Factory Model Of Education

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The term factory model, as it applies to schooling, links together instructional, curricular, assessment, and behavioral standards into one package for teachers, schools, and districts. Attempts to reform schooling as we know it have failed due to the fact that technology has not been able to offer the same value of education, not all schools have technology readily available, and standardized test limit how computers could be used to advance learning. Rarely computers are used to teach content to students, more often, students use computers as a quick fix for answers. Furthermore, the computer lacks the implement of human connection in students learning. The computer is seen to limit students learning to strictly memorization of content instead …show more content…
The text stated, experts conclude, that for computers to efficiently become modified into the teaching of students, the ratio of computer to students must be 1:1. This ratio is insane for many schools; some schools are unable to afford enough textbooks for their students, much less a computer for every student. Additionally, the cost does not stop after the purchase of the computer either, it will cost money to continually update and install learning programs in the computer. If all education will be moved to an electronical device, the school must also assure that the students have compatible resources at home. Finally, attempts to reform schooling as we know it have failed due to the large amount of preparation time put toward preparing students for the multiple standardized tests and assessments. The large focus on tests and assessments have forced educators to worry less about student’s ability to construct individual understanding and more on memorization of standardized tests …show more content…
In the past, education was the responsibility of the parents, children would learn from family member, friends, and apprenticeships on how to complete the job they would do for the rest of their lives. The idea of universal schooling states that a child’s education was not the responsibility of the parents, but rather the states. The four major events that helped shift the change in education included the invention of the printing press, the Reformation, the American Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution. The printing press allowed an increase in development and diffusion of knowledge to children, allowing more and more people to have access to educational resources. The Reformation pushed for all individuals to learn to read. The American Revolution justified that education was a natural right of man and offering a strong education system would help citizens understand and defend their rights properly. Finally, the Industrial Revolution, developed new forms of living and working, forcing the creation of a new education system to prepare children for the changing modern lifestyle. Current demographic pressures that are impacting the school system include increasing diversity, creation of a safe environment, political and social pressures, and preparing individuals for a technological changing world. I agree with the demographic pressures,

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