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Pat Farenga has the audio of one of John Holt's speeches

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John Holt was one of the earlier supporters of Homeschooling in America. Pat Farenga has posted John Holt Speaks to Swedish Teachers About How Children Learn. Fun.


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Homeschooling promisses to reveal itself as the leading alternative concept for most parents who are disappointed or discredit the actual school system public schools represent. Here, you can listen to John Holt´s talk about how children learn. 

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Role of education in national development - The Nation

Role of education in national development - The Nation | Eco early education | Scoop.it
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Role of education in national development
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It is, perhaps easier to educate a child in beginning than re-educated him when he has already formed.
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Online Degrees in Education

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Find online education and adult learning opportunities that meet your needs. Compare college, graduate and certificate programs available online.


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Luke French's comment, May 11, 2014 9:04 PM
I think the idea of a completely online degree is a great one. It saves time and money for everyone involved, but, on the flip side, the education received online may, in some cases, be lacking.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:08 AM

An advertisement for online degrees in education.

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This article explains how education is jumping towards technology, even at the college level, and how parents and busy individuals can live their busy lives while also earning the degree they need without taking 8 hours out of their day to do so. 

 

I believe this is a step in the right direction, because this will help anybody that is searching for a college degree without the college expenses and time investment. 

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The concept of special education

The concept of special education | Eco early education | Scoop.it
Special education teachers teach students who have physical or mental disabilities and thus have special needs.

 

Special education teachers teach students who have physical or mental disabilities and thus have special needs. They are a lifeline to children with special needs since children with special needs are constrained in their learning process because of their disabilities. It is just because of the special education teachers that they acquire the basic skills in education and life overall, and may learn to live independently. Special education teachers adapt the general education curriculum to suit the unique needs of each student. 

 

Thus, special education is a lifeline for those students who have special needs. They personally take care of the special needs of the students by modifying or changing the curriculum accordingly to the extent of disability, wether mild or moderate. With students having severe disabilities, they tend to teach such students basic skills so that students with disabilities can lead their lives independently and teach them basiccommunication skills and mathematics. 

Special education teacher assess the strengths and needs of each student and set their teaching goals accordingly. They help develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), which outlines the kind of education each student with special needs will receive. Special education teachers need to be calm, patient, organized, inspiring and accepting. Special education students can come with a varying degree of disabilities and from various backgrounds.

Special education teachers, hence, have to be understanding and have very effective communication skills, as special education students have difficulty in conveying their needs and ideas. Special education teachers help the students with special needs to feel comfortable in social situations and be aware of socially acceptable behaviour. 

Preparing the special education students for life after school is an important part of the work of special education teachers as they teach their students some basic skills which help them to live independently. Thus, special education teachers are doing a great service to the nation by catering to the needs of students with disabilities and help them live a near normal and dignified life. 

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http://www.schoolanduniversity.com/articles/special-education ;


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Michael Sigrist's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:34 AM

It is great to have special education teachers and you can't thank them enough for the job they do in turning around somebody's life. Education is a big part of kid's future, and special education teachers give everyone a fair chance to succeed in life. 

Michael Carl's curator insight, May 11, 2014 8:27 AM

This article talks about the importance of special education teacher.

Luke French's comment, May 11, 2014 9:07 PM
Special education teachers are, as Michael said, invaluable. These teachers make nigh-unfathomable differences in these children's lives, and, in my opinion, do not receive due credit.
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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | Eco early education | Scoop.it

Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age? 

 

Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.

 

Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.

 


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Bianca Partyka's curator insight, March 31, 2014 2:39 PM

I also think there is no limit to using technology in the classroom. I think every student learns differently and integrating technology in the classroom can help students find new means of studying that works well for them. I agree that teaching students to test them all the the same level is not the way to go about it. I think that it is "destroying our youth" and causing them to be high anxiety. 

ykn.espresso's curator insight, April 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Owning the experience of discovery, especially as it pertains to learning about a situation or topic, results in a deeper understanding of the situation. 

Nick Sigrist's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:19 AM

Leaning towards the digital age is very important for education, because students have recently begun to center their lives around such devices like iPads, computers, and phones. This article explains the slow advances towards the use of computers and other devices that not only make our lives easier through communication, but can also do so very well through education.

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The future of education? It's a love story (EdSurge News)

The future of education? It's a love story (EdSurge News) | Eco early education | Scoop.it
There are two vibrant conversations going on in education right now.


The first centers around creativity, and is led by the likes of Ken Robinson, Tony Wagner, and Dale Dougherty.


The second is about personalization and innovation, and includes Sal Khan, Tom Vander Ark, Sebastian T

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SueFoS's curator insight, February 16, 2014 2:06 AM

 Trends in school education are very relevant to VET. We can learn a lot by looking at how to apply creativity, innovation and personalisation to developing competence in VET environments.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, February 18, 2014 7:38 AM

Interesting suggestions about how to merge the two with technology:

There are two vibrant conversations going on in education right now.

The first centers around creativity, and is led by the likes of Ken Robinson, Tony Wagner, and Dale Dougherty.

The second is about personalization and innovation, and includes Sal Khan, Tom Vander Ark, Sebastian Thrun, and Clay Christensen.

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Living Values Education

A video about Living Values Education. A partnership amongst educators around the world. The experience of educators from the UK, Kuwait and India.
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Has Education arrived in the 21st Century yet?

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This interesting table, comparing 20th and 21st Century learning, was conceived by William Rankin, a well credentialed doctor of Education from ACU, Texas.

 

This graphic, which I found on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, was originally published on iThinkEd in 2007, where you can read Rankin’s full thoughts that led to his creation of this table.

 

What’s fascinating for me is the fact this was written 7 years ago. It doesn’t date the message. It challenges us as educators to reflect on how far we have actually progressed.

 

I started hearing the talk about 21st Century Learning back in the 90s and here we are in 2013 and, looking at this chart from Rankin, we have to ask ourselves; for all the talk and planning, have we really moved out of the 20th Century and embraced what this nebulous concept of 21st Century is really about?

 


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Chelsie DeBus's comment, May 8, 2014 4:35 PM
I do agree with Katie that is it scary that education as we know it is going to start changing. It is really scary to think that the American people don't like change but it is happening all the time with education. There are pros about this education change and there are cons. Let's take the cons and turn them into pros.
Alex Salazar's curator insight, May 12, 2014 9:09 AM

This is an article about whether education has made it online.

Fiona Free's curator insight, June 16, 2014 6:49 AM

might be interesting 'work' to get staff to do the research and come up with their own table and add a third colunm.....what they do or could do...

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Children of the Jaguar (Part 3/5)

The Amazon ecosystem, and especially the rain forest, is considered one of the world's most complex animal and vegetable habitats. Its most important charact...
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Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty

Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty | Eco early education | Scoop.it
Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17.

 

Providing girls with a quality education also equips them with the confidence to confront people in power and challenge the inequalities that still exist for girls and women worldwide. Consider Mariam Khalique, a teacher in Pakistan who has used education to build her female students’ confidence and to encourage them to stand up for their rights.

 

One of her pupils was the young education activist Malala Yousafzai, whose global advocacy work is proof of the transformative power of quality schooling.

 


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 2014 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 2014 4:30 PM
I totally agree.
Deborah Leddon's curator insight, November 24, 2014 10:13 PM

One of the biggest moral imperatives of our times - ensure the education of every girl on the planet.. the rewards are boundless.

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Toxic chemicals linked to brain disorders in children | Harvard Gazette

Toxic chemicals linked to brain disorders in children | Harvard Gazette | Eco early education | Scoop.it
Harvard study finds six newly recognized chemicals to add to list | Toxic chemicals may be triggering recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children — such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity ...
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