The Global Search for Education: Job market demands require a new vision for assessment – Part 2
Mar22

The Global Search for Education: Job market demands require a new vision for assessment – Part 2

“The key for businesses is to explain their needs crisply, as they often do in the US with community colleges – tailoring curricula to specific tasks and knowledge areas. It gets a lot more complicated when the student needs to learn higher-order thinking skills such as creativity, collaboration, etc., and character qualities such as ethics and leadership.” — Charles Fadel Employers’ complaints that new college graduates aren’t...

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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Ministers – From Australia – Julia Gillard
Mar17

The Global Search for Education: Meet the Ministers – From Australia – Julia Gillard

“It is not simply enough to pour money into our schools: that money must be demonstrably and successfully put to improving education, including literacy and numeracy standards.” — Julia Gillard Julia Gillard was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Australia on June 24, 2010 and served in that office until June 27, 2013. As Prime Minister and in her previous role as Deputy Prime Minister, Gillard was...

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The Global Search for Education: A New Model for Student Assessment – Part 1
Mar09

The Global Search for Education: A New Model for Student Assessment – Part 1

“It’s easier to create a statistically valid test for content or for content-related mental processes, whereas it is difficult to measure something like critical thinking, and very difficult to measure something like courage. In short, there is too much focus on Knowledge.” — Charles Fadel Charles Fadel believes there are flaws with the assessment system currently predominant in the United States. “Assessment boils down to evidence of...

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The Global Search for Education: The Story of America – A Story of Immigrants
Mar06

The Global Search for Education: The Story of America – A Story of Immigrants

“Ellis Island represents America’s attempt to regulate who could and could not come through this country.” — Vincent Cannato People are moving more freely across borders and continents and this has kept the topic of immigration in the world’s headlines and sparked widespread protests. The Pew Research Center projects that by 2050, more than one-third of US schoolchildren “younger than 17 will either be immigrants...

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Around the World in 30 Days: February 2017
Feb28

Around the World in 30 Days: February 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report This month in The Global Search for Education, I had the pleasure of interviewing both the Minister of Education and Culture for Finland, Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, and President of the National Center on Education and the Economy in the US, Marc Tucker. Additionally, we asked our Top Global Teacher Bloggers to share their strategies to foster a media literate, truth-seeking, and critically...

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The Global Search for Education: Dear Millennials, It’s Planet Earth Calling!
Feb27

The Global Search for Education: Dear Millennials, It’s Planet Earth Calling!

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. The goals address the needs of people in both developed and developing countries, emphasizing that no one should be left behind. Protecting the Planet is one of the major focuses of these goals. According to the OECD’s research, the growth and prosperity the world has experienced in past decades has “been...

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