Taiwan Tag

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Bob Rothman In their plans to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have taken the opportunity to revamp their accountability systems, moving away from the narrow focus on reading and mathematics test scores used in...

by Jennifer Craw Sources: Estonia: http://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/447/Estonia-EDUCATIONAL-SYSTEM-OVERVIEW.html https://www.hm.ee/et/tegevused/koolivaheajad Finland: https://www.utu.fi/en/units/tis/calendar/Pages/home.aspx https://fillingmymap.com/2015/04/15/11-ways-finlands-education-system-shows-us-that-less-is-more/ Germany: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/germany/family/schooling-education/school-schedule https://www.howtogermany.com/pages/germanschools.html https://www.schulferien.org/deutschland/ferien/2017-2018/ https://publicholidays.de/school-holidays/berlin/ Hong Kong: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary/whole-day-schooling/index.html http://www.edb.gov.hk/attachment/en/curriculum-development/resource-support/guidelines-sch-calendar/Calculation%20of%20School%20Holidays%20and%20School%20Days%20-%20June%202011.pdf Japan: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/april/schoolyear.html http://global.chuo-u.ac.jp/english/unicms/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Academic_Year_and_Academic_Calendar.pdf New Zealand: https://parents.education.govt.nz/essential-information/school-terms-and-holidays/ https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education/school-system Netherlands: https://study.studentnews.eu/s/3693/75527-School-year-in-Europe/4468142-Netherlands-201718.htm https://www.government.nl/topics/school-holidays/question-and-answer/school-holidays-2017%E2%80%932018 Ontario: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar https://settlement.org/ontario/education/elementary-and-secondary-school/general-information/when-do-children-begin-and-end-school-each-day/ Shanghai: http://xiaoxue.eol.cn/zx/shanghai/xiaoxue/201707/t20170717_1541162.shtml https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/2017 http://hechingered.org/content/a-day-in-the-life-of-chinese-students_3826/ Singapore: https://www.moe.gov.sg/news/press-releases/school-terms-and-holidays-for-2018 https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/singapore/moving/country-file/public-holidays https://internationalednews.com/2014/09/17/the-school-day-singapore/ South Korea: http://www.bbc.com/news/education-25187993 http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_s_k_/ Taiwan: https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/taiwan/family/schooling-education/school-year http://www.jobmonkey.com/asia/school_calendar_in_tw/ USA https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/tables/table_2004_06.asp...

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...