You will prepare and submit a term paper on The Idea that Schools Kill Creativity. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. m did not concentrate on making students more productive outside the classroom but through various legislations, such developments have been made possible. Evidence of this effort is based on the No Child Left Behind Act which encourages teachers to raise the achievement of all students (Mantel, 2005). Schools have also gone a step further to support teachers who are interested in gaining extra knowledge in various fields with the hope that students will benefit in the long run. The current education system also places emphasis on the importance of encouraging the student to participate in activities that encourage divergent and critical thinking. Geist and Hohn (2009) elaborate on the current situation by saying “Educators realize the importance of creativity, imagination and divergent thinking in the classroom.” This is a clear indication that progress is being made.
In recent times, schools have been experiencing a transformation in the education system with various changes extending to the workplace. Today, employers are more focused on creativeness and innovativeness. Every company wants to hire individuals who add value to the company or organization. The society in general also demands people who can positively contribute to development. Education providers are therefore emphasizing the need for creativity among students as a way of meeting the demand of the changing society. As much as society has continued to present more demand, the fact that creativity is required remains constant. Kaila (2005) poses the question of “How do we change the educational system?” Schools need to focus on programs that nurture creativity besides improving grades.
For a long time now, the system of evaluating teachers and students based on examination results has not been fully supportive when it comes to promoting creativity among both teachers and students. Programs that have been developed have not also been supportive. The system has been focusing more on .ensuring students score high grades. .