Around the World in 30 Days – January 2015
Jan29

Around the World in 30 Days – January 2015

 C. M. Rubin’s global education report from India, England, Finland and Europe In January, I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on: from how to make education accessible to everyone, to how to make students into stronger candidates for jobs in the...

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Education Expert: Students Who Have True Grit Will Make a Difference
Jan27

Education Expert: Students Who Have True Grit Will Make a Difference

Howard Gardner’s “Good Project” is aimed at identifying individuals and institutions that “exemplify good work – work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners – and to determine how to best increase the incidence of good work in our society”.  It is this sort of innovative thinking that won Howard the Brock International Prize in Education this year (2015). Gardner is already well known...

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The Global Search for Education: Education is My Right – India
Jan21

The Global Search for Education: Education is My Right – India

“A greater national focus on the criticality of educational equity is needed in order to mobilize the masses and invite everyone to be a part of the solution. Only when every person on the street realizes the role she can play in this movement, can we begin to change the conversations around education.” — Shaheen Mistri “Seva,” the Hindi word for “service,” is one of Teach for India’s...

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy
Jan19

The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

“When jobs are changing rapidly, accumulating knowledge matters less, and success becomes increasingly about ways of thinking – creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and judgment; about ways of working – collaboration and teamwork; about tools for working, including the capacity to recognize and exploit the potential of new technologies; and about the social and emotional skills that help us live and work...

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The Global Search for Education: How to Improve – From Finland
Jan13

The Global Search for Education: How to Improve – From Finland

“I want everyone in a school to experience a sense of joy, and to learn.”— Mikko Salonen All schools in Finland are primarily public schools, with cities and municipalities as the proprietors. The reasons for a proprietor to seek school improvement, according to Mikko Salonen, “can include factors such as poor learning outcomes, poor feedback from parents, decreased attractiveness, leadership problems,...

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