Archives for November 2006

Global Thinking

In the last post I wrote about Citizen Diplomacy as enacted by hundreds of North American and Soviet psychologists and educators beginning in the 1980s at the height of the Cold War. One of the outcomes (there were many), was the co-creation of the Global Thinking Project (originally called the Soviet-American Global Thinking Project). The […]

Citizen Diplomacy

I received an email from Anya Kucharev, Project Director, INTERNEWS INTERACT, Citizen Diplomacy Archive Project. She explained that she was Director of the Citizen Archive Project at Stanford University. She was contacting citizens that were involved in citizen diplomacy projects. The term citizen diplomacy was coined to describe the activities of hundreds of American and […]

If It Isn't Working, Fix It!: The Case of Science in Urban Schools

Another article in the New York Times by Ellen V. Futter, “Failing Science” pointed to the utter disastrous situation of science teaching in America’s urban school districts. (You may not be able to “read” this article unless you have an account with the NYTimes). The Futter article is a response to the announced results of […]

If It Isn’t Working, Fix It!: The Case of Science in Urban Schools

Another article in the New York Times by Ellen V. Futter, “Failing Science” pointed to the utter disastrous situation of science teaching in America’s urban school districts. (You may not be able to “read” this article unless you have an account with the NYTimes). The Futter article is a response to the announced results of […]

Science Literacy in Atlanta: Time for Action

This is a follow-up of a post I made a few days ago. Letter to the Editor: Maureen Downey recently quoted Atlanta Superintendent Beverly Hall, who said “There is no way for students to do well on NAEP science if they are not reading and doing math. ” (Editorial, Nov. 20, 2006) I believe Dr. […]