29 décembre 2016

Chance of heart attack is more than double for those with no educational qualifications

The ConversationBy . The research, published in the International Journal for Equity in Health, found those with no education qualifications had more than double the rates of heart attack (150%) relative to those with a university degree. More...

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Teaching and learning in a post-truth world

The ConversationBy . In today’s post-truth environment, university educators face new challenges. Their students are surrounded by a broader spectrum of ideologies and beliefs than ever. Some are fuelled by the US alt-right movement and the growth of similar identitarian movements across Europe. More...

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The gap between rich and poor students going to university has reached record levels

The ConversationBy . The news that Bristol university plans to lower entry grades for disadvantaged students living in the city, comes as new figures show the gap between rich and poor children winning degree places has reached record levels. More...

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The problem with Snow White, and what Scandinavia can teach us about it

The ConversationBy . In Stockholm’s Nicolaigarden pre-school, the teachers do not read Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the students. Rather, its library holds children’s books that show different types of heroes and a diversity of family models. More...

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2016, the year that was: Education

The ConversationBy . This has been the year of consultation but little reform. In the lead up to the general election in July, rumours spread about big changes being made to school and higher education. Alas, for higher education at least, we were told to wait another year before any policy changes would be made. More...

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Favorite Education Books of the Year

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Some books from 2016 that education types may be interested in.

Composition in the Age of Austerity by Nancy Welch and Tony Scott

This is a book I wanted to write about in much more detail, and because of that desire, I kept putting off writing about it, so here we are, the end of the year and I still haven’t mentioned it in this space. Read more...

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All the Good Things 2016

By University of Venus. Let’s just own it. It’s been a really rough year. However, over here are UVenus, we are eternal optimists and we would like to end on a positive note. More...

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Faculty Mobility in the Age of Brexit

By Liudvika Leisyte. In today’s highly competitive academic labor market human resource policies and the ability to attract highly mobile, talented faculty are key ingredients of success for universities and economies worldwide. Read more...

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Make America [Fill In the Blank]

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. I’ve been giving a lot of my Twitter feed a raised eyebrow lately. No, it’s not at all likely that electors will denounce Trump and vote differently. Huh, that must-read thread seems kind of dumb. Read more...

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Wrapping Up 2016 with Useful Stuff

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. This post is part reflection and part resource share. You'll find a lot of useful resources and links tucked away in this one. Thanks for reading this year and I'll see you again in 2017. Read more...

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