The Global Search for Education: Dear Parents – A Conversation with Tracey Burns
Jul23

The Global Search for Education: Dear Parents – A Conversation with Tracey Burns

“Children from non-traditional families, for example – single parent, multi-racial, same sex parents, have the right to see their family structure acknowledged and respected.” — Tracey Burns The institution of marriage itself is changing, and Tracey Burns at the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) believes “schools need to take these changes into account.” There are fewer marriages and the divorce rate is...

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The Global Search for Education: A New Look at Early Childhood Education Around the World
Jul10

The Global Search for Education: A New Look at Early Childhood Education Around the World

“When children are born, they don’t know any concept of race, ethnicity or citizenship. These are social constructs.” — Andreas Schleicher “When children are born, they don’t know any concept of race, ethnicity or citizenship. These are social constructs,” says Andreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate for Education and Skills for the OECD in Paris. Early childhood education and care is the first opportunity to introduce children to...

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The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner
Jul02

The Global Search for Education: Re-imagining Learning on July 4th with Dr. Howard Gardner

“As long as young people have access to institutions and experiences that intrigue them (for example, children’s museums, travels to interesting sites) and are in regular contact with individuals who themselves are curious—and don’t take things on faith or for granted or are cynical about everything— the kids will be fine.” — Howard Gardner “Mastering disciplines, learning to communicate effectively, engaging civilly in discussion and...

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Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017
Jun30

Around the World in 30 Days – June 2017

C. M. Rubin’s Monthly Global Education Report CMRubinWorld’s mission for over 7 years has been to ask the important questions about learning, share the most innovative ideas and be a bridge builder between the past and the future of global education. What About Those Jobs in the Rustbelt, Mr. President? This month economist Harry Holzer explained that “less-educated Americans, particularly men with high school or less education, were...

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The Global Search for Education: Lifelong Learning – Are Youth Ready? Millennials Around the World Weigh In
Jun28

The Global Search for Education: Lifelong Learning – Are Youth Ready? Millennials Around the World Weigh In

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre showed that only 16% of Americans think that a four-year degree course prepares students very well for a high-paying job in the modern economy. Ongoing technological change means jobs we do today will probably not be here tomorrow. Additionally, the growing gap between employer needs and what education provides would suggest that ongoing learning is becoming now (more than ever) the...

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The Global Search for Education: Is Blended Learning Overhyped? Our Teachers Around the World Weigh In
Jun27

The Global Search for Education: Is Blended Learning Overhyped? Our Teachers Around the World Weigh In

A decade ago, many predicted that K-12 education might shift entirely online, especially in the upper grades. Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, spoke of blended learning as the “new model that is student-centric, highly personalized for each learner, and more productive, as it delivers dramatically better results at the same or lower cost.” (Horn and Staker 2013) Blended learning...

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