21 avril 2019

A burning question: why are Kenyan students setting fire to their schools?

The ConversationOver the past few years, students have set fire to hundreds of secondary schools across Kenya. The tally includes more than 120 cases in 2016 alone. Why students are setting fire to their schools has been the topic of repeated investigations by police, education officials, government inquiries and journalists. More...

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Why pushing undocumented children out of schools won’t help bring down net migration

The ConversationLeaked cabinet papers seen by the BBC suggest that back when she was home secretary, Theresa May wanted schools to carry out immigration checks and withdraw school places offered to children of parents unlawfully in the UK. More...

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PISA results: four reasons why East Asia continues to top the leaderboard

The ConversationThe results speak for themselves. The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been released – and, once again, East Asian countries have ranked the highest in both tests. More...

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Collaboration and teamwork could improve South Africa’s health system

The ConversationSouth Africa’s public health system has many shortcomings. There aren’t enough health professionals to serve the 84% of patients who rely on the public sector. The situation is made worse by a growing burden of disease and the population’s increasingly complex health needs. For example, many people living with HIV may also have a non-communicable disease such as hypertension. More...

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The problem with Snow White, and what Scandinavia can teach us about it

The ConversationIn Stockholm’s Nicolaigarden pre-school, the teachers do not read Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the students. Rather, its library holds children’s books that show different types of heroes and a diversity of family models (including those with single parents, adoptive children, and same-sex parents). More...

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The gap between rich and poor students going to university has reached record levels

The ConversationThe news that Bristol university plans to lower entry grades for disadvantaged students living in the city, comes as new figures show the gap between rich and poor children winning degree places has reached record levels. More...

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Teaching and learning in a post-truth world

The ConversationIn today’s post-truth environment, university educators face new challenges. Their students are surrounded by a broader spectrum of ideologies and beliefs than ever. Some are fuelled by the US alt-right movement and the growth of similar identitarian movements across Europe. More...

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School dress ‘debate’ is a nonsense: just have a range of options, and let students choose

The ConversationFor Australians growing up on a diet of American film and TV, seeing their parade of chic and shocking school outfits can only ever bristle. Here, uniform is king; over yonder it’s been a rarity since the 1960s. More...

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Why learn spelling or maths if there’s an app for that?

The ConversationThere is no doubt that digital technologies have disrupted our modes of teaching. The resources and inputs into teaching have changed to incorporate computer-aided approaches such as “flipped” classrooms, mobile-phone-enabled interactions, video capturing of lectures and enhanced mixed realities. More...

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Seven academic books that helped to shape modern Britain

The ConversationTo celebrate the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books over the course of modern history, seven specialists share the book they believe has been most influential on modern British culture and society, as part of Academic Book Week. More...

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