Guest Post: David Thomson on Curtis White’s "Middle Mind"

July 31, 2009

Today I bring you another, as promised, guest posts. This time I welcome David Thomson, Doctoral student in Educational Psychology at Baylor University, with a review of Curtis White’s Middle Mind. Published by Harper Collins you can take a peek at the book here. You can find out more about David on his Contributor profile. […]

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Guest Post: Is it fair to Compare?

July 29, 2009

Today I bring you a Guest Post from Sarah Czarnota. Not only is Sarah a good friend of mine who I’m really looking forward to seeing more regularly once we are living on the same continent again but she’s also just finished a Masters in Comparative Education at the University of London. This is the […]

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The Education Job Market and Graduate Degrees in English

July 18, 2009

Are you interested in the current state of the job market? or whether an English Masters Degree or an Education Masters Degree is most likely to get you a teaching job? Dean Dad’s post in response to a letter asking for advice about what Graduate degree would be most conducive to a Community College teaching […]

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Reflections from those who are teaching…

July 9, 2009

I wanted to share with you some blogs that offer reflections on the experiences and journey of teaching that i have found interesting or helpful. Gardner WritesGardner Campbell’s blog about new media within the university teaching environment. A University Blog: Diary of a University PresidentThe blog of Ferdinand von Prondzynski which discusses various issues surrounding […]

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Quote of the Week: Einstein again…

March 10, 2009

The final Einstein quote for a while – I enjoy the optimism that underlies his criticism of the educational system. Numerous are the academic chairs, but rare are wise and noble teachers. Numerous and large are the lecture halls, but far from numerous the young people who genuinely thirst for truth and justice. Numerous are […]

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Something to look forward to: Upcoming Guest Posts

March 4, 2009

Welcome to Goannatree. Welcome especially to those who’ve made their way here by virtue of a search through google or in response to my reviews of Christian Colleges Top 100 theology blogs. I’ve been taking notice of how people end up at Goannatree and in concert with a few friends there will hopefully be even […]

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Quote of the Week: Einstein on the Purpose of Education

March 3, 2009

The school has always been the most important means of transferring the wealth of tradition from one generation to the next. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of the economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has been weakened. The continuance and […]

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Quote of the Week: George Bernard Shaw on Education

February 23, 2009

Every serious student of the subject knows that the stability of a civilisation depends finally on the wisdom with which it distributes its wealth and allots its burdens of labour, and on the veracity of the instruction it provides for its children. We do not distribute the wealth at all: we throw it into the […]

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Pop lit and Great Texts: what they have in common…

February 12, 2009

Unlikely Allies against Abject Mediocrity in Academia: Great Books and “Pop Lit” Why is it that the world of English academia (and to a lesser extent, secondary education) so concerned with rarefied expressions of literature? Why are we so averse to talking about popular literature? Students and educators alike wonder at these questions. Sometimes the […]

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Quote of the Week: Einstein on Education

February 9, 2009

My dear children, I rejoice to see you before me today, happy youth of a sunny and fortunate land. Bear in mind that the wonderful things that you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labour in every country of the world. All this is put […]

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