Saturday, November 27, 2010

Personality tests for teachers, cyberbullying white paper, and other education news

Teachers "to be given personality tests" - UK
The UK Department of Education has just released an Education White Paper - The Importance of Teaching, which recommends that would-be teachers take aptitude tests and undergo personality screening before being accepted.

UK Department of Education, November 24, 2010

Cyberbullying Materials by Common Sense Media
US media watchdog group for kids, Common Sense Media has some useful looking resources on cyberbullying:

Common Sense Media, November 24, 2010

Africentric school principal to return
The nation's only Africentric school is in Toronto, and it also appears to be dealing with the politics of being the only one of its kind...

Toronto Star, November 26, 2010

Use of the internet in higher-income households - PEW Internet and Income Study
A rather "obvious" study in the big picture context, but does provide some nice bits of data on the varying levels of usage, access (e.g. Broadband, mobile), and intensity of use.

PEW Internet, November 24, 2010