06 juillet 2019

The government keeps talking about revamping VET – but is it actually doing it?

The ConversationThe vocational education and training (VET) sector is integral to Australia’s economy and the businesses and workforce that underpin it. The sector provides skills to 4.2 million students at 4,200 registered training providers. More...

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Some public schools get nearly 6 times as much funding, thanks to parents

The ConversationOur study, published in The Australian Educational Researcher journal, examined private levels of funding in public secondary schools. More...

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Education in South Africa: hits and misses over the past 25 years

The ConversationState of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and socio-economic state, highlight progress made and signal new policy directions for national government. It is a grand red carpet event, and the public (and markets) expectantly await reports of progress and new hope. More...

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Literature by Africans in the diaspora can help create alternative narratives

The ConversationCelebrated Ghanaian writer and academic Ama Ata Aidoo has no time for “Afropolitans”. This is a notion popularised by the self-described “multi-local” author Taiye Selasi. Afropolitans are a current, cosmopolitan generation of “Africans of the world”. More...

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How a pilot project in Kenya helps refugees go to university

The ConversationAcross the world, armed conflict, instability, drought and famine are driving more people from their homes for longer periods of time. On average, displacement lasts almost 20 years. This means that displaced children and youth are likely to experience most, if not all, of their education outside their countries of origin. More...

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Five things South Africa must get right for tech in schools to work

The ConversationSouth Africa says it is pushing ahead to grasp the many opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a commission of experts to explore what this fusing of the physical, digital and biological worlds, driven by technology, will mean for the country. More...

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Bill Gates, Please Stay Away from Higher Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. He may be well-meaning, but Bill Gates is bad for education.
Fresh off his successful efforts to transform K-12 education through a combination of investment and support of policy initiatives such as the Common Core State Standards, Bill Gates has turned his eye toward higher education. More...

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Alaska Isn't a Bellwether...

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. ...it's a swan song.
There is wide, justifiable concern about the recently announced cuts in state funding to the University of Alaska, cuts described as “shocking” by the chancellor of the system's main campus. More...

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Wage-by-Major Statistics: Transparency to What End?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerWhat if those wage-by-major statistics obscure more than they reveal. A guest post from Zachary Bleemer on complications to the dream of transparency. More...

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Not Summer Break

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John WarnerOn Twitter the other day I made an offhand observation: “If teachers have summers off, why is every teacher in my feed talking about all the books they’re reading in preparation for the fall and who they’re going to re-do their curricula based on their learning.” More...

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