The amount of academic content a student learns within a particular time span is known as Student achievement; while the amount of achievement, opportunity and fairness a student receives in his/ her studies through the curriculum is known as Educational equity. Now, both these things are upon the responsibility of the teacher or educator, and can be attained only with certain amount of leadership qualities and actions.
It is not the right approach to make sea changes within the curriculum, forcing things down the throat of the student. Instead the changes should cater to improving certain areas or elements and that should be done in an utterly subtle manner. Doing so, reduces the cases of revolt and retaliation on the student’s front.
Douglas Reeves the author of several well known books on educational reform and assessment, has a lot of knowledge in how to deal with students of different ages and draw out their strengths and weakness and work upon them. He has authored over 30 books on the same and also on important leadership skills that are required to carry out the teaching process fruitfully. He is one of the most noted experts of education reform and the founder of The Leadership and Training Center, an international organization, which is exclusively dedicated to educational equity and student achievement.
According to experts there are three basic elements that need to be taken care of to acquire the desired results from the students. They are Inquiry, Implementation and Monitoring.
Blaming the victim, (in this case the student) is never correct, whether morally or statistically. That is not the way to a right start. A right start involves a proper analysis of the student, her strong and weak points, not just by the teacher but whoever is in charge of the particular student. The parents too play a pivotal role in this regard. The instructor or even a trainer has equal partnership is understanding the abilities of the child properly so as to be able to prescribe the perfect curriculum for the concerned. This is what inquiry is all about.
After getting a thorough knowledge about the child, it is the time to put the necessary actions to work. This is the implementation of the school improvement elements at student and classroom level. Implementation is not a one time investment of any sort, it is a continuous variable process, where, if one method fails or lags behind then another has to be employed, but the focus should never deviate from overall wellness of a student. The implementations are subject to narrative and quantitative descriptions.
The author of many books Dr. Douglas Reeves is the recipient of Parent’s Choice Awards because of his great contributions to the society at large through his various programs on uplifting the education process of the students.
It is he who further supports, that monitoring is the third essential element to complete this endeavor. There is no purpose served if constant monitoring of the outcome of the implemented plans are not made. Synonyms for monitoring could be assessment or tests that need to be conducted for both the instructor and the instructed in order to ensure the effectiveness of the changes made in the curriculum.