Category: Ed Policy

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News | State of Teacher Training in India

All the more reasons for teachers to take their professional development in their own hands. Being the key stakeholders in education, teachers have a significant opportunity available to them to initiate ways and means to help improve their performance and help focus not just on completing the syllabus, but ensuring (more…)

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News | Educators Weigh iPad’s Dominance of Tablet Market

While some regions and countries are still developing a strategy for the use of tablets in education, in the US, educators are looking at the impact of the use of iPads in school, and considering what the next “thing” in education would be. Some interesting statistics and implications of the (more…)

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Policy | Global Teacher Shortage

Today is World Teachers’ Day, representing “a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.” On this occasion, the World Education Blog is highlighting the shortage of teachers around the world. See the post below for an infographic (more…)

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NewsLink | ICT Curriculum for Schools

More moves introduced in education to bring in ICT to the fore. Today’s Hindustan Times – Mumbai, edition carries this news item (Page 4) about the launch of the new ICT curriculum to be used in schools. While we haven’t analysed the curriculum in detail, we suspect that the focus (more…)

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Policy | The silent war over education reforms

A wonderful article by¬†Krishna Kumar, former director of NCERT; a critical look at two major reports submitted to the government, regarding higher education. Just because something works in one situation, doesn’t mean that it will work in another. A deep-dive look is necessary to understand what we need and what (more…)

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Report | Global Framework for Measuring Learning

The Brookings Institution has released the second phase report of the Learning Metrics Task Force, convened with the “overarching objective of the project is to catalyze a shift in the global conversation on education from a focus on access to access plus learning.” [From their website] The report is available (more…)