The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?
Nov14

The Global Search for Education: Hello Coding – When Did You Get So Cool?

“We specifically write our content using language that even young children can understand.” — Derek Lo Why were 600,000 high-paying tech jobs unfilled in 2015 in the United States alone, or is the better question: Is technology developing faster than humans can learn to handle it? According to the White House, by 2018, 51 percent of STEM jobs will be in computer science-related fields. However, the number of tech employees has not...

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The Global Search for Education: A Conversation with Sir Michael Barber
Nov05

The Global Search for Education: A Conversation with Sir Michael Barber

“It’s really important that students don’t think of education solely as preparation for the next stage of their life.” — Sir Michael Barber Sir Michael Barber has been at the forefront of global thinking in education for the past twenty years. He served as Chief Education Advisor to Pearson. He is the Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates. In the past, Barber has served as the head of the global education practice at McKinsey,...

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Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017
Oct30

Around the World in 30 Days – October 2017

“Education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo,” relayed Professor H. Richard Milner, an expert on the topic of race. He also noted that teachers “can struggle with tools to advance justice-centered curriculum and instructional opportunities that work against racism” and therefore education...

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The Global Search for Education: Cyberbullying, Internet Dangers and What the World’s Teachers Are Doing About It
Oct27

The Global Search for Education: Cyberbullying, Internet Dangers and What the World’s Teachers Are Doing About It

According to an Ipsos/Reuters poll, more than ten percent of parents around the world say their child has been cyberbullied and nearly one-fourth know a youngster who has been a victim. Another recent global study by the OECD/PISA of approximately 540,000 students in 72 countries clearly showed that over the last decade, student well-being has seriously declined. In our interview with Andreas Schleicher he noted that the “most...

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The Global Search for Education: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and Teachers
Oct17

The Global Search for Education: Bridging the Gap Between Researchers and Teachers

“Education at its core is ‘social work’, meaning that growth, learning, and change happens between and among human beings when they interact with one another.” — Alan Daly “Education at its core is social work”, says Alan Daly, meaning that “growth, learning, and change happens between and among human beings when they interact with one another.” And, in the context of a rapidly changing global knowledge society, Daly believes...

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The Global Search for Education: On the Road to 2030 Our Planet Made a Plan
Oct05

The Global Search for Education: On the Road to 2030 Our Planet Made a Plan

“The SDGs are a shared vision of humanity – they are the missing (vision) piece of our globalisation puzzle!” — Thomas Gass In September 2015, 193 countries signed up to support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals for our planet and the people that live on it. The all-encompassing plan included promises to end poverty, feed everyone, create stability and peace, provide quality education and protect the future of our world. Every...

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