Thursday, December 31, 2009

Improving the Year in Israel

Two perspectives about the impact of the "dumbing down" (my term) of the Year in Israel, the increase of edutainment (less text skills, more entertaining lectures) in many programs.

The first essay is from the perspective of the teacher. The "dumbing down" leads to serious insecurity about job stability and the ability to teach once you hit a generation gap from students.

The second essay is about the quality of education, arguing that the most serious and least serious students receive the proper experience. Those in between, though, are losing out.

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