Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016
Dec30

Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016

C. M. Rubin’s Global Education Report We were delighted to win our second Upton Sinclair Award this year, given for our “continual work on world-wide educational issues.” In the more than ninety Global Search for Education articles we published throughout the world in 2016, our consistent themes included the need to fundamentally change the way we think about education so as to make it relevant in a rapidly changing...

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The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA
Dec06

The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA

“If we look at countries like Singapore, Canada, Estonia, Japan and Finland, who have combined excellence and equity over a number of PISA cycles, we can see what they do: they have high and universal expectations for all students, an unwavering focus on outstanding teaching and they target resources on schools and students that are struggling.”  —  Andreas Schleicher The Programme for International Student...

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The Global Search for Education: Would Small Data Mean Big Change?
Dec05

The Global Search for Education: Would Small Data Mean Big Change?

“We must be mindful of potential drawbacks of big data, especially those related to data privacy and research ethics. When big data is used to determine children’s educational pathways and thereby their future, or influence teachers’ careers in education, we have crossed the line of appropriate use of big data in education.” —  Pasi Sahlberg Would small data help accomplish what is called Good Data in...

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Around the World in 30 Days: October 2016
Oct29

Around the World in 30 Days: October 2016

C. M. Rubin’s Global Education Report What can we learn from the best teaching and learning practices of mathematics around the world? Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States and why is her story still relevant today? While more and more young people achieve higher education degrees, youth unemployment continues to rise – so what are we going to do about it? There is a new House of Books in Kabul...

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The Global Search for Education: The Millennial Bloggers – Jobs Employment and Education
Oct24

The Global Search for Education: The Millennial Bloggers – Jobs Employment and Education

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve the 17 SDGs over the next 15 years. Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 advocates for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Youth unemployment continues to grow. An increasing number of people around the world have higher education degrees. Despite this, more than half of the workers are employed...

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The Global Search for Education: New Global Study Offers Insights on Math Learning
Oct07

The Global Search for Education: New Global Study Offers Insights on Math Learning

“The most remarkable finding really is that teaching strategies clearly trump nationality and social background; many of our observations hold over more than 60 countries.” — Andreas Schleicher What can we learn from the teaching and learning practices of mathematics — school to school and country to country? In 2012, PISA studied students’ performance in mathematics, and additionally, collected data from...

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