Archive for February, 2010

Haiti’s Education System Needs to be Rebuilt from the Ground up

The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti has left a fragile nation teetering on the brink of collapse. In the coming weeks and months, donor countries, aid agencies, and NGOs will continue their tireless efforts to bring help and hope to Haiti’s roughly 10 million survivors. And yet, while urgent needs lurk on every street […]

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Teaching to the Test

Is this the direction for Australian schools in future. Teachers being forced to employ individual tutors for students in an effort to get them to increase their test scores. This has been a problem in America for years. When I was consulting there in the early 1990/s teachers reported that they would ‘teach how to […]

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My School website and league tables- the real story

An excellent article written by Jeremy Ludowyke, Principal of Melbourne High School, the so-called ‘best’ school in VIctoria http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/why-my-school-fails-the-test-20100207-nk9c.html Also an excellent article featuring Andrew Kenyon, Principal of Swan Reach Primary School the so-called ‘worst’ school in Victoria http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/my-school-numbers-not-what-they-seem/story-e6frg6nf-1225828950984

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Bill Gates on School

Gates Foundation has committed $19.5 million to the development and piloting of new instructional tools and assessments. The money is intended to help develop an array of teaching resources such as course outlines, diagnostic tools, and assessments. It also will be used to find ways to establish how well the standards reflect college-level expectations. Teachers […]

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Haiti- Everybody Hurts

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