Educational reform as we know it will die

Renowned educational critic Steve Peha is unconvinced that any of the current or proposed major educational reform initiatives will change anything. Ever.

Why? Because only 2% of the thousands of struggling schools targeted for turnaround by these schemes have actually improved. He feels that it’s time for some brand new approaches and the most promising candidates are more likely to emerge from the ‘grass roots’ rather than yet more ‘top down reform’.

Peha is not the only advocate of ‘taking things learned from the software development world and deploying them in education’:

Here’s one with more of a university student learning perspective on gamification and education: