Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

NA

Abstract

Education's raison d'etre is to prepare students with the skills necessary for a

productive and happy life within society. The fact that many educational institutions are

experiencing a disconcerting number of students dropping out of school (and sometimes

life itself) may be an indicator that this preparation is less than adequate in meeting their

needs. In fact, the needs of a high school graduate today are so different and far-reaching

than what they were 30-50 years ago, it will be easier to group them according to a

change in economics, transformed demographics and changes in social situations and

practices. Each of these areas will be presented as challenges that call for a change in the

way we structure education in America, and this paper will evaluate the ways Cooperative

Learning approaches propose to meet them.

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