An unsuitable education system | Letters

Government reforms to the curriculum and examination assessment are not in line with good educational practice and the broader skills and competences that employers’ organizations such as the CBI have identified as a desirable outcome of the education system (We need an alternative to universities, August 17). Added to this list is the fragmentation of […]

100,000 teachers will receive training on the Japanese education system

Japanese schools. New Japanese School in Suez, Egypt – CC CAIRO – July 29, 2018: About 100,000 teachers will receive special training on Japan’s new education system from July 29 to August 19, according to the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education is preparing the new education system, which will be implemented in the […]

Current education system will end by 2026: education minister

Education Minister Tarek Shawki has announced that the current education system will disappear by 2026, gradually being replaced by a new one. During the Iftar (Breaking fast) group at the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo, Shawki revealed that the new education reform will prevent the teacher from correcting school exams. Shawki said the new […]

Dutch company to invest in Iranian tech company

Amsterdam-based company International Internet Investment Coöperatief (IIIC) plans to invest 38 million euros in Iranian technology company Hezar Dastan Holdings, owner of Café Bazaar (main local market for Android applications) and Divar (service of online classifieds). “Thanks to this investment, the Dutch company will acquire a 10% stake in the holding,” said co-founder and chairman […]

Third sign that the American education system is deteriorating

According to the Progress in International Reading Skills Literacy Study, reading comprehension skills decline among fourth graders. Credit: Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report Is the American education system beginning to deteriorate? I don’t like to be alarmist or give too much weight to a test result, but the release of the 2016 reading test results around […]

Jean Clare Oge Igwegbe: Fixing Nigeria’s Broken Education System

I had the privilege of attending a seminar on education where we discussed how the nation can advance its education sector to bring out the geniuses in our children. Alero Ayida-Otobo gave a pretty amazing speech with a strong theme that touched a nerve or two in me; Rooted in Reality: Rooted in Hope. It […]

Afghan undocumented refugees get the chance to go to school in Iran

Deadly attacks and fighting have dispersed Afghans across the world. And with more than half of all registered refugees coming from just three countries, Afghanistan ranks second, with 2.5 million people. Almost a million of these refugees are hosted in Iran, where it is estimated that up to 2 million more Afghans live without papers, […]

Report: South Carolina has the worst education system in the country

As students return to schools across the state on Tuesday, a nagging question vexes many South Carolina residents: Does South Carolina have the worst education system in the country? Yes, said one US News and World Report to study. Absolutely not, say many educators. Others suggest that South Carolina has pockets of excellence in education, […]

What it means to be black in the American education system

A lot of people still think that racism is no longer a problem in America. After President Obama was elected, scholar John McWhorter argued that racism in America is, for all intents and purposes, dead. Prominent African-American conservative scholar and economist Thomas Sowell argued that “racism is not dead, it is on life support.” Harvard […]

America needs political will to fix unfair education system, Stanford experts say

In a recent on-campus discussion of the “crisis” of inequality in education, a panel of experts with perspectives from the ground up unabashedly called out a critical missing piece to the solution: the political will. Investing in education has produced proven returns, but the obvious solution remains elusive, according to panelists at the April 27 […]

Mental Health vs. Modern Education: How Today’s Education System Harms Students | new university

By Ashley Duong According to the National Center for Health Statistics, up to 70% of adolescents with mental illnesses go untreated. The constant pressure to fight to succeed has a rather disastrous consequence on the mental health of students, yet little is being done to combat it. A study done at Fremont High School in […]

German company intends to sell Iranian technology despite sanctions

June 29, 2015 10:40 (UTC+04:00) 1,544 The German petrochemical company is taking steps to funnel technology to Iran as sanctions against the Islamic Republic remain in place. Experts from Basell Polyolefine GmbH even traveled to Iran and visited petrochemical projects in Asaluyeh, southern Iran, IRNA reported. The parties have held several talks with Iranian petrochemical […]

The challenges of a leading education system: the Netherlands (opinion)

by guest blogger Katie Fitzgerald The Netherlands ranks in the top 10 of the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) rankings, but its education system still faces challenges. This interview with Martin van Os, Education Advisor in the Netherlands, explores the pressing issue of CTE or VET (Career Technical Education or Vocational Education and training). […]

China has a major problem with its education system

Schoolchildren in Chengdu, China. Getty / Guang Niu China has a reputation for having a rigorous education system, ranking first out of 65 countries in the latest Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) test. Around the world, 15-year-olds take PISA every three years, and it has become the gold standard of ranking nations in terms […]

This is the real problem with the American education system

gglobalization, automation and offshoring of jobs, economy shaken by recession: the American economic landscape is changing. By necessity, the millennial workforce is evolving with it to become more entrepreneurial. An example of this is that according to the 2014 Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Study conducted by my company YEC and Buzz Marketing Group, 25% of young […]

Many Americans say the education system needs an overhaul

As 77 million children prepare to return to school in the coming weeks, the public says major changes are needed in the way this country’s education system works. Overall, 66% say either the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt (21%) or that it needs major changes (45%); only 31% think the […]

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