21 avril 2019

Seeking truth among ‘alternative facts’

The ConversationPart of what I do as an archaeologist is judge between competing claims to truth. Indeed, you could say this is the entire purpose of science. Before we make a judgment about what is true, there are facts that have to be examined and weighed against one another. More...

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The long journey from a refugee camp to an Australian school

The ConversationThe final year of school is tough for a lot of kids. So much seems to be riding on this culmination of 12 years of study. More...

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How microfinance reduces gender inequality in developing countries

The ConversationAn increase in the proportion of women accessing microfinance services by just 15% could potentially reduce gender inequality, as measured by the Gender Inequality Index, by half in the average developing nation. The finding comes from a recent study published in Applied Economics Letters that also found that cultural characteristics can influence this relationship. More...

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How the humble comic book could become the next classroom superhero

The ConversationYou might think comics are just packed full of superheroes, funny animals and silly jokes, and you wouldn’t be far wrong. But while the term “comic book” might also bring to mind something that is outdated and just for young kids, what you might not know is that comics are being used to great effect in many classrooms and lecture theatres around the world. More...

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India: widespread food insecurity may be damaging children’s ability to learn – and the future economy

The ConversationThere has been an impressive expansion in school enrolment in India since the early 2000s. Despite this, India is in the midst of a “learning crisis”, with improvements in learning lagging behind increases in enrolment. More...

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Research finds lack of effective education policies in Indonesia

The ConversationIndonesian central government devolved its authority over the education sector to local governments more than 18 years ago. Since then, the delivery of basic education services depends on the capabilities of more than 500 district administrations across Indonesia. More...

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Why LeBron James’ I Promise School should be more like LeBron and not shy away from issues of race

The ConversationWhen it comes to dealing with issues of race and social justice, LeBron James has never been shy to speak his mind. More...

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Why are we so moved by the plight of the Notre Dame?

The ConversationScrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in the making, as people expressed their dismay and sorrow at the damage wrought. More...

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Notre-Dame de Paris: From searing emotion to the future rebirth of a World Heritage Site

The ConversationIn the light of the day, the extent of the destruction was stunning. The cathedral’s 93-metre spire had collapsed, two-thirds of the roof was destroyed and parts of the interior were grievously damaged. But thanks to the efforts of 500 firefighters, the structure of the cathedral itself was “saved and preserved in its entirety”, according to Jean-Claude Gallet, commander of the Paris Fire Brigade. Two towers with their immense bells still stand and many of the cathedral’s priceless treasures survived. More...

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How strong academic support can change university students’ lives

The ConversationIn South Africa tens of thousands of students leave universities each year without completing their degrees. They are largely being pushed out of the system due to funding issues and a lack of academic support. More...

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