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#Culture of #Excellence: #Accountability & the #International #Baccalaureate

“The culture of excellence” – Presidente Rafael Correa of Ecuador, referring to the International Baccalaureate… Firstly, let me make my position clear: The International Baccalaureate has the best education system in the world. If you doubt the sincerity of my … Continue reading

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A Book Review: Constipation, or, When You Can’t Give a Sh*t

Hi Anonymous Author, (hereafter I will call you simply, AA, or nothing at all. I will call you “AA” because I want to protect your identity. I want you to know that what you are about to read may seem … Continue reading

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FREE! Exceptional Educational Leadership

** Book Description Publication Date: March 27, 2013 Exceptional Educational Leadership is an experiential account of educational leadership. It fills a gap in the literature by not only looking at leadership in a theoretical way, but offers the reader a … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership & Evaluation: Trust or Accountability?

Evaluation is a sensitive topic. This is due to the fact that there is no global concensus on whether or not evaluation helps improve student learning outcomes. In the USA, high stakes testing is the norm. In Finland, on the … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test: SIMCE Inglés 2010

SIMCE Inglés 2010: The Untold Story of the Chilean National English Test Why do we take tests? Generally speaking, it’s because both the teacher and the learner are being held accountable. Accountability is an important concept. For English language teaching, … Continue reading

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The Chilean National English Test: Misunderstanding the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

What is CEFR and Common Reference Levels? by Aysun Güneş Source: Aysun’s Blog: Language Teaching Tips After a long holiday, I’ll kick off with some information about CEFR and levels. Actually, I first saw the definition years ago, but started … Continue reading

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Soy Un Maestro: I Am A Teacher (Paperback)

Soy Un Maestro: I Am A Teacher Soy Un Maestro: I Am A Teacher by Thomas Jerome Baker I am a teacher, and I teach in Chile. This year a new Teacher Career Law, defining the teaching profession in terms … Continue reading

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Key Stage 2 Testing, Assessment & Accountability Review: Final Report Published

Lord Bew launches his review into the Key Stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability system at the end of primary school. The report recommends that: •The current writing test should be replaced by teacher assessment of writing composition. This will … Continue reading

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5 Basic Facts About Charter Schools & Kihei Charter School

Here are 5 basic facts everyone should know about charter schools. 1. Charter schools are public schools 2. Charter schools are tuition free (see number one) 3. Charter schools must admit any student, regardless of sex, race, family income, special … Continue reading

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Education Reform in Chile: The Journey Ahead

This topic is one in which I hope to deepen my own personal understanding of current educational reform in Chile, in particular, the way in which it ultimately impacts the teaching and learning of English. The opinions given here are … Continue reading

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