Need for educational reform

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Education

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As a result, Wagner argues that the system of education should not make student for college readiness but innovative readiness, adding value to the students in terms of skills. Wagner argues that knowledge is highly available in any internet connected device and therefore what a person can do with what he knows is more important than just the knowledge. The most important thing is being creative, solve problems and innovate. Students should be taught more on communication skills, critical thinking and collaboration more than merely academic knowledge (Friedman, 2013). In the current job market, graduates have challenges of landing into the first job, Wagner argues that they have to “invent” a job. The judgment of teachers should be based on the student’s evidence of improvement.

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School laboratories should be much equipped for students to carry out skill-based experiments. Most institutions such as Drexel acknowledges that there is no need for a standard curriculum as some students do not fit. Individualized majors are currently being offered in some colleges and universities in some nations (Kerong & Liying, 2006). Indian University at Bloomington held an international conference to discuss practices required for individualized majors. Education plays a critical role in the creation of a sustainable future. The resemblance of mutation is innovation, and therefore for someone to compete in the current world, innovation is crucial. It is the instrument of necessary for any positive change. Industrial, educational and business activities require constant innovation so as to remain sustainable (Cornali et al 2012).

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It is believed that the nations’ economic and social development will depend highly on the quality of education received by the citizens. The educational innovation may appear as a new methodological approach, pedagogic, instructional tool, the teaching technique, learning process and the structure of the institutions, which on implementation results in a significant change in the learning and teaching of students. Educational innovations are needed so that the productivity and the efficiency of learning are raised. The efficiency is analyzed from the number of resources, time and money that are required in realizing certain results (Cornali et al 2012). In learning, this is achieved by determined by the invested cost and time. Learning is becoming efficient when the same results are achieved at a lesser cost and time.

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The quality of education can be raised by enhancing professional development, teacher’s education and learning process to include motivation, attitudes, self-assessment, creativity, responsibility, the capacity to innovate, free from administrative pressure, good working conditions and teaching styles. The educational institutions thus should provide a conducive academic environment, materials, and tools necessary for achieving high-quality outcomes for all students. Education is sustained by the society which in return nourishes it. The educational system depends highly on society dedication and responsibility for its functionality (Crichton 2015). Some of the renovations made in US educations include; • Cultural innovation (bilingual education and multiculturalism) • Pedagogical innovation (competency-based education) • Technological innovations (e-learning, computer-based education, and networked learning) • Psychological innovations (multiple intelligences’ theory, cognitive science, learning style theory and the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs) • Philosophical innovations (objectivism, constructivism) • Political innovations (No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Race to the top) The above stated educational innovations made a significant mark on education by improving the efficiency and the productivity of learning (Groom et al 2014).

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