Teachers who use direct instruction assume that students are not experts and if their misinterpretations are not corrected, then the students will have an inadequate understanding of the subject matter.
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Classrooms Should Be Teacher-Centered: Part 5 in an ongoing excerpt series on education from the Frontier Centre
Forget child-centered classrooms. How about teacher-centered classrooms for a change?
Some Schools Are Better Than Others: Part 4 in an ongoing excerpt series on education from the Frontier Centre and Michael Zwaagstra et al
The reluctance or refusal of school boards to allow parents to choose schools for their children is especially unfair for low-income families.
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy today released a study from research associate and high school teacher Michael Zwaagstra and University of Manitoba education professor Rodney Clifton. The study looked at the practice of social promotion—passing students who...
At the time of Confederation, Canada’s Plains Indians were in a desperate situation. The same European-introduced guns and horses that resulted in a briefly glorious golden age for them had also resulted in constant inter-tribal warfare and the rapid disappearance of...
Political attacks on the Indian Act are back in the news, and that is a good thing. However, Canadian politicians, including First Nation politicians, need a credible plan about what to do before we pull out the champagne. Attacking the Indian Act is not a big deal...
Media Release – A Performance-Based Accountability System In Higher Education: How to Improve Undergraduate Teaching in Canada
This backgrounder describes how improved performance measurement for professors can promote transparency and accountability in Canadian universities while improving the quality of undergraduate education.
For anyone who remembers school as a place where you had to learn the three R’s, or else, a day in the classroom today is almost unrecognizable. Teachers now have nebulous goals of the well-being of the whole child, good self esteem and the like, as opposed to, “Can Johnny read or not? Can he do long division?”
“Zwaagstra has been writing educational papers for years, but this one (An ‘F’ for Social Promotion) is making some serious waves, and deserves the national attention it’s getting. That’s because it’s a wake up call to snap us out of drunken delusions our education system has allowed to become common practice.”
Most children who went to residential school learned to read, write and calculate. Many children also learned other modern skills — the principles of democracy and common law, for example — which would help them participate more fully in both aboriginal and Canadian society. Given this context, were aboriginal residential schools the unmitigated disasters that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will, without a doubt, hear them described as? Probably not.
The presidents of Manitoba’s colleges and universities want more money. But how wisely are they spending what they already have?
Residential schools also provided benefits to native students.