We live in an age of relentless accelerations (McNeill & Engelke, 2014). The combined forces of technology, globalization, and global warming are catalyzing changes in schools and societies wherever they may be found (Friedman, 2016). While many of these changes can be applauded—such as greater access to information via the...

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This post was originally posted on InternationalEd News. In this latest post in the Leading Futures Series, edited by Alma Harris and Michelle Jones, Dennis Shirley describes how “imperial” and “insular” imperatives may limit learning about educational policies across countries. Drawing from his new book, The New Imperatives of Educational...

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Are arguments on behalf of a broader, deeper vision of education soft and feminine when what we need today is schooling that is tough and masculine? This appears to be the perspective of many who advocate for more grit, fortitude and determination among our educators and our young people. Pull...

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For its sixth consecutive annual conference, the International Summit on the Teaching Profession will convene in Berlin on March 3-4. It should be a sparkling triumph for the German hosts. Just a little over a quarter century since re-unification, Germany is now the most admired country in the world. (1)...

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Welcome to the launch of my new website! This site is designed to provide educators with access to information about instructional strategies and school design principles that promote academic achievement with real integrity. As educators endeavor to look beyond policies that standardize teaching and narrow curricula, we all need resources...

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