THE EDITOR RECOMMENDS

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
http://kashmirei.org/
An excellent initiative for academic excellence in Kashmir. KEI enables access to enriching educational opportunities, provide financial assistance to those in need, and sustain a supportive peer and mentor community. “KEI considers education to be the primary imperative in the empowerment and development of individuals, institutions and communities. The KEI team will join forces with parents, the community and like-minded organizations to help students develop the skills required to become independent and productive thinkers and actors, to be successful, and to contribute responsibly in a global community.”

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What works in education: the lessons according to McKinsey

“Begin with hiring the best. There is no question that, as one South Korean official put it, “the quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.” Studies in Tennessee and Dallas have shown that, if you take pupils of average ability and give them to teachers deemed in the top fifth of the profession, they end up in the top 10% of student performers; if you give them to teachers from the bottom fifth, they end up at the bottom. The quality of teachers affects student performance more than anything else.”
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http://www.economist.com/node/9989914 

Chaotic Legacy of the Classroom Radicals
MATTHEW HUNTER

‘In an essay on education written in 1961, the political theorist Hannah Arendt foresaw the steady erosion of discipline in Western schools. She wrote: "The problem of education in the modern world lies in the fact that by its very nature it cannot forgo either authority or tradition, and yet must proceed in a world that is neither structured by authority nor held together by tradition." If this was a problem in 1961, it is a catastrophe in 2012.’
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http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/node/4352/full

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