Tag Archives: debate

COU Report Creates Intense Education Debate

“A new report from the Council of Ontario Universities is taking aim at the notion that its members are just glorified prep schools for a life making lattes.” http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/02/24/does_a_university_education_pay_off_the_debate_in_7_reader_comments.html

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recapping Top BC Education Stories of 2013

“The past year was a great year to be writing about public education in B.C. and elsewhere. In B.C., a new minister was appointed, followed by the appointment of a new deputy minister. In the parlance of school report cards, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teacher Quality More Valuable Than Small Classes

“The school systems that do the best job internationally often have much larger class sizes, but put most of their efforts on recruiting, training and advancing the very best teachers. Teacher excellence is the focus in places like Shanghai, China, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Education for Life or Career?”

“The standard answer that students keep hearing from business leaders is to pursue degrees that are in the greatest demand, such as engineering instead of humanities. From a purely economic perspective, this course of action is the most logical to … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Discussion: Music in Higher Education

“Music has found itself increasingly central in the subject controversy surrounding higher education. Recent data showed the total number of Ucas entries to study music rose by 3.5% in the 2013 cycle, following significant increases in applications for medical-related sciences, mathematical sciences, … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tablets vs Textbooks

“The company covers a lot of ground — using tablets to help empower teachers and students through collaborative learning apps, data analysis, and games. Through the curriculum, students have access to everything from dramatic readings of famous books to an … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment