Are We Appropriately Preparing Students for College? – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacher

Are We Appropriately Preparing Students for College? – Work in Progress – Education Week Teacher

“There is a large gap, however, in how students learn and the expectations that they will between higher education and secondary education.

What can we be doing on the secondary level that stays true to the current shifts putting students in the driver’s seats that continue to align with the even slower-changing higher education system?” Starr Sackstein

As I read Sacstein’s article I can’t help but to think of that grade 12 learner on the journey of a matric learner article published on this blog who went through challenges to finally be in grade 12. She works hard so she can score good grades to secure funding and space in tertiary. She is one of many who studies with limited resources and facilities, no library exposure, no kind of exposure to any kind of what to expect in tertiary. They have no idea of what the tertiary life has for them. If in their senior schooling these learners can be equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in their first year, they won’t be suprised in their first term in tertiary and will perfrom better.

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