Recently we had a houseparty at our place and while we were all chatting- comes an interesting topic of kid’s education. It all started with one of our friends expressing his dissatisfaction at his daughter wanting to drop maths and science because she was not sure she liked it. 520 more words
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A weekend in Tangier prompted a re-reading of the letters of William Burroughs (Harris 1993) , the US writer who lived there in the 1960s. Apart from their intrinsic interest, there were a number of linguistic oddities that caught my eye. 920 more words
So, you have memorised the textbook back to front and aced your exams. Well done. Now recall what you learnt.
It’s fine if you can’t, because you are not alone and no one will explicitly ask you to prove your knowledge because all the ‘proof’ they need has already been cemented in your exam marks. 344 more words
Hey moms and dads!
Now that the school year has ended, what do you plan to do with your kids over the summer holidays? Will you send them to summer school, or perhaps have them volunteer somewhere like SOS Village or Edhi Homes? 571 more words
The Volatile and Uncertain Global Economy
Reading Straits Times recent article on Finland’s education system is a prompt reminder to us at TLP, why what we do is so important. 558 more words