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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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NCTQ 4-3-2-1 Star-Rating of University Teacher Preparation Programs in the USA: “the evaluations provide clear and convincing evidence, based on a four-star rating system, that a vast majority of teacher preparation programs do not give aspiring teachers adequate return on their investment of time and tuition dollars”

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://amzn.to/Qxmoec The ratings are part of a larger, independent review of undergraduate and graduate education programs. By KELSEY SHEEHY June 18, 2013 Source: US News Teaching was once dubbed “the profession that eats its young” and many … Continue reading

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In Praise of Tests: Michael Gove says Tough exams and learning by rote are the keys to success

Education secretary praises traditional exams as he explains the philosophy behind his shakeup of GCSEs and A-levels Peter Walker The Guardian, Wednesday 14 November 2012 Learning facts by rote should be a central part of the school experience, the education … Continue reading

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The International Baccalaureate: So Great It Was Adopted by the British

Michael Gove announces new English Baccalaureate to replace GCSEs Source: The Telegraph By Rosa Prince, Online Political Editor Michael Gove has told MPs that the new English Baccalaureate to be introduced as a replacement for the GCSE will stop the … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Report Card: Can You Do the 12th Grade NAEP Writing Task?

12th Grade Writing Task: How Do You Use Technology (Video Prompt) Write an essay for a college admissions committee about one kind of information or communication technology you use. Describe what it is and explain why the technology is important … Continue reading

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59 habilidades mínimas que debe dominar un profesor básico

Documento que detalla este piso ya circula entre decanos de Educación y será usado para elaborar prueba de egreso. por Manuel Fernández Bolvarán Fuente: El Mercurio http://bit.ly/pSjcvC Un documento de 168 páginas con un título que puede sonar bastante árido … Continue reading

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PISA 2009 – What Students Know & Can Do: An Interview With Andreas Schleicher (Free Download – Video & Ebook)

“The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers.” (Andreas Schleicher) The OECD’s latest PISA Survey (2009) tests reading, mathematics and science performance by students in 65 economies worldwide. Aside from global rankings, the report … Continue reading

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