DailyDirt: Lots Of New Education Ideas -- Quality Or Quantity?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
The array of institutions aiming to improve education is more diverse than ever before. There are all sorts of tutoring services (Kumon, the Khan Academy, Sylvan, etc), and it's still not clear what approach (assuming there is a single solution) is the best way to teach kids. Maybe in a few decades, we'll have figured out what the optimal strategy is to educate the most children, but in the meantime, we have a lot of different opinions on what to do. Here are just a few links on teaching kids.
- Some folks think we need to cultivate more effective teachers. But that just shifts the debate to arguing over what the best incentives for teachers are... [url]
- Perhaps for-profit schools are better than the traditional non-profit schools. Build it and they will come, but buyer beware. [url]
- How about smaller schools instead of bigger schools? Small schools correlate with better performance, and big schools in big districts correlate with cheating scandals? [url]
- Just create some goals and skills to master -- and let kids achieve them at their own pace. Introduce blogging to second graders! [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]