Everyone agrees that improving education is vital, but people disagree on what to do. Business, parents, politicians, the media and educators all voice strong and conflicting opinions. The public needs to have the issues clarified, and to see a path that will work. There ARE ways to raise standards, but most current education reform is moving in precisely the wrong direction. The key to higher test results is to teach so that students can show what they know through real-world performance. Read this book to discover what does and does not work at every grade level, and learn what actions you can take. Features: _ Sheds light on the competing points of view. _ Explains how traditional teaching, testing and schooling developed. _ Describes a more powerful approach to education that engages student brains much more effectively. _ Shows how great schools and ordinary people from around the world use this 'guided experience' approach. _ Explains why public education resists change, no matter what research proves.
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About the Author
Geoffrey Caine, LL.M. is Director of Caine Learning LLC and an adjunct faculty member at University of Redlands Whitehead Center for Lifelong Learning. Renate Caine, Ph.D. is a Director of Caine Learning and Professor Emerita, California State University, San Bernadino. The Caines are co-authors of the best-selling book,Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain, along with four other books.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Education in the Eye of the Storm
Chapter 2 The Standard Model— Back to the Future?
Chapter 3 The Natural Learning That the Standard Model Ignores
Chapter 4 Experience-Based Learning Generates Dynamic, Performance Knowledge
Chapter 5 Real-World Examples of Powerful, Experience-Driven Learning
Chapter 6 What Great Schooling Looks Like
Chapter 7 How "The System" Limits Growth
Chapter 8 The Competitive Edge