The World Learns from Horace Mann

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How the World Learns - Comparative Educational Systems Series
America's blueprint for mass education has been followed across the globe--yet international student assessments show that achievement varies sharply, with the U.S. and much of Europe typically scoring average, at best. Not surprisingly, this state of affairs has sparked anxieties about an educational crisis. Adding even more fuel to the…
The Problem with Teaching’s Best Practices
Episode 21 of How the World Learns
Explore ways that teachers and students behave in classrooms across the globe, focusing on what seems to work in a few key systems. Discover why practices that produce a great outcome in one place--such as lengthening the school year--don't necessarily lead to success in another.
From National Student to Global Citizen
Episode 20 of How the World Learns
Explore how education in countries around the world develops global citizens by imparting a combination of identity, knowledge, skills, and action--both explicitly and implicitly--to engender concern for making the world a better place. Examine curricula designed to focus on global citizenry, including the International Baccalaureate and instruction created by Oxfam.
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The Global Challenge to Educate
Episode 1 of How the World Learns
Borrowing or benchmarking one national education system against another is not necessarily a remedy or the most useful analytical tool for educational reform, yet these are among the most common approaches. Begin to understand why this approach falls short as Professor Wiseman lays out his general thesis for the course.
Sputnik Launches the Science-Math Race
Episode 2 of How the World Learns
Dating back to Sputnik in the 1950s, education culture has been driven by anxiety. Learn about the history of "crisis" in U.S. education before investigating how America's educational system compares with schools and students in other countries. Focus on TIMSS in particular, which tracks mathematics and science achievement in about…