If I was a Secretary of Education, I would...
Let's imagine what you would like to do if you had a huge power over the educational system in your country? Please, think of: 1) schools (what you wanna change in them - books, nutrition, uniform, teacher's wage etc.); 2) lessons (quantity of'em, structure, new subjects); 3) unis; 4) curriculum; 5)duration of the lesson (e.g. in Ukraine we have a lesson per 45 mins); 6) a quantity of weekdays for students (I prefer 4\3). Also add any kind of info you would like to tell us about.
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If I had the power I would begin by making play a priority for children. I worked in the US school system and kids at my school had less than one hour outside in a school day, sad. More time outside and less time reading a books about what the teacher can do with the students. And so much more….
Prioritize education to everybody rich and poor, followed by strict kids' rights of which the first of those rights will be the RIGHT TO PLAY.
I would definitely prioritize education in my country. All countries that were able to develop in the past 40 years did so by improving their educational system. Unfortunately, there is a lot to be done yet in my country. Some timid efforts have been made towards improving education, but we still have a long way to go.
If and a big If , I would would have all children start learning/school at age 5, reduce the subjects per year, less classes in a day to give children adequate time to self discover, pay teachers/tutors more. Most importantly, allow children to focus on subjects pertinent to a specific field, so no time is wasted on subjects that are not beneficial to them.
There won't be any problem
1. Incorporat technology in teaching and learning. 2. Focus on critical thinking skills. 3. Bridge the gap between theory and practice. 4. Reduce learning and teaching hours.
May I correct your structure please, Ariana? "If I were a Secretary of Education..." "...were..." not "was" Have a lovely weekend.
I'd introduce the digital way of learning in my country.
If I was Secretary for education I would start with providing free school meals for all and abolish tuition fees .
If i was a Secretary of education, I would focus more on real life applications on the subjects, teachers wages and incentives would also be top priority.