04 janvier 2016

Should college students be required to work to finance their educations?

By Adela Soliz. There is a growing interest in proposals to make college affordable for students without requiring that they take on large amounts of debt. To this end, two of the Democratic candidates for president have put forth plans to improve college affordability which include having students work while enrolled. More...

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Research base for improved classroom learning: Brain or behavior?

By John T. Bruer. Implicit in recent Evidence Speaks postings is the need to develop evidence-based interventions for improving student achievement. Comparative analysis of the education research literature versus the educational neuroscience literature suggests that education research, grounded in the behavioral and cognitive sciences, is currently the better research base for instructional design, particularly if our goal is to improve educational outcomes in the near to intermediate future. More...

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Professional non-development: Do teacher development programs work?

By . Do professional development programs for teachers actually develop better teachers? Should the large amount of money spent on teacher development be re-directed to better uses? “The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About Our Quest for Teacher Development,” released this summer by TNTP (aka “The New Teacher Project”), raises serious questions about whether the entire teacher development enterprise should be abandoned. More...

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Dear Justice Scalia, black students do very well at top colleges

By . Affirmative action policies in college admissions are currently occupying the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court. These policies typically treat black (or other less advantaged) applicants differently, perhaps by granting admission with a lower SAT score. One of the  arguments against affirmative action is “mismatch” theory, invoked by Justice Scalia's recent oral arguments. More...

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The stubborn race and class gaps in college quality

By . Increasing the number of low-income adults going to—and through—college is an important step towards greater social mobility and reduced income inequality. College is also an important tool for tackling race gaps. But the challenge is not just about quantity: college quality counts for a good deal, too. More...

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Universities catch almost 50,000 student cheats

The Guardian homeUK figures from last three years show non-EU students four times more likely to cheat in exams and coursework essays. More...

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Academics Anonymous: the inside stories of universities in 2015

The Guardian homeBy . It’s been a challenging year for those working in universities: we know, because you’ve told us. Our Academics Anonymous series has provided a platform for our higher education community to tell it like it really is and you’ve made the most of it, with fascinating results. Here are our most popular pieces from the past 12 months. More...

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Graduates who move overseas to be forced to pay back student debts

The Guardian homeBy . New rules mean Australians who live and work abroad while owing money on government loans must register with the tax office. More...

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Philosophers and #distractinglysexy scientists: top university stories of 2015

The Guardian homeBy . We put Rene Descartes through the Research Excellence Framework, destroyed the five-second rule and laughed in the face of sexism. More...

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Pay teachers to move to areas with failing schools, says inequality tsar

The Guardian homeBy . Improving teaching in disadvantaged areas is best thing the government can do to make Britain more equal, Alan Milburn says. More...

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