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What is teaching about? Professionalism and the limitations of standards and competences

by Christopher Day School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK *Correspondence Christopher Day, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG81BB, UK. Email: christopher.day@nottingham.ac.uk 1 | INTRODUCTION There is little doubt that responses to the question “What … Continue reading

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Mineduc ofrece pasantías gratuitas en el extranjero para profesores de inglés

miércoles 17 de julio, 2019 El Ministerio de Educación (Mineduc) abrió las postulaciones para el programa “English in English“, el que permite a docentes del área de inglés realizar 2 (dos) pasantías de pedagogía en idiomas en diversas universidades del extranjero. … Continue reading

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The Global Achievement Gap: El Sistema Educativo Finlandés (Subtitulado)

In his brilliant book, The Global Achievement Gap, the author Tony Wagner argues that there is a huge disconnect between what potential employers are looking for in young people today (critical thinking skills, creativity, and effective communication) and what our schools are providing … Continue reading

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State Policies In The USA Impacting Career and Technical Education (CTE) In 2018

2018 was a significant year for Career Technical Education (CTE). In 2018, 42 states and Washington, D.C., passed a total of 146 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions … Continue reading

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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (Life In The Shadows) by Gloria Anzaldua

Books allow the dead to speak to the living. All writers know this basic fact, that we become immortal by the very act of writing. Today, I picked up a copy of a book called, “Borderlands, La Frontera” by Gloria … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Vocational Education In Chile: “The Times They Are A Changing”

Foto: TP Mineduc An entire month (February 2019) is dedicated to technical and vocational education in Arkansas (USA). That seems hard to believe, because logic would judge this as excessive. Counter-intuitively, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently proclaimed February as Career … Continue reading

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Should Students In Chile’s Vocational High Schools,Vocational Training Centers, and Professional Training Universities Be Taught Vocational English?

Title: Career Paths: Nursing Description: Student’s Book (with Digibooks App) ISBN: 978-1-4715-6288-4 CEFR Level: A1, A2 & B1 Yes. The answer is unequivocal: “Yes, students in Chile´s vocational high schools, vocational training centers, and professional training centers should be taught … Continue reading

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Which Do You Prefer: School Uniforms Or Free Choice?

WHICH DO YOU PREFER: SCHOOL UNIFORMS OR FREE CHOICE? by Colleen Shibley When I was in school years ago (no need to actually state how many) the only kids that wore school uniforms were those in catholic or private schools. … Continue reading

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First Strike In 30 Years… I’m An LAUSD Teacher. This Is Why We Are Striking.

by Joseph Zeccola My pregnant wife coughed and wheezed on Saturday as she fed strike signs into the laminator while fighting off a cold. I punched holes in our signs, handed them to her and trimmed each one as they … Continue reading

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Teaching The N-Word To EFL Students: The N-Word Is Essential

To know that we share something unspeakable To know that as high as we rise we are not seen as equal To know that racism is institutional thinking And that ‘nigger’ is the last word you heard before a lynching. … Continue reading

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