[SHENYANG, CHINA] Educational authorities across the nation are embracing newly amended rules to prevent cheating on upcoming college entrance exams.
The Danish minister of education is quoted: “I am happy that we as the first country in the world had the vision to let students use the internet during their exams. The internet is an integrated part of students’ everyday lives and education so this development is natural. The experiment shows there is a range of positive effects.”
Prof Waters, who is now Professor of Education at the University of Wolverhampton said children were being denied the right to enjoy school because of the pressure to hit targets. He said: “We’ve got to have the nerve [as teachers] to enjoy their childhood with children.
“One of my main worries would be that many youngsters aren’t experiencing the richness, depth and joy of learning because of schools feeling they need to achieve some imposed and questionable targets.
[ENGLAND] The riots suggest that the education system must concern itself with a lot more than simple exam results … This summer’s exam results don’t tell us which pupils will make the most responsible citizens or the best parents. These skills aren’t easily measured or weighed, and we don’t have a marks system that charts individual progress. As a result, we have often given the impression that they are not as important as those things we can measure.
Teachers at some schools in China this year are taking what appears to be a more Western approach to calm their students, instead of piling on the stress as they usually do.