A World-Class Education: Learning from International Models by Vivien Stewart

By Vivien Stewart

Designed to advertise dialog approximately the right way to train scholars for a speedily altering, innovation-based international, this complete and illuminating booklet from foreign schooling specialist Vivien Stewart specializes in realizing what the world's top university platforms are doing correct for the aim of picking what U.S. schools—at the nationwide, nation, and native level—might do another way and better.

within the twentieth century, the us was once the realm chief in education—the first kingdom to accomplish common secondary schooling and the 1st to extend larger schooling past the elite classification. Now different international locations are catching up and jumping ahead—in highschool commencement premiums, within the caliber and fairness in their K–12 schooling platforms, and within the share of scholars graduating from collage. it isn't that American schooling has gotten worse quite a bit that schooling in different components of the realm has gotten loads larger, so fast.

Designed to advertise dialog approximately tips on how to teach scholars for a quickly altering and more and more without boundary lines and innovation-based international, this complete and illuminating booklet from overseas schooling professional Vivien Stewart isn't really approximately casting blame; it truly is approximately knowing what the simplest institution structures on this planet are doing correct for the aim of deciding upon what U.S. schools—at the nationwide, nation, and native level—might do in a different way and higher. right here, you'll consider

How the U.S. schooling process fares opposed to rising overseas criteria of excellence.

The rules, practices, and priorities of the world's best-performing structures, besides particular principles for adapting those methods for U.S. schools.

the typical components attribute of high-performing and speedily enhancing systems.

New versions of twenty first century educating and management and how one can modernize curriculum, guide, and assessment.

How know-how and overseas trade will help the us shut functionality gaps and succeed in new degrees of excellence and equity.

studying is going either methods, Stewart writes. different nations have realized very much from the USA, and now it's time for American educators to open their eyes to different nations' globally-minded and future-focused practices, leverage current resources, and create a very world-class schooling approach for this new release of scholars and generations to return.

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456–9): pax nulla fidesque: bella geri ferro leuius, bella horrida credas; is furor in laudes, trepidant mortemque minantur, multaque transuersis praestringitur ungula campis. There is no peace, no faith: war, bristling war, would be waged more lightly with iron, you would believe; such is their madness for praise, they panic and threaten death, and many hooves are scraped on the cross-wise plains. 16 All wars are repetitions of futile stupidity, as all races are eventually the same; the games in the Thebaid are intimately linked to the war ahead, and the Thebaid is intimately linked to the Aeneid.

This can be read as an example of a Virgilian theme of renewal: from the ashes of Troy the losers come to found the winners of Rome. Von Stosch (1968) 31 compares Virgil’s linear narrative with the Homeric and Statian narratives, which fall into two parts. The structure of the race could well be influenced by the various ways in which the chariot races were run in the circus. As well as ordinary races, there were team races where teams of two, three or four helped each other in the manoeuvring for position which inevitably took place in a race that could last for thirteen laps.

443–4). In this image, both epic and Siluae are chariots of poetry: the course of the Callimachean Siluae is simply more controlled and closer to the mark (and, by implication, epic is a dangerous excess which threatens to run out of control). 7 Here we can see an image of the poet’s career as a chariot race, where the huge and uncontrolled laps of epic turn into the tight cornering of the Siluae. 8 4 5 6 7 8 Coleman (1998) 203 points to the pleasing irony of swift-footed Achilles immobilised. ’ To view both as chariot images is surely simpler, especially given the frequency of poetic chariot imagery and the popularity of chariot racing.

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