makes a great teacher?
proclamation that the Tories will be "brazenly elitist" about the calibre of
candidates entering the teaching profession betrays the fact that he doesn't
know anything about teaching. As a teacher in various comprehensives for the
past 20 years, I have seen many good teachers, and some, it's true, fit the
stereotype that Cameron wants to impose: graduates with good degrees from so-called
Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard: Pedagogy in the consumer
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) es considerada una
de los más originales y provocativos filósofos de posguerra
We are, as it seems, considering not only how
a city, but also a luxurious city, comes into being... Let’s look at a feverish
city… This healthy one isn’t adequate any more, but must already be gorged with
a bulky mass of things. Republic Book II, 372e-373b.
We can’t let the terrorists stop us
from shopping. George Bush, September 2001.
Beyond Liberation: An Agenda for Educational Justice by Charles L. Glenn
Education in a multiracial
society should place emphasis on growth in character and virtue. It is
certainly time that advocates for racial justice began to insist that
schools take on the high mission of developing such high qualities.
Bible Curriculum for Public Schools by Luke Timothy Johnson
- In reviewing a book on the influence of
the Bible, the author comes to two conclusions about the book: 1. Students’
cultural ignorance goes far beyond the Bible.
- 2. The closer that writers and artists are
to the present, the more difficult it is to make the case that they are in
any sense shaped by the Bible.
Curriculum in the Public Schools: Can Compromise Be Reached? by Charles L.
The author argues that the public
schools ought not teach a value system and a world view contrary to the
beliefs and values of the children's parents.
Falling Behind: An Interview with Jonathan Kozol by Jonathan Kozol
There is a general sense that
society no longer intends to bring black and Hispanic children into the
mainstream of society. The public schools today are every bit as segregated
as they were in 1964, in the days of Martin Luther King.
Making Schools Work For The Rich And The Poor by Ronald J. Sider
The author argues for large
expenditures in public education to remedy the ills of inner-city school.
Money should be spent to experiment both with school vouchers and with other
Religion-free Texts: Getting An Illiberal Education by Warren A. Nord
The author argues that in trying
to be neutral to religion our public schools are actually hostile to
religion. He would like to see religion restored to the curriculum.
The Bible in the Classroom by Mark A. Chancey
There is a countrywide push to
teach the National Council on Biblical Curriculum in public schools, but its
curriculum is a blatant attempt to project far-right aspects of the Bible.
The Bible’s Place in the Public School by Rose Sallberg Kam
The Supreme Court Justices have
strongly encouraged instruction in the Bible as a literary and historical
document, use of the Bible as a reference book, and study of the role
religions have played in the development of civilization. Now that religion
is ‘in’ it is possible to teach the most influential book in all of Western
literature -- and to teach it without coercion or apology.
The Hopeful Years: Children of the South Bronx by Jonathan Kozol
The more time the author spends
with inner-city children, the less credible and less legitimate large
distinctions between them and other children seem.
Transmitting a Vision: Religion in Independent Schools by Daniel R.
Few other intellectual
disciplines in our modern technological world go as unattended as moral and
spiritual awareness among young people.
DO SCHOOLS KILL CREATIVITY?
Vocational Education and Training (VET): the Cases of England and France in a
Michaela Brockmann et al
Mapping the Field of VET
Gender, Learning and
Gendered Discourses in the Bakery
Policy as Boundary Object:
A New Way to Look at Educational Policy Design and Implementation
Gholamreza Emad & Wolff-Michael Roth
Teaching skills: ways to help improve teacher’s effectiveness
The seven secrets behind great teaching
Africa, and Global Health
by Ronald Labonte, Ted Schrecker, David Sanders y Wilma Meeus
University of Cape Town Press/IDRC
For most of the past century, the spread of mysterious, frightening
diseases is something that has occurred mostly in poorer parts of the
planet. Now that it is identified as primarily a ‘Third World’,
especially African, condition, AIDS has briefly managed to make it to
the highest level of political agendas, including the UN Security
Council. But all in all, the G8 countries under scrutiny in this book
have for decades lived as though immune to at least two of the biblical
scourges – famine and pestilence.
Globalization, Health and Development:
The Right Prescription?
Macroeconomic Policy, Structural
Adjustment and Debt Relief
Health and Health Systems
Nutrition, Food Security and
Official Development Assistance
Trade and Market Access
Equity, Health and NEPAD: A Case Study
Promises Kept and Broken, Right or Wrong
References: Part 1.
Appendix 1: G7 and G8 Health-Related
Commitments Matrix: 1999–2001
Appendix 2: Data Tables
Appendix 3: NEPAD’s Health Commitments
Phenomenology as a Research Method, by Madeleine Rothe
Writing as research
Rothe is a landscape architect. This essay is a revised version of
chapter 4 of her master’s thesis, which examines phenomenologically the process
of becoming at home for 12 residents of the Nyland cohousing community outside
of Denver, Colorado. As illustrated in the figure below, Rothe portrays this
process as a series of seven stages and suggests that purchasing the land for
development (after stage 3) and moving into the community (after stage 5)
provide important external “spurs” for motivating the process onward. A thorough
discussion of this becoming-at-home process is provided in Rothe, 2000. ©
Madeleine Rothe, 2001, 2003.
PM offers full apology on behalf of Canadians for
the Indian Residential Schools system
June 2008, Ottawa, Ontario
Some Knowledge Capturing
Structure in School
British History Timeline
The Cathedrals of Britain
Art and Architecture )
The Advancement of Learning,
By Francis Bacon (Full text)
Bacon makes, by a sort of exhaustive
analysis, a ground-plan of all subjects of study, as an intellectual map,
helping the right inquirer in his search for the right path. The right path is
that by which he has the best chance of adding to the stock of knowledge in the
world something worth labouring for; and the true worth is in labour for "the
glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate."
An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called
by Matthew Turner
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver
(Book: full text)
I. The Supreme Power of Nature
III. The Solar System
IV. Across the Divide
V. Flourishment of the Earth
VI. Animal Magnetism
University of Viterbo
Thirteenth Annual Institute:
Educational and Legal Issues of Educating Children with Emotional and Behavioral
"Education serves our life, wisdom commands it”
Vocations and learning
in Vocational and Professional Education
Education and Professional Studies (Brisbane-Logan), Griffith University,
Nathan, 4111, Australia.
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Globalisation and Learning
(INVITED ISSUE IN
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
Casina Pio IV
V-00120 Vatican City
Doing less for Britain's allegedly unhappy children
might be the best policy, The Economist,
Dec 13th 2007
you have to know about world population, population
growth, incidence of malnutrition, forest lost and what
Pisa 2006. Results
Science Learning, Canada
Confucius Institute at China Institute
Mandarin for Future Mandarin Teachers
High School Chinese Camp
Institute at China Institute
is one of the first Confucius Institutes to be
established in the United States, with the mission of
promoting Chinese language and culture, and an initial
focus on training New York area teachers to meet the
growing demand for Chinese language instruction.
A peer Reviewed Journal
Mary Lou Fulton College of
Education Arizona State University and the College of Education University of
Learning and Evaluation
Learning and development
purpose of this guide is to provide practical support and guidance for
human resource and learning and development practitioners to effectively
evaluate their agency's learning and development.
NASA Kid´s Club
and many others.
GOOD NEWS FOR FIFTEEN YEAR OLDS!
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Los Alamos National
Laboratory's Chemistry Division
Periodic Table of the Elements
A Resource for Elementary, Middle School, and High School Students
International Geographical Union
The Website in geography
A Parents' Guide
Special Education Needs (2006-2007)
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames believes that
all residents of this borough, along with other users of its services,
are entitled to fair and equal
access to the full range of its services. It does not tolerate discrimination in
any form and actively looks
to identify where there is
discrimination and to make the necessary changes to stop it.
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
Education and learning
Environment and Planning
Brain Waste? Educated Immigrants in the U.S. Labor Market
Aaditya Mattoo, Ileana Cristina
Getting Girls into School: Evidence from Cambodia
generate a fairy tale on your own
The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific
information intended to help educate the public about natural resources,
natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life.
Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more,
to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level
inquiry and research
British Curriculum: Year 5
Science Pictures and Photos
For resources and information
on Science pictures and Science photos
Art for the Sky
Art For the Sky
is a unique, large group, team building activity for schools, special events,
festivals and corporations that awakens our ability to see that elusive Big
Picture. These magnificent group creations, which only make sense when
viewed from high above, are a whole-body way of stimulating our imagination
and helping us understand our interconnection with one another and all life.
With our "skysight" turned on, we can access our highest creative potential
and better solve the problems we face as individuals and as a society.
To learn about the latest events, happenings, images and theories regarding
Art For the Sky please tune into our blog,
is a collaborative, computer-supported House Organ
journal published by EMTF.
In order to support the process of collaborative work,
contributors with different backgrounds and living in
different regions of the world
to EG focus on essays, reviews, debates and interviews about
educational issues and their related subjects. It is aimed at
keen or studious readers all over the world. Contributions made
by representatives of the various fields of knowledge are