The goal was to get universal secondary education by 2030, but a report by UNESCO shows that universal upper secondary education likely won’t happen until 2084. The type of education that children are receiving is not preparing them for future challenges, Reuters reports. UNESCO would like to see more emphasis on teaching students about how to be global citizens and be concerned with areas outside of their immediate surroundings.
Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. Across 200 colleges and universities, over 40 percent of grades were in the 'A' realm. But the opposite problem is even worse: grade deflation. It happens whenever teachers use a forced grading curve. Turning college into a zero-sum game hurts their chances of succeeding after graduation.
The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003. Gaming actually celebrates failure rather than punishing it, says James Paul Gee. This paradigm could lead to deeper learning, creativity, more equity and more chances for poor kids to get 21st century skills.
They read a book quietly under their desks, pester the teacher for extra credit, or, perhaps, they simply check out and act up. Every classroom has a few overachievers who perform above their grade level and don't feel challenged by the status quo. A new report suggests they are surprisingly common — in some cases, nearly half of all students in a given grade.
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