School Reformers Missing Crucial Ingredient

PrenskyMarc Prensky, originator of the terms digital native and digital immigrant, writes that today’s education reformers miss the most important ingredient for education change, namely the curriculum. He states, reformers speak of the importance of teachers and principals, methods of instruction, length of the day and year, teacher preparation and other factors but assume the conventional curriculum. Huge omission! The conventional curriculum has remained unchanged for 100 years and must be transformed to meet 21st century societal needs, personal passions of students and new conceptions about learning.

This powerful article deserves careful study to make significant improvement in schooling. I highly recommend it. Prensky makes the article available for widespread distribution. His website contains much other useful information.

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