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Study: Educators Want Schools to Better Prepare Students for the Workplace

A recent study by Wainhouse Research, sponsored by SMART Technologies Inc.  shows the education community wants more emphasis on skills such as collaboration and problem-solving.a
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A recent study by Wainhouse Research, sponsored by SMART Technologies Inc. shows the education community wants more emphasis on skills such as collaboration and problem-solving. The study says while schools are doing a good job on reading, writing and arithmetic, they are falling short when it comes to the type of skills employers want from graduates.

Wainhouse Research surveyed more than 1,000 administrators, teachers, parents and students in North America and the United Kingdom and interviewed 22 educational practitioners and thought leaders in North America and Europe. A total of 58 percent of those surveyed believe schools are placing too much emphasis on teaching to mandated tests. In order to change that, many responders say schools should improve Professional Development, offer new methods of assessment, provide greater leadership, and adopt new approaches to teaching.

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