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Carbon Footprint Inequality: Gulf Between Global Rich and Poor

I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even … Continue reading

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Point & CounterPoint: The Shanghai Secret (By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) The New York Times / The Daily Howler (Bob Somerby)

What makes an education system successful? I’m an educator, so I should have a clue or two. I’ll go with the obvious: teachers who can motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential. Now, is there a magic formula … Continue reading

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Bilingual in Chile: An Impossible Dream? “We have some of the most advanced commercial accords in the world, but that is not enough,” Sergio Bitar, then Minister of Education, said in an interview. “We know our lives are linked more … Continue reading

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Interview with David Graddol: League Tables for Nations Futile

Interview with David Graddol David talks about his exploration of the changing role of English around the world and the impact that global change is having on how and when English is taught. ** Countries worry where they rank but … Continue reading

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Exploring Chinese Education: Triangulation Theory

Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker ** Exploring Chinese Education: Triangulation Theory We set out to triangulate what we knew about China, its education system, and its high performance on the PISA test in 2009. Nothing was found that suggests … Continue reading

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Chinglish Spoken Here: English in China

“the growth of the use of English as the world’s primary language for international communication has obviously been continuing for several decades” (David Graddol, English Next, 2006) It was David Graddol who identified China as an early adopter of the … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take to Create a New Generation of Teachers Who are Proficient in English?

The question above comes as a reflection, and thus a rhetorical question (I wonder…), which does not seek an answer. It is based on information found in the publication, “English Next”, written by David Graddol. Success or failure in the … Continue reading

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10 EDUCATIONAL ADVANCES THE U.S. HAS OVER CHINA

Arianna Bush Hello Thomas, Please find below an article that we at Onlinecolleges.net think you and your readers would be interested in reading, the post “10 Educational Advances the U.S. Has Over China” (http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/09/18/10-educational-advances-the-u-s-has-over-china/). We’d appreciate it if you would … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s success in PISA – One system, many actors (by Andreas Schleicher)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 Source: Blog OECD educationtoday Hong Kong’s success in PISA – One system, many actors by Andreas Schleicher Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD’s Secretary General Hong Kong is perhaps … Continue reading

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Mrs. Chong: A Special Teacher

Being a teacher, in any country, from Chile to China, is special. It requires dedication, motivation, and sacrifice. Often, the pay and recognition is not measured in terms of dollars and cents, at least not in any balanced way between … Continue reading

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