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Reading skills: key to learning

Isabel Solé
2011

"Reading is not pure reproduction, but understanding for the purpose of learning"Reading in history• The earliest texts date back to 5,000 years ago. Reading allowed for the...

Alternatives to School Segregation in the US: The Case of Magnet Schools

Gary Orfield
2011

Initial ideas• Historically, the education system in the US has been highly segregated, whether in terms of race, language or socioeconomic level.• In general, the ability to...

Invisible learning: learning in 3D, 360°and 24/7

Cristóbal Cobo
2011

Two initial considerations • How does exchanging the stable infrastructure of the 20th century for the fluid/abstract, technology-influenced infrastructure of the 21st century...

Evolution of priority education policies and the challenge of equality

Jean-Ives Rochex
2011

Jean-Yves Rochex has participated in a comparative study conducted in 8 European countries (France, England, Belgium, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden and Greece) to...

Educational Excellence for Everyone: A Possible Reality

Roser Salavert
2010

Main idea Educational excellence is possible in a multicultural social context, with a high ratio of newcomers, with low basic education levels, with associated social problems (...

Uncertainty and creativity: educating for the knowledge society

Daniel Innerarity
2010

IntroductionThe concept of what it means to be educated has evolved over time. At different points in history it has meant attaining perfection, mastering a harmonious body of...

The Influence of Origin and Destination Countries in Immigrant Pupils’ Performance

Jaap Dronkers
2010

“The educational characteristics of the origin country are more important than those of the destination country” Object of research • Analyse performance at school of immigrant...

Decline of Schools and Conflicts of Principles

François Dubet
2010

Society has to learn not to expect everything from schools?Principal ideaIt is paradoxical that we should be speaking of the decline of the school institution in France at a time...

Perennial Dilemmas Policymakers and Practitioners Face in the Adoption and Classroom Use of ICTs: The US Experience

Larry Cuban
2010

Main ideaSince the 1980s, US governments have invested thousands of dollars in the introduction of ICTs in classrooms. We have gone from one computer per 124 students in 1983 to 4...

Responsibility, autonomy and evaluations for the improvement of schools

Mats Ekholm
2009

Main ideaThe Swedish education system is based on the concept of inclusive schooling (a single school for everyone), where each student follows a personal education plan. At the...

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