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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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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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Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

http://www.pearsonfoundation.org/education-leadership/video-series/strong-performers-successful-reformers.html Developed in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), “Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education” is an investigative video series documenting policies and programs that local education leaders credit with improving student achievement – success … Continue reading

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Crazy English: I Wanna Speak Perfect English

In my last post, the sheer size of the numbers involved were mind boggling. China has a population of 1.4 Billion people, for example. Where do you put 1.4 Billion people? Where do they all live? What happens if those … Continue reading

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Shanghai Police Crack Down on Illegal Foreign Teachers

Shanghai Police Crack Down on Illegal Foreign Teachers Dec 12, 2010eChinacities.com Recently, the Minhang Police Entry and Exit Administrative Department of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau began renewing efforts to combat the “three illegalities” for foreigners: illegal immigration, illegal residence … Continue reading

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