Mas é complicado que gente intolerante e ensimesmada se dê ao trabalho de tentar compreender os erros evidentes que outros já detectaram. Os “perfis” e “competências” para o “século XXI” podem estar apenas a prejudicar mais exactamente aqueles que se diz querer beneficiar com as pedagogias pretensamente “inclusivas” das soft skills.
In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.
All of which raises a disturbing question: What if the medicine we have been prescribing is only making matters worse, particularly for poor children? What if the best way to boost reading comprehension is not to drill kids on discrete skills but to teach them, as early as possible, the very things we’ve marginalized—including history, science, and other content that could build the knowledge and vocabulary they need to understand both written texts and the world around them?