The New Age of Education Reform


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The New Age of Education Reform

  1. 1. The New Age of Educational Reform Produced By: Douglas Gaylord-Miles
  2. 2. “Fundamental, qualitative changes in the sphere of education can not be accomplished without adequate foundations of economic and social character.” –L.L. Supranova
  3. 3. “Asolid educational foundation not only benefits the students but the surrounding community as well. Well educated youth contribute to strong families, thriving businesses, and world class cultural opportunities.” -Grand Rapids Reform Initiative, 2003
  4. 4. “Educational reform must be accomplished by drawing upon the achievements of previous years, and by integrating established educational traditions and innovations that have been made necessary by the demands of the times.” – L.L. Suprunova, 2007
  5. 5. What are the problems with Global Educational Reform today? 1. Results are based on test scores. 2. Little is done to improve the surrounding community or families. 3. Teachers and administrators may need to be reformed as well. 4. Social Class and school funding have a large impact on reform efforts.
  6. 6. How should we address these problems? •According to the Grand Rapids Reform Initiative in order to make school reform work you need to establish school accountability, build community awareness and responsibility, and enhance academic development and training for teachers. •As Pedro Noguera states “The basic principle underlying the Broader, Bolder Approach to school reform is that efforts to raise student achievement cannot ignore the unmet social needs of children, particularly those related to concentrated poverty—inadequate health, housing, and nutrition. These conditions have a tremendous impact upon child development and learning.”
  7. 7. What can we do to address these problems? 1. Seek government aid to provide quantitative improvements to the surrounding area. 2. Educate and involve parents in their child’s education. 3. Build community awareness and responsibility (Grand Rapids Reform Initiative, 2003). 4. Seek additional funding to supplement state and government funding. 5. Focus on math, science, and language arts. 6. In math develop reasoning and mathematical thinking (Anyon, 1980) . 7. In science focus on analysis and logic. 8. Emphasize language as a complex system, one that should be mastered (Anyon, 1980) 9. Encourage global thinking. 10.Enhance academic development and training for teachers (Grand Rapids Reform Initiative, 2003).
  8. 8. References Anyon, J. (1980). Social class and the hidden curriculum of work. Journal of Education, 162(1), Retrieved from dtheHiddenCurriculumofW.pdf Grand Rapids Reform Initiative, Initials. (2003). The straight a plan for educational reform. (RIEDEC2003), Retrieved from Suprunova, L.L. (2007). Education in mongolia: the difficulties and achievements of the period of transition. Russian Education & Society, 49(1), Retrieved from 9393490106 Williams, J., & Noguera, P. (2010). Poor schools or poor kids?. Education Next, 10(1), Retrieved from