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Is PISA Data Worthless?

Peter Greene | Posted 05.07.2017 | Education
Peter Greene

I have never been a huge fan of PISA data, the goulash of test results released internationally by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Deve...

Around the World in 30 Days: December 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report We were delighted to win our second Upton Sinclair Award this year, given for our "continual work on world-wi...

The Global Search for Education: What Meta-Learning?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Metacognition is rising in importance as educators are realizing its importance and developing learning experiences to complement their existing assi...

The Global Search for Education: Everything You Need to Know About PISA

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"If we look at countries like Singapore, Canada, Estonia, Japan and Finland, who have combined excellence and equity over a number of PISA cycles, we ...

The Global Search For Education: What Skills?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.01.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Employers have to remain involved in making their needs heard, and education institutions have to accept that we educate for Life and Work, not only ...

Around The World In 30 Days: October 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report What can we learn from the best teaching and learning practices of mathematics around the world? Who was the ...

The Global Search For Education: New Global Study Offers Insights On Math Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The most remarkable finding really is that teaching strategies clearly trump nationality and social background; many of our observations hold over mo...

The Global Search For Education: What Character?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an increasingly complex world, society is rediscovering the importance of teaching character qualities or "how one behaves and engages in the world."

The Global Search for Education: WHAT Knowledge?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We are taking the trends identified by futurists and economists, and connecting them to relevant fields of study and competencies required."  --  C...

The Global Search for Education: WHAT is "Four-Dimensional" Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our framework is a result of the analysis and synthesis of research on learning sciences, views from futurists and economists, standards around the w...

Google Knows Everything

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.01.2016 | Education
Siobhan Kukolic

Whether it's helping our children think about what they want to do with their lives, or whether it's re-thinking what we're doing with our own, there is something so powerful in realizing that it's not necessarily what you know but what you do with what you know.

Around the World in 30 Days - February 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.27.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, Dr. Nicholas Breakwell, Dr. David Perkins, Andreas Schleicher and Pak Tee Ng contri...

The Global Search for Education: Help Failing Students Improve

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"All countries can improve their students' performance, given the right policies and the will to implement them."  --  Andreas Schleicher "Low Pe...

The Global Search for Education: With the World in Mind

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The IB has concerns for humanity hardwired into it, in its philosophical heritage, its mission, and today's curricula." -- Siva Kumari Siva K...

The Global Search for Education: Learning for a New World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In my interview which follows, David Istance, the study's author and senior analyst at OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), explains these different levels (micro, meso, and meta) and how they can be integrated into traditional classrooms.

Around the World in 30 Days -- September 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In the response from our global teacher bloggers to our September question, "What was your most challenging classroom and how did you turn it around?", a common theme ran through all anecdotes -- an openness to student experience that allows for a more understanding, empathetic response to student's problems.

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"This study demonstrates that meaningful measures of quality can be determined for many countries and that these would provide clear goals for educati...

The Indignant and Audacious Teacher

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Jill O'Malley, known to her readers as The Indignant Teacher, was a dedicated professional and mother of three from Boston. She shared many of the traits of the ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an initiative intended to identify and celebrate what is working in education.

Around the World in 30 Days - January 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I talked with world leaders from India, England, Finland and Europe about their goals to improve education. Each had a distinct project and clear opinions about what was the most important facet of education to focus on.

The Global Search for Education: Education and Economy

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What role should education play in the success of economies? How can the schools of today better represent the world of 5, 10, and 25 years from now? Will educational inequalities exacerbate economic inequalities? How can we break the chain?

Balancing Efficiency and Quality in Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

To some, making education more efficient is simply a matter of better budget management and improved allocation of resources. But to many others, speaking in these terms at all when talking about a child's right to learn seems inappropriate.

Teachers are Working Longer -- They Need Help to Work Smarter Instead

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It appears that American teachers -- well, middle school teachers, anyway -- work longer hours than their counterparts in other countries. And yet our students still don't perform all that well in comparison to those other countries. What's going on?

The Global Search For Education: Helping the World's Teachers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What does TALIS teach us? Last Thursday, I attended a dazzling gala to watch special education teacher Matthew Cunningham accept the inaugural GEMS...

The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The Global Search for Education.