The traditional curriculum keeps moving students from one isolated fact or skill to the next; the assignments get harder, but not more meaningful.
Alfie Kohn, The Schools Our Children Deserve (1999)

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The Homeroom: British Columbia's History of Education

The Homeroom is a gateway to information about the history of education and schools in British Columbia. Launched in 1997, this web site has been developed with contributions from teachers and students at British Columbia schools, colleges, and universities, and from independent scholars and writers. The British Columbia Archives and the Royal British Columbia Museum have also been important to The Homeroom.

This web site is edited by Dr. Patrick A. Dunae and hosted by Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

Heather MacTaggart on Educating for Today and Tomorrow

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:24 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the need for schools to educate students for the realities of today and the possibilities of tomorrow.

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Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

A Factory Model of Education: Heather MacTaggart Speaks

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:12 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the fact that a factory-production model of education still exists, although we are now well into a knowledge-based economy era.

Featured in this video:
Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

Why Is School Like It Is? : John Abbott on the History of Education

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:50 -- admin

John Abbott speaks about the influence of the industrial-age mindset on the development of schools.

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John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

How Did We Get Here? : John Abbott Speaks

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 17:47 -- admin

John Abbott discusses the history of western education and the loss of the apprenticeship model (learning by doing) to the current schooling structure.

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John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

-David Labaree

Fri, 01/18/2008 - 12:15 -- admin
Most of the current strategies that fall under the heading of academic standards” are attempts to “create more losers in order to make space for the winners.

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