JAV mokyklos atsilieka ruošdamos moksleivius IT-joms (CNN naujienos)
- Įdomus CNN pranešimas, susijęs su informacijos technologijomis.
JAV švietimo sistema atsilieka nuo daugelio šalių.
Kitose šalyse tikimasi, kad moksleiviai mokysis daugiau (palyginus su
JAV). Geriau paruošti mokytojai. JAV reikalavimų lygis labai žemas.
Nesitikima, kad moksleiviai mokysis.
Todėl JAV turi kasmet importuoti > 100000 IT specialistų.
Originalus tekstas (adresas
U.S. schools fall behind in high-tech education
September 27, 2000
Web posted at: 2:47 p.m. EDT (1847 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Despite the booming U.S. high-technology market, many
firms must look outside the country to find workers with the right skills.
One of the major reasons, according to some experts, is the U.S.
educational system. Compared to other countries, how well is it preparing
the workers of the future in science in math?
Because there is an acute shortage of workers specializing in information
technology, students with a strong background in math and science who
learn technology skills should have little trouble finding high-tech jobs,
according to education experts.
"It's a dramatic shortage. It's like running out of iron ore in the middle
of the industrial revolution," said Harris Miller of the Information
Technology Association of America.
Of the 1.6 million technology jobs created in the United States this year,
half will remain empty, according to computer specialists. And the problem
will get worse before it gets better.
"A decade ago with less apparent demand there were less people getting
trained. The rewards were seen as less," said economist Larry White of the
New York University School of Business.
Additionally, U.S. schools have not been able to keep up with the Internet
"Any time you have a revolution, it's not a surprise that education can't
keep up with demand," Miller said.
In fact, the United States is barely staying afloat, according to
education policy specialists. One study shows that U.S. eighth graders
don't even rank in the top 10 countries in math.
"In the other countries they expect students to learn more, teachers
trained on higher standards. In the U.S. we set the bar very low. We don't
expect them to learn," said Matthew Gandal of Achieve Inc., an independent
non-profit organization formed by U.S. governors and corporate CEOs to
promote high academic standards.
That is why the United States has had to import more than 100,000 computer
specialists every year from abroad.
Although the economy may be doing well now, the United States could loose
ground, experts warn. They encourage the government, educators, and the
business community to do more to encourage students to become involved in
information technology, beginning as early as kindergarten.