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Educational Quality And Inequality In Latin America

Forbes, Nov. 20, 2014, by Alejandro Chaufen Inequality continues to be the topic of discussion not only in the United States but also around the world and especially in Latin America. Countries in the region have some of the worst inequality. … Continue reading

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English Language Teaching in Japan Issues and Challenges: An Interview with Toshinobu Nagamine and Masaki Oda

Voices From The Classroom English Language Teaching in Japan Issues and Challenges: An Interview with Toshinobu Nagamine and Masaki Oda by Flora Debora Floris Petra Christian University, Indonesia Introduction As English is now a global language and has become the … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Michael Gove: GCSE Exams to be Replaced by the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

Education Secretary Michael Gove: (Quote) “We believe it’s time for the race to the bottom to end. We believe, that it is time to tackle grade inflation, and dumbing down. And we believe that it is time to raise aspirations … Continue reading

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Peer Effects: Is mixing of abilities the optimal policy?

To track, or not to track students? To mix, or not to mix? Mixed ability classes or grouping of students according to performance levels? Educators have struggled with these questions often, making agonizing decisions about what classroom or what class … Continue reading

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LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF TEACHERS: The Chilean Perspective

The recent study which showed the long term effects of having a great teacher was very interesting, not only for teachers but also for those responsible for education policy, all around the world. It is a study that you ignore … Continue reading

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Michael Gove addresses the Policy Exchange: “3 Essential Characteristics of High-Performing Schools

The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove speaks at Policy Exchange about Free Schools. Full Transcript here:http://www.education.gov.uk/inthenews/speeches/a0077948/michael-goves-speech-to-the-policy-exchange-on-free-schools As a nation, we are blessed with some of the best schools in the world. But at the same time, we also … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from Valeria to Thomas: Regarding Teaching and the Black Male Teacher #CCK11 #ELTchat #edchat #ukedchat #esl #efl #elt #education #elearning #lrnchat #TESOL #IATEFL #Egypt #edtech #Obama

Valeria Franca says: February 15, 2011 at 4:04 am Hi Thomas, It´s important for us to consider issues such as the one you raise. After all, we work in the field of education and if our educational institutions fail do … Continue reading

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Teaching Challenge: Voodoo Economics

After looking at this video for three consecutive reruns, and laughing so hard that my sides are still hurting, I had a sober thought. What could be done to change this video into a positive example of teaching (and learning)? … Continue reading

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NNEST Discrimination: Looking For Work In the UK – Any Advice?

Patricia Rose Love Lecturer for English for Academic Purposes programmes at Guangdong Hua-Fu International Foundation Year Center China Patricia Rose Love • “From what I have observed, hiring depends on either the national or local labor board and its regulations. … Continue reading

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