CHAPTER 3 San Diegans Make Choices about Their Future
Participants ranked seven strategies based on the importance to them personally. Percentages reflect the proportion of people who gave it the first or second highest possible score (a 4 or a 5). Listed in order of the Choosing results. Learners have opportunities to develop workplace success skills including critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, and communication.
Parents are educated in how to prepare their children for school.
Technology is used to expand learning options, personalize teaching, provide feedback, and connect learners with one another and other places/countries.
Learners and parents receive help to guide them through the options for learning.
Competition among education providers promotes quality, innovation and affordability.
Options are provided for lifelong learning as changes occur in the economy or in people’s interests, employment and career status. All children receive pre-kindergarten and kindergarten education.
Approaches were ranked in order of their importance to the successful future of education and learning. Percentages represent the proportion of people who ranked that approach #1. Listed in order of the Choosing results.
Prepare children to learn. • Every mother receives affordable pre-natal care.
27% | 25%
Participants allocated 100 points among the approaches, including the option to continue the existing system.
• Parents receive help to prepare their children. • Universal pre-school and kindergarten are provided.
Personalize education and learning. • Each learner is taught in the way he/she learns best.
24% | 29%
The chart shows the average number of points allocated for each approach.
• Learners move as fast as they are able. • Technology is used to teach in personalized ways, and connect learners with one another and teachers/parents.
10 | 15
Prepare students for success in a global economy. 16% | 17% • All learners are taught multiple languages and exposed to world cultures and places. • Learners develop workplace skills and receive career planning and mentorship.
15 | 14
23 | 20
15 | 15
Expand the marketplace of learning options. 16% | 12%
scientific survey (right)
19 | 19
18 | 17
• A wide variety of education providers offer a range of options. • Competition promotes quality, innovation and affordability. • Learners and parents receive guidance to navigate options.
Continue the existing system
• Funding allows access to a wide array of offerings.
(not included in the ranking portion of the choosing)
Implement universal post-secondary learning. 15% | 18% • Post-secondary learning options are expanded and financial assistance is available. • Education focuses on post-secondary preparation, including apprenticeship and vocational learning.
Note: Pie chart slices represent the online choosing results.
Our Greater San Diego Vision
Published on Jul 9, 2012
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