When we take one snapshot of one measure of achievement, we need to recognize that it probably isn't inclusive of social or emotional growth, home life, school environment or grit. Effective evaluations should not just assess mastery of certain skills. They should also act as feedback tools for students and instructors to help improve... Read more »
Pupils from the GCC are less likely than their expatriate peers to consider science as necessary to future employment, a new study has found. And the more educated GCC parents are, local pupils are more likely to believe they do not need science, technology, engineering and math (Stem) skills to get their desired job later in life. Family... Read more »
For decades parents, educators, policymakers, taxpayers, and researchers have wrestled with how to fairly evaluate teachers. Attempting to judge teachers for the academic development of a student, and not just absolute achievement, state departments of education have begun using a statistical technique known as value-added modeling, or VAM).... Read more »
The Global Citizenship program at Lehigh University, the oldest of its kind in the United States, provides students with the opportunity to experience a country's culture through the lens of a global citizen: a thoughtful and engaged traveler aware of the cultural diversity in a rapidly changing world.
It’s a “labor of the heart,” says Bill Amelio, who speaks passionately about the schools, students and teachers. “We’ve nailed the program down as far as what works, what doesn’t.” Now, the question is, “how do we make it sustainable?”