China seeks to make science lessons more hands on

Officials in China appear to be moving toward the adoption of more hands-on science lessons -- typically found in the U.S. -- and away from standardised testing. "When American high school students are discussing the latest models of airplanes, satellites and submarines, China's smartest students are buried in homework and examination papers," said Ni Minjing, a physics teacher and director of the Shanghai Education Commission's basic education department.

View Full Article in:

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
District Superintendent
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Seoul
Partner - Strategy, Systems and Policy
TNTP
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Professional Development Manager (West Coast residence preferred)
Rowland Reading Foundation
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Wiesbaden
School District of Philadelphia - Director, Observation and Feedback Coaches Program
School District of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA