This week there was a new publication by the Inter-American Development Bank introducing a framework to support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects that seek to incorporate technologies to achieve educational improvements. The idea is to support those who are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of education from a school, a … [Lee más...] about Technologies for education: an action framework
Is teaching a profession?
Written by: Jorge Mahecha Neither medicine, nor engineering, nor law came into being with a professional status. The same clearly holds true for teaching. These modern elite professions acquired their status during the 20th Century, and in a few cases even earlier. Through their rise, these former occupations became professions, not in the narrow dictionary meaning of the … [Lee más...] about Is teaching a profession?
Targeting Top Teachers to Foster Future Rocket Scientists
Judging from the news it may seem that politicians in the United States dedicate themselves exclusively to political infighting. But one area where there is an opportunity to avoid political gridlock is education. This fall offers a last opportunity for the current Congress to rewrite the country’s major education legislation, known as No Child left Behind. One of the most … [Lee más...] about Targeting Top Teachers to Foster Future Rocket Scientists
Teachers: Keeping children safe amidst violence
On March 31, 2011, a kindergarten teacher in the state of Nuevo León, México received an award for her bravery in keep her 5 and 6 year old students safe and calm as a gun battle broke out near the school. When the violence commenced, the teacher, Ms. Alanis, remained calm, had the students lie on the floor, reassured them and sang a song to soothe them. Remaining calm under … [Lee más...] about Teachers: Keeping children safe amidst violence