Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Please Read: Yong Zhao

This is another post in a series that I wish to call Please Read. My purpose here is to randomly and inconsistently provide a handful of links on a certain topic that should be read.

I am thankful for the work for Yong Zhao. I was fortunate enough to be a part of a group that brought Zhao to Red Deer this year for our Teachers' Convention. Here are two recent pieces by Zhao that I think are worth the read.

Here's the introduction to Zhao's new book

Here's a post by Zhao on why standards and testing will be at best unhelpful and at worst harmful

1 comment:

  1. Joe,
    Thanks for sharing – the inverse relationship between entrepreneurship and the Pisa maths test scores . I have always understood this as the academic kids who could sit and learn would seek professional jobs while the some of the others would rely on themselves , their confidence in their ability to DO something and go into business. How do you explain Finland's poor entrepreneurship scores when their educational system is said to promote skills needed for entrepreneurship


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