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Why Education is a Limited Determinant of Mobility - The Atlantic
Also see the following two bookmarks, which are somewhat related to this topic.

https://pinboard.in/u:daguti/b:7f9ed8183ecd (You're More Likely To Inherit Your Dad's Social Status Than His Height : science)

https://pinboard.in/u:daguti/b:c72f8e15566c (Movin' On Up? That May Depend On Your Last Name : NPR)

"Rothstein, however, found little evidence to support that premise. Instead, he found that differences in local labor markets—for example, how similar industries can vary across different communities—and marriage patterns, such as higher concentrations of single-parent households, seemed to make much more of a difference than school quality. He concludes that factors like higher minimum wages, the presence and strength of labor unions, and clear career pathways within local industries are likely to play more important roles in facilitating a poor child’s ability to rise up the economic ladder when they reach adulthood."
education  poverty  public-policy  family  society  culture  wealth-income-distribution 
october 2017 by daguti
Essay: Why research for the pure sake of knowing is enough
"The nature of discovery is that it's impossible to anticipate what you'll find. That is discovery. Discovery-based research is most fruitful when new knowledge is sought for its own sake."
learning  learning-self-taught  education  childrearing  children 
may 2016 by daguti
Why Kids Should Keep Using Their Fingers to do Math | MindShift | KQED News
education-humanities-or-liberal-arts = "The need for and importance of finger perception could even be the reason that pianists, and other musicians, often display higher mathematical understanding than people who don’t learn a musical instrument."
teaching  education  childrearing  children  education-humanities-or-liberal-arts 
april 2016 by daguti
Diana Young - I was talking with a Mag Lab scientist at an open house...
FTA: "In all the people who have worked for me over the years the ones who stood out the most were the people who were able to see beyond the facts and figures before them and understand what they mean in a larger context."
education  education-humanities-or-liberal-arts 
march 2016 by daguti
Fast Times at Billionaire High | SUCCESS
I had no idea JP Stevens was such an incredible high school.
nj  innovation  standing-out-or-differentiating  education 
march 2016 by daguti
(5) Movement Culture
I wont put 'tutorials' and 'instructionals' for certain advanced protocols, methods, exercises and movements that contain inherent danger to them and a need of individualization tailoring. Many 'free loaders' and other 'YouTube Students' who never take their practice seriously enough to seek proper and in person instruction will complain, bitch and moan. Haters will hate. And I could care less about people who don't care to respect me, my beliefs and my ways. When I was fresh out of the military and broke, I saved 6 months and traveled abroad to the US to study with Charles Poliquin. I always invested into my education - even when it was ALL the money I had in the pocket. I went to the best and studied in person from the source. Not second hand and not picking up some free material online while confusing simple DATA for WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE. It makes me immune to the 'can't afford this or that advice'. To this day I have never met anyone who can match me on yearly expenses.."
people-ido-portal  philosophy  meetup-movnat  education  marketing-tactics--writing-copy 
october 2015 by daguti
Can't Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls : Goats and Soda : NPR
"For a poor country like Zambia, these small choices matter. World Bank research shows that if girls in developing countries complete high school, there's a better chance they'll earn more and their kids will go further. The choices of teenage girls can have a socioeconomic impact across generations."
poverty  education  long-term-thinking  communication-negotiation  countries-africa 
october 2015 by daguti
The Tennessee Pre-K Debate: Spinach Vs. Easter Grass : NPR Ed : NPR
I remember reading a study (I don't think it was this one) that said that they followed the Pre-K kids into high school and found that Pre-K kids were significantly more likely to go to college. Try to find that one, because I don't think this is the same thing. The important part being that "QUALITY" that the governor talks about here: "The Tennessee governor also said something surprising in light of the findings — that he still believes "quality" pre-K can have an impact. It turns out that one word — "quality" — is the secret decoder ring you need to understand this study and its remarkable findings. "If your program isn't very good, you can't expect it to have long-term impact on kids," says Steven Barnett, director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University. He helped create the benchmarks that many states use to measure the quality of their pre-K programs."
education  research-studies-conflicting 
september 2015 by daguti
Kids with ADHD need to move in order to learn, research reveals - ScienceAlert
"The results have been published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, and are further evidence that not all children can learn in the same way, or should be forced to do so."
children  disease-add-adhd  childrearing  meetup-movnat  teaching  learning  education 
april 2015 by daguti
Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | MindShift
"Increasingly scientists are proving Montessori right. Researchers are studying the body movements of children as young as four-to-six months old and have found earlier and more frequent movement correlates with academic learning down the road. Kids who could sit up, sustain “tummy time” longer and walk were all correlated with future academic success, even when researchers controlled for socioeconomics, family education and type of future education, among other mitigating factors."
medicine-science-catches-up-to-folk-wisdom  learning  children  education  meetup-movnat  people-maria-montessori 
march 2015 by daguti
Silhouette Man Wonders WTF is Wrong with Americans : lostgeneration
An infographic that shows the hypocrisy in the American educational system.
education  hypocricy  politics  capitalism-greed 
july 2014 by daguti
What Is Beauty? : TED Radio Hour : NPR
education, teaching = See the talk by Bill Strickland and how by treating students as if they were human, they act like it. ................ The main theme of this TED Radio Hour is beauty, and as always, the other talks are fascinating, but that education portion struck me.
education  teaching  tedtalks  beauty 
december 2013 by daguti
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Scientific American
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Scientific American -- Hint: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life. .............. This article is now behind a paywall, but can be seen in this PDF: http://www.teachersdg.org/2011Seminar%20Docs/Stimpson%20Session%20-%20Dweck%20Article%20-%20Raising%20Smart%20Kids.pdf
psychology  children  childrearing  learning  education  intelligence-iq 
july 2013 by daguti
The Growing Distrust of Science | Martin S Pribble
anti-something = This piece is not anti something, rather tagging it this way to highlight that religion is increasingly anti-science.
education  warnings  anti-something  religion  science 
may 2012 by daguti
MITx 6.002
This is the MIT program that uses the OpenCourseware material, but gives you a certificate upon completion.
e-learning  education-for-me  education  courses-online-training 
february 2012 by daguti
Brain's 'Cheat Sheet' Makes Moral Decisions Easier | Moral Judgment, Sacred Values & Integrity | The Brain & Morality | LiveScience
Two important takeaways:
1) "Once a rule is in someone's head, it's going to be hard to change it, even if there is a mountain of evidence saying that it's not a good rule,"

2) "We don't know the direction of causality there, but if I had to speculate it would be that groups are the mechanisms that our culture uses to transmit and instill these rules," Berns said. "It stands to reason that the more involved you are with groups, the stronger the rules become."
psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  cognitive-load  politics  communities  religion  education  psychology  brain  groups  evolvify-topics 
january 2012 by daguti
Evolution and education policy
Direct Instruction seems to be the best method for teaching groups of children. Perhaps adults, too?

"When the testing was over, students in DI classrooms had placed first in reading, first in math, first in spelling, and first in language. No other model came close.” And DI’s dominance wasn’t just in basic skill acquisition. DI students could also more easily answer questions that required higher-order thinking."
evolvify-topics  education 
january 2012 by daguti
Four Things I Learned from Coaching 'Poor Black Kids' - Forbes
See "Noble Truth #3" on page 2:
"If there’s any generalization we can make about “kids,” it’s that over the millennia they tend to take their cues from adults. And when the adults in their midst support sports over debate, pop music over great books, polarizing opinion over deep critical inquiry, you can guess the result."
education  me-stuff  prison  problems-world 
december 2011 by daguti
M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes
"The program will not allow students to earn an M.I.T. degree. Instead, those who are able to exhibit a mastery of the subjects taught on the platform will receive an official certificate of completion. The certificate will obviously not carry the weight of a traditional M.I.T. diploma, but it will provide an incentive to finish the online material. According to the New York Times, in order to prevent confusion, the certificate will be a credential bearing the distinct name of a new not-for-profit body that will be created within M.I.T."

Two other good ones mentioned:
Academic Earth
Khan Acedemy
free  mit  education-for-me  education 
december 2011 by daguti
Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School | Video on TED.com
See 3:35:"Two years later, the academic results showed the poorest performers jumping to the top quartile"
children  tedtalks  education  teaching  video  me-stuff 
september 2011 by daguti
Seth's Blog: Back to (the wrong) school
"Part of the rationale to sell this major transformation to industrialists was that educated kids would actually become more compliant and productive workers. Our current system of teaching kids to sit in straight rows and obey instructions isn't a coincidence--it was an investment in our economic future. The plan: trade short-term child labor wages for longer-term productivity by giving kids a head start in doing what they're told."
history  history-business  people-seth-godin  education  teaching  children  anti-something  revolution 
september 2011 by daguti
Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education.
Study this quote. There's something in there that I'm not getting right now:
“It’s something about the scarcity and the status. In education your value depends on other people failing. WHENEVER DARWINISM IS INVOKED IT'S USUALLY A JUSTIFICATION FOR DOING SOMETHING MEAN. It’s a way to ignore that people are falling through the cracks, because you pretend that if they could just go to Harvard, they’d be fine. Maybe that’s not true.”
children-teens  college-alternatives  learning-alternative  education  large-systems  predictions  news  2011  people-peter-thiel 
may 2011 by daguti
Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig
The further I got in my reading, the less I liked it. But when I got to the 2nd page, I understood that this was written by someone who doesn't get it:
"The real purposes of merit pay are to divide teachers against themselves as they scramble for the brighter and more motivated students and to further institutionalize the idiot notion of standardized tests."
There is no such thing as more or less motivated students.... Only teachers that make it so. I can't find the article now, but there was an article I recently read that said that students waaaaay behind their peers, who are given a good teacher can catch up in 2-3 years.
education  analysis 
april 2011 by daguti
KarmaTube: The Secret Powers of Time (RSA Animate)
If this link disappears, it's also available here:

language, education, family, communication = Briefly touches on these things although the video is not specifically about these topics.
communication  family  education  language  personal-development  time  video 
march 2011 by daguti
Education Quotes, Educational Quotes at Great-Inspirational-Quotes.com
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
-- Sir William Haley
education  quotes  teaching 
september 2010 by daguti
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