The U.S. Department of Education is researching and highly regarding a fundamental pillar that many secondary education centers build their practices on – education starts with seeing things from a student’s eye level. To achieve goals in the classroom, instructors must properly understand a student’s learning style and perspective to provide an effective, innovative and customizable curriculum in a comfortable learning environment.
In September of 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would award $52 million dollars in grants to national centers for preschool through 12th grade to fully understand this principle and further aid students. The objective is to help districts and schools meet student achievements and goals through research-based findings. These cases investigate study habits and visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles.
Eye Level, a global leader in preschool through high school self-directed learning, believes that strong self-determination and a fruitful environment are keys to academic success. The company embraces the philosophy that people are always learning new topics and information.
“We continuously strive to be a global education service leader by developing new educational services and programs to create a lifelong education system that effectively combines on- and offline resources,” said Daekyo Chairman Youngjoong Kang.
Eye Level’s unique perspective that instructors must first become students of their own is what separates and contributes to the company’s success. Only when the instructor can connect to a student at the “eye level,” appropriate goals and tailored programs for the student should be set and accomplished. A dynamic critical thinking principle also factors heavily into the curriculum.
Similar methods for students of all ages are being researched through U.S. government grants to fund the advancement of innovative and comprehensive education, from individual regional centers to the Investing in Innovation (i3) Development grant. As stated in an address to the National Press Club in October 2012, Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, spoke about the concerns of future academic challenges and understood that the responsibility does not solely rely on the student’s shoulders.
“Today, we are asking much more of ourselves and much more of each other – and everyone is stepping up – parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and students,” said Duncan. The education progress in the country has come a long way, and the actions have been a combined effort, incorporating ideas from both public and private groups. Eye Level was the first Korean business to partner with the government’s Supplemental Education Service under the No Child Left Behind Act, granting permission to private education businesses to come into public schools and conduct after-school classes for failing students.
“Our company is dedicated to creating sound individuals, sound families, and a sound society through a philosophy of human-centered management. This humanistic philosophy drives our company as we create new programs and services that best meet the needs of students worldwide,” said Kang. While much of the research must be completed and analyzed, the U.S. government and supplemental learning organizations are committed to adapting education to increase student success, regardless of the learning style.
Eye Level, , a supplemental education and enrichment program, offers a teaching philosophy and education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping children improve and excel academically. Eye Level has more than 180 centers in the U.S. and more than 780 locations worldwide. Eye Level is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daekyo Co., founded by Youngjoong Kang, who also acts as the Chairman of Daekyo’s Board of Directors.