17 novembre 2015

More Support for 'Lingua' Editors

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. More library and higher education groups on Thursday threw their support behind the editors of the linguistics journal Lingua, upping the pressure on publisher Elsevier. Read more...

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Elsevier Battle Escalates

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Elsevier doesn't always respond in detail to criticism that advocates for open access direct at the journal publishing giant. Open-access supporters say publishing can have high academic quality and be free online without the high subscription prices Elsevier charges. The company says its critics underestimate the true costs of publishing. Read more...

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11 novembre 2015

Latest edition of Advocate out now

By Jeannie Rea. With the advent of the Turnbull Governmentt, the latest edition of Advocate (vol. 22, no. 3) analyses the Coalition’s approach to higher education and research, arguing that privatisation and commercialisation are still framing any debate. More...

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02 novembre 2015

The editor is deceased: Fake science journals hit new low

Ottawa Citizen	HomepageBy Tom Spears. Academic fraud has reached a new level of deceit as a “predatory” journal that prints low-quality research for cash has stolen the identities of a dead doctor and the head of a Canadian science funding agency.

Sir Richard Doll was an eminent British epidemiologist who was among the first to realize that smoking causes lung cancer. He died in 2005, aged 92. More...

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Google’s Court Victory Is Good for Scholarly Authors. Here’s Why.

By . The Authors Guild has lost the latest round of the copyright battle that it brought against Google more than a decade ago. And though the guild has decried the appellate court’s ruling as "damaging" to authors, it is nothing of the sort. More...

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01 novembre 2015

Five myths about academic editing

By Brian Bloch. Writing skills and academic skills are clearly not one and the same.
There is no doubt a correlation between the two, but even truly outstanding researchers do not always write well. Likewise, their work is not always well edited or translated. More...

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29 octobre 2015

Equal Opportunity for Deeper Learning

HomeOut of concern that the nation’s schools—particularly those working  with traditionally underserved populations—are not adequately preparing all students to succeed in college and careers, education policymakers have launched a series of major reform efforts in recent years. Most prominent among these are two initiatives that call for fundamental changes in the areas of curriculum and assessment: the Common Core State Standards and new common assessments that measure college and career readiness.
In the face of these changes, which call for a shift to deeper learning, many schools will need to transform their teaching methods, organizational systems, and approaches to leadership. When it comes to creating a rich learning environment, schools serving low-income students and students of color tend to have the furthest distance to travel. Many have struggled to maintain a broad curriculum and felt forced to focus on test preparation in the face of budget cuts, high-stakes exams, and increased segregation of students on the basis of race and socioeconomic status. Successful implementation of these major new policy initiatives will thus need to overcome inequities in funding, learning opportunities, and learning conditions that are pervasive in the American educational system and that contribute to the persistence of the so-called “achievement gap.”
This report addresses the issue of equity in a crucial dimension: teaching and learning. Pedro Noguera, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Diane Friedlaender argue that, to ensure equity in access to deeper learning, practices and policies must address the context for education both outside and inside of schools. To enable low-income students to learn deeply and successfully, schools that serve them must offer a high-quality instructional experience and the wraparound services that can help ameliorate the stressful conditions they experience in their communities.
This report is part of Jobs For the Future's Deeper Learning Research Series. More...

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Macmillan to Merge Higher Education, New Ventures Units

OLDaily, by Stephen DownesBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Macmillan to Merge Higher Education, New Ventures Units
EdSurge, 2015/10/28
Macmillan is consolidating its learning division with some of its publishing products to consolidate around education. The affected divisions are Higher Education and New Ventures. More...

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27 octobre 2015

Publikationen zur Bildungsinitiative

http://www.stifterverband.info/__resources/images/logos/stifterverband_logo.jpgMit der Zeitschrift CARTA 2020 begleitet der Stifterverband seine Bildungsinitiative. Das 60-seitige Magazin lag am 22. Januar 2015 der Wochenzeitung "Die Zeit" mit einer Auflage von rund 600.000 Exemplaren bei. CARTA 2020 richtet sich an die wissenschafts- und bildungsinteressierte Öffentlichkeit, an Vertreter aus Politik und Wirtschaft sowie an Akteure im Hochschulsystem und im Wissenschafts- und Bildungswesen. Mehr...

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26 octobre 2015

Still ‘publish or perish' under research funding policy

By Emanuela Carleschi. The South African government’s research funding policy has long been criticised by academics. The policy has three major weaknesses. Read more...

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