21 avril 2019

South Africa’s youth speak out on the high cost of finding work

The ConversationThe voices of the youth are often neglected in discussions about the problems they encounter in finding work. Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges young people face globally. More...

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Why we need to teach political philosophy in schools

The ConversationWhat is the spectre haunting Europe today? It’s simple. The thing that truly dogs us, that really drags at our heels, is ignorance. Ignorance of the fundamental ideas at the heart of politics. Ignorance of the key terms of political argument: liberty, equality, power, justice, and so on. Ignorance of the subject matter of political philosophy. More...

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Five things I wish I knew when I left school

The ConversationI could fill a book with the things I wish I’d known when I left school – how to iron, how to put up a shelf, how invaluable learning languages is. More...

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Is technology making us dumber or smarter? Yes

The ConversationThe smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. More...

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Bhupen Khakhar’s London show is compelling – but opportunities for artists in India are limited

The ConversationToday the first international retrospective of Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar’s work opens at Tate Modern. More...

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Will the internships program help young people get jobs?

The ConversationThere are many different reasons why a young person might not end up securing a job. Even having a university degree doesn’t mean you will necessarily find work straight away. In fact, research shows that it now takes a young person, on average, 4.7 years to find full-time employment after graduating. More...

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Happy families? Male acceptance of equality in the home could define the future

The ConversationAs we approach the UN International Day of Families, only the foolhardy would try and predict the future of family groups. Previous attempts have, in fact, failed. William J Goode, writing in the early 1960s during the “golden age of marriage”, saw convergence towards the Western-style conjugal family as an inevitable consequence of industrialisation. More...

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Cuban schools’ focus on ‘good values’ holds global lessons

The ConversationCuba’s education system is incredibly successful. But not much attention has been paid to the philosophical structure underpinning this system: the idea that education can be more effective, meaningful and successful if it’s informed, accompanied and guided by an appropriate values or belief system. More...

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University clearing: a view for and against

The ConversationLast year 41,530 students went into clearing – the process universities use to fill spaces they have left on courses with those who didn’t make it into their first choice – meaning roughly 10% of all students found their way to university this way. But does the system actually work. More...

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Fighting fire with fire is unlikely to stem Kenya student unrest

The ConversationOngoing student unrest in Kenya has seen at least 100 schools set alight. Many have been closed, with 6,000 students thought to have been sent home early in the process. The shocking acts of destruction of school and student property have led the country to seek answers for the causes of this delinquent behaviour. More...

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