Changes in the Classroom and Education System

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Going to school and getting a great education is important for a successful future in today’s world. Years ago, many children did not go to school and many young adults opted to work instead of attending college. In today’s society, gaining a high level of education is almost always mandatory for many jobs. There are many changes being done to the education system along with new items and ways of teaching in the classroom. There is a growing amount of changes in the classroom such as technology, teaching time, teaching styles, and freedom of space. Should the school year be is a topic that has been under discussion for many years. Many believe that the school year is just fine while others may argue that it should be extended. Getting an education has become more demanding and there is also more information that students are to learn before entering the real world of college and life beyond. There are also many days that students have off such as holidays, breaks, and snow days. In “Extending the School Day or School Year: A Systematic Review of Research” authors Erika Patall, Harris Cooper and Ashley Batts Allen argue reasons why the school year should be longer. The amount of time spent in school directly effects how well students do in school. According to the authors study “Adding time to the school year or school day is at the top of the list of measures that have been hypothesized to improve achievement among U.S. Students”(401). The main reason why the authors believe that the school year should be extended is because there are now more things being taught to students and the extra time is needed in order to academically succeed. The authors state that years ago school years and days were both shorter because children us... ... middle of paper ... ...sley, Ph.D. "Technology in the Classroom: Friend or Foe." Education 127.4 (2007): 462-70. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. Drenoyianni, Helen, and Ian D. Selwood. "Conception or Misconceptions? Primary Teachers' Perceptions and Use of Computers in the Classroom." Education and Information Technologies 3.2 (1998): 87-99. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. Dunn, Kenneth John, and Edmund R. Frazier. "Teaching Styles." Journal of Reading Writing and Learning Disabilities International: Overcoming Learning Difficulties 6.3 (2006): 347-67. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. Lim, Jon, Heidi Henschel Pellett, and Tracy Pellett. "Integrating Digital Video Technology in the Classroom." Joperd 80.6 (2009): 40-55. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. Patall, Erika A., Harris Cooper, and Ashley Batts Allen. "Extending the School Day or School Year: A Systematic Review of Research." Sage 80.3 (2010): 401- 36. Web. 16 Feb. 2014.
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