American Education Redesign
â€œWhat the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely; acted upon, it destroys our democracy.â€
~ John Dewey
The reading for this week discussed three foundational aspects of this course. These include how schooling is conducted in other countries, what can be learned from the policies, purposes, and practices of education systems, or individual schools, from around the world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. education system.
Darling-Hammond (2010) states that, â€œCreating new schools and innovations is a great American pastimeâ€ (p. 264). She also claims that education policy makers have continued to miss the mark on creating an education system that effectively meets the needs of all students that will also assist in building the American economy. What do these types of school systems look like? Which system(s) of redesign would you chose to implement in order to improve the current U.S. education system?
In a 3- to 4-page reflection, respond to the following questions:
- How is schooling conducted in other countries?
- What can you learn from the policies, purposes, and practices of education systems or individual schools from around the world?
- Utilizing this information and relevant additional research, illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. education system.
- What system(s) of redesign would you implement to improve this current system?
- How would your redesign assist in building the American economy?
Be certain to use APA style for all citations and references. Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research.