Friday, December 21, 2012

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How is Technology Transforming Education?

Listen to a conversation with Sir Ken Robinson on this topic.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can private schools teach the world?

There is a very interesting debate on the BBC website (read here) about the influence and power that provate school can / should / might have on world education. Here is the first section...

Despite international pledges, there are still millions of pupils around the world without a basic education.

Could the private sector be a more effective way of reaching these millions of pupils who are missing out?

Should donors be supporting low-cost, low-fee private schools, rather than trying to build state education systems?

Or would such schools further deepen the barriers to education for the poorest and most excluded?

A meeting at the House of Commons last week heard strongly opposing views on such private sector involvement. Here are some of the arguments for and against, from Sir Michael Barber and Professor Keith Lewin.

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I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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