22 avril 2018

Does wearing a school uniform improve student behavior?

The ConversationAccording to the US Department of Education, wearing a uniform can decrease the risk of violence and theft, instill discipline and help school officials recognize intruders who come to the school. More...

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Why double-majors might beat you out of a job

The ConversationNew research we conducted recently shows that double majors fare better in another way as well: They are more innovative. More...

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Active shooter drills may reshape how a generation of students views school

The ConversationRecent school shootings and the March for Our Lives rallies held in cities around the world on March 24 have rekindled debates over how to keep students safe. More...

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Federal spending bill deals blow to school safety research

The ConversationLong before the current state of heightened attention to school shootings, my colleagues and I began a two-year study of school safety and the role of law enforcement officers in public schools. More...

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This ‘Final Four’ takes place over the board – with talent from around the world

The ConversationWhile millions of Americans plan to watch the Final Four of college basketball on TV this weekend, I plan to check out a livestream of the Final Four of College Chess. More...

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Much of what you think you know about Linda Brown – a central figure in Brown v. Board of Education – is wrong

The ConversationAs the nation commemorates the life of Linda Brown Thompson – the public face of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case – Brown is being celebrated as a heroic young girl from Topeka who “brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.”
But the story behind the historic Supreme Court case, as I plan to show in my forthcoming book, “Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954,” is much more complex than the highly inaccurate but often-repeated tale about the case. More...

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Expats beware: losing confidence in your mother tongue could cost you a job

The ConversationWhen a former PhD candidate recently asked me to write a reference for her, I found myself facing an unexpected dilemma. She is a wonderful person and a brilliant scientist whom any employer should consider themselves lucky to recruit, and I’m delighted to provide a reference saying just that. More...

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Facebook data: why ethical reviews matter in academic research

The ConversationWhen the Facebook data of 50m users was collected by Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan, his actions reportedly came to the attention of colleagues who regarded his subsequent use of the data as unethical. More...

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Universities must tackle sexual violence on and off campus

The ConversationA student-led campaign to end sexual violence at universities – Revolt Sexual Assault (RSA) – published the results of a national student survey last month. Working in collaboration with The Student Room, the findings show that 70% of female students and 26% of male students have experienced sexual violence – and almost one in ten female students have been raped at university. More...

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Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

The ConversationRacism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting “we hate the blacks” outside her room in her halls of residence. Unfortunately, this incident is far from isolated. More...

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