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Why is academic curriculum still disconnected from the real needs of our communities?

Started Dec 14, 2012 0 Replies

How come we are not educating youth to create jobs rather than turn them out to find ones that may not out there? Why have youth working part time in a trade by the age of 14 and 80 % by the time…Continue

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I am a Ning Creator with seven Nings. Some are these are for poor African and US Homeless shelters.They just can not pay for this service and I need to port them over.I am exploring some of my…Continue

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Why is academic curriculum still disconnected from the real needs of our communities?

How come we are not educating youth to create jobs rather than turn them out to find ones that may not out there? Why have youth working part time in a trade by the age of 14 and 80 % by the time they are 18? How come the last two years of college the student is not working part time in their profession?How come every town does not have an Adult Learning Center to educate people out of poverty and support business or agriculture? How come students with ICT skills are not interning in local…See More
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At 4:09pm on November 11, 2009, Ashley Allain said…
Thanks for checking out my site! Thanks for the information. I looked at your friend's site (bascom.com) and I agree! It would be wonderful to create a learning portal for homeschooling. It's funny, because that was one of my goals upon beginning my blog. I wanted a place for homeschoolers in our area to be able to stay current on educational trends as well as provide a hub to access resources. In addition, I enjoy creating lessons for both regular classroom teachers as well as homeschoolers that integrate technology, in what I hope to be, a meaningful way. I know teachers are limited on time and are currently being bombarded with new technology tools. Hopefully, on my site, they can find a few ideas to use along the way. Thanks again for your kinds words and have an awesome day!
 
 
 

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Dear Colleagues,Over the summer, I have been working with the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-profit institution conducting research in blended learning. I am working as part of a team that is building a Blended Learning Universe (BLU), a searchable database of blended-learning programs nation-wide.If your school is engaging in blended learning, please contact me! We would love to gain your help in shaping this…See More
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