05 avril 2019

Teaching in America’s prisons has taught me to believe in second chances

The ConversationIn 2007, I gave someone a second chance. I was in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recruiting women for a new program for people returning from prison that I was running in New York City. More...

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Student loans and ‘risk-sharing’ – the problem with penalizing colleges when graduates can’t pay

The ConversationThe idea is currently being considered by President Donald Trump. It has been championed by politicians at both ends of the political spectrum – from retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful. More...

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We need more teachers of color, so why do we use tests that keep them out of the classroom?

The ConversationStudents of color seldom see teachers who look like them. This is because many aspiring teachers of color are pushed out of the profession before they have a chance to start. It’s not poor performance in college courses or teaching internships that take the biggest toll. It is the standardized tests aspiring teachers must pass to earn a teaching license. More...

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Bagaimana meningkatkan kualitas universitas swasta, tempat mayoritas mahasiswa Indonesia kuliah

The ConversationUniversitas-universitas swasta di Asia, termasuk Indonesia, menghadapi empat masalah menurut riset Asian Development Bank. Masalah tersebut adalah (1) memperluas akses ke kampus swasta (meningkatkan jumlah mahasiswa, menyediakan bangku kuliah bagi yang kurang mampu secara finansial dan penyandang disabilitas), (2) kualitas perguruan tinggi swasta yang bervariasi, (3) biaya tinggi di universitas swasta, dan (4) sulit mendapat dukungan dana. More...

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Nigerian women entrepreneurs draw the short straw on education levels

The ConversationOne estimate is that 40% of Nigerian women are entrepreneurs. This fits into a pattern in sub-Saharan Africa which has the highest female entrepreneurship rate globally. More...

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Europe’s digitalisation delay: help via (higher) education

The ConversationEurope always has been a key player in the run for globalisation, and the European Union has opened up its markets internationally like no other region in the world. Yet as digitalisation has become the new globalisation, Europe is lagging. In areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, or the Internet of Things (IoT), the world’s champions are the United States and China. In this battle, the old continent is looking old indeed. More...

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Why Spain needs more feminism in the classroom

The ConversationIt was a crime that shocked all of Spain: Five men raped an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona’s running of the bulls in July 2016, in a brutal assault captured on tape by the attackers. More...

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Why learning another language is still a sign of privilege

The ConversationThere is a class divide in language education in England. Young people from working-class backgrounds in socially deprived areas are far less likely to choose, or have the opportunity, to study languages at secondary school, than their more affluent peers. More...

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The art and science of analyzing Big Data

The ConversationThere has been recent discussion on the existence of several different data gaps across economic, social and political divides – deficits that are left unaddressed at our own peril. But there is another deficit that has, I would argue, gone relatively unnoticed but is no less important: Canada’s skills gap in data analysis. More...

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