How do Americans view education? <ul><li>Do Americans set goals for their children early on in their educational years? </...
Training of American Engineers Must Change, Experts Say “ Countries such as China and South Korea are graduating engineers...
Did you know?
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics T.I.M.S.S. Boston College Country Days of School China 251 Korea 225 Jap...
 
News Flash! <ul><li>Countries    Amount   = 1    United Kingdom : 28 hours per person per wee   </li></ul><ul><li>= 1    U...
  “ 70% of American 8 th  graders don’t read at 8 th  grade levels” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation...
“ 93% of U.S. middle school science teachers have little or no training in science” http://www.greatschools.net/content/ac...
Cool or not cool?  <ul><li>“ It is the highest honor for a Chinese, Indian, or Eastern European student to land a job in a...
“ Texas is one of only four states that haven't joined an effort to create common academic standards in English language a...
“ 24 countries outscore U.S. schools in math” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page “ America’s high school graduate rate ranks 21 st  internation...
“ 20 countries outscore U.S. Schools in science” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
Latest news.. <ul><li>Robert A. Compton’s documentary film reports how 6 students from China, U. S. & India allocate their...
Then… <ul><li>1,440 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>X  365  days a year </li></ul><ul><li>= 525,600 minutes a year </li></...
Therefore,  <ul><li>525,600 minutes a year </li></ul><ul><li>x  4 years  </li></ul><ul><li>=2,102,400 minutes in high scho...
“ Mr. Obama dipped into the rhetorical well of every president stretching back to Ronald Reagan. He offered a cliché-dense...
“ America had 0% increase in number of bachelor’s and master’s degree awarded” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionF...
<ul><li>JOB   SALARY </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistants   $20-28,080  </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Aides   $20,000 </li...
Why do American high school students leave without a diploma? <ul><li>47% said classes weren’t  </li></ul><ul><li>interest...
According to a Public opinion research conducted by  Peter D. Hart and David Winston … <ul><li>“ Three-quarters (76%) say ...
According to Pubic Agenda, “Many believe that there is a lack of information and communication is a significant barrier to...
Impact <ul><li>“ The U.S. today is in a truly global environment, and those competitor countries are not only wide awake, ...
“ To change something, someone has to change first” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7v9caVCS07gC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&...
“ It's time to hold ourselves and all of our students to a new and higher standard of rigor, defined according to 21st-cen...
“ Local leaders must also, for example, be able to help their colleagues understand how the externally-initiated reform mi...
“ Our nation’s underperforming schools and children are unlikely to succeed until we get serious about leadership.” http:/...
“ Proponents of the push for common academic standards say a major goal of the benchmarks is for U.S. students to be ‘inte...
Children are left behind…why?
Possible solutions….. <ul><li>Suggestions by a report prepared by John Immerwahr, Jean Johnson and Paul Gasbarra of Public...
And… <ul><li>Target information about higher education to younger children and to parents of younger children. </li></ul>h...
Also… <ul><li>Closer cooperation between colleges and high schools, more “open house programs” where students and families...
or…. <ul><li>Broad-based marketing programs to the whole community on advantages and options for college education. </li><...
Finally….a <ul><li>More career awareness programs in K–12 education. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/p...
Our students must become more competitive and strive to higher levels in the professional & diverse world.
“ Research is unequivocal that there are big differences amongst our teachers in their ability to take kids from wherever ...
U. S. schools must establish productive learning environments and raise the educational standards in order to stay in the ...
“ Mrs. Obama said she saw this as an educational initiative, and hoped that children ‘will begin to educate their families...
“ Change is a process,  not an event” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7v9caVCS07gC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=school+chan...
What’s happening at home? <ul><li>Do parents put more emphasis on sports that classroom work?  </li></ul><ul><li>Are paren...
Take part in change! <ul><li>Parents need to allocate their time at home so that the educational focus is well developed a...
“ Understanding the point of view of the participants in the change process, is critical.” http://books.google.com/books?h...
“ There is now widespread agreement among educational reformers and researchers that the primary role of the principal is ...
Recent research using professional learning community as a variable has shown powerful associations with teacher practice....
Effective school leadership requires a range of practices focused on and mediated through individual staff, organizational...
“ To move forward, leaders must recognize the need for more effective communications and consensus building, and they need...
“ Leadership is an essential ingredient for ensuring that every child in America gets the educa ­ tion they need to succee...
International students are reaping the benefits of obtaining a degree from the U.S. schools while U. S. citizens are settl...
Compassion,  unity and collaboration!
We can make a difference…… “ More than ever, it's time that social justice educators renew our commitment to develop a cur...
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  • Today, we are here to discuss educational views from home and at school. Our world is becoming more diverse and our children are facing even more difficult challenges when earning a high school degree as well as a college degree.
  • At this time, I would ask the audience to share their views and how they motivate their children. Is it a given that their children will finish high school and go to college? What if they do not want to go to college…
  • Students across the world are not given a choice on what to pursue in education. It is a given that they will obtain a degree in science or technology. Whereas, here in American, some students are not pushed as hard. It is more laid back and students see this early on. The pressure is not there.
  • The option of obtaining a science or a technology degree are not the top choices at colleges. Many Americans choose to place more attention on sports and less on their studies.
  • Everyone can reach for the stars!
  • Everyone can reach for the stars!!!
  • Let’s me a difference for our future!
  • Need For Change

    1. 2. How do Americans view education? <ul><li>Do Americans set goals for their children early on in their educational years? </li></ul><ul><li>Or do they just go with how or what their children decide to pursue? </li></ul><ul><li>How do American families encourage their children to pursue higher goals? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do to motivate your own children? </li></ul>
    2. 3. Training of American Engineers Must Change, Experts Say “ Countries such as China and South Korea are graduating engineers in record numbers, while America's contribution to the field is on the decline. To stay competitive in the field, experts are saying that the way America educates its engineering students, and who it educates, must change.” - The Epoch Times
    3. 4. Did you know?
    4. 5. Sources: National Center for Education Statistics T.I.M.S.S. Boston College Country Days of School China 251 Korea 225 Japan 223 Taiwan 222 Israel 215 Switzerland 207 Italy 210 Russia 195 England 190 Canada 188 USA 180 International Average 193
    5. 7. News Flash! <ul><li>Countries   Amount   = 1   United Kingdom : 28 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 1   United States : 28 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li># 3   Italy : 27 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 4   Ireland : 23 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 4   France : 23 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 4   Germany : 23 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li># 7   Australia : 22 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 8   Denmark : 20 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 8   Netherlands : 20 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li># 10   Belgium : 19 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 11   Finland : 18 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 11   Norway : 18 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>= 11   Sweden : 18 hours per person per wee  </li></ul><ul><li>Total : 287 hours per person per wee   Weighted average: 22.1 hours per person per week </li></ul><ul><li>Television viewing (most recent) by country …. </li></ul>http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/med_tel_vie-media-television-viewing
    6. 8.   “ 70% of American 8 th graders don’t read at 8 th grade levels” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
    7. 9. “ 93% of U.S. middle school science teachers have little or no training in science” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
    8. 10. Cool or not cool? <ul><li>“ It is the highest honor for a Chinese, Indian, or Eastern European student to land a job in a science or technology field, American students go through the education system with the mindset that becoming an engineer is not cool.” </li></ul><ul><li>www.daggett.com.pdf/globalization.pdf </li></ul>
    9. 11. “ Texas is one of only four states that haven't joined an effort to create common academic standards in English language arts and math.” http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/01/texas-rejects-yardstick/
    10. 12. “ 24 countries outscore U.S. schools in math” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
    11. 13. http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page “ America’s high school graduate rate ranks 21 st internationally.”
    12. 14. “ 20 countries outscore U.S. Schools in science” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
    13. 15. Latest news.. <ul><li>Robert A. Compton’s documentary film reports how 6 students from China, U. S. & India allocate their time in high school. He reported how students in U.S. spend their first 2 million minutes in high school. They spend </li></ul><ul><li>60 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>x 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>=1,440 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>www.2mminutes.com </li></ul>
    14. 16. Then… <ul><li>1,440 minutes a day </li></ul><ul><li>X 365 days a year </li></ul><ul><li>= 525,600 minutes a year </li></ul><ul><li>www.2mminutes.com </li></ul>
    15. 17. Therefore, <ul><li>525,600 minutes a year </li></ul><ul><li>x 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>=2,102,400 minutes in high school </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion, U.S. students are balancing sports and studies at the same time and choosing their choice of major whereas, students in China & India, their major is already chosen for them. Engineering is the safest profession and it is a given of what field of study to pursue. </li></ul><ul><li>www.2mminutes.com </li></ul>
    16. 18. “ Mr. Obama dipped into the rhetorical well of every president stretching back to Ronald Reagan. He offered a cliché-dense lecture about ‘world class standards’ and the need to wage academic achievement war on kids from India to South Korea: ‘It's time to prepare every child, everywhere in America, to out-compete any worker, anywhere in the world.’” http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/23_04/edit234.shtml
    17. 19. “ America had 0% increase in number of bachelor’s and master’s degree awarded” http://www.greatschools.net/content/actionForEducation.page
    18. 20. <ul><li>JOB SALARY </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistants $20-28,080 </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Aides $20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Software Engineers $40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal & Home Care Aides $20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty level for family of 4 = $20,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- U.S. Census Bureau </li></ul></ul></ul>Today's most common jobs… Steadily growing
    19. 21. Why do American high school students leave without a diploma? <ul><li>47% said classes weren’t </li></ul><ul><li>interesting </li></ul><ul><li>69% said they were not </li></ul><ul><li>motivated </li></ul><ul><li>88% had passing grades </li></ul><ul><li>The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives on High School Dropouts </li></ul>
    20. 22. According to a Public opinion research conducted by Peter D. Hart and David Winston … <ul><li>“ Three-quarters (76%) say that America’s ability to compete in the world would be weakened if 25 years from now high schools have not changed and still are operating the same as they do now.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://ftp.ets.org/pub/corp/2005execsum.pdf </li></ul>
    21. 23. According to Pubic Agenda, “Many believe that there is a lack of information and communication is a significant barrier to college participation and success. Many fear that there is a tremendous lack of information about higher education, especially among minority groups and/or students from families without high education levels.” http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    22. 24. Impact <ul><li>“ The U.S. today is in a truly global environment, and those competitor countries are not only wide awake, they are running a marathon while we are running sprints”. </li></ul><ul><li>www.daggett.com.pdf/globalization.pdf </li></ul>
    23. 25. “ To change something, someone has to change first” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7v9caVCS07gC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=school+change+counseling&ots=JyUBIfSyO8&sig=XkuWlu8KrcV15f9fmsaQJk7zHy8#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    24. 26. “ It's time to hold ourselves and all of our students to a new and higher standard of rigor, defined according to 21st-century criteria.”   http://www.schoolchange.org/news/ discussed more fully in his book The Global Achievement Gap : Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need-and What We Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2008).   <ul><li>Secondary Education </li></ul>
    25. 27. “ Local leaders must also, for example, be able to help their colleagues understand how the externally-initiated reform might be integrated into local improvement efforts, provide the necessary supports for those whose practices must change and must win the cooperation and support of parents and others in the local community. So “effective” or “successful” leadership is critical to school reform. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/ReviewofResearch-LearningFromLeadership.pdf
    26. 28. “ Our nation’s underperforming schools and children are unlikely to succeed until we get serious about leadership.” http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/preparingschoolleaders_finalreport.pdf
    27. 29. “ Proponents of the push for common academic standards say a major goal of the benchmarks is for U.S. students to be ‘internationally competitive,’ while moving past the days -- as critics contend -- of states setting the bar too low and students not adequately being prepared to compete in a global economy.” http://www.reporternews.com/news/2009/jun/01/texas-rejects-yardstick/
    28. 30. Children are left behind…why?
    29. 31. Possible solutions….. <ul><li>Suggestions by a report prepared by John Immerwahr, Jean Johnson and Paul Gasbarra of Public Agenda indicate: </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication about the long-term financial value of obtaining a higher education. </li></ul>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    30. 32. And… <ul><li>Target information about higher education to younger children and to parents of younger children. </li></ul>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    31. 33. Also… <ul><li>Closer cooperation between colleges and high schools, more “open house programs” where students and families actually visit college campuses. </li></ul>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    32. 34. or…. <ul><li>Broad-based marketing programs to the whole community on advantages and options for college education. </li></ul>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    33. 35. Finally….a <ul><li>More career awareness programs in K–12 education. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf </li></ul>
    34. 36. Our students must become more competitive and strive to higher levels in the professional & diverse world.
    35. 37. “ Research is unequivocal that there are big differences amongst our teachers in their ability to take kids from wherever they are when they enter a classroom and grow their knowledge and skills. Kids who have three strong teachers in a row literally soar, no matter what their family background. Kids who have even two weak teachers in a row never recover. So, teachers matter a lot.” http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/ABridgetoSchoolReformfinalPDF.pdf
    36. 38. U. S. schools must establish productive learning environments and raise the educational standards in order to stay in the same range as other countries.
    37. 39. “ Mrs. Obama said she saw this as an educational initiative, and hoped that children ‘will begin to educate their families and that will, in turn, begin to educate our communities.’ A symbolic gesture, to be sure, but a good one.” http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/23_04/edit234.shtml
    38. 40. “ Change is a process, not an event” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7v9caVCS07gC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=school+change+counseling&ots=JyUBIfSyO8&sig=XkuWlu8KrcV15f9fmsaQJk7zHy8#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    39. 41. What’s happening at home? <ul><li>Do parents put more emphasis on sports that classroom work? </li></ul><ul><li>Are parents taking the initiative to learn what schools are offering the students when choosing subjects? </li></ul><ul><li>Are college choices provided early on? </li></ul>
    40. 42. Take part in change! <ul><li>Parents need to allocate their time at home so that the educational focus is well developed and pursued. Distracters such as video games, television and sports’ practices should not become an important priority and educational obligations should be the main objective and receive more attention. </li></ul>
    41. 43. “ Understanding the point of view of the participants in the change process, is critical.” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=7v9caVCS07gC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=school+change+counseling&ots=JyUBIfSyO8&sig=XkuWlu8KrcV15f9fmsaQJk7zHy8#v=onepage&q=&f=false
    42. 44. “ There is now widespread agreement among educational reformers and researchers that the primary role of the principal is to align all aspects of schooling to support the goal of improving instruction so that all children are successful.” http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/preparingschoolleaders_finalreport.pdf
    43. 45. Recent research using professional learning community as a variable has shown powerful associations with teacher practice. This evidence supports the present widespread interest in improving leadership as a key to the successful implementation of large-scale reforms. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/ReviewofResearch-LearningFromLeadership.pdf
    44. 46. Effective school leadership requires a range of practices focused on and mediated through individual staff, organizational conditions, and the school community. http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/preparingschoolleaders_finalreport.pdf
    45. 47. “ To move forward, leaders must recognize the need for more effective communications and consensus building, and they need to adopt sensible, practical ways for higher education communities to talk through their priorities and grapple with realistic solutions.” Report prepared by John Immerwahr, Jean Johnson and Paul Gasbarra of Public Agenda http://www.publicagenda.org/files/pdf/campus_commons.pdf
    46. 48. “ Leadership is an essential ingredient for ensuring that every child in America gets the educa ­ tion they need to succeed. Indeed, education leadership has been called the “ bridge ” that can bring together the many different reform efforts in ways that practically nothing else can. Teachers are on the front lines of learning. But principals at the school level, and superinten ­ dents are the key factors towards change.” http://www.wallacefoundation.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/WF/Knowledge%20Center/Attachments/PDF/ABridgetoSchoolReformfinalPDF.pdf
    47. 49. International students are reaping the benefits of obtaining a degree from the U.S. schools while U. S. citizens are settling for an average college degree. www.daggett.com.pdf/globalization.pdf
    48. 50. Compassion, unity and collaboration!
    49. 51. We can make a difference…… “ More than ever, it's time that social justice educators renew our commitment to develop a curriculum that addresses the central issues of our time. We need to ‘green’ the schools in every imaginable way.” http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/23_04/edit234.shtml

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