Pros And Cons Of High School Curriculum

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Introduction The school curriculum implemented in the United States are the common core standards. Common Core Standards are standards in mathematics and English-language arts. States began to adopt the new curriculum in 2010. The goal of the standards is to better prepare K-12 students for college and life after high school. There is an ongoing debate on whether this curriculum is beneficial or harmful to students. As the years have progressed it has been found that the school curriculum has a negative impact on a child’s development.
Child Development Process To fully understand the way a child develops in school and how common core is matching that; the process in which children learn needs to be observed. Kathy Sylva, a professor at Oxford University, found that children develop best in preschool. The skills that are taught in preschool are the basic skills needed to develop. Playtime or recess is very important because the children who play are found to be more effective problem solvers. Another factor in a young child’s
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They argue that the transition for teachers has been very difficult. Many teachers have had to change their teaching styles to fit with the curriculum. This leads to teachers leaving their jobs. The standards force students to learn at a quicker pace, making it hard for some students to learn. The standards do not account for students with special needs. The special needs students are given equivalent tests. This is not fair to them because they are not where normal students are. Common core standards are expensive. States had to purchase new materials and computers to correlate with the curriculum. The standards only account for math and English-language arts (Meador). While there are many negative impacts, there are also positive impacts

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