Using Personalized Education to Take the Place of Standardized Education

Pengyu Gao


Economic model has been greatly shifted from labor demanding to innovation demanding, which requires education system has to produce creative people. This paper illustrates how traditional education model accrued and developed based on satisfying the old economic model for labor demanding but did not meet the new social requirement for innovation demanding. Also, this paper illustrates how U.S. education reform movement turns into standardization movement that has been trapped by traditional education concept, for example, this standardization movement aims to produce great test takers, but fails to produce creative people with critical thinking skill. As well as this paper discusses how personalized education has been mentioned by Dr. Yong Zhao as a new model that focuses on exploring students’ personal potential of innovation, which means personalized education is able to better adapt the modern society for innovation demanding, and it should take the place of standardized education.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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