27 octobre 2013

Evaluating Teacher Evaluation


http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Megan Rogers. In the past two years, the quality of teacher education programs has been repeatedly called into question, and a federal panel could not come to a consensus on the role students’ test scores should have on teachers’ evaluations.
A report released today by the National Academy of Education suggests that more emphasis should be placed on designing evaluations of teacher training programs. Current approaches to evaluating teaching programs are “complex, varied, and fragmented,” the report said. Read more...

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The real 21st-century problem in public education



http://dizqy8916g7hx.cloudfront.net/moneta/widgets/wp_personal_post/v1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie Strauss. There are plenty of problems in public education, but here’s the biggest, from Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute that recognizes the impact of social and economic disadvantage on many schools and students, and works to better the conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn. More...

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Legislator, educator challenging ‘testing juggernaut’



http://dizqy8916g7hx.cloudfront.net/moneta/widgets/wp_personal_post/v1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie Strauss. A New York state legislator and educator wrote this piece to express their concerns about the effects of high-stakes testing on schools and to urge a rethinking of the school accountability system. This was written by Arnold Dodge, associate professor and chair of the  Department of Educational Leadership and Administration at Long Island University-Post, and Charles Lavine, a member of the New York State Assembly. More...

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Faculty fight university’s link to controversial school turnaround district



http://dizqy8916g7hx.cloudfront.net/moneta/widgets/wp_personal_post/v1/img/logo.pngBy Valerie Strauss. Professors at Eastern Michigan University are fighting to end the school’s connection to a highly controversial state school takeover district created by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. The faculty members argue that they had no input in the way the Education Achievement Authority is run and that they oppose the way the EEA is being operated. More...

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Universities putting research before teaching, says minister



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Peter Walker. David Willetts says higher education system lopsided, as survey shows students receiving less feedback than 50 years ago. Universities need a "cultural change" towards teaching, the universities minister, David Willetts, has argued, as a survey of UK undergraduates showed they were being set less work and received notably less tutor feedback than did their peers 50 years ago. More...

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Parents with students at university need more support



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Natalie Ilsley. When I left home for university I had no idea how difficult it would be for my parents. When I returned home after my first year at university, it seemed as if my family had coped well with my absence – a little too well perhaps. Pictures that I had painted the previous Christmas had been removed from the walls and my belongings had been relocated to the attic. However, I soon realised that they had suffered more than I realised. More...

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New study abroad programme makes languages an EU priority



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anna Codrea-Rado. A €15b initiative from the European Union to encourage study and training abroad will address unemployment and social mobility, says EU commissioner. Language learning is an EU priority, Androulla Vassiliou, EU commissioner for education, culture and multilingualism, has said. Launching the revamped Erasmus+ programme, Vassiliou said languages are essential for addressing unemployment and social mobility within the European Union.
"Languages are one of our six priority topics under Erasmus+," Vassiliou said. "Whether it is for mobility for language learning, partnerships between institutions for language teaching, or policy support, it is one of our priorities."
The Erasmus+ programme will provide grants for more than four million people across the EU to study or train abroad. It comes into force in January 2014 and aims to address the language skills deficit holding back young people from international jobs. More...

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Open access: six myths to put to rest



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Peter Suber. Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber. Open access to academic research has never been a hotter topic. But it's still held back by myths and misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better. The good news is that open access has been successful enough to attract comment from beyond its circle of pioneers and experts. The bad news is that a disappointing number of policy-makers, journalists and academics opine in public without doing their homework. More...

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Failure: what's it good for in arts and higher education?



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Sally Taylor. Failure is a fact of life for artists and academics, says Sally Taylor – must arts graduates learn to live with it too? Earlier this month the acclaimed theatre opera and film director Patrice Chéreau died. His greatest achievement is widely seen as his Wagner Ring cycle for the 1976 Bayreuth festival. Audiences at the time, however, were bitterly divided. There were death threats, bomb threats and brawls in the auditorium, reminiscent of the 1913 opening of The Rite of Spring. More...

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Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?



http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifByDavid Batty. Angry at soaring fees and disillusioned with established courses, artists are simply doing things for themselves. A former library in Hackney may seem an unlikely venue for London's most talked-about new art school. The 1970s Rose Lipman building lacks the architectural wow factor of Central Saint Martins King's Cross campus, but demand for places on the postgraduate Open School East in De Beauvoir town is high. The year-long programme boasts visiting lecturers, including the curator of contemporary art and performance at Tate Modern, Catherine Wood, and artists such as Pablo Bronstein and Ed Atkins. And, at a time when art MAs in the capital cost up to £9,000 a year, the students pay no tuition fees. More...

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