Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Maybe we can agree that education is universally crap across borders?

Daily Mail [UK]: Maths 'too hard for students and dons': Universities drop subject from science courses

Universities are dropping maths from degree courses because students - and their lecturers -  cannot cope with it, a report warns today.


Universities are being forced to dumb down degree courses requiring the use of maths, including sciences, economics, psychology and social sciences.

Students are unable to tackle complex problems and their lecturers struggle to teach them anyway, it is claimed.

Unfortunately google searches for this stuff turn um the Mail and the Telegraph, and only the Daily Mail includes the bit about the university teachers not being able to cope either.

Here is the same story on EducationNews.org.

In any case, how can it be that every country is below average in the quality of its education?

There are three stories about the euro crisis: the Republican story, the German story, and the truth. -- Paul Krugman

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 10:54:51 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Here is a recent article about Finland, which is supposed to be above average. Of course, they'd have to be way about average for everybody else to be below....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 11:32:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks, I missed this article. Pasi Sahlberg has been busy with his missionary work.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 12:38:03 PM EST
[ Parent ]
It shows the need for ReformTM?

Sweden's finest (and perhaps only) collaborative, leftist e-newspaper Synapze.se
by A swedish kind of death on Mon Mar 19th, 2012 at 11:39:47 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series