06 April 2009

Worth a Look

Peter Berger's article "Predicting the Past" in the April 1, 2009 edition of Education Week. Berger says the new rage of redesigning the educational curriculum to train students in "21st century skills" and prepare them for "21st century competition" is a recursion to the discredited pedagogical follies from thirty years ago. Berger concludes: "If most students today were mastering a rigorous 20th-century education, the 21st century wouldn’t look as bleak as it does."

[Hat tip: Martin Rochester.]

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