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Some skills you might want for the 21st century

Education / Library & Research : The Distant Librarian

I just finished reading a report called Working together: evolving value for academic libraries, and found it a good read. Presenting the results of several surveys, the authors describe the areas in which academic libraries have tr...

A more accurate headline: Little evidence that nonfiction curriculum enhances reading skills

Education / Education Industry News : Schools Matter

A more accurate headline: Little evidence that nonfiction curriculum enhances reading skillsSent to the New York Times, March 12The headline “Nonfiction curriculum enhanced reading skills” (March 11) is contradicted by information p...

Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet

The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities vs. straight academics (which is what many kindergartens across the country have adopted, often reducing or ...

With enemies like these, Michael Gove doesn't need friends

Industries / Education : Telegraph.co.uk Education

Below is my fisk of the letter in today's Telegraph this morning from 100 academics attacking Michael Gove's proposed curriculum reforms. We are writing to warn of the dangers posed by Michael Gove’s new National Curriculum which co...

Does the hidden curriculum against primary care bother you?

Industries / Medical : DB's Medical Rants

At most academic medical centers students face a hidden curriculum that discourages them from a career in family medicine. These centers focus on funded researchers, and narrow sub-specialists who attract patients to the health syst...

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