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October 21, 2013

Using Fair Comparisons to Stimulate School Improvement in Australia

Barry McGaw discusses the implementation of a national curriculum, customized student testing, and an online school assessment tool designed to stimulate system-wide improvement in Australia.

October 20, 2013

Accountability and Assessment Systems

Helen Janc Malone introduces this week's blog theme, "accountability and assessment systems." She writes that at the heart of the current accountability debate is a fundamental question, What is the purpose of all the collected assessment data? Are they an end game or a starting point to educational change? And, should the focus be on external accountability or, should we refocus attention on professional responsibility and internal accountability? How do we have both?

October 18, 2013

How Can We Build Good Educational Systems in Latin America?

Silvina Gvirtz and Esteban Torre offer an overview of the state of the Latin American educational systems and the countries' efforts to improve education as a vehicle for educational justice.

October 17, 2013

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty In South Africa

In this must-read post, Jonathan D. Jansen describes the contours of the University of the Free State's "first generation students" (1G) academic program designed to uplift students out of poverty through college preparatory education.

October 16, 2013

Asking the Right Questions Versus Knowing the Right Answers

Sherry L. Deckman discusses the art of crafting a critically insightful question when negotiating issues of diversity, be they racial, cultural, linguistic, economic, or beyond.

October 15, 2013

Listening to Student Voices to Inform Educational Reform Efforts

Amanda Datnow notes that in order to help low-income students succeed and graduate from college at higher rates, we need to focus both on student and institutional assets and to listen to the students' voices about what supports they need to graduate from college.

October 13, 2013

Equity and Educational Justice

Helen Janc Malone introduces the theme for this week - equity and educational justice.

October 11, 2013

Tutorial Networks in Mexican Public Schools

Gabriel Cámara discusses the power of tutorial networks in changing instructional practice and shaping national elementary and middle-grades education policy in Mexico.

October 10, 2013

Developing and Supporting Teachers Around the World

Ann Lieberman shares international examples of education policies designed to connect teachers to the supports they need in their daily practice.

October 09, 2013

Achieving Expert Instruction on a Large Scale

Stephen Anderson discusses conditions that promote high quality teaching on a large scale.

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