Letters to a New Minister of Education Kindle Edition
The invitation to serve as Minister of Education and lead a bold and significant reform of an education system never comes with an instruction manual. Leading such an opportunity effectively, requires access to the best knowledge about how to make change happen. In this book, Ministers of Education and system level leaders in ten countries share what they learned in the process of advancing audacious reforms aimed at transforming public education so schools would better prepare students with the necessary skills to participate civically and economically in a rapidly changing world. A product of the Global Education Innovation Initiative, a practice-research consortium of leaders and institutions that advance knowledge to support the transformation of public education systems to augment their relevancy, the book is anchored in the proposition that successful educational change requires the appropriate combination of knowledge based on practice with knowledge based on research. The contributors to this volume embody the best qualities of reflective practitioners who can make visible what they have learned from their practice. In sharing with what they have learned with others, they demonstrate also the generosity and commitment of those who understand that we all share responsibility for the education of the entirety of the world’s children. In this book, the reader will find discerning and intimate accounts of what it is like to transform the largest organization in society, so it does a better job educating all children. The themes that resonate in their accounts across systems as diverse as Australia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Singapore are fascinating, surprising and valuable to those who hope to leave a legacy as Ministers of Education. Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. His research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. Over more than three decades he has advised Ministers of Education and other leaders of education institutions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.
This paper discusses the role of higher education institutions within the framework of the knowledge triangle between academic education, scientific research and innovation, as it has gained importance in recent years as a framework for innovation policies especially in the OECD and Europe. First, complementary concepts of universities’ outreach activities and extended role model such as ‘third mission’, ‘triple helix’, ‘entrepreneurial or civic university’ models and ‘smart specialization’ are reflected against their fit with the concept of the knowledge triangle, also with respect to new requirements for university governance. Second, a new understanding of spillovers between public sectors research and the business sector according to knowledge triangle is presented.
Being the largest economy in the Eurasian region, Russia’s labor market affects economic performance and well-being in several former Soviet countries. Over the period 2000–2017, the Russian labor market survived several deep crises and underwent substantial structural changes. Major shocks were absorbed largely via wage adjustments, while aggregate employment and unemployment showed little sensitivity. Workers have paid the price for this rather stable employment situation in the form of volatile wages and a high risk of low pay.
Abstract— Applicants often do not choose technical education because of the difficulty of this sphere or the lack of engineering knowledge and real engineering practices that is so important. This issue opens up a new development space for educational software for the beginners and non-professional users. Such problem as the difficulty of choosing and obtaining an engineering education is considered. This paper presents an investigation of the electrical circuits and development of a program module for the schemes’ analysis that could be easily embedded in educational establishments. Existing technics for analyzing electrical schemes were observed and the most effective one was chosen. The main goal was reached by using the WPF technology of .NET Framework. Altogether, the research provides a simple instrument for circuit analysis that gives some helpful information about electricity and the circuitry. It automates verification of practical tasks and exercises made by students and allows to refuse the use of complex electrical stands. Furthermore, the developed application can be integrated into the educational system as a tool for teaching staff and development of popularity for technical specializations.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th European Conference, EMOOCs 2017, held in Leganés, Madrid, Spain, in May 2017.
The 23 full and 10 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have marked a milestone in the use of technology for education. The reach, potential, and possibilities of EMOOCs are immense. But they are not only restricted to global outreach: the same technology can be used to improve teaching on campus and training inside companies and institutions.
Traditional annual international scientific and methodological conferences held by the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in partnership with the Council for professional qualifications of the financial market and the International Association of financial and economic education organizations are devoted to the harmonization of education and labor market requirements, the quality of educational programs, including educational technologies and teachers ' qualifications and their impact on the portrait of the future graduate — competitive, professional and in demand. The collection presents the reports of the participants of the conference "Smart technologies in education: portrait of a graduate 2020" (22-24 March 2017) and "Education of the future: new personnel for the new economy" (22-23 March 2018).
The goal of the paper is to present the currently available quantitative data on transitions to adulthood in the North Caucasus. Based on the results of the 2013 all-Russia survey 'Person, Family and Society', the North Caucasus is compared to other regions of Russia, with a special focus on the sociodemographic and socioeconomic events related to in the transition to adulthood. By sociodemographic events, we mean sexual debut, first partnership, first marriage and first childbirth. Socioeconomic events include completing education, separation from parents, and gaining one’s first employment. The quantum, timing, tempo and sequence of these events were compared for residents of the North Caucasus and of other regions of Russia born between 1970 and 1994. We discovered that in the North Caucasus the transition to adulthood follows a more traditional standard than in other regions of Russia. Specifically, in the North Caucasus the interval between marriage and birth of the first child is shorter; marriage is much more widespread than partnership; and childbearing takes place more intensively and at younger ages. Gender asymmetries in sociodemographic events are more pronounced in the North Caucasus than in other regions of Russia. Nevertheless, the data also shows certain demographic modernization in the North Caucasus. Thus, men (but so far not women) of younger generations show a larger variety of sequences of the events compared to elder generations, so that the obligatory norm for transition to adulthood is replaced by a variety of life paths.
Institutions affect investment decisions, including investments in human capital. Hence institutions are relevant for the allocation of talent. Good market-supporting institutions attract talent to productive value-creating activities, whereas poor ones raise the appeal of rent-seeking. We propose a theoretical model that predicts that more talented individuals are particularly sensitive in their career choices to the quality of institutions, and test these predictions on a sample of around 95 countries of the world. We find a strong positive association between the quality of institutions and graduation of college and university students in science, and an even stronger negative correlation with graduation in law. Our findings are robust to various specifications of empirical models, including smaller samples of former colonies and transition countries. The quality of human capital makes the distinction between educational choices under strong and weak institutions particularly sharp. We show that the allocation of talent is an important link between institutions and growth.
This article is talking about state management and cultural policy, their nature and content in term of the new tendency - development of postindustrial society. It mentioned here, that at the moment cultural policy is the base of regional political activity and that regions can get strong competitive advantage if they are able to implement cultural policy successfully. All these trends can produce elements of new economic development.