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The beginning of the end for the industrial schooling system?

„This is big news“, schreibt Graham Attwell. Knowsley Council in Merseyside/ UK, ein wenig erfolgreicher Verbund aus 11 Sekundarschulen mit 21.000 Schülern, hat ehrgeizige Pläne:

„It is taking the dramatic step of closing all of its eleven existing secondary schools by 2009. As part of a £150m government-backed rebuilding programme, they will reopen as seven state-of-the-art, round-the-clock, learning centres with the aid of Microsoft – which has already developed links with one school in the borough, Bowring.

The style of learning will be completely different. The new centres will open from 7am until 10pm in both term-time and what used to be known as the school holidays. At weekends, they will open from 9am to 8pm.

Youngsters will not be taught in formal classes, nor will they stick to a rigid timetable; instead they will work online at their own speeds on programmes that are tailor-made to match their interests.“ So nachzulesen im Independent.

Noch einmal Graham Attwell: „I see this as the first big crack in the present model of schooling which dates from the first industrial revolution. And it won’t be the last.“ Hopefully.
Graham Attwell, The Wales-Wide Web, 23 Juni 2007
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