Thomas Frey, founder of the DaVinci Institute, sees a radical shift beginning in the world of education within two years. While many are debating vouchers, No Child Left Behind, teacher shortages, grading systems, teacher certification, parental involvement, truancy and dropouts, Frey is thinking out of the box…”Star Trek type” out of the box. Frey believes that in two years private funding will cause disruptive education systems to emerge. And, in five years, there will be dramatic changes in education.
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Fullan believes that teacher education programs must help teaching candidates to link the moral purpose that influences them with the tools that will prepare them to engage in productive change. In this article, Fullan aims to explain why teaching at its core is a moral profession.
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A recent study funded by the US Department of Education, found that on the whole, online learning environments actually led to higher tested performance than face-to-face learning environments. “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction,” concluded the report’s authors in their key findings. Catone believes that while the study certainly provides a vote of confidence for online learning, it’s important to note that it doesn’t necessarily demonstrate that online learning is more effective as a medium than classroom learning.
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