One way to begin this is by earning a Master’s of Arts in Education myself so that the value of this degree becomes actualized in my own life. By focusing on higher education, I will begin to open doors for a possible future as a university professor, school or college dean, or curriculum developer. It is my belief that my own interests and desires will become clearer as I progress through the program.
As I begin this program, it is also important to consider the role that assessment will play in my life as a student. Taking courses online, naturally, is a bit different than sitting in the traditional classroom. I could see how many students wrongfully assume that online education is free of formal assessments. In my humble opinion, nothing could be further from the truth. Online, everything we do is likely considered a form of assessment. From written assignments to online exams, assessments will become a regular part of each course. In the Master’s program, this likely will entail numerous written assignments where students are afforded the opportunity to synthesize the material learned in class in the form of a scholarly and academic paper. I look forward to the journey and welcome the opportunity to perform well on any and all such assessments.
This video portrays a side of American education that many in society have feared for years. For a few decades now, students in the United States have been gradually falling behind academically when compared with other advanced countries, such as Finland and Singapore. The drop has been so significant that, according to data given by Linda Darling-Hammond (2010), America now falls in the bottom third of a 40 country list of the most developed countries in the world in the areas of math and science. The alarming factor is that no one single cause appears to be the culprit, rather it would seem that the United States has a largely fractured and broken educational system.
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