Educational Reform Essay by The Research Group

Educational Reform
Examines social & economic roots of problems in school & proposed solutions. Looks at role of parents, student achievement, career & employment opportunities, violence & drugs, legislation and teaching methods.
# 13912 | 2,475 words | 10 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Social Issues)

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"Paraphrasing the title of a recent best-selling book, it takes a village to raise a school. Societal changes over the past 20 years have created an education system in crisis. Among these changes are the breakdown of the family, school violence, rampant drug use in the schools, an increase in the school population of students with special learning needs, and rapid technological advancement. Schools alone do not have the resources to cope with these changes. Today's successful educational institution must develop partnerships with school administrators, teachers, parents, law enforcement agencies, social services agencies, and the business community.
The family in modern society is in crisis and this often exerts a negative effect on student achievement. Parents, although well-intentioned, may hinder the development of their.."

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