Education in Popular Film

Originally posted on Ha Thanh Nguyen:
#CIES2015 featured the Cinematic Spaces of Education Festivalette, which consisted of panel discussions and film screening. In one presentation I attended titled “Education in Popular Film: Pastime or Pursuit for Comparative Education Scholars?”, the presenter discussed the history of education in film in four periods. I didn’t quite catch…

Cinematic Spaces of Education Festivalette CIES 2015

Hosted by CIES 2015, Education International and the Open Society Foundations Education Support Program [Cinematic] images reflect thought, and they may lead to thought, but they are much more than thought’ — MacDougall, 2006 In its inaugural year at the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, the Cinematic Spaces of Education Film […]

The Hollywood Teachers’ Perspective on Authority, The Wall, The Crush, and Education for Leisure

1. The Hollywood teachers’ perspective on authority By Sean Kelly and Samantha Caughlan Abstract A number of scholars have pointed out the problematic nature of Hollywood’s conceptions of schools and teaching: stereotypical views of class, race and adolescence; an over-reliance on individualism as overcoming all personal and societal problems; the portrayal of schools as failed […]

TIMSS 1999 Video Study

“The TIMSS 1999 Video Study was a study of eighth-grade mathematics and science teaching in seven countries. The study involved videotaping and analyzing teaching practices in more than one thousand classrooms.” Homepage of the TIMSS 199 Video Study I love to observe teaching, and that’s why the library of videos the site offers has been […]

BBC- Chinese Schools- Episodes 1-5

I used to be part of “the greatest single threat to the world’s public health“. When I was at elementary school, one of the health tests labeled my physical situation “C”, meaning suffering from severe malnutrition. At that time, I was 11 years old and  weighed 20 kilograms (44lbs). There was another child given the same […]