Japan Tag

Cross-posted at Education Week. Many American educators have a rather smug view of Asia as the home of rote learning and nose-to-the-grindstone schools.  While this may have been true years ago, a new report from Asia Society should put that image to rest.  "Advancing 21st Century...

by Jennifer Craw In high-performing systems, rigorous standards for entry into the teaching profession ensure that only the most qualified individuals enter elementary school classrooms. In Finland, for example, less than 10% of applicants are admitted into teacher training programs through a demanding multistage admissions process. (Click...