Education Anywhere: Distance and K-12 Education
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If students are in school longer, teachers can teach more and students are subsequently bound to learn more, right?
Somewhere in every discussion of K-12 school improvement someone reaches the conclusion that adding more days to the school year and more hours to the school day will fix the problem of lagging test scores and national disgrace on the international achievement testing front. After all, if students are in school longer, teachers can teach more and students are subsequently bound to learn more, right?
Silva (2012) raises questions about the idea of added time as a cure-all for public education.…
Should all K-12 students be required to learn exactly the same things to exactly the same level of proficiency?
Prior to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (2002), many schools used a tracked model that directed students into courses appropriate for their intellectual development and long-term goals. The mission of schools using this model was simply to assure that all of the enrolled students could learn to the best of their abilities. This was often measured by the ability of the student to find a meaningful method of self-support as adults. For some, this meant preparation for college as they would…
How should leaders lead online faculty?
With the pace of life accelerating and the nearly instantaneous availability of information, ideas presented last year may seem outdated. However, McGregor's (1960) notions of Theory X and Theory Y are still widely accepted as seminal in the world of management and leadership. Even in the context of online education, these theories serve as foundational for educational leaders.
To recap, McGregor explains that Theory X is the notion that people despise work and must be coerced to work by…
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