News and Research 54: Gwang-Jo Kim

 Gwang Jo Kim, A Steward of Peace

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The flaw of averages  A high-school dropout turned Harvard professor is inspiring Silicon Valley’s efforts to overhaul America’s schools…

Tapping the potential of Indonesia’s Village Law to increase quality of Early Childhood Education  Indonesia continues to make strides in expanding access to early childhood education (ECE) across its vast archipelago, now reaching some 70.1% of 3-6 year olds. Yet despite this increased availability, quality of services continue to be poor, especially in rural and low-income areas. In particular, there continues to be reliance on under-qualified teachers, with many having received inadequate formal training, or none at all…

Measuring the holes of the ship: Global cost estimations of internal inefficiency in primary education Globally, 8.1% of total public expenditure on primary education is wasted…

How Canada became an education superpower  When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway. But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings…

90% of Parents Think Their Kids Are on Track in Math & Reading. The Real Number? Just 1 in 3

“Educate to survive:” The key to Singapore’s educational success  Since the PISA results came out in 2015, announcing that the Singapore Educational system ranked number 1 in the world in terms of Maths and Science, all eyes have turned to Singapore – hoping to learn its secret recipe. Visitors flooded into Singapore asking similar questions of what the country did right to get there. But the path to Singaporean educational success is not a straightforward account that can be xeroxed elsewhere in the world. Rattana Lao talked withProfessor S. Gopinathan, Academic Director of the HEAD Foundation and an expert on Singaporean Education on this 50 years journey to inculcate strong meritocratic values and the price Singapore has to pay for this miracle…

Britain Turns to Chinese Textbooks to Improve Its Math Scores

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