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Chinese and American Education system

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education (http://i.imgur.com/onHXq.png) pointed out that the US and Chinese education systems were moving in opposite directions.  Put simply China was embracing a more liberal approach that embraces skills and creativity and downplays rote learning.  Meanwhile the US is embracing astandards driven agenda that attempts to precisely define […]

Defining the education problem

Beyond the curriculum there are a wider set of issues relating to change: Teaching and the work of teachers: How can this be made more effective?  What does effective look like?  How can we better motivate teachers to contribute effectively?  Why does a highly educated workforce  often behave in orthodox highly unionised ways?  Why are […]