Category Archives: e-Education
When the term education” or educational” is used it can conjure archetypal images of some 1940’s classroom with a boring old lady in the front, droning on about Homer, while her uniformed students fall asleep on their wooden desks. At the same time it has tried to reveal problems with the ways in which these different accounts have been driven in part by various agendas to define a scope and boundary for the field, and often to privilege one or another approach to philosophy of education, even when they have endeavored to be comprehensive and fair to all views.
To cite one example that is prominent in the literature in North America at least, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling (Wisconsin v. Yoder) in which members of the Amish sect were allowed to withdraw their children from public schools after the eighth grade—for, it had been argued, any deeper …Read More
The world’s largest education publisher, which in January saw almost £2bn wiped from its stock market value after issuing its fifth profit warning in two years, reported the record loss after taking a £2.55bn non-cash charge for impairment of goodwill reflecting trading pressures” in its North American businesses.
Until the New York attorney general cracked down in late 2013, Pearson’s charitable foundation made a practice of treating school officials from across …Read More
Music was my first love and from the earliest days I can remember, I see myself lost among musical instruments, specially the guitar, but when it came to a time when I had to make tough decisions in my life, I chose teaching, which was to become my second love in life. Through recent textbook partnerships with Chegg and IndiCo, Pearson now appears inclined to rent—rather than sell—its higher-ed print offerings. The investigation found that public officials often commit to buying from Pearson because it’s familiar, even when there’s little proof its products and services are effective.
Pearson has been the most creative and the most aggressive at taking over all those things we used to take as part of the public sector’s responsibility,” said Michael Apple, a professor of education policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Today’s students want a better education – and we’re helping to make it …Read More
Perennialism, Perennialists is the aim of education is to ensure that students acquire understandings about the great ideas of Western civilization. Scheffler advancing the education theory, it would be all but scandalous to betray an obliviousness toward the possibilities for philosophical integration, identifying the source in philosophical deliberation of the particular educational position taken.
As intractable as ascertaining the operative rules governing education practice may be, so long as we are dealing with the relative notion we still have it going for us that we can have recourse to these explicitly espoused ideals, doctrines, records, social mores, and philosophies in making our determination.
Many historical occurrences could be explained by the Economics and the ways individuals and societies are affected by it. The competition among individuals for economical and political advance in any society which competition has grown into Global has always been the way bringing innovations, improvements and progress …Read More
Michele began working as a contributing writer for Education Week in 2012, covering parents’ influence on education. At Pearson he has been head of its Higher Education, International and Professional Publishing division and chairman of CourseSmart, a Pearson sponsored consortium of electronic textbook publishers.
Eric Mazur is the creator of Peer Instruction, speaker on physics education and interactive teaching, founder of SiOnyx , and a professor of physics and area dean at Harvard. In November, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) released the executive summary of a …Read More