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School Reform in the United States. Changing Learning Environment for Students. Introduction. MIT, Harvard, Yale, U of Chicago, and Caltech are ranked in the top 10 universities in the world in 2012. School reform is a big issue and has been debated for decades in the US. BUT.

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School reform in the united states

School Reform in the United States

Changing Learning Environment for Students


Introduction
Introduction

  • MIT, Harvard, Yale, U of Chicago, and Caltech are ranked in the top 10 universities in the world in 2012.

  • School reform is a big issue and has been debated for decades in the US.

BUT


Reasons why school needs to be reformed
Reasons why school needs to be reformed

  • Educational inequality between students

  • High drop rate from upper secondary schools


Evidences of the problems compare with finland
Evidences of the problemscompare with Finland

  • International Adult Literacy Survey

    • US: 20.7% of adult scored level 1 (very poor skills)

    • Finland: 10.4% of adult scored level 1

  • High Drop Rate (Upper Secondary School)

    • US: 25% to 30%

    • Finland: 6%


Possible solutions for reforming
Possible Solutions for Reforming

  • Creative and Interesting Curriculum

    • Game activities

    • Relatable with real world

    • Field Trips

      Students get motivated!


Continued
Continued…

  • E-learning

    • It is like online class

    • Flexible with date & time

      More People are able to access!


Continued1
Continued…

  • Teachers’ involvement

    • Offering after school classes for students who fell behind

    • Qualification of sub-teachers

      Decrease inequality!


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Continued…

  • Teachers’ Personality

    • A lot of knowledge

    • Supportive for students

    • Flexible teaching

      • More comfortable and motivated for students!


Conclusion
Conclusion

Reforming School environment is one of possible ways to reform American school system.

We have to start moving forward to provide better learning environment for students.


Work cited
Work Cited

  • Andrea Rubbows, SafaHerfat, Pam Truesdell, and Richard Miller. “More Than Tolerance For Engineering Lessons.” Technology and engineering teacher. April 2013: p.13

  • BuketAkkoyunlu and MeryemYilmazSoylu. “A Study Of Student's Perceptions In A Blended Learning Environment Based On Different Learning Styles.” Educational Technology & Society. 11.1 (Jan. 2008): p.183

  • Grubb, W. Norton. “Dynamic inequality and intervention: lessons from small country.” Phi Delta Kappan 89.2 (2007): 105+ Web. 29 May 2013

  • John, Holt. ”School Is Bad For Children.”   Saturday Evening Post. February 8 1969  

  • Patrice, Juliet Pinder. “Utilizing instructional games as an innovative tool to improve science learning among elementary school students.” Education. 133.4 (Summer 2013): p.434

  • Taylor, Julie Anne, and Karen Thomas-Brown. “Beating the odds: social studies education in inner-city Detroit.” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods Spring 2011:22+. Web. 29 May 2013.


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