The framework has been accepted as being the answer to a problem that was never defined. Effective problem solving of any kind is dependent on first defining the problem. What was the problem for which the Danielson Framework was thought to be the solution?Read More
After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, the US government responded with an ambitious plan to build 15,000 new houses in the country. But the ensuing program to put roofs over the heads of displaced Haitians has included a boondoggle of epic proportions at one $35 million housing development, where shoddy construction practices and faulty sewage systems are currently the subject of an ongoing investigation.
In 2006 a group of seventy people gathered to formulate a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in the City of Minneapolis and Greater Hennepin County. As a continuing series on this web-site is currently examining a core group of twenty to twenty-five people held the reigns and controlled the direction and process of the Plan in question.
As an article in the Minneapolis Star & Tribune which appeared, appropriately, on April 1, 2017 and entitled “Hennepin County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness Falls Short” it was noted that at the end of the plan homelessness, overall, had actually increased by 2.5%. There are problems with the article as is so often the case insofar as those interviewed and quoted portray their efforts in a characteristically favorable light while disseminating some very misleading information. For example, that the reduction in veterans homelessness in the area was attributable to state-led efforts which is demonstrably false.
Translanguaging refers to the ability of multilingual speakers to shuttle between languages, treating the diverse languages that form their repertoire as an integrated system. Such conception contrasts with a monolingual perspective according to which languages were conceived as bound systems located in separated boxes in the brain.