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Envisaging the future of education. 10 years of debates with the educational community

Núria García Quera and Júlia Martí Comas
2014

This book contains the reflections of internationally renowned experts from the world of education on the role of education in the knowledge society, a constantly changing society...

Creating schools that prepare for the future

Richard Gerver
2013

 Main ideas Richard Gerver, former head of Grange primary school, Long Eaton, UK, and expert in leadership, creativity and organizational change, believes that there are...

Collaborate, innovate and lead. The future of the teaching profession

John MacBeath
2013

Key concepts Some concepts on the current state of education:There is a paradox in education. It is a long-term investment, but it is marked by the rapid changes in the...

Is privatization the solution? Challenges and tensions in education funding

Henry Levin
2013

 Key ideas There are a number of forms of privatization of schools, depending on who owns the centre and where the funding comes from: Privately owned schools with...

The role of families in improving schools and the educational system

Annie Kidder
2013

How did People for Education begin?It has begun at a time of crisis in the educational system. The government does not believe in public education. There are cuts and school...

Creating innovative environments to improve learning

David Istance
2012

Summary of ideasThe key to children and young people improving their learning is to make changes in education. And this change translates into learning being based on innovation,...

ICTs and the transformation of education in the knowledge economy

Robert B. Kozma
2012

Summary of ideasTo adapt to the knowledge society and economy, we need to change education. Society has changed, but education still looks the way it did at the start of the 20th...

World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

Yong Zhao
2012

What is a good education? One that does well in PISA studies? China took part in the PISA study for the first time three years ago and the results were excellent. They came first...

Improving the school environment: why and how?

Éric Debarbieux
2012

"Teachers and head teachers' work counts and it's important to say so"Eric Debarbieux analyses the effects of the school environment. Considering the school environment from a...

The Education of Talent: The Role of Schools and Families

José Antonio Marina
2012

Introduction • Given the school failure figures for our country (32%), we need to put the complaints to one side and move on to action. In five years, it could be improved...

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