To fix this problem, changes in school curriculum and better teacher qualification requirements are needed. However, it's not just the students that need to maintain a level of education in science. Parents and other adults are also encouraged find interest in science. When adult learners undertook an eight-week introductory course in science, Brown and Barr (2013) found th... ... middle of paper ... ...2011, March 12). Supercharging science education essential.
Literature review will be conducted to examine and critiqued previous research regarding integrating technology in the classroom. The number students that use or have access to technology on a daily base increases daily. Technology has reshaped our educational system, from integration in the classroom, collaborating with peers, and how test are administered to students. Integrating technology in our educational system can assist the special needs students and prepare students for 21st century employment. Integrating technology in the 21st century classroom would be one of the most powerful tools that we can implement in our classrooms, schools, and districts.
Department of Education called Next Generation High Schools: Redesigning the American High School Experience, president Barack Obama elaborates more about his plan to improve the educational system and help children succeed. He personally said that he would, "reward schools that develop new partnerships with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. "(College- and Career-Ready Standards and Assessments) He is doing so by creating a project called the Next Generation High Schools. Some new courses that should be developed to challenge students include, "new economy subjects such as computer science; using innovative approaches and strategies to restructure the scope and time spent learning; and employing innovative educational technologies, project-based learning, and competency-based progressions to engage and empower learners. "(Next Generation High Schools) More steps that Obama has came up with to improve school systems are making sure that children know and understand the material that they are being taught in the classroom.
The plan also ensures that teacher quality will improve. States must now include in their plans, annual, measurable objectives that each local school district and school must meet in moving toward the goal. Schools must also now account for their progress in annual report cards (U.S. Department of Education, 2003). In addition, there will be high criterion for professional development to ensure that federal funds encourage research-based, efficient practice in the classroom (Bush, 2003). The Department of Education is trying to speed up the movement for further skilled educators.
An interest in science and mathematics is highly recommended. In high school, students thinking about this career path are encouraged to take all the science classes they can, including any Advanced Placement courses their school offers. They are encouraged to participate in a job shadow in the field and volunteer in any medical lab they can. After high school, the first step to becoming a certified nutritionist includes earning a bachelor 's degree at any college or university in clinical nutrition, food service systems management, dietetics, foods and nutrition, or a related science field. Often times, people who aren’t sure if they want to become a nutritionist earn their degree in a general science such as: biology, anatomy, molecular biology, psychology, or chemistry.
Other statements of educational purpose have also been widely accepted: to develop the intellect, to serve social needs, to contribute to the economy, to create an effective work force, to prepare students for a job or career, to promote a particular social or political system” (“What Is the Purpose of Education”). Indeed, the goal of school is to improve the educational system so that student success is maximized through the effectiveness of its teachers and administrators. To this end, school reform ranges from grassroots efforts at the community level, to national, government-run reform such as the current Race to the Top policy whereby schools, districts and states are held accountable for student performance and educational efficiency ("Race to the Top Assessment Program"). Race to the Top is a nationwide educational reform movement with a focus on raising standards that challenge students to be better prepared for college and the workplace. Furthermore, Race to the Top aims to improve data-driven curriculum and to provide new strategies to help struggling schools.
So as to improve the K-12 education, the United States needs to redesign the high schools. The initiative by the president to redesign the high schools is significant in encouraging the schools to use the available resources. Schools together with their partners should take into using the resources that exist effectively. These resources are in the local, state and the federal so as to transform the experience in the high schools for the youth through energy of the whole school redesign. This effort of redesigning the high schools will help challenge them and their partners in rethinking learning and teaching.
The Educational Excellence for All Children Act (1999) was reformed by the federal government when a 1983 report stated that American Education was at jeopardy and needed to be improved. This report suggested that it would: “Raise high school graduation requirements for English, math, science, social studies, and computer science; upgrade elementary curriculum; and adapt more rigorous academic standards for all educational institutions using standardize tests to evaluate achievement.” Berns (2010) p. 212. In order to address this, government, education other business worked together to set forth six goal that would improve educational standards in the nation. These long term goals were focused on higher academic standards, emphasis on accountability, importance on quality teachers, drug and disciplined school, parental involvement and improve safety in schools. They were to become effective by the year 2000.
Requirements for PE license include a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution accredited by ABET and work experience under the supervision of a licensed engineer. To work as a professional engineer (PE), you must be licensed. To qualify, you must complete an accredited engineering program. You’ll have to work for several years, supervised by a licensed engineer. After this, you need to pass two
Some helpful high school courses include a strong background in math and science with classes such as biology, anatomy and physics, calculus, chemistry, and statistics and probability (Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, Pharmacists, WISCareers). In addition, nearly all colleges require students to take courses like biology, anatomy and physics, and chemistry in high school when applying for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is a program that is taken in college and it trains students to become a general pharmacist. When a student completes the program they get their PharmD degree which is a required degree to become a pharmacist.