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1 avril 2010 4 01 /04 /avril /2010 18:57

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Children who blog, text or use social networking websites are more confident about their writing skills, according to the

National Literacy Trust


"The more forms of communications children use, the stronger their core literary skills."  

Jonathan Douglas (N.L.T.) says

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Souris_ordinateur.png/800px-Souris_ordinateur.pngan article from the BBCnews website Zoe Kleinman, Technology reporter

last updated Thursday, 3 December 2009

      ^ it's here !

"[...] "Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing," Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News. "Engagement with online technology drives their enthusiasm for writing short stories, letters, song lyrics or diaries."

Mr Douglas dismissed criticisms about the informal writing styles often adopted in online chat and "text speak", both of which can lack grammar and dictionary-correct spelling. [...]"

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23 mars 2010 2 23 /03 /mars /2010 20:06
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Teachers trade unions say "the tests are used to compile "meaningless" school league tables, which unfairly stigmatise schools with the most challenging pupils, and turn children's last year of primary school into a repetitive drill for the exams."
Click on  >>>  guardian.co.uk <<<

to read the full article (March 23, 2010) !
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9 mars 2010 2 09 /03 /mars /2010 18:28
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A 'collaboration-and-trust' model for schools, rather than a 'market-and- competitiveness' one !  : "Diane RAVITCH recants long-held beliefs in her latest book...

Once an avid supporter of improving schools through accountability and choice, Diane Ravitch now says those ideas have led education astray. [...]"

“What she says in her book is that schools work best on a collaboration-and-trust model, and not on a  market-and-competitiveness model.”

The article on Edweek's site :

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29 janvier 2010 5 29 /01 /janvier /2010 18:28

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"This report uses recent economic modelling to relate cognitive skills – as measured by PISA and other
international instruments – to economic growth."

"The High Cost of Low Educational Performance
THE LONG-RUN ECONOMIC IMPACT
OF IMPROVING PISA OUTCOMES"

The OECD report ^^^ states that improving "the labour force skills"

may have "large impacts on future well-being"...

Table of contents

Foreword

Executive summary

Introduction

The effect of education on economic growth

Empirical growth analyses using school attainment

  data

Empirical growth analyses considering cognitive skills

Measuring cognitive skills

Basic facts of cognitive skills and economic growth

Evidence on causality

The economic costs of low educational achievement

Simulation approach

Scenario I : Increase average performance by 25 PISA

  points

Scenario II : Bring each country to the average level of

  Finland

Scenario III : Bring everyone up to a minimum skill level

  of 400 PISA points

Policy conclusions

References

Notes

Annex A: Deriving a combined historical measure of

cognitive skills

Annex B: Underlying cross-country growth regressions

Annex C: Projection of the economic value of education

reforms

Notes to Annexes

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