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newteacher U.S. Education in Chinese Lock Step? Bad Move. By Brian P. Coppola and Yong Zhao The education systems in China and the United States not only are headed in opposite directions, but are aiming at exactly what the other system is trying to give up. What seems to be underappreciated in this country is how actively the Asian systems are trying to embrace the values and outcomes that we appear to be so willing to abandon: specifically, the American penchant for promoting creativity, individualism, innovation, and nonconformity. In China obstacles still stand in the way of rapid, comprehensive change, obstacles that are tied to the culture's long history of inflexible, standards-based, test-driven education. Entrepreneurialism is an easy goal, and more than a few professors in China have been known to say that what is needed is the ability to prepare students who are able to generate more intellectual property for their country. * Incentivize the teaching profession. Brian P.

AnimationResources.org - Serving the Online Animation Community AnimationResources.org – Serving the Online Animation Community British-Soviet Relations Archive Project Academician Alexandr Oganovich Chubarian (Russian Academy of Sciences) Professor Arne Westad (Harvard) Professor Vladimir Olegovich Pechatnov (MGIMO) Dr Svetozar Rajak (LSE) The relationship between the UK and the Soviet Union was one of the key political and military relationships of World War II and the Cold War that followed it. In 2004 Academician Alexander Fursenko of the Russian Academy of Sciences initiated a project to document British–Soviet relations during the Cold War. With the assistance of dedicated teams in Moscow and London the part of the project covering 1943-1953 has now been completed. In Moscow, Professor Vladimir Pechatnov served as executive editor in charge of the Russian editorial group. In London, Dr. We should like to thank Professor Natalya Kapitonova (MGIMO) and Dr.

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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Varsity Academics | Home of the Concord Review, the National Writing Board The Concord Review, Inc., was founded in March 1987 to recognize and to publish exemplary history essays by high school students in the English-speaking world. With the Summer 2013 Issue (#97), 1,066 research papers (average 6,000 words, with endnotes and bibliography) have been published from authors in forty-six states and thirty-eight other countries. The Concord Review remains the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic work of secondary students. Many of our authors have sent reprints of their papers with their college application materials, and they have gone on to Brown (25), Chicago (20), Columbia (21), Cornell (15), Dartmouth (20), Harvard (116), Oxford (13), Pennsylvania (23), Princeton (60), Stanford (38), Yale (97), and a number of other fine institutions, including Amherst, Berkeley, Bryn Mawr, Caltech, Cambridge, Chicago, McGill, Middlebury, MIT, Reed, Smith, Trinity, Tufts, Virginia, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Williams.

Carter Goodrich Illustrator, author and character designer Carter Goodrich has a drawing a rendering style that is so springy, energetic and full of lively linework and color, that it’s just a complete joy to look through his portfolio. Even though his website has fairly extensive galleries of his book illustrations, New Yorker covers, editorial illustrations and character design for films like Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Shreck and Finding Nemo, I came away wanting more. Goodrich’s film work has garnered him multiple AISFA Annie award nominations, and the award itself for his designs for Ratatouille. His books as author and illustrator include A Creature was Stirring, The Hermit Crab and Say Hello to Zorro. [Suggestion courtesy of Chris Sheban (see my post on Chris Sheban)]

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