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Risk averse parents……….apparently not in Lisbon, Portugal

You knew it, didn’t you? Over the last 20 years, adults (both teachers and parents) have been on a track to eliminate failure and risk from our children’s lives. We are afraid our kids are too fragile, and may diminish … Continue reading

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Aussie teachers tell it as it is……………………

To all those who have ever worked in the education sector and have heard every conceivable excuse / complaint from both students and particularly parents about what the school or teachers are doing / not doing to support students I … Continue reading

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Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to.

Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to, according to new research. Figures show that 58 per cent of employers rated work experience as “the most popular qualification among those … Continue reading

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Britain lags behind Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary in damning worldwide education league table

UK ranked 30 out of 142 countries despite having some of the best schools Lithuania is 28th for education while being in bottom third of economies Hungary is eight places higher than UK in spite of an economy ranked 83rd. … Continue reading

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How much is a degree really worth?

Graduates don’t get more buck for a degree from a higher ranking university, it’s hard work that counts – Ian Walker At a time of continuing nervousness – and misunderstanding – over the costs of higher education, hard evidence of what … Continue reading

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The new suffragettes: Shirin Ebadi – the campaigner who has become an international figurehead for women’s rights

A Nobel peace prize 10 years ago has done little to reduce the threats faced by the most charismatic champion of democratic rights for women in Iran. Death threats that forced her to seek exile in London have failed to … Continue reading

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University applications recovering

University applications are showing signs of rising again after last year’s sharp decline University applications in the UK are continuing to show a modest improvement on last year, according to figures from the Ucas admissions service. The figures for April … Continue reading

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