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The World Bank's 1991 'World Development Report' has made a very interesting observation that the scientific and technological progress and enhanced productivity in any nation have a close link with investment in human capital as well as the quality of the economic environment. Scientific and technological capabilities are, however, unevenly distributed in the world and are linked with the education system in a nation. The 21st century has seen quite massive changes in higher education systems both in terms of complexity of the systems and also in terms of its utility for converting education
For many many months, we have seen several articles about the new Common Core curriculum. While some tout its rigor, others feel that it has been "rolled out" too quickly. After 28 years of teaching, I can tell you that the rigor of the Common Core or the speed with which it has been presented is neither the solution nor the problem. Rather, I would like to speak about the Uncommon Core. This is my term for the core that has been lost in recent years. The Core of THE F
Beneath the base of a rich and robust curriculum, past the point of prolific and passionate teachers, beyond the bond that binds playing and spirited pupils, learning will only become the experience of all when we learn what we should have learnt thirty years ago. Thirty years! That's how long it's been since Howard Gardner shared his Frames of Mind with us: That one child plays the piano while the other can't even hum a tune doesn't make the latter any less intelligent. We haven't learnt that, have we? Or why in the world do we have a Ministry of Teaching rather than a Ministry of Education?
When your child enters school a new institution enters your family. The school influences your family life, your child's life, and his or her sense of well-being. Often this is a positive influence - new experiences, new friends, pride in learning. However, for most parents there comes a time when you need to schedule a talk with the teacher.
Every parent across the United Kingdom strive to help provide their children with the very best in education. Being able to send your children to schools that can help build skills and attributes that can be carried on through to higher education and later in life is every parents wish. But ...
Principal, teacher, and children's Author, Michelle Barone talks about her teaching and writing career. Dorit: Hello Michelle, I want to thank you so much for taking time to take part in this interview. I guess I could say that being busy is an understatement for you.