Still processing Diane Ravitch’s talk at CSUN (and Occidental) a few weeks ago. So exciting, thought-provoking, yet scary when you sit with it.
Re: the future of teaching and teacher education -
From Diane Ravitch’s blog, Oct.12 – “In its relentless quest to improve education in the United States, corporate reformers are turning teacher education into an online, for-profit business. Advocates say it is very successful because future teachers can beam into the classroom from their homes. Not much interaction with peers. Not much opportunity to practice teach in classes with living children, but who needs living children when virtual children are available and cheap?”