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Curriculum Reforms Ruled by Ideology, also in the US

Hundreds of Denver students walked out of their classrooms last week in protest of a new conservative school policy. To change their history curriculum to subject matter that “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the[…]

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Call for Demos extended

The UNESCO Chair for Education and Technology for Social Change is extending the period to present demos for its X International Seminar until October 7: Revisiting the Fundamentals of Traditional Curricula R/Evolution: what “R” would[…]

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Sweep change in curriculum ordered by Islamic State

Islamic State (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL) has turned curriculum upside down according to religious extremism and is facing resistance among students, teachers and families. In city of Mosul IS has cancelled classes in art, music,[…]

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Today: International Literacy Day 2014 [UPDATED]

According to the latest OECD’s report, even in developed countries where access to higher education is widening, people are falling short of high levels of skills; other trends is that social mobility is slowing down. UK[…]

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X International Seminar: Registration is Open!

The theme of this year is Revisiting the fundamentals of traditional curricula. R / Evolution: what “R” would mean for Education. You can now register here. The UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change[…]

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First ladies Obama and Bush urge African leaders to educate, empower women and girls

In a conversation at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with former first lady Laura Bush, Michelle Obama shared her personal success story and the important role education played in her life. “I am an[…]

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SAVE THE DATE! X International Seminar

The UNESCO Chair in Education & Technology for Social Change is pleased to host its X annual International Seminar. It will take place on December 1-2, 2014 in Barcelona, at the Barcelona Growth Centre. The[…]

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More of Rankings

Guardian University League Tables   The UK-based Guardian University League Tables unveiled this monday the 2014 edition, with University of Cambridge in the top for fourth time in a row. These rankings aim to provide[…]

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New University Ranking “U-Multirank” raises doubts among experts

U-Multirank is a brand-new international university ranking supported by the European Commission. It formally aims to provide greater transparency within the Higher Education system, as well as it allows users to construct their own comparative[…]

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Academics call to stop PISA testing as it damages education worldwide

In an open letter to Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment, academics from around the world express deep concern about the overblown impact of questionable PISA tests and call[…]