Slow education

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Slow education is based upon Socratic, adaptive and non-standards based approaches to teaching. Slow education is in part a reaction to the overly compacted course content requirements teachers are experiencing from nationalized curricula worldwide, which many educators find students cannot cover in a single year with sufficient depth.[1] Slow education is also a reaction to the proliferation of standardized testing, favoring instead qualitative measures of student and teacher success.[2] Slow education is frequently a feature in free, democratic and home schools.[3] However, it can be a significant element in any classroom, including those in college preparatory and rigorous environments. The term "slow education" was derived from the distinction between slow food and fast food or junk food, and is an effort to associate quality, culture and personalization with quality schooling.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Stanford, Peter (25 October 2012). "Why pushy parents fail to make the grade in education: Tiger Mums hold children back, says the Eton master behind a 'slow' approach to learning". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Barker, Irena (2 November 2012). "Find the time for slow education". Times Educational Supplement. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Miller, John P. (2005). Educating for Wisdom and Compassion: Creating Conditions for Timeless Learning. Thousand Oaks: Corwin. p. 108. ISBN 9781412917049. 
  4. ^ Holt, Maurice (December 2002). "It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement" (PDF). Phi Delta Kappan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  5. ^ de Zilwa, Deanna (2007). "Australian University Leaders: Agents of the McUniversity, Entrepreneurial Transformers, or Bureaucrats?". In Richard, Pamela B. Global Issues in Higher Education. New York: Nova Science. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-60021-802-6. 

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