Monday, January 28, 2008

Education and Skills Training; The Engine for Economic Development

Are you interested in what citizens and communities can do to cause successful educational reform?

Recommendation: Learn How-to Design an Exemplary Education System. See a Successful and Replicable Model using Joe Harless's model for improving education at the web site of the Central Educational Center, a national Model High School in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia (just southwest of Atlanta on I-85 at:

If you are truly interested in what citizens and communities can do to successfully cause educational reform, then I strongly suggest you visit the Central Educational Center web site and then read, "The Eden Conspiracy"; Educating for Accomplished Citizenship by Joe Harless, ISBN 0-9665010-4. It is available on The above mentioned Central Educational Center Model is based on this excellent book that explains how-to cause dramatic improvement in our children's schooling. This book provides a common sense approach for local educational reform by one of the nation's leading experts in human development. Joe explains how to motivate students, how-to improve the curriculum and how-to bring about higher levels of learning for almost all students. Working together we can increase exemplary performance and better manage human resources throughout the world by supporting a better exchange between business and academia, so that the academics are putting their substantial intellectual powers and resources to work better preparing students for exemplary workforce performance.

Discover educational approaches that produce comprehensive and seminal changes in the way learning delivers business value. What Bill and Melinda Gates Want You to Know In their first interview together, Bill and Melinda Gates say they're terrified an entire generation is failing in school. Stand up to change America's school crisis. Stand Up - I also recommend you read "Education' Myths" author, Jay Greene. This book was featured on 20/20 on Jan. 13, 2006 — In his special report on public education, "Stupid in America," John Stossel speaks with Jay Greene regarding; What Special Interest Groups Want You to Believe About Our Schools and Why It Isn't So." Greene takes on the conventional wisdom that pouring more money into public schools leads to improved education. Citing national statistics on education expenditures, Greene argues that inadequate spending is not the problem behind poorly performing schools and students. Greene also rebuts some popular assumptions about the roles race and socioeconomic status play in student performance. What should be the ultimate purpose and goals of education? What are the desired student accomplishments as a result of the educational process? What student behaviors are relevant to produce the accomplishments? What is the gap between current accomplishments and the desired accomplishments? What are the causes of the gaps? What interventions are indicated? What specific content should be taught? It is important that these issues be addressed not only before embarking on educational reform, but also in the sequence listed above, because the findings of each analytical step become the input the next.

Are you charged with improving workforce performance, reducing training costs and producing effective Corporate Skills Training & Development Curriculum?

Recommendation: Build a state-of-the-art training and development organization with the award-winning the Accomplishment-Based Curriculum Development System (ABCD). Now your training organization can design and develop training they can guarantee will work. Increase training's value and credibility in your organization. Tie training and development directly to organizational goals and improvements in productivity---a true performance-based approach to curriculum planning and training design. Joe Harless, a member of the prestigious Human Resources Hall of Fame, designed and developed these workshops that will revolutionize your business. Often referred to as the "trainer's trainer" Joe Harless has received the coveted Member For Life award from the National Society for Performance Improvement (now, The International Society for Performance Improvement). In short, he has a unique genius for solving performance problems. Establish a one-to-one link between the training and development you provide and the measurements of trainee’s job performance. Produce, as a subject-matter expert, high quality training immediately upon completion of human performance improvement training. Master essential development skills. Learn the secrets of successful curriculum development. Guarantee your training to provide job-relevant skills. Reduce training costs. Document the value of your training. Make performance measurable and observable and give a base-line from which to measure how performance has improved after training. You can quickly show how performance has improved and demonstrate the value of what you do. The Peak Performance System is perfect for e-learning media because the methodology enables you to select the best, most effective delivery media for any type of training. The Peak Performance System is extremely well suited to training delivered through technology because it enables you to break training into smaller segments which trainees can take as needed. Tailor training to your audience's needs and design training you can guarantee will work for any medium. There is no better way to acquire these skills than by attending these workshops. Become qualified to present these workshops personally to your organization.