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Study Finds Teachers Whose Students Achieve High Test Scores Often Don’t Do As Well With SEL Skills

Mathematica has just come out with an interesting study (thanks to Paul Bruno, a must-follow on Twitter, for the tip).<p>It’s titled Teacher and …

Teaching

One in ten adults have no IT experience - EPALE - European Commission

One in ten adults have no experience of using computers, according to a report published by the OECD last month.<p>The report, “Adults, Computers and …

Here’s What Scientists Aren’t Telling Us About Learning

It’s rare for educators to be kept in the scientific loop, and rarer still to encounter research that might actually compel us to change our teaching …

Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All

The Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI), a partnership between UNICEF and UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics, works in more than 30 countries to identify which children are out of school, why they are out of school and what strategies will help them access schooling. Fixing the Broken Promise …

Which Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life?

"It seems like, at least in these early years, the parents' role is to communicate with the child and let them know, 'I'm here for you when you're …

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: The Myth of Educational Reform Driven by Technology

The Myth of Educational Reform Driven by Technology<p>© Flickr/JD Hancock<p>1:1 computer initiatives are the latest iteration of the long-held mythical …

Study for its own sake can lead down a glorious path - it's never useless

As Aristotle knew, the craving for knowledge is no less peculiar than the craving for food<p>In a late-night conversation some years ago, a Scottish judge expressed his regret that young entrants to the profession now went straight from school to do a law degree. In his day, it had been usual for …

Oxford University

Education at a Glance 2014 - Key Findings

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner …

The haves and have-nots of education

If you cling to the ideal of higher education as a force for building fairer societies, these are not encouraging times. Over the past few months, …

There's poverty in the UK, but we are better off calling it inequality

We all think we know what we're talking about when we discuss poverty. We have a clear mental image for the poverty of the developing nations. One of the targets for the millennium development goals, announced by the UN in 2000, was to halve the global proportion of absolutely poor people by 2015. …

Youth is more than the theme of the day; it’s the theme of the decade

<i>On International Youth Day, this blog looks at the continued importance of keeping the spotlight on better skills development for young people.</i><p>The …

The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infographic<p>Posted on April 2, 2014<p><b>The Adult Learning Theory Infographic</b><p><b>The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy</b> …

The (Possible) Importance of Activity for Learning

ON THE FRONTLINE: FURTHER EDUCATION – FOR OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN?

<b>Mahmoona Shah, FE College Teacher</b><p>Further education policy has historically been a confused and contradictory patchwork of different initiatives and …

Education

Racism against teachers and impact of £9,000 university fees

Racism against teachers<p>Nearly half of black and ethnic minority teachers believe they've been held back in their career because of racial discrimination.<p>The teachers shared their experiences at a recent conference for black and ethnic minority school staff held by the NASUWT union – 350 people …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

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The many challenges of evidence-based teaching

By admin On Sunday, November 04 th, 2012 · no Comments · In December 2012 , Newsletter , Research , Teachers<p>Not a day goes by without an educational …

Pedagogy

The Curriculum Map: How to Find Your Way Through Lesson Planning

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers and veterans alike can be lesson planning. For new teachers, getting to know the curriculum and …

Study: Early-childhood education has a positive effect in N.J.

The US ranked 29 out of 36 in an international comparison of enrollment rates in early-childhood education programs, according to an Organization for …

Education

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free …

Apps

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Research Studies Of The Week

I often write about research studies from various field and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I …