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Why Finland Sets The Benchmark For Education Worldwide

Why Finland Sets The Benchmark For Education Worldwide

When looking at large-scale international studies and comparisons of education systems worldwide, everyone’s always talking about Finland. Finland seems to set the benchmark for education worldwide. Foreign educational experts, delegations of teachers and educational politicians...

Did Gandhi Win? How Social Movements Effect Change

How Did Gandhi Win? How Social Movements Effect Change

For those who seek to understand today’s social movements, and those who wish to amplify them, questions about how to evaluate a campaign’s success and when it is appropriate to declare victory remain as relevant as ever. To them, Gandhi may still have something useful and unexpected to say. 

The Human Imprint: Large in Human and Biological Events

The Human Imprint: Large in Human and Biological Events

While in the timeframe of Earth’s lifespan human events are relatively short, the imprint of even small, collective action is large. A good example in relation to food and the environment is the impact of the Neolithic revolution of farming on who we are today and the world in which we live.

Putting Love into the Matrix: Writing New Stories for Society

Putting Love into the Matrix: Writing New Stories for Society

We worry about the condition of the world we will leave to our children, while our children worry about how they will clean up the messes we will leave behind. Changing our large, complex systems can feel like a monumental task, yet we sense it must be done. Increasingly, people all over the globe are coming to the conclu­sion that we must make radical changes...

Should We Fight The System or Be The Change?

Should We Fight The System Or Be The Change?

It is an old question in social movements: Should we fight the system or “be the change we wish to see”? Should we push for transformation within existing institutions, or should we model in our own lives a different set of political relationships that might someday form the basis of a new society?

Are Lectures Really The Best Way To Learn?

Are Lectures A Good Way To learn?

Research study compares traditional lectures with active learning in science, engineering and mathematics. Traditional lecture-based courses are correlated with significantly poorer performance in terms of failure rates and marks.

Social Change Needed at the Checkout Counter

Social Change Needed at the Checkout Counter

The girl behind the checkout counter at the Shop Rite supermarket sighed deeply and pushed her manager call button. “WIC,” the checkout girl said, turning the three letters that stand for the government-funded supplemental nutrition program in the USA into a long whine...

The Math Error Behind 30 Years of Education Policy

The Math Error Behind 30 Years of Education Policy

The push to reform America’s failing schools dates to a 1983 report, “A Nation at Risk,” which found that U.S. students’ test scores were plummeting. The study's failure to consider factors like poverty, race, and immigration concealed the fact that scores were actually improving.

Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There

Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There

The Indian leader saw nonviolence as an active and powerful thing — not just the absence of war. Gandhi lived Ahimsa as a daily practice, waging peace to stop war and violence. His lifelong “experiments” with truth proved that truth force is more powerful than brute force.


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