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Charles Taylor Kerchner

Charles Taylor Kerchner is a Research Professor in the School Educational Studies at the Claremont Graduate University and a specialist in educational organizations, educational policy, and teacher unions.

Jun 21st, 2011 | 11:45 AM

Most education reforms start with the premise that adults need to work harder so students will learn more.  But ultimately, maybe quickly, that premise is self-defeating.  Regardless of the pedagogy used, who governs the school, or how long teachers toil, students are the real workers in the system.  Building around that reality is one of the five key elements to bring about...

May 26th, 2011 | 09:10 AM

The words “remix” and “mashup” entered the vocabulary as descriptors of life in the digital age.  They are also key to what I am calling Learning 2.0, the next full-scale version of public education. 
 
 
At the simplest level, these new terms are represented by three teenagers using Apple Garage Band to combine...