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Title: A Proposal for the Reengineering of the Educational System
Authors: Osin, Luis
Lesgold, Alan
Issue Date: Jul-1996
Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Citation: Osin, L. & Lesgold, A. (1996). A Proposal for the Reengineering of the Educational System. In Edelson, D. C. & Domeshek, E. A. (Eds.), International Conference on the Learning Sciences, 1996 (pp. 264-271). Evanston, IL, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Abstract: We propose a reengineering of the educational system that focuses on mastery and on more substantial learning activities and eliminates the constraints on learning that arise from current insistence on grouping children by age. Our basic argument is that elimi nating the age-based approach to education has striking advantages that outweigh any social disadvantage. The most powerful reason is the extremely large variance found in any index of learning achievement, even in relatively homogeneous populations. We further argue that modem information systems allow richer educational activities, research-based methods, and multiage schooling to proceed efficiently and effectively. This creates a moral imperative to provide real learning opportunities to the whole of the student population.
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