The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC 2012) is the largest ever study organised by the OECD on the level and use of basic skills of the adult population, and it is expected to provide a significant source of information for developing education and working life. The Survey assesses literacy and numeracy skills and the ability to solve problems in technology-rich environments among 16 to 65-year-olds in 24 countries. The international…
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has today (Monday, 30 September 2013) announced the other members of the review Panel of education experts to take forward the review of teacher training infrastructure in Northern Ireland.
The announcement follows the earlier appointment of Dr Pasi Sahlberg as Chair of the Panel.
The panel members are:
- Patricia Broadfoot, CBE, currently…
Thanks to New York University, the Roundtable’s meeting agenda on Saturday, October 5 will be available, from start to finish, via video-streaming.
New York University’s Washington DC facility and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress have established a webpage publicizing the meeting on “Education in Europe.” On the webpage is a link (WATCH NOW) that will permit…
Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry has today appointed Dr Pasi Sahlberg as Chair of the panel of international education experts to take forward the review of teacher training infrastructure
The establishment of the panel is the second stage of the review into the teacher training infrastructure. The first part of the study comprised of a report released in May which involved an objective analysis of…
I am proud to join the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Visiting Professor from 1st January 2014. This move will take me back to where I started my professional career – teaching and learning. I am looking forward to work with some of the leading minds in education and school improvement there and hope that I can bring some new insights into the work of this magnificent school. Formal announcement is
No country on Earth spends more money on education than the U.S. But internationally, American students rank well below many other countries, including Finland, which has one of the world’s best school systems. In this week’s “Inside Man,” Morgan Spurlock travels to Finland to find out what the Finns are doing in the classroom that we’re not.Tune in Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET. Only on CNN. http://insideman.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/15/morgan-spurlock-visits-finnish-8th-grade-classroom/
The Department of Education & Professional Studies holds an education lecture in Summer each year. Guest speakers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and speak on the subject of education in its broadest sense. I am honoured to be the speaker for the 2013 Annual Lecture at King’s College London. It is a particular occasion for me because I spend an academic term at that same college 22 years ago when England and…