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The Key to Modernizing Education

CJ Westerberg, July 26, 2015 11:02 PM

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Change the Gateway



Q.  "Is there also a need to change exam systems
and university admissions policies,
which exert such a strong influence
on what happens in schools?"

                                                - Ross Hall, Director of Education Strategy, Ashoka


A.  "The gateways we have in education --- whether it's university admissions
or school exams --- have a huge influence on how we learn, how we teach
and how schools operate. Even the world's most advanced curriculum or
innovative teaching practices won't have a deep impact unless we align them
with those kinds of gateways. Part of the problem today is that there's a
misalignment between the gateways that define success and the
learning environments that teachers often aspire to."


- Andreas Schleicher, OECD & PISA


Read full interview: "Ashoka's Director of Education Strategy, Ross Hall, interviewed Schleicher about the need for education systems to adapt to the demands of the modern world."



  • Michael Wagner

    The gatekeepers are losing ground, it is up to us to prepare our youth to take advantage of the new economy

  • Andy Muller

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  • Colleen

    Really interesting read! Love the part about the necessity of a higher form of empathy and its relation with success and technology.

  • Education itself is modern and important to make the proper as well as precise way out to make it modern proper processes flows are necessary in all the way. Every students has to be very much productive and effective in terms of getting the fundamental options for major breakthrough in the modernizations.

  • After reading complete interview I would say that I am really very much touched and fully agree with all the answers, they are absolutely truth.

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The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
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