25 février 2018

Why accountability efforts in higher education often fail

The ConversationAs the price tag of a college education continues to rise along with questions about academic quality, skepticism about the value of a four-year college degree has grown among the American public. More...

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What you need to know about the tuition fee review — and how it could affect students

The ConversationThe government is frustrated nearly all university courses now cost £9,250 a year and wants to encourage some sort of variation in feese. More...

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Brexit: German universities among those poised to benefit if researchers and funding shift

The ConversationWhile collaboration is important, countries also compete with each other for funding and students. Our new research has found that academics and institutions across Europe, and particularly in Germany, could make significant gains as Brexit shakes up the European higher education landscape. More...

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How 1950s parents were forced to fight for children with cerebral palsy’s right to education

The ConversationWhen it was introduced in Britain, the 1944 Education Act mapped out a new era for education. For the first time, local authorities became responsible for providing education according to “age, aptitude and ability”. More...

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What possible evidence does Ofsted chief have to suggest religious extremists are ‘perverting’ education?

The ConversationOnly a few years ago, much the same was being claimed as part of the Trojan Horse scandal in which a group of conservative Muslims were accused of working to take over a number of schools in Birmingham. More...

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How to prevent abuse in teenage relationships

The ConversationA recent study of young people – aged 15 to 18 years old – in relationships in the UK and Spain, found that 21% experience serious victimisation by partners (an example given was one partner slamming the other into a wall). A further 30.1% meanwhile are subject to mild aggression including pushing, grabbing or shoving. More...

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Setting more exams to combat stress among school students is utterly absurd

The ConversationIt is hard to understand what appears to be a blatant disregard for the mental health of children and young people on the part of the schools’ minister – especially given that this government has repeatedly called on schools to play a larger role in addressing the purported mental health crisis among students. More...

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Why there need to be more autistic characters in children’s books

The ConversationThe children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has written a new novel inspired by his autistic grandson, which is set to be published later this year. Flamingo Boy is set in the Camargue in the south of France during World War II and features a boy who “sees the world differently”. More...

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The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

The ConversationThe government defines “fundamental British values” as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths. Since 2014, teachers in English schools must promote these British values and their promotion is inspected by Ofsted. More...

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Mengapa anak-anak perlu diajarkan untuk membangun jejak digital yang positif

The ConversationKetimbang hanya mengajarkan anak-anak mengenai keamanan internet dan mengurangi jejak digital mereka, kita harusnya juga mendorong mereka untuk mengelola jejak digital positif yang akan menjadi aset bagi mereka di masa depan. More...

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