I agree with Tony Bates’ points in this post questioning the model of (actually lack of) educational change:
I feel a little bit like Cubans in 1956 – we need to change, but where will the revolution take us? And will it roll over me and everyone else? At least Castro had a vision and a plan, but he didn’t share them with the public until the revolution was over, and had most known how it would turn out, they wouldn’t have fought for it. So be careful what you wish for. I need to know the details, as well as the big picture, before I vote for it.
Two points on this:
1. It’s more important that we know where we are going than what we want to leave behind. Too much of the dialogue around educational reform is about what needs to change not what the system needs to become.
2. As stated previously, I’m more concerned about suggestions of educational reform than I am about the problem of education itself.