Ordinary World: Education
EDU1: Writing for EducationNext, Julia Freeland Fisher argues that schools should do more to bridge the generational divide and reduce loneliness in the aging population.
EDU2: An episode of the ‘Digical Education’ focusing on education policy and research, with guest Corey DeAngelis of the Cato Institute.
EDU3: Do schools need to focus on a more holistic approach to education? Alana Leabeater, a recent Year 12 graduate argues Australia’s education system is too narrowly focused.
EDU4: Replying to Alana Leabeater, Michael Salter, a teacher from Sydney, Australia argues in a blogpiece that Leabeater’s call for a more holistic education approach is misguided and that education is not mere job training.
EDU5: A recent report highlights the lack of financial literacy among Australians coinciding with declining numbers of secondary students studying economics in the country.
EDU6: Revised social studies standards in Texas state that students will now learn that slavery was the central factor in causing the civil war.
EDU7: In order to address inequities inherent in standardized testing, schools must do more to build up students’ background knowledge in various subjects, writes Natalie Wexler for the Fordham Institute.
EDU8: Why isn’t education research making its way into classrooms, despite ever-increasing demand from teachers? Education Week blogger Sarah Sparks investigates.
EDU9: Continuing on the theme of education research, a report finds that almost no studies on education in the top education research journals are replicated.
EDU10: Robert Pondiscio calls for the end of America’s testing culture. He argues that the current short-term approach incentivizes poor teaching and denies students important knowledge over the longer term.
EDU11: While stories of ‘superhero teachers’ make for good headlines, are they also damaging to the teaching profession as a whole? Lisette Partelow argues that expectations placed on individual teachers is excessive and downplays the importance of cohesive, well-run school systems, curriculum and policy.
EDU12: Did you know the vast majority of teachers use lesson plans taken from Google and Pinterest at some point in their careers? Another piece from Robert Pondiscio, this time on the measures under-resourced teachers have to take to produce lessons for students.