Closing the gap

04.06.2018 von Quester67 | 0 Kommentare | Permalink

This paper traces the origins of the educational system’s widespread inability (despite outstanding exceptions) to achieve its most widely agreed goal – i.e. to nurture and recognise the wide range of talents pupils possess.

Among the reasons for this neglect is the absence of a shared framework for thinking about the nature, development, and assessment of high-level competencies. Unfortunately, more basic reasons include (i) the

absence of a governance system which would facilitate experimentation, innovation, and learning, and (ii) a network of social forces which lead the system to concentrate on manufacturing and legitimising hierarchy

in society. Evolving a new governance system and finding ways of harnessing the forces contributing to hierarchy thus become our top priorities.


Systems roots of gross deficits in educational system; Nature, development, and assessment of

competence; Requisite developments in governance; Hegemony of hierarchical thinking; Conceptualising,

mapping, measuring, and harnessing social forces.

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