A continuation from last week's post on how teachers can collaborate with other educators around the world. by Honor Moorman Last Friday, I suggested taking a look at some of the successful global collaboration projects educators are already engaged in and thinking about the kind of project you're looking for. Now that you're ready to begin your search, here are some recommended resources. There are several non-profit organizations working to help connect schools and students globally. iEARN boasts a network of 130 countries and offers an array of projects across all grade levels and content areas. Visit their Collaboration Centre ...
How to work with educators around the world and model this type of learning for students.
The 44th annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools shows support by the American public for education reform strategies used by the highest-performing countries in the world.
In much of the world, people tend to see a strong correlation between language and race.
Global service learning programs help youth connect local issues of concern with people and communities in countries facing the same issues.
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In the 1990's, in response to a changing global economy, Japanese education authorities realized they needed to make major changes to their education system. One of these was to change the curriculum to include an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and international relations. With a very prescribed curriculum, the trick was to find a place for these new skills. The answer? A new focus on "integrated learning." The integrated learning courses are intended to give more flexibility to schools in teaching these skills and for designing them locally to meet the needs of their own students. Allowing ...
Legendary journalist Dan Rather talks about the American education system in the global knowledge age.