21 avril 2019

Social media: should you share pictures of your children online?

The ConversationGwyneth Paltrow – who has 5.3m Instagram followers – reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a picture of her on social media. Whoever you sympathise with, the incident has sparked a broader discussion about how much parents should share about their children online. More...

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Putin’s plagiarism, fake Ukrainian degrees and other tales of world leaders accused of academic fraud

The ConversationBut academic fraud is nothing new – and it wasn’t invented in the United States. In certain countries, my research on academic corruption attests, some public officials have built their entire political careers on the false pretense of scholastic achievement.
Accusations against Putin first surfaced in 2006, when an investigation by the Brookings Institution alleged he copied about 16 pages of his 200-page Ph.D. dissertation from other sources.
Twelve years later, the Russian strongman found himself defending against accusations that his dissertation had been ghostwritten. According to former Russian legislator Olga Litvinenko, Putin’s dissertation was written by her father, Vladimir Litvinenko, Putin’s academic advisor and the rector of Saint Petersburg Mining University. More...

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Being black in a white skin: students with albinism battle prejudice

The ConversationMyths and stereotypes about albinism abound. People with the condition are called derogatory names, like inkawu – the Nguni term for white baboon – and isishawa, a Zulu word for a person who is cursed. They are stared at, and must field ignorant questions. More...

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It will take critical, thorough scrutiny to truly decolonise knowledge

The ConversationIt has become unfashionable to admit that one doesn’t really understand what phrases like “decolonising knowledge” or “a decolonised curriculum” mean. This is unfortunate. The process of coming to understand what decolonisation of knowledge might be is essential to achieving it – and that process is definitely not yet complete. More...

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How partnerships enriched the learning for Nairobi slum children

The ConversationEight years of research in low-income neighbourhoods of Nairobi have opened my eyes to the significant role of school, family and community partnerships. Not only are they crucial for student achievement, they can narrow the performance gap between children in high and low income settings. More...

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Kenya’s universities need deep reform – not just a hike in fees

The ConversationVice-chancellors of Kenya’s 33 public universities are demanding a three-fold tuition fee increase. They point out that the proposed fee increase will merely meet the actual cost of providing university education. More...

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A new language doesn’t hamper kids learning. Other things do

The ConversationSouth Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. There are 11 official languages and several other minority languages. But English continues to be preferred as the language of learning and teaching. More...

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Academics can change the world – if they stop talking only to their peers

The ConversationResearch and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates. More...

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Pagers, Smartphones, and the Cost of Progress

By Joshua Kim. What is the pager of higher ed. More...

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A Book Addict's Defense of the Smartphone

By Joshua Kim. A counterargument to the emerging conventional wisdom. More...

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