Building a World-Class Public Education System

Over the last couple of weeks you have read about successful education systems around the world. Hargreaves and Shirley (2012) share that,

In high-performing countries and provinces, there is a strong teaching profession backed by powerful and positive professional associations that are in the forefront of educational change. There is also a strong public system, a means to forge a common good and a shared future in a better life for all (p. 174).

They go on to claim that “there is a better way ahead for everyone” (p. 175). The key to these statements is the impact. What does this mean for educators, students, school district as well as the education system as a whole?

Choose one of the following options for your initial discussion board post:

Option One:

The Global Fourth Way is described by Hargreaves and Shirley (2012) as a powerful new vision to bring about effective educational reform. In your own words, what is the Global Fourth Way? Have you experienced evidence of this new approach happening in your state or district? If so, in what way? If not, what do you see as roadblocks?

Option Two:

What are the most important steps educators can take to prepare students for work and citizenship in a global future? How could your schools, teachers, and students become more globally engaged? Have you experienced this happening in your state or district? If so, in what way? If not, what do you see as roadblocks?

Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style

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