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RE: Why are Schools Still Using Rules From 1893?


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A very informative blog post about how the current organization of education came about. This article parallels the talks by Sir Ken Robinson about how our current system of education was designed during the age of enlightenment and during the economics of the industrial revolution. Schools are made in the image of a factory, students grouped by "date of manufacture," and so on...

Probably one of the key documents for K–12 education is the NEA’s Committee of Ten report from 1893. It’s often credited with giving us the alphabetic arrangement of high-school science courses—biology, chemistry, and physics.

Check out the blog post here:

http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/12413

Check out the Talk by Sir Ken Robinson here


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