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The Education Jungle [NOOK Book]

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Our education system doesn't do what society expects, to educate our children effectively, because it's designed backwards. The education cart is trying to push the education horse, and the education plow is trying to push the education chain. The education system has designed itself before society has determined the purpose for education.

The only certain effective accomplishment of our education system is that it's created many jobs and more economic opportunities for society....

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The Education Jungle

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Overview

Our education system doesn't do what society expects, to educate our children effectively, because it's designed backwards. The education cart is trying to push the education horse, and the education plow is trying to push the education chain. The education system has designed itself before society has determined the purpose for education.

The only certain effective accomplishment of our education system is that it's created many jobs and more economic opportunities for society. More teachers are hired to correct the education problem, more professors have tenure to teach teachers how to do it, more buildings are constructed to create more teaching space, more computers are built and sold to schools to create better education. If the education system is designed for peripheral economic progress, it's certainly been successful. If the education system has been designed to create elitist bureaucracies, it's certainly been successful at that also.

But what of our ideas about the purpose for the education system? Why is society’s general consensus that it's not working to fulfill the real function of education?

Our public education system in the United States has four fundamental flaws that restrict its effectiveness. Until these flaws are recognized and defined, they will not be corrected to allow our education system to become effective. Yet, we continue to wander aimlessly in the education jungle hoping a magic answer will appear. That will never happen. Without a deep and fundamental change education in America will only continue to fail all students, especially our needy students; such a tragedy that could easily be avoided.

These flaws will not be identified and corrected by accident or by random trial and error. That's not how problems are solved. They must be addressed specifically and individually:

Purpose Not Clear. The first major flaw is the absence of a clearly identified purpose, or goal, for the process termed: education. Education is a process; it's not a goal or a purpose. We must have a purpose for education that everyone understands.

Parts Not Recognized. The second major flaw is that education is discussed and analyzed under one concept, or under one umbrella, identified as: education. There are three parts of education that must be treated separately and distinctively. They are: Education Opportunity, Education Conditions, and Education Motivation.

Student Motivation Not Considered. The third major flaw is that the current education process is based on teaching techniques and teaching theories. These techniques and theories assume students know they must be educated, and they are prepared to receive education, because they have life cycle times of being ready to learn at certain levels. The current education process does not use or even consider motivation theories and concepts.

Students’ Needs Not Considered. The fourth major flaw is that the education system is designed as a bureaucratic system to convenience educators; not to support those to be educated.

The author's purposes for this book are to explain these weaknesses in the education process and to give strategies based on recognized and accepted motivation principles to improve education effectiveness. Current education systems, principles, and strategies are totally void of concepts designed to promote student motivation; motivation based on recognized motivation principles.

Education effectiveness in America remains ineffective while we watch in ambivalent and helpless frustration. It's unlikely that our education system, within itself, can or will improve education effectiveness. Those in the education system must defend their ideas regardless of the consequences. The tribe, defined by philosopher Bertrand Russell, must protect itself above all else. The real purpose for education has no importance in their agenda.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045800112
  • Publisher: Will Clark
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 233 KB

Meet the Author

Will Clark’s author experiences began by writing inspection and evaluation reports in the U.S. Air Force. He is a retired Air Force officer and a Vietnam veteran, serving in Saigon from 1966 to 1967. His other overseas assignments include Misawa, Japan and Ankara, Turkey.In 1995, he authored a book, How to Learn, as a county-wide study skills project to encourage students to improve their grades in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Education supporters printed and distributed four thousand copies. He also wrote a weekly education column for a local newspaper, The Desoto County Tribune, the following school year.His next published book was School Bells and Broken Tales, a parody of nursery rhyme characters, also a motivation and education book for children. His other books include Shades of Retribution, a historical novel, and Simply Success, a motivation guide for students and employees.His action novels include a trilogy based on Atlantis and crystals. The first book is titled: The Atlantis Crystal. The second book is titled: She Waits In Atlantis. The third is: Return to Atlantis. This trilogy is based on his travels while assigned to Turkey, site of the ancient city of Troy.His previous political action novel, 666: Mark of the Beast, is a sequel to another political action novel, America 20XX: The New World Order.Clark and his wife, Marie, live in Diamondhead, Mississippi, where they play golf with many friends.
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