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Is The U.S. Education System Bad For Business?

Is The U.S. Education System Bad For Business? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
If America's future success in the increasingly global economy will be determined by our children – and specifically by the way we educate our kids to compete in that economy – then Amanda Ripley's thought-provoking book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, raises cause [...]

 

American kids have fallen far behind their peers in other countries, leaving them at a strong disadvantage in the globalized information economy, Ripley notes.


In a ranking of student performance on an international test called the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which gauges the teaching of creativity and critical thinking – correlated with success in the workplace – the U.S. comes in below 36 other countries.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 7, 2014 3:27 PM


A MUST READ!!!


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Finland - Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education

Finland's schools are well integrated in communities and teachers are highly committed, making it a top PISA performer with little variation among pupils of differing backgrounds.


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The dangers of PISA envy

The dangers of PISA envy | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
What we can't learn from other countries.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:26 PM

counting breaths vs.  having your breath taken away - what improves the quality of life and learning?

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World education rankings: which country does best at reading, maths and science?

World education rankings: which country does best at reading, maths and science? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
The OECD's comprehensive world education ranking report, PISA, is out. Find out how each country compares

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Thierry Ruissy's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:22 AM

corrélation ou non, les sciences en perte de vitesse dans nos universités ?

Bruno De Lièvre's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:36 AM

Ces résultats sont-is confirmés ? ils sont affichés dans le Guardian, proviennent de l'OCDE - Pisa quand même...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:58 AM

Great chart that compares scores of various countries' students.