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The Changing Education Landscape

2010 brought a lot of news in the education sector, including the controversial film Waiting for Superman and the integration of mobile devices into the classroom. What can we expect for 2011? Find out what's trending in education this year here.

Social Entrepreneurship is alive and well on college campuses, according to Stanford University professor Melanie Edwards.

Are students more stressed than ever? The media has recently tackled the issue of stress and over-programming in our children's lives. A film, Race to Nowhere, addresses the risks of our high pressure culture that has invaded the school system. A recent book by Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, highlights the values of a demanding and rigorous schedule for her own children. Read our thoughts on this provocative topic in From the Quad. To push or not to push? That is the question!

 

According to The Atlantic, "The Great Recession" as it is officially called, will be leaving lasting and traumatic effects for many aspects of our culture and education system. This fascinating infographic illustrates these trends in a colorful and easy-to-digest manner.