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Expecting More From Higher Education-workforce-ready skills?

Expecting More From Higher Education-workforce-ready skills? | Education | Scoop.it
We have a generation of college graduates at risk and we need solutions now. No other entities or organizations in the country are better suited or better equipped to deal with this insidious problem than our revered institutions of higher education.

 

With the national unemployment rate lingering well above 7 percent for the last four and one-half years, many are wondering if high unemployment is now the "new norm" in the United States. And if this is the case, should we expect more from our institutions of higher education?

 

===> Should we be asking them to do a better job of preparing graduates with specialized training and workforce-ready skills? <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:50 AM

 

With the national unemployment rate lingering well above 7 percent for the last four and one-half years, many are wondering if high unemployment is now the "new norm" in the United States. And if this is the case, should we expect more from our institutions of higher education?

 

===> Should we be asking them to do a better job of preparing graduates with specialized training and workforce-ready skills? <===

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/stop-theoretical-testing-and-test-for-future-skilled-and-educated-workers/

 

Adam Chan's comment, July 23, 2013 10:24 AM
This article raises some very interesting issues.
Chelsie DeBus's curator insight, May 4, 2014 12:44 PM

This article is talking about that unemployment might be the "new  norm". If that is true are we going to want more from our colleges? Hopefully in years to come the "new norm" will be higher education for the public. This article relates to government and law because this is happening in the United States Right now and we are need of and are searching for solutions to this problem. 

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Promote your education website to capture more leads with a converting and responsive online education landing page design from http://www.semanticlp.com/category/education/

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Feelings of a parent – Facts in Turkey

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I don’t want to raise my daughter in a regime where everything from media to education are all designed by one person http://t.co/OQvInPThbt
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Teachers: life inside the exam factory | Education | The Guardian

Teachers: life inside the exam factory | Education | The Guardian | Education | Scoop.it
Long hours, endless targets, worried children: as Michael Gove shakes up our schools, John Harris hears why teachers are quitting in droves.
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Marina Milner-Bolotin - The use of modern technology in teacher education: Are we ready?

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Faculty of Education CREATE series. This hands-on presentation will discuss and s...
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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | 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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Further and Higher Education Strategy Forum | Hexaware Technologies

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Hexaware Technologies is speaking and sponsoring for the “Further and Higher Education Strategy Forum”. The Education Strategy Forum is the UK’s leading Further and Higher Education.
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Female teacher banned from profession for having sexual relationship with pupil, 16, after seducing him with raunchy Facebook selfies

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Female teacher banned from profession for having sexual relationship with pupil, 16, after seducing him with raunchy Facebook selfies

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Christopher Pearsall's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:52 PM

The stories varies here.  Did this divorcing 33 year old 11th year teacher sleep with the 16 year old student or not.  The student would not say due to his religious beliefs.  The teacher said that she was going through too much and reached out to the boy who was sympathetic and thought of her as anything but fat and ugly.  It sounds plausible.  Yet risque pictures exchangd on her phone.  Facebook postings.  He slept over but they only slept beside each other.  It's still plausible.

 

Clearly this was inappropriate behavior for a school teacher but it shows what the distress of divorce can do to a person emotionally.  What is sad is that there is no concrete proof of intercourse but the article judges her as guilty of intercourse just the same.

 

The media is so quick to be judge and jury.  While this is clearly newsworthy, does it make it any better for the pupil, for the school or for the divorcing woman and her husband?  Sometimes the media can do more damage than good.  Another UK blogger seems to think this is an epidemic and titled a post of his that I chose not to scoop entitled "Another day, another female teacher abusing a 16 year old male pupil."  Did she abuse him?  There is clear evidence of inappropriate behavior but intercourse, abuse, etc...  This is like a story that keeps getting worse as grade school kids tell it from one to another and then another until finally the original story is lost entirely.

 

How much literary license was taken with the wording?  How much exaggeration was used?

 

Looking for facts is the best signpost of a good article reader so he or she doesn't judge too quickly.

 

If anything, read closely and then check if there is another source that paints a different picture.  If you do, which one are you to believe.

 

I've been quoted exactly the opposite by the press from what I actually said or did as have several others I know.  Even the most reputable paper wants to sell more papers.

 

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Teaching with technology: Conference focuses on 21st century methods - La Crosse Tribune

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Responding to requests from area educators, organizers decided to change the form of this year's conference to focus completely on technology training.
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Teaching with Technology the "Wright" Way

Oakstead Elementary teacher Tavia Wright demonstrates how she uses technology to enhance the learning of her students. Edmodo and Socrative are featured.
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