Synopsis by Sally Barber
Peter Jennings and Bill Blakemore explore innovations in American education in the groundbreaking ABC News special Common Miracles: The New Revolution in Learning. The journalists take viewers on location to schools across the country where traditional teaching methods are being discarded for cooperative techniques, the use of computers, apprenticeships, parent and community involvement, and new attitudes about the ability of every human being to acquire knowledge. Schools visited include the Key School, where all students are seen as gifted, and the Daniel Webster School, a successful learning center for economically disadvantaged students. Insightful interviews with students, teachers, parents, principals, psychologists, and scientists provide fresh perspectives on drawing out the potential of America's young people.
education, innovation, learning-skills, reform [improve], school