The U.S. Department of Education is researching and highly regarding a fundamental pillar on which Eye Level learning centers already build their practices: Education starts with seeing things from a student’s eye level. In order to achieve goals in the classroom, instructors must properly understand a student’s learning style and perspective in order to provide an effective, innovative and customizable curriculum in a comfortable learning environment.
In order to fully understand this principle and further aid students, in September of 2012, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it would award $52 million dollars in grants to nationwide centers for the pre-school through 12th grade. The objective is to help districts and schools meet student achievements and goals through research-based findings. These cases will include investigating study habits and visual, auditory and tactile learning styles.
Eye Level, a global leader in pre-school 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 students, learning new topics and information throughout life.
“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 students is what separates the company from other supplemental education companies in the market and contributes to the company’s success. Only when the instructor is able to make this connection to a student at the “eye level” can appropriate goals be identified and accomplished through individual programs that are tailored for the particular student. 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. Although providing aid, Education Secretary Arne Duncan understands that the responsibility does not solely rely on the student’s shoulders. As she stated in October 2012 on the U.S. Department of Education website regarding the challenges and steps ahead, “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 of course students.”
The progress of education 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 to 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 Chairman Kang.
While much of the research must be completed and analyzed, the U.S. government and supplemental learning organizations are committed to adapting education in the hope of influencing greater student success, indifferent of the learning style.
ABOUT EYE LEVEL 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 in their academic pursuits. Eye Level has more than 180 centers in the U.S., and more than 780 additional locations throughout the world. 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.