22 avril 2018

Why ‘safe spaces’ at universities are a threat to free speech

The ConversationThe idea of universities being a “safe space” was until recently an issue that was unique to the US. Now the UK has experienced an upswing in incidents in which so-called “safe space” policies have reportedly threatened the right to free speech in British universities. More...

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Cyberbullies are also victims – they need help too

The ConversationCyberbullying is very different to traditional bullying. Relationships between victims and perpetrators do not need to be physically close, they don’t need to be in the same class or even in the same school, for example. More...

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University lecturer explains why academics are striking over pension cuts

The ConversationUniversity staff across the UK are striking over changes to their pensions. Academics at 64 universities, who are members of the University and College Union (UCU) and who are signed up to a defined benefit pension scheme (known as USS), are faced with cuts that could leave them significantly worse off in retirement. More...

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Underpaid and undervalued: the reality of childcare work in the UK

The ConversationDespite the important job they do, wages for people working in childcare tend to be low. These workers earn less than the average wage across all UK employment sectors and barely half that of qualified teachers. More...

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Pinjaman bagi mahasiswa miskin untuk kesetaraan akses pendidikan tinggi

The ConversationBanyak orang tua menyadari bahwa membesarkan anak yang bisa menguasai dua bahasa dapat memberi mereka sebuah keuntungan dibanding membesarkan anak-anak yang hanya menguasai satu bahasa. Dalam kompetisi global, generasi muda diharuskan menguasai setidaknya dua bahasa, yang salah satunya adalah bahasa internasional. More...

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Tiga strategi membesarkan anak dengan dua bahasa

The ConversationBanyak orang tua menyadari bahwa membesarkan anak yang bisa menguasai dua bahasa dapat memberi mereka sebuah keuntungan dibanding membesarkan anak-anak yang hanya menguasai satu bahasa. Dalam kompetisi global, generasi muda diharuskan menguasai setidaknya dua bahasa, yang salah satunya adalah bahasa internasional. More...

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4 charts show why Trump’s tariffs will hurt everyone – not just China

The ConversationOn March 22, the Trump administration lobbed its second volley in a planned escalation of punitive trade measures against America’s trading partners.
The latest salvo targets China, the largest U.S. trading partner, and covers a much wider range of products than the first set of tariffs, which focused on steel and aluminum. More...

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The Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland at 20 – The Anthill podcast

The ConversationIt’s been 20 years since the Belfast Agreement paved the way for a relatively peaceful end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The deal was made on Good Friday that year, April 10, 1998, and has become known since as the Good Friday Agreement. More...

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Nurses don’t need bursaries – here are four reasons why

The ConversationThe UK government’s decision to stop bursaries in England was met with protests, especially by the Royal College of Nursing. Proponents of the bursaries argued that it would exacerbate current nursing shortages. We need to attract more candidates, not drive them away, they argued, especially older women from lower socio-economic groups. More...

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Macron’s mercenaries: police violence and neoliberal ‘reform’ in France

The ConversationHistorians of the May 1968 protests may have rebuffed Emmanuel Macron’s outlandish proposal for an official state commemoration of the imminent 50th anniversary, but it seems the president is gearing up for his own anti-celebration: total war on France’s social settlement. More...

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