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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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“We’re Number Umpteenth!”: The Myth Of Lagging U.S. Schools - Alfie Kohn

“We’re Number Umpteenth!”: The Myth Of Lagging U.S. Schools

Via diane gusa
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It is wrong and impossible to take a statistic that averages everything out and find genuine meaning in that. Look at the local community and it will pose the right questions.

 

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diane gusa's curator insight, May 1, 2015 10:16 PM

 Rich American kids do fine; poor American kids don’t

Test scores are largely a function of socioeconomic status.  

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 2015 6:16 PM

It is not all American students who are lagging!  Our schools are producing top students...wealthier schools with middle class and wealthier students.  The problem is in our poverty schools. too many of our children are victims of generational poverty, condemned to under-staffed, under-resourced and Under-achieving schools.  We must invest in these schools and allow all our children to reach the top levels of global climate mpetitiveness,

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The education question we should be asking

The education question we should be asking | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

One area of education that doesn’t get enough attention in the loud education reform debate is exactly what is worth learning. In the following post Alfie Kohn explores this problem. Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org) is the author of 13 books about education, parenting, and human behavior, including “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting,” just published this spring. He lectures widely across the United States and abroad.

 


Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

What is worth learning? This has been a question asked in educational research for some time i.e. John Dewey and is still being asked i.e. Bill Pinar and David Jardine. What is worth whiling over is not a bureaucratic and technocratic question, but one which comes to life in classrooms.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:41 AM

Alfie Kohn. Brilliant