Nair Prakash (2011). Â« The Classroom Is Obsolete : It's Time for Something New Â». Education week, juillet. En ligne : <http://www.edweek.org/e ... 1/07/29/37nair.h30.html>.
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The overwhelming majority of the nearly 76 million students in Americaâ€™s schools and colleges spend most of the academic day in classrooms. Thatâ€™s a problem because the classroom has been obsolete for several decades. Thatâ€™s not just my opinion. Itâ€™s established science.
The debate over education reform has been going on for longer than anyone can remember. Relegated previously to arguments between policy wonks, questions about how we should reform our nationâ€™s schools have now entered the public consciousness in a very real way. The global financial crisis and our economic woes have collided with increased mainstream coverage of our failing educational system. The Obama administration has joined the chorus of critics and rolled out numerous reform measures.
Lost in all this hand-wringing is the most visible symbol of a failed system: the classroom. Almost without exception, the reform efforts under way will preserve the classroom as our childrenâ€™s primary place of learning deep into the 21st century. This is profoundly disturbing because staying with classroom-based schools could permanently sink our chances of rebuilding our economy and restoring our shrinking middle class...
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