Foundations and Assessment of Education/Edition 1/Foundations Table of Contents/Sample Wiki Article 1
Educational Milestones of the 21st Century|
by Stacy Thurber
- No Child Left Behind
- The Voucher Debate
- Test Your Knowledge
|Technology is not all fun and games there are some serious issues that are associated with it.|
|No Child Left Behind may be frustrating, but it has some good effects.|
|Schools Vouchers; Help or Hindrance, you decide...|
The question now arises as to whether our children will be able to stand up and succeed in this new and ever changing world. I feel that given many of the recent changes that have happened that they will not only succeed, but they will excel and at the same time teach the teachers a few things along the way.
"The Economy is Global
Market Competition is fierce
Individuals create and participateJobs and lives change."(21st Century skills 2008)
“Technology in education or instruction is more than the technical application of tools, machines, computers, products and communication systems (such as multimedia, computerized instruction, games, simulations or interactive video).” (Wikibooks, 2007)“It also encompasses the "application of the principles of science in order to solve learning problems..." (Seels, 1994
No Child Left Behind
Stronger Accountability for Results
"Under No Child Left Behind, states are working to close the achievement gap and make sure all students, including those who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency. Annual state and school district report cards inform parents and communities about state and school progress. Schools that do not make progress must provide supplemental services, such as free tutoring or after-school assistance; take corrective actions; and, if still not making adequate yearly progress after five years, make dramatic changes to the way the school is run." (...)
More Freedom for States and Communities "Under No Child Left Behind, states and school districts have unprecedented flexibility in how they use federal education funds. For example, it is possible for most school districts to transfer up to 50 percent of the federal formula grant funds they receive under the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants, Educational Technology, Innovative Programs, and Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs to any one of these programs, or to their Title I program, without separate approval. This allows districts to use funds for their particular needs, such as hiring new teachers, increasing teacher pay, and improving teacher training and professional development." (...)
Proven Education Methods
"No Child Left Behind puts emphasis on determining which educational programs and practices have been proven effective through rigorous scientific research. Federal funding is targeted to support these programs and teaching methods that work to improve student learning and achievement. In reading, for example, No Child Left Behind supports scientifically based instruction programs in the early grades under the Reading First program and in preschool under the Early Reading First program." (...)
More Choices for Parents
"Parents of children in low-performing schools have new options under No Child Left Behind. In schools that do not meet state standards for at least two consecutive years, parents may transfer their children to a better-performing public school, including a public charter school, within their district. The district must provide transportation, using Title I funds if necessary. Students from low-income families in schools that fail to meet state standards for at least three years are eligible to receive supplemental educational services, including tutoring, after-school services, and summer school. Also, students who attend a persistently dangerous school or are the victim of a violent crime while in their school have the option to attend a safe school within their district."(U. S. Department of Education-No Child Left Behind, 2008)
It is a fact that many people find change hard to deal with, but in the long run changing the way we educate our children can only lead to great things.
The Voucher Debate
Test Your Knowledge
c) United Streaming
a) Technology, NCLB, the internet and testing
b) Love, loyalty, friendship and understanding
c) Accountability for Results, more freedom for States and Communities, Proven Education Methods, and more choices for parents
d) testing, testing, testing and more testing
a) 5 years
b) 2 years
c) 0 years, there is no time limit on the time frame that a parent has to transfer their child to another school.
d) parents can only transfer their students to a different school once that student has graduated from that particular school.
a) There is really nothing to tell Mary's mother.
b) Mary's mother needs to look into getting a loan for a private school. Private schools are proven to be the best educational institutions for our children.
c) Mary's mother needs to inquire about the School Voucher Program.
d) Mary's mother needs sell the place where they are currently living and buy either a house or an apartment in a better school district.
a) Start a discussion with his teacher about the benefits of using technology in the classroom.
b) Schedule a meeting with the principal and ask him to instruct the teacher to start using technology or else he will take legal action.
c) Start a discussion with the teacher where you proceed to tell the teacher how old and stupid that he is that he has not caught up with the times.
d) Bring your little sister/brother to class and show your teacher what they know in an effort make him feel belittled.
2) Nagel, D. (2007). Groups Resond to Proposed EETT Cuts. The Journal .)
3) 21st century skills. (2008, March). Retrieved May 31, 2008, from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/p21_brochure_-final4.pdf
4) U. S. Department of Education-No Child Left Behind. (2008, June 2). Retrieved June 2, 2008, from http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
5) Wikibooks. (2007, April). Retrieved May 31, 20087, from Wikibooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Instructional_Technology
1) correct answer: b
2) correct answer: c
3) correct answer: b
4) correct answer: c
5) correct answer: a