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We need to take bigger mental leaps as educators and policymakers

We need to take bigger mental leaps as educators and policymakers

Marc Tucker, President and CEO of the National Center on Education and the Economy, had a blog post back in August titled Instructional Technology: Villain of the Piece – or Savior? In that post, he postulated five ways that technology could be used to improve student achievement: Use word processors to teach writing. Giving students access to...

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The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence

Marc Tucker notes: The Scots decided that there was far too much testing and the curriculum was overly prescriptive, and insufficiently interdisciplinary.  The Scots believe that exams measure only a small part of what is most important in an education, and concluded that over-reliance on them had narrowed the curriculum unacceptably.  They wanted a curriculum...