Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Humanist Questions BC’s Curriculum

Most of the questions about the BC Curriculum  introduced across the province in September this year have come from parents and educators.  Parents of children described as gifted, and parents of other exceptional children wondered for months about the implications … Continue reading

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Are Gifted Classes Necessary?

That was the question asked and discussed in a segment on CBC radio on Nov. 4th.  It followed the proposal to cut classes for the Ottawa Carlton School Board. The arguments have been made before.  The main one centres on … Continue reading

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Standardized Tests for University Admission

Recently, I’ve had contact with some Americans who are involved in developing SAT and ACT questions for students who are seeking admission to universities.  In Canada, many of us are more familiar with SAT, but it seems that ACT is … Continue reading

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