This is a book, ultimately, about developing young people's capacity to accomplish things that will make their world a better place, using means never before available.
Author: Marc Prensky
Publisher: Teachers College Press
In his latest book, internationally renowned educator and futurist Marc Prensky presents a compelling alternative to how and what we teach our children. Prensky argues that a routinely taught combination of mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies increasingly leaves the bulk of our students woefully unprepared for the future. Drawing on emerging world trends, he elaborates a comprehensive vision for K-12 education that includes new goals, new means, a new curriculum, a new kind of teaching, and a new use of technology. This is a book ultimately about developing young people's capacity to accomplish things that will make the world a better place, using means never before available. It offers an innovative and achievable vision for a Global Future Education that will better prepare all students from diverse backgrounds. Following the author's original ideas about Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants, this volume promises to have an important impact on the educational conversations over the coming years. Visit the book website at Bettertheirworld.org.
Author: Cambridge Primary Review (Organization)Publish On: 2010
'Children, Their World, Their Education' is more than a ground-breaking report.
Author: Cambridge Primary Review (Organization)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
'Children, Their World, Their Education' is more than a ground-breaking report. It is an unrivalled educational compendium. It assesses two decades of government-led reform. It offers a vision for the future. It goes to the heart of what education in a democracy is about.
This open access book presents a comparative study on how large-scale professional development programs for teachers are designed and implemented.
Author: Fernando M Reimers
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Curriculums (Courses of study).
This open access book presents a comparative study on how large-scale professional development programs for teachers are designed and implemented. Around the world, governments and educators are recognizing the need to educate students in a broad range of higher order cognitive skills and socio-emotional competencies, and providing effective opportunities for teachers to develop the expertise needed to teach these skills is a crucial aspect of effective implementation of curricula which include those goals. This study examines how large-scale efforts to empower teachers for deeper instruction have been designed, how they have been implemented, and their outcomes. To do so, it investigates six programs from England, Colombia, Mexico, India, and the United States. Though all six are intended to broaden and deepen students' curricular aspirations, each takes this expansion of curricular goals in a different direction. The ambitious education reforms studied here explicitly focus on building teachers' capacity to teach on a broader set of goals. Through a discerning analysis of program documents, evaluations, and interviews with senior leaders and participants in the programs, the book identifies the various theories of action used in these programs, examines how they were implemented, and discusses what they achieved. As such, it offers an indispensable resource for education leaders interested in designing and implementing professional development programs for teachers that are aligned with ambitious instructional goals.
OECD (2016d), Netherlands 2016: Foundations for the Future, Reviews of
National Policies for Education, OECD Publishing, Paris, ... Presnky, M. (2016), Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the 293 WORLD CLASS |
Author: Schleicher Andreas
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Andreas Schleicher - initiator of PISA and an international authority on education policy - offers a unique perspective on education reform.
Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing, innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart focuses on understanding what the ...
Author: Vivien Stewart
In the 20th century, the United States was the world leader in education--the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to expand higher education beyond the elite class. Now other countries are catching up and leaping ahead--in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of their K-12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. It is not that American education has gotten worse so much that education in other parts of the world has gotten so much better, so fast. Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing and increasingly borderless and innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart is not about casting blame; it is about understanding what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools--at the national, state, and local level--might do differently and better. Here, you'll consider * How the U.S. education system fares against emerging international standards of excellence. * The policies, practices, and priorities of the world's best-performing systems, along with specific ideas for adapting these approaches for U.S. schools. * The common factors characteristic of high-performing and rapidly improving systems. * New models of 21st century teaching and leadership and ways to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment. * How technology and international exchange can help the United States close performance gaps and reach new levels of excellence and equity. Learning goes both ways, Stewart writes. Other countries have learned a great deal from the United States, and now it is time for American educators to open their eyes to other nations' globally-minded and future-focused practices, leverage existing assets, and create a truly world-class education system for this generation of students and generations to come.
"Education for a better world cares deeply about what kinds of people we become.
Author: Olubayi Olubayi
"Education for a better world cares deeply about what kinds of people we become. People who are educated for a better world are simultaneously knowledgeable, acutely concerned for the welfare of all of humanity and actively involved in our common work of making sure that our national and global systems respect and care for all human beings, and for all other living things with which we share our ecosystem. They are cognizant of our shared humanity and of the free benefits that are provided us by healthy ecosystems." -Education for a Better WorldEducation for a Better World is both a commentary and critical analysis of education through its historical context and present-day relevance in the information age. The complex interplay between knowledge and tradition is examined to reveal the myriad ways in which education sculpts and defines society. What follows is a discussion on the importance of education as a principal means for effecting profound social and ecological change, with examples and analyses of service learning and sustainable development initiatives. Education for a Better World presents several suggestions for the consideration of both students and educators alike toward the aim of improving education and, consequently, our world as a whole.
We can properly contrast evaluation as an enterprise from description as an
enterprise, but in each of them there will be ... but in the end the desire to better
their lot by making their world a more congenial place to live 270 Interpreting Education.
Author: Abraham Edel
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
What is meant by education? How are educational institutions and processes evaluated, and how can they be improved? What curriculum is best? How are philosophy and education related? Abraham Edel answers these questions in the course of exploring education. He considers the problems of educational philosophy under conditions of rapid social change in the twentieth century and argues that too many of the traditional approaches to education were set in an effort to delineate a permanent structure rather than to work out ways of handling rapid change. Older models of education have worn thin and new approaches have to be constructed. Interpreting Education clears away old confusions and indicates the conditions that fresh modes of thought will have to satisfy. Contents: "Education and Schooling in Cultural Perspective"; "Grading: Tracking the Philosophical Roots of a Specific Problem"; "A Philosophical Outlook as an Educational Resource"; "Current Critiques of the Schools"; "Politicized Schools and the Ideal of Impartiality"; "Ideals and Their Assessment"; "Toward a Moral Agenda for Contemporary Education"; "Rationality, Autonomy, Relativism"; "Teacher and Student in the Contemporary World"; "Learning and Teaching: Conceptual Problems"; "Forms of Learning"; "The Pedagogical Encounter"; "Scientific Knowledge and the Humanities"; "Social and Moral Education"; "Complexities of the Familiar: Sport and Physical Education; Crafts, Arts, and Technology; Basic Skills"; "The Confrontation of the Liberal and Vocational-Technical"; "The Social Character of Dewey's Philosophy"; "Aims of Education: A Comparison Instead of a Controversy."
Education and Training for Economic Development in Singapore since 1965
Fredriksen Birger, Sing Kong Lee, Chor Boon ... The purpose of the tour was to
offer African education officials and their World Bank counterparts an opportunity
Author: Fredriksen Birger
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
'Toward a Better Future' provides a comprehensive analysis of education development in Singapore since 1965, giving particular attention to the strategic management that has enabled Singapore to transform its education and training system from one similar to that of many Sub-Saharan African countries four decades ago into one of the world's best-performing systems. It is one of a pair of concurrently-published books presenting materials originally developed for a 2006 study tour to Singapore and Vietnam for senior education officials from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mozambique. The second book, 'An African Exploration of the East Asian Education Experience', presents five country studies, as well as regional, comparative analyses highlighting insights gained during the study tour and putting them in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa. Together, the two books aim to foster knowledge exchange between Sub-Saharan African and East Asian countries on good practices in the design and implementation of education policies and programs. By facilitating the cross-country fertilization of ideas between two regions with relatively limited contact in the past, these books fi ll a clear gap in the current literature on development practice in education.
Whatever the case might be , ( even when different cultures produce different
languages because they perceive the world differently ) , one fact is known : the better the language development of children , the better their learning can
Hope? An education? A better understanding of themselves or some part of their world? If they go for even one of these reasons, screenwriting's a noble
profession. If the question you're trying to answer is “But does it save lives?”, stop
Author: Laura Schellhardt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
Write a great script and get it into the hands of the Hollywood players! So you want to be a screenwriter? Whether you want to write a feature film or a TV script or adapt your favorite book, this friendly guide gives you expert advice in everything from creating your story and developing memorable characters to formatting your script and selling it to the studios. You get savvy industry tips and strategies for getting your screenplay noticed! The screenwriting process from A to Z -- from developing a concept and thinking visually to plotline, conflicts, pacing, and the conclusion Craft living, breathing characters -- from creating the backstory to letting your characters speak to balancing dialogue with action Turn your story into a script -- from developing an outline and getting over writer's block to formatting your screenplay and handling rewrites Prepare for Hollywood -- from understanding the players and setting your expectations to polishing your copy and protecting your work Sell your script to the industry -- from preparing your pitch and finding an agent to meeting with executives and making a deal Open the book and find: The latest on the biz, from entertainment blogs to top agents to box office jargon New story examples from recently released films Tips on character development, a story's time clock, dramatic structure, and dialogue New details on developing the nontraditional screenplay -- from musicals to animation to high dramatic style Expanded information on adaptation and collaboration, with examples from successful screenwriting duos
These are our children, their future is our future. And it's time we understand that their education is our responsibility. ... is to maintain its status in the world,
economically, politically, or culturally, the American education system must improve.
Author: Robert Maranto
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
President Obama and Education Reform offers a comprehensive description and analysis of President Obama's education agenda. The Obama administration has created numerous interlocking policies meant to foster class mobility and long-term economic growth through educational improvements, reforms that have drawn skepticism from supporters of traditional public schools. Robert Maranto and Michael Q. McShane have a more positive view. They believe that the Obama-era reforms reflect long-term changes in ideology and technology which have led to successful innovation in both the private and public sector, and that Obama's personal background as a community orPresident Obama and Education Reform offers a comprehensive description and analysis of President Obama's education agenda.
This book makes one ponder over what contribution every individual can make as every individual has the capacity and potential to make a difference in this world.
Author: Rajani Tewari
Publisher: Notion Press
Education Revolution: Path Leading Towards Humanitarian and Peaceful World is a book which tells about the importance of effective communication; education: for women’s empowerment, education for all, ICT, poems and literature; special education: it’s needs, awareness about human rights and duties, students responsibility towards society; and how their amalgamation can bring revolution and thus help in building a better and peaceful world. It is a necessity in the present scenario to inculcate values and make the coming generation aware about the advantages of education and how it can help in making this world a better place to live in. This is especially true for children as they are the future of the country, and the development of the nation depends upon them. Teachers help in nation building through their efforts and innovative ideas, and they can make a better tomorrow. A humanitarian world, which is the dream of every citizen, can be realized through this book as it would really help readers know how far we have come in bridging the gap between the old traditional societies to the new modern society. This book makes one ponder over what contribution every individual can make as every individual has the capacity and potential to make a difference in this world.
... ready to better their world by empowering them to (1) develop a strong sense
of identity, (2) get involved in their communities, (3) learn about issues around the
world, (4) become advocates for change, and (5) pursue a higher education.
Author: Ernest Morrell
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This practical book examines how teaching media in high school English and social studies classrooms can address major challenges in our educational system. The authors argue that, in addition to providing underserved youth with access to 21st century learning technologies, critical media education will help improve academic literacy achievement in city schools. Critical Media Pedagogy presents first-hand accounts of teachers who are successfully incorporating critical media education into standards-based lessons and units. The book begins with an analysis of how media have been conceptualized and studied; it identifies the various ways that youth are practicing media, as well as how these practices are constantly increasing in sophistication. Finally, it offers concrete examples of how to develop a rigorous, standards-based content area curriculum that embraces new media practices and features media production.
New work in educational psychology may help reveal the effect that his early
learning experiences may have had on ... Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of
Typographic Man,1962 To comprehend better Elgar's keen need for self- education, the ...
Author: Byron Adams
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Edward Elgar (1857-1934) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, important, and influential figures in the history of British music. He rose from humble beginnings and achieved fame with music that to this day is beloved by audiences in England, and his work has secured an enduring legacy worldwide. Leading scholars examine the composer's life in Edward Elgar and His World, presenting a comprehensive portrait of both the man and the age in which he lived. Elgar's achievement is remarkably varied and wide-ranging, from immensely popular works like the famous Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1--a standard feature of American graduations--to sweeping masterpieces like his great oratorio The Dream of Gerontius. The contributors explore Elgar's Catholicism, which put him at odds with the prejudices of Protestant Britain; his glorification of British colonialism; his populist tendencies; his inner life as an inspired autodidact; the aristocratic London drawing rooms where his reputation was made; the class prejudice with which he contended throughout his career; and his anguished reaction to World War I. Published in conjunction with the 2007 Bard Music Festival and the 150th anniversary of Elgar's birth, this elegant and thought-provoking volume illuminates the greatness of this accomplished English composer and brings vividly to life the rich panorama of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. The contributors are Byron Adams, Leon Botstein, Rachel Cowgill, Sophie Fuller, Daniel M. Grimley, Nalini Ghuman Gwynne, Deborah Heckert, Charles Edward McGuire, Matthew Riley, Alison I. Shiel, and Aidan J. Thomson. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
In the main the message has been that early education is effective in improving educational achievement and behavioural adjustment. Sylva (1991) concludes
that 'at the moment the evidence suggests that preschool experiences can have ...
Preparing Education to Serve a New World explains how education could develop children with better grades, higher intelligence, and greater social awareness to be citizens of a world increasingly governed by an artificial intelligence that ...
Author: Roy Andersen
Publisher: Moving Quill Publishing Company
Preparing Education to Serve a New World explains how education could develop children with better grades, higher intelligence, and greater social awareness to be citizens of a world increasingly governed by an artificial intelligence that is rapidly disturbing the use of man to his society and threatening the security of those it does not require.
Keywords: Computing, Projects, Higher Education, Industry, Empowering. 1
Introduction Since the first World Conference on Computers in Education in 1970 there have been significant changes. The capabilities of the Information and ...
Author: Arthur Tatnall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Education and Technology for a Better World was the main theme for WCCE 2009. The conference highlights and explores different perspectives of this theme, covering all levels of formal education as well as informal learning and societal aspects of education. The conference was open to everyone involved in education and training. Additionally players from technological, societal, business and political fields outside education were invited to make relevant contributions within the theme: Education and Technology for a Better World. For several years the WCCE (World Conference on Computers in Education) has brought benefits to the fields of computer science and computers and education as well as to their communities. The contributions at WCCE include research projects and good practice presented in different formats from full papers to posters, demonstrations, panels, workshops and symposiums. The focus is not only on presentations of accepted contributions but also on discussions and input from all participants. The main goal of these conferences is to provide a forum for the discussion of ideas in all areas of computer science and human learning. They create a unique environment in which researchers and practitioners in the fields of computer science and human learning can interact, exchanging theories, experiments, techniques, applications and evaluations of initiatives supporting new developments that are potentially relevant for the development of these fields. They intend to serve as reference guidelines for the research community.
The book is for art educators at the preK-12 level in schools, museums, and enrichment programs, and university professors in teacher preparation programs.
Author: Robin Vande Zande
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Design Education: Creating Thinkers to Improve the World is a curricular resource that offers theoretical concepts and practical advice for teaching lessons in design to PreK-12 grade students. The book is for art educators at the preK-12 level in schools, museums, and enrichment programs, and university professors in teacher preparation programs. Design education is about problem-solving, learning through objects of our daily lives, and the role design plays in social responsibility and the creative economy. Designers utilize research methods, technology, sketching, and the construction of prototypes. The basis of these techniques, systems, and tools may be taught to Prek-12 students. Students need lifelong skills that build their creativity and problem-solving capabilities to better understand the world and themselves and use visual communication to advance their abilities to express ideas. Design is a study about life and can touch on all school subjects, making it a valuable interdisciplinary study. Students are able to directly apply thinking strategies and learning about facts, figures, and concepts at the same time they are crafting meaningful ideas about the importance, influence, and social implications of everyday items and the potential to improve the world.