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Teach practical history. Don't have students memorize dates. Instead, generalize how people around the world behave in similar types of events over time (things like booms or busts in economies, ethnic wars/culture clashes), and dictators vs. democracy movements vs. dictators) and apply that to the future.

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Universities and colleges should make students who apply to the school submit a business plan for their chosen career. Have them research job prospects for that field and include that as part of the report. This could steer students to better paths before it's too late and avoid painful surprises after they graduate.
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The Simplest Science

A new kind of textbook.

This idea would start out with a contest. Maybe someone like the Gates Foundation could sponsor it to make it worthwhile. The contest would present a list of critical scientific concepts that every educated person should know. Contestants would then submit the simplest possible method they could think of for getting the concepts across. Methods would be categorized by visual, tactile and auditory to cover different learning styles. Rewards would be given to each person who came up with the simplest method of getting one of the concepts across in each of the categories. Bonus dollars might be awarded based on entertainment value. After the contest was over the winning entries would be published in grade-level textbooks, giving us a set of learning guides written for all types of learners based on the thoughts of our most creative teachers (winners).
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Children should be taught in school (and by parents) from an early age that they shouldn't be thinking in an "us against them" type of mentality. It can be very counterproductive and hinder their development as they develop their identity and interact with the world.

 

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Teach students on how to use government: how to contact government officials at each level, run for office, or lobby for changes in laws. How the legislature works too.
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The U.N. could have project or essay competitions every year for students from developing countries. They'd evaluate how well the democratic institutions in their countries are functioning and lay out plans for improving them. Would spread awareness and exercise those critical thinking skills. Never know. Might just lead to a political breakthrough.
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Medical education encourages new doctors to specialize but most specialists lack an overview. They're too narrow. A systematic approach should be taught in med schools prospective doctors understand the effects of the treatments overall. Computer models of human systems can be built to simulate and learn.
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An encyclopedia of memory aids or mnemonics would really come in handy with so many things to memorize in high school and college.
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In poor countries give $100 high school graduation gifts with free schooling. It would increase education levels and discourage child labor by encouraging parents to keep their kids in school. Encourage new biz development by giving grads more capital to start businesses. In Brazil they have Family Grant that's like this.
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Reform the system to pay teachers based on their performance like students' test scores, etc. Pay the best teachers more to get more qualified people wanting to teach and dump the bad ones.
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Why not have youth elections at schools at the same time as the normal elections? Get teens involved in the process early on. They wouldn't count or anything but they'd have a voice and it'd be interesting to compare the results to the official results of the adults voting for president, etc. Could also set up a system to get them pre-registered for an easy transition when they're old enough to vote.
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