25 février 2018

Business schools have a role to play in fighting corruption in Africa

The ConversationIn 2002, the African Union reported that Africa lost about USD$148 billion through corruption every year. This represented 25% of the continent’s combined GDP at the time. Nothing much has changed. More...

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Why poor parents in Nairobi choose private over free primary schools

The ConversationThe numbers of low cost private schools in low and middle income countries have exploded in recent years. These schools charge fees that are affordable to the poorest segment of the population, and often target these populations specifically. More...

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Design thinking can make kids see science - and themselves - differently

The ConversationOne of South Africa’s many complex challenges involves fixing and improving its education system. As part of this, the government has come up with a national strategy for three crucial teaching and learning areas: mathematics, science and technology. The aim is to strengthen how the subjects are taught using curricular methods and learning support materials. More...

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How corrupt local officials kill decent education in Africa

The ConversationThere’s no disputing that many African countries’ education systems are in trouble. Despite significant investment and some improvements linked to the push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, children in large parts of Africa are simply not being well taught or learning what is needed as they progress through the school system. More...

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Joining the dots: why education is key to preserving the planet

The ConversationThe evidence is clear: education changes lives, in ways that are often not fully understood.
For instance, quality education can help you live a longer, healthier life. This is because education equips you to approach health on a rational, informed basis stripped of superstition. Your own education can benefit others’ health, too: research from Malawi has showed that having educated people as close neighbours enhances your health. More...

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Want to solve complex health issues? Train scholars to think across disciplines

The ConversationVarious programmes have been developed to help scholars engage in multidisciplinary research. One of them is the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). The aim of the programme is to build a critical mass of effective researchers to improve health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. More...

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Media Waits for No One

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrDigital platforms and channels offer marketers jaw-dropping opportunity for efficiently targeting and managing your media campaigns. But are your approval protocols and business operations compromising your media strategy’s success. More...

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For Now, Facebook Remains the Primary Social Network for Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrBut as a result of recent changes at Facebook, higher ed social media strategists will have to work harder for their content to reach stakeholders. More...

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Balancing Act

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrThere’s never a good time for a crisis, but the months leading up to May 1, the all-important decision (and deposit) day, are particularly inconvenient. They are also prime time for crises to break, and if January has been an indication of how the rest of the spring semester will go, institutions should prepare for an extended media relations balancing act. More...

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Listen Carefully: Social Listening Reveals Deep Insights, Shapes Strategy

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrThere is little more critical to marketing success than the ability to listen. Reaching audiences, building trust and motivating action demand a keen awareness of the perceptions and conversations surrounding a brand. More...

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