What is the Purpose of Public Education?


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What is the role and function of a professional learning community, or a PLC, in public education?

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1. Why are STEAM (science, technology engineering, the arts, and mathematics) subjects important in education?

2. What are the 4C's of 21st Century Learning that are important for students to master now in order to prepare them for a global society and jobs in the future?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate how much you know about the purpose of public schooling with this quiz and worksheet. The five questions in the quiz cover details about the purpose of public education and the changing role of public educators, among other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • The role of a professional learning community in public education
  • Why STEAM subjects are important in education
  • What the 4C's of 21st Century Learning are
  • How the role of the public educator has changed over the years

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of public schooling
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the 4C's of 21st Century Learning and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) subjects

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with the lesson titled What is the Purpose of Public Education?. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • The different roles included in a professional learning community
  • How new and veteran teachers are supported
  • The school improvement process