Monthly Archives: March 2013

Report of Computers in Education for the Gates Foundation

Research on Computers and Education: Past, Present and Future Prepared for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Jeffrey T. Fouts Professor of Education Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA February, 2000 http://www.portical.org/fouts.pdf One little caveat: The Author of this work says he does not distinguish between technology and computers. I would prefer that he had. I […]

Defining 21st Century Education — my critique

Defining a 21st Century Education: At a glance http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Learn-About/21st-Century/ [Why do you feel the need to define it at all? It is just some arbitrary point in time. Just because some piece of paper says we are in a new century and millennium we have to refine education? The Jewish and Chinese calendars are completely […]

A Nation at Risk — My Critique

I copied the report and then inserted my comments/questions, within brackets and bold.   http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/NatAtRisk/risk.html A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o nA Nation At Risk – April 1983 A Nation At RiskAll, regardless of race or class or economic status, are entitled to […]

Education Basics

Education is defined as 1) the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally preparing oneself or others intellectually for the mature life. 2) the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills as for a profession.—-Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the […]

Wisdom begins w…

Wisdom begins with definition. –Socrates