Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:35 PM
eppur_se_muova (24,861 posts)
The disease is spreading to Canada ...
Trend to measure learning outcomes gains proponents
Canadian universities have been slow to move but may have to keep up with the international trend, observers say.
by Rosanna Tamburri
If all of Canada's friends jumped off a bridge, would Canada jump too ?
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Response to LWolf (Reply #4)
Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:07 PM
AnneD (15,774 posts)
5. They do very well in Finland...
and the Nordic countries. But then again, they treat teachers well, and expect them to have advanced degrees. The early years are spent teaching the kids social skills like sharing, responsibility, socializing. Reading is an after thought-and this is the foundation for a country that has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
Response to AnneD (Reply #5)
Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:55 AM
LWolf (43,657 posts)
6. Every time we bring up Finland,
we're drowned out by tptb talking about needing solutions that are "uniquely american." Code for, we don't care how much better anyone else does it, we're going to stick to our policies that benefit the minority at the expense of the majority.