This article pertains to America’s public schools. How would you apply the analogy to higher education?
“When college is more about career than ideas, when paycheck matters more than wisdom, the role of professors changes. We may be 50-year-olds at the front of the room with decades of reading, writing, travel, archives or labs under our belts, with 80 courses taught, but students don’t lie in bed mulling over what we said. They have no urge to become disciples.” Read more here
Thank you, NPR, for sifting through the thousands of academic papers about education are published each year and producing your list of 5 lessons learned from education research in 2014. One important lesson: degrees still translate into higher wages and more advanced positions – but they’re by no means a guaranteed means to success in the job market (see no. 3). Which papers/findings would you add to this list?
The Great American Higher Education Paradox: “A nation with some of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world houses a college-educated population that scores among the lowest of the participating OECD nations in literacy and numeracy.” Read more here.