Category Archives: about education
The city Education Department has no record of how it spent $347 million earmarked to upgrade internet service at middle schools, an audit showed Sunday. In fact, I did find out eventually where this quote came from: Some part of it is derived from Macaulay’s later description of Bengal, in his essay on Clive, where he talked about the state being one of the richest in the world. In a way, I am confronting Macaulay in my own way: I am sure he would not have wanted me to engage with the world in my own terms.
As Vision states, a good basic STEM education is vital for citizens to make informed, evidence based decisions and fully participate in an increasingly technological world. So, Macaulay arguing for an imperial system of education may or may not be fair, but it is usual.
More than any other issue, education can unite …Read More
Some argue that parents should have ultimate authority regarding their children’s educations, on the grounds that parents are more trustworthy, and in a more legitimate position of authority, than any government officials could be. Critics of this notion argue that it is not a parent’s right to control the educational fate of their children, and furthermore that the intolerant religious traditions of some could serve to undermine a reasonably democratic multicultural society. A definition for starters: Education is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life. In the ‘formal tradition’ problems often occur where people are treated as objects to be worked on or ‘moulded’ rather than as participants and creators i.e. where education slips into ‘schooling’.
Norm spoke eloquently about CPE1’s victory in getting rid of an abusive principal, MORE, the problems with getting out …Read More
Plato was the earliest most important Greek Philosopher and educational thinker. And, I also agree with you that some kind of revival is under way, and we should hope to regain our ‘rightful’ place in the world in the coming days. Education can truly change a person’s life – and this scholarship just might be that first step. I am acutely aware that Indian economy was large and prominent in the world as late as 1850s, that’s what the late British Historian Angus Madison shows us, but there are reasons why we slipped since.
Created by former Superintendent Manhas in 2008, to issue a report about reform recommendations for SPS. As you say, India’s greatness will not come from the growth of GDP, but how many of its citizens have a decent life, have enough to eat, have access to healthcare and education and can hope to have a decent …Read More
Education Pioneers recruits, develops, and connects professionals from diverse backgrounds to solve problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers succeed inside of the classroom. As we enter year three, we remain deeply committed to core reform policies, including accountability and choice, believing both are needed to improve public education for communities suffering from inequity and low performance. Education legend Sir Ken Robinson picked the talks he loves — all full of insight, bright ideas and, of course, creativity.
Secondary education was present from a gender equality perspective in the MDGs, but was somewhat forgotten due to the large focus on universal primary education (with reports from some countries suggesting that resources may have been diverted from secondary education to achieve the universal primary goal).
John Locke ‘s work Some Thoughts Concerning Education was written in 1693 and still reflects traditional education priorities in the Western world. The …Read More