Saturday, May 16, 2009

Special Report: O.E.C.D. Study Maps Shifting Ideals of Excellence (April 29, 2009) By ALICE PFEIFFER, NYTimes
PARIS — In a world that is being profoundly transformed by information technology that is evolving far faster than educational methods and curriculums, how well is tomorrow’s work force being trained for the challenges and opportunities ahead? A new report on shifting notions of excellence in education in more than 60 countries sheds some light on an increasingly skill-focused academic and professional environment and reveals what could be termed a more practical approach to intelligence.

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