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Master of Science (MS)
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.
Sewell, Donna, "Is It Time for Cooperative Learning to Enter American Classrooms?" (2000). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 989.
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