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Peace, love and technology

By Zoe B. Corwin

by Zoe Corwin This afternoon we drove across LA to meet my 24-year-old cousin at Jerry’s Deli.  Josh is on a 9 day break from his Peace Corps commitment in Honduras.  My kids (ages almost 5 & 8 ) and I hadn’t seen him in a year and a half.  Josh is building a school […]

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Thursday is TechDay: “You say citation, I say attribution…”

By Stefani Relles

by Stefani Relles Thursday is TechDay is back, and today’s topic is attribution. In academic writing, citations are essential to help readers verify claims (if not ward off charges of plagiarism). But in the blogosphere? How do we know who said what and if it’s reliable? This week’s post will fill you in on the […]

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Vietnam: Remembrance and Higher Education

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney I have never visited Vietnam which is a large part of the reason that I jumped at the offer to give a half dozen lectures in Ho Chi Minh City at Vietnam National University and the Southeast Asian Ministry in December.  Although I have never been here, Vietnam looms large in my […]

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Selecting a dissertation topic

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens Since the start of 21st Century Scholar, our entries have covered an array of education topics. My contributions have centered around public education reform and policy as well as life as a burgeoning researcher. The blog has provided a forum for both policy and research interests. It has even served as a […]

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We’re Back!

By Lorraine Solaegui

21st Century Scholar is back for another year of blogging on key education issues! Our line-up for the new year includes Bill Tierney writing on Mondays and Wednesdays, Randy Clemens blogging on Tuesdays, and Kristan Venegas and Stefani Relles trading off Thursday posts.  On Fridays we will have a round robin of blogs by Mark DeFusco […]

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Happy Holidays!!

By Stefani Relles

21st Century Scholar is taking a break. We invite you to peruse our archives and we’ll see you online in 2011.

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Harnessing technology

By Zoe B. Corwin

by Zoe Corwin The principal at Woodside High in Silicon Valley was tired of spending inordinate amounts of time every single day confiscating cell phones and pagers from his students.  So he changed his approach.  Instead of fighting technology, he decided to harness it in order to engage students.  Read the New York Times article […]

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The cost of higher education: Eat your spinach

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney Bruce Johnstone has been a model academic and an insightful author for a long time for many of us.  He’s funny, erudite, and well-informed.  For many years he has been studying how different countries finance higher education and he has finally come out with his magnum opus – a book penned with […]

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Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in 2010

By Bill Tierney

by Bill Tierney It’s that time of year to see who should get coal in the stocking and who should get a present. Here goes: Naughty UC administrators and faculty:  Sorry guys, but you are in deep, deep denial.  The system is in fiscal meltdown and the administration seems to act like a little nip here […]

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A holiday gift for that special ed historian in your life

By Randy Clemens

by Randy Clemens David Labaree dedicates his newest book–Someone Has to Fail: The Zero-Sum Game of Public Schooling–to David Tyack and Larry Cuban, two prominent education historians. The dedication serves as a guidepost. Labaree, like the two authors of Tinkering toward Utopia, is a skeptic of education reform, and he uses the same critical lens […]

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