02 novembre 2015

Toilet Paper Inequity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As exposés go, it may not rank up there with the Pentagon Papers, but student journalists have captured the attention of Ryerson University, in Canada, and national coverage there with an investigation of differential toilet papers. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:46 - - Permalien [#]

21 octobre 2015

Education and taxes can't reduce inequality

By Peter R. Orszag. Very often, proposals to even out income inequality advise one of two things: Expand people's access to education and/or raise the top tax rates. Yet even a big increase in the share of people with a college degree would have only a minimal effect on earnings inequality, research has shown. And now it turns out that a substantial increase in the top marginal tax rate wouldn't do any better. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 21:01 - - Permalien [#]

18 octobre 2015

How to fix inequality? It's time for research universities to step up

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. There is an open secret among the higher education intelligentsia that should give pause to any parent who hopes to send a child to college someday—and to anybody who worries about growing inequality in America. The greatest predictor of success in American higher education isn’t a student’s grades or SAT scores; it’s family income and zip code. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:19 - - Permalien [#]

15 octobre 2015

Are the world’s schools making inequality worse?

educationtodayBy William Schmidt. The answer appears to be yes. Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to a study published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:48 - - Permalien [#]

05 octobre 2015

Moving access from the margins to the mainstream

By Graeme Atherton. What is the common denominator that binds universities and university systems across the world? It is not research excellence, good teaching or a social mission – it is unequal access. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:49 - - Permalien [#]

01 octobre 2015

Universities are reaching out - but some disadvantaged students remain hidden

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Anand Shukla. If widening participation efforts are to pay off, universities must do more to find the young people who remain under the radar. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:41 - - Permalien [#]

30 septembre 2015

Data reveals stark gaps in grad rates between poor, wealthy students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income peers. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:45 - - Permalien [#]

28 septembre 2015

Curriculum reform merely reproduces social inequality

By Nicola Jenvey. A transformation policy for higher education introducing flexibility into the undergraduate degree time frame failed to see how the solution was merely reproducing the social inequalities it sought to address, according to Dr Lester Brian Shawa, a senior lecturer in higher education training and development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 00:05 - - Permalien [#]

27 septembre 2015

L’école française, championne des inégalités sociales ?

The ConversationPar . Jusqu’au seuil du vingt et unième siècle, nous pouvions croire, et certains y croyaient, que nous avions l’école la meilleure du monde. Avec les enquêtes PISA mises en œuvre sous l’égide de l’OCDE à partir de 2000, cette croyance s’est effondrée. Suite...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:05 - - Permalien [#]

Inégalités scolaires : quelles pistes politiques ?

The ConversationPar . Les comparaisons internationales éclairent les racines de la spécificité française en terme d’inégalités scolaires, et même si elles ne sauraient révéler un « one best way », elles peuvent suggérer des pistes politiques, dans un domaine où les pays gardent une certaine maîtrise. Suite...

Posté par pcassuto à 12:04 - - Permalien [#]