Ongoing Globe and Mail series explores the roadmap for the higher education system Canada needs to thrive
Re:education in print and online at ourtimetolead.ca
TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - On Saturday, October 6, 2012, The Globe and Mail will introduce Re:education, an ongoing series that explores the legacy of Canada's university system and identifies new opportunities to thrive in the 21st century. Re:education examines several threads of our current model from the evolution of the lecture hall to digital learning and the role of the private sector in overcoming financial strains. The series has been shaped with commentary and insights from industry influencers and thought leaders from Canada and abroad. This is the latest theme to be explored by The Globe's editorial series, Canada: Our Time to Lead (www.ourtimetolead.ca).
"One of the most exciting aspects of this project has been our interaction with the advisory panel," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. "We're trying to make our journalism more open, especially to the communities that best understand the issues that we cover, and this group of smart, deeply engaged thinkers and stakeholders has pushed us to examine the state of postsecondary education from fresh angles and perspectives."
In Saturday's Focus section, Feature Writer Erin Anderssen kicks off the series by making the case for change: exploring what isn't working on today's campuses -- and what needs to improve. Later in the series, Postsecondary Education Reporter James Bradshaw examines the role the private sector can play in funding university education and the need for a common curriculum. He'll show us what this looks like.
Caroline Alphonso discusses solutions for student debt load as well as globalizing education through a new gaze. It's more than attracting foreign students - it's about building new campuses where foreign students are.
Re:education is supported by a number of interactive features and digital storytelling at ourtimetolead.ca, including:
- Video mosaic of Canadian students and influential experts answering the question "What's the one thing you'd change in post-secondary education?"
- Online polling to ask readers whether today's education system has worked for them
- Interactive data and charts to explore issues related to debt, tuition, salaries and employment, and
- Video interviews from some of Canada's top academics and innovators.
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