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October 2005
Curriculum Review;Oct2005, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p2
The article stresses that the two things that would most improve education in the U.S. are a greater emphasis on experience-based learning and more parental involvement, according to a new survey released during the annual Disney Teacher Awards celebration in 2005. The survey of Disney Teacher Award winners from the past 15 years found 47 percent say a greater emphasis on experience-based learning and 42 percent say more parental involvement are two key factors to improving schools and student achievement.


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