Fascinating global views on schools reform
10 May 2008
This week I chaired the Cambridge Assessment conference at Lancaster House in London, which looked at 'international education: 14 - 19 reform'.
It was a tremendous event. Some strong themes emerged:
- how national school systems must respond to globalization;
- the critical role of teacher education in schools reform;
- the vital importance of Vocational Education & Training
- the need to ensure there are no 'dead ends' in pathways through school.
You can view it all - or just selected parts - at this web address: http://www.policyreview.tv/system.php?page=conf/intro&conf_id=107 (no login or fee required)
Speakers included: Minister of State for Science and Innovation Ian Pearson MP, Mr Carol Keller from The University of the West Indies; Dr Razia Fakir Mohammad, Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University, Pakistan; Dr Yusuf Sayed, Senior Policy Analyst, EFA Global Monitoring Report Team; Professor S Gopinathan from the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, Singapore; and Tom Leney from the European Centre for Development of Vocational Training, QCA.