Summit shows U.S. as out of step with world's education leaders
| Mar 25, 2011
"The first ever international Summit on Teaching, convened last week in New York City, showed perhaps more clearly than ever that the United States has been pursuing an approach to teaching almost diametrically opposed to that pursued by the highest-achieving nations," writes noted educator Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University in a post for Valerie Strauss's blog "The Answer Sheet" in The Washington Post. At the summit, officials from 16 nations met and found "substantial consensus about how to create a well-prepared and accountable teaching profession," notes Darling-Hammond.
The summit marked a number of firsts, according to Darling-Hammond, including being "the first time that the growing de-professionalization of teaching in America was recognized as out of step with the strategies pursued by the world's educational leaders." To learn more, read the full article.