2. Education for All

Issues in Education Today

In this unit you will learn about:

One of the most important issues in education today has to do with the importance of grades and standardized, high-stakes tests. Many students, parents, and teachers are questioning the importance of grades and test scores, and exploring new ways to teach and learn. The below video gives an excellent introduction to these issues:

Assignment 1

Vocabulary

Native English Speakers: For each word on the list, find and type the English definition.

English Learners: For each word on the list, find and type both the English definition and the translation into your native language.

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Assignment 2

Is Education a Human Right?

Watch the video to learn more, and answer the questions in the form on the left.

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Assignment 3

6 Problems with Schools

We began this unit by exploring one significant problem in Education today - now you will learn about 6 more issues. Watch the video and answer the questions to learn more.

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Assignment 4

Economics & Education

How does education affect a country's economy? How does an economic depression affect education? Watch the video to learn the answers!

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Assignment 5

Sustainability Begins with Education

Can education help humans live in harmony with the Earth? Watch the video and answer the questions to find out how.

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Assignment 6

Private Schools vs. Public School

How do the students compare?

Assignment 7

Why Perfect Grades Don't Matter