Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ready to Learn?

A really interesting piece from Alfie Kohn -

'Ready to Learn' Equals Easier to Educate

"Thus, "readiness to learn" may have more to do with a schedule that's convenient for others -- or, worse, with preparation for standardized testing -- than with what is necessary or even desirable for a given child."

""Why, he asked, do we spend time trying to figure out which criteria best predict success in higher education? Why are colleges looking for the most qualified students? "One would think that the purpose of education is precisely to improve the performance of those who are not doing very well," he mused."

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