19 February 2010

The Importance of Relationships in Education

Here's an article that makes it clear that certain kinds of relationships between teachers and students are central to education. The article is focused on how Bill Gates and his foundation have misunderstood what the folks who believe this have been telling them. With the consequence that much money was wasted on ineffective programs that may have given lip service to relationship building, but acted contrary to what is necessary to build appropriate relationships.

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Don Berg said...

Why Did the Gates Small-High-Schools Program Fail?
By David Marshak — February 19, 2010

During the last decade, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s small-high-schools program funded the growth of the Big Picture high schools, founded by Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor (34 Big Picture high schools in 17 states). These small, personalized high school programs graduate 92 percent of their students on time.