Chomsky speaking in support of the Occupy movement in 2011
April 28th, 2016
There may be no more contentious an issue at the level of local U.S. government than education. All of the socioeconomic and cultural fault lines communities would rather paper over become fully exposed in debates over funding, curriculum, districting, etc. But we rarely hear discussions about educational policy at the national level these days.
Mamma Andersson (Swedish, b. 1962), Moonlighting, 2007
by Ian Lancaster
What makes a teacher strong?
What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle. The answers are nebulous at best. Below is a list of traits, some of which may be familiar but many of which will never show up on any sort of performance review. Check them out and see what you think.
Where any, and every, aspect of textbooks is, or are, investigated
The Textbook Colloquium The Textbook Colloquium exists to promote the interdisciplinary study of textbooks of all kinds.
The Colloquium’s journal PARADIGM appeared twice a year and carries articles, notes, and reviews. Volume 1 closed in 1999 with nearly 30 numbers; volume 2 began in 2000 and is now complete with eight issues. Volume 3 will open in the first half of 2005 and closed with Number 3 in 2007. Volume 3, Number 3 marks, sadly, the final issue of PARADIGM.
Josh Jones, 12.11.2015
Last year, a Slate essay called “Against YA” by Ruth Graham irked thousands of readers who took offense at her argument that although grown-ups “brandish their copies of teen novels with pride…. [a]dults should feel embarrassed about reading literature written for children.” Whether we label her article an instance of shaming, trolling, or just the expression of a not-especially consequential, “fuddy-duddy opinion,” what it also served to highlight—as so many other thoughtful and not-so-thoughtful online essays have done—is the huge sales numbers of so-called YA, a literary boom that shows no signs of slowing. Young adult fiction, along with children’s books in general, saw double digit growth in 2014, a phenomenon in part driven by those supposedly self-infantilizing adults Graham faults.
Reading pleasure by Fakhraddin Mokhberi born October 6, 1965 in Sarab (Tabriz Province), Iran
With some 120 participants representing UN Member States, UN agencies, multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, academia, businesses, etc., the event will highlight the changes that signal the emergence of a new global context for learning which in turn has vital implications for educational governance. The principle of public good, which has long guided education policy, is now increasingly under strain and needs to be re-contextualized.
Το περιοδικό Science & Education που ασχολείται με θέματα Διδακτικής και Διδασκαλίας στις Φυσικές Επιστήμες προσφέρει ορισμένα άρθρα με ελεύθερη πρόσβαση.
by Παναγιώτης Στασινάκης · 2 Ιουλίου 2015