envision their own 1970s (or 1950s) classrooms when they think of education." Familiar story!
The cover story should stimulate much needed global conversation about the challenges facing education in the 21st century and some fresh thinking .

David's apprehension, "I’m still a bit afraid that the wrong people will be empowered to affect change — rather than empowering educators to reinvent education," is shared by many educators. Recent examples where educators have been frozen out of forums discussing curriculum change, sidelined by politicians and, at best, afforded token representation make these fears real.

David's well considered reactions to the Time Magazine cover story deserve wide exposure. Take up his suggestion and promote this Cover Story via blogs and other mediums.
A new report about to be released, 'New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce', should add to global debate around re-envisioning K-12 education for students to be successful in the global economy.

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