This type of decision affects every aspect of not only the child 's’ future but the family of the child. When deciding between the two kinds of education, the parents must think about the way their child learns best, whether that be in a social teaching environment or more of a one-on-one teaching style. While public school and homeschooling may differ in schedules and methods used to educate, they are both educational options that allow children to experience and learn from and about the world around them. However, homeschooling offers a better educational experience and has many more advantages than disadvantages than the public education system. One benefit of homeschooling is that children are taught to enjoy learning at their own pace, whereas in public school the children are required to learn at the teachers’ pace.
A good school is a changing school. Experts claim that change is inevitable. It is very necessary for schools to recognize their imperfections and be willing to identify the causes of those imperfections and seek solutions, constantly evaluate, accept criticism and then adjust goals accordingly in order to meet the needs of their students. The development of an educational institution ultimately means improving the teaching-learning process as well as the environment in which it occurs through effective leadership. The processes of life and growth demand appropriate change with the passage of time.
In today’s education system, there is an ongoing debate concerning conformity and individuality. The majority of schools conform to similar curriculum as a means of ‘leveling the academic playing field’ and giving all students a fair and equal chance of success. But does this sense of conformity actually benefit students? While it is necessary to have some conformity in the curriculum taught to students nationwide, there should be an aspect of individuality as well. Schools should adopt a more individualistic approach towards the classes students must take, and less of one concerned solely on test performance, because it would benefit students upon graduation by allowing them to pursue studies that interest them, and also benefit the school
Many countries have signed multiple human rights treaties stating that this right will be followed. Education has the power to end the cycle of poverty, therefore preparing a child for their future ahead of them. The education that children get can improve the economic status of a country for future generations. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is supposed to ensure that all government systems make primary and secondary education mandatory and free. Despite everything being done, many countries are still falling behind in ensuring that this right is fully implemented.
In schools throughout the world, there is a need to improve teaching and learning of students because a high-quality and equitable education is recognized as a key to the success of people and society (OECD, 2012; OECD, 2015). It is acknowledged that traditional operating model of schools is incapable of dealing with demands of knowledge based society (Sahlberg, 2011; Barath, 2013), and thus the teaching profession is challenged (OECD, 2005). In order to provide students with opportunities to learn competences needed in contemporary and in future societies, schools have to change their operating models. One effective strategy for improving teaching and learning has been developing schools as professional learning communities (DuFour & Mattos, 2013; Hargreaves & Fullan, 2012; Sigurðardóttir, 2010; Barber & Mourshed, 2009; Vescio, Ross, & Adams, 2008; Timperley, 2008). Professional learning community, as an object of a research, is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon and the literature shows a variety of approaches.
As long as the quality of education is maintained, there may be some innovative approaches which need to be tried - these should be recognized as valid. Ensuring that primary education is a good education: it is no good putting every child in school unless education really enables them to learn and grow. In many countries in all parts of the world, children leave primary school without the tools to go on learning - like reading and writing fluently. Or they may not acquire knowledge that they can apply to their daily lives. Children must leave primary school with a taste for learning and the skills to learn.
INTRODUCTION “Heck (2013) defines effective schools by saying it should provide stable and consistent results over time that apply to all students within the school... Underlying the notion of school accountability is the belief that school personnel should be held responsible for improving student learning.” Society continues to change and so does the notion of what may be effective in schools. What we may think was effective before may not necessarily be effective now. We try to understand what works best as schools restructure and transform. This paper aims to critically discuss two mainstream thoughts in education that are crucial for improving or maintaining effectiveness at schools.
The achievement gap also effects individual outcomes. There is a strong link between early achievement in school and subsequent rates of high school graduation, college attendance and completion, and finally earnings. The USA is significantly affected by the achievement gap. With the main gaps being between ethnic groups. In the US there are big achievement gaps amongst students who are hispanic, caucasian and black.
Research indicates that curriculum alignment, in particular, “is capable of diminishing, if not entirely eliminating, conventional predictors of student achievement, such as socioeconomic status, gender, race, and teacher effect”. However, once curriculum alignment is in place, standards only influence student learning to the extent that students receive meaningful instruction on their content. Consequently, effective classroom instruction plus aligned, standards-based curriculum equates to increases in student achievement. The curriculum audit will provide the school board, administrators, teachers, and customers a comprehensive objective look at how well the school system is delivering teaching and learning to its students. In addition, the audit will identify where the system is in its quest for improvement and what it has to do to in order to improve in specific areas.
There is no doubt that student’s academic performance is very crucial at every level. Academic performance, which is measured by the examination results, is one of the major goals of a school. Hoyle (1986) argued that schools are established with the aim of imparting knowledge and skills to those who go through them and behind all this is the idea of enhancing good academic performance. However, education stakeholders have expressed their concerns over the poor academic performance of students in primary which is a widespread phenomenon. Worldwide there is increasing efforts made to improve students’ academic achievement at all levels in the education sector.