In der Schule gelten Mädchen fleißig und artig, Jungs dagegen als rauffreudig und faul. Studien bestätigen diese Klischees. Kann getrennter Unterricht die Lösung sein?
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Three former addicts tell their stories of gambling at university – and explain what can be done to prevent more young people falling into the trap
The cocktail of new-found freedom at university, easy availability of borrowed money and the ever-present opportunity to gamble has driven some students to academic failure, bankruptcy and mental health problems.
Gambling is a growing issue for students at British universities. The Gambling Commission estimated that more than 100,000 students are in debt due to their habit, with one in four of those indebted beyond £10,000.Continue reading...
Hunched over on dirty stairs, surrounded by other students either crying or squealing, I struggled to open the envelope because my hands were shaking so much. The page inside listed grades of A, A and B. It took me several long, confused seconds to process that these were my A-level results. Just two years earlier, I’d been told me to expect – and apply to university on the basis of getting – CCD.
The University and College Union (UCU) has this week called for an end to university applications being based on predicted grades. Research by UCL’s Institute of Education back in 2016 found that over three years, 84% of predictions for three A-levels or equivalent had been inaccurate.Continue reading...
Culture secretary condemns unsupervised access to smartphones and urges more heads to ban them in schools
The culture secretary has said it is up to parents to set boundaries around their children’s use of the internet and has condemned unlimited and unsupervised access to smartphones.
Matt Hancock, whose brief includes digital issues, agreed parenting in the digital era was difficult but he said it was not impossible and he urged parents to set boundaries around new technology in the same way they have always set boundaries for their children.
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In Manchester, groundbreaking economics courses are giving locals the means to challenge some of society’s received wisdom – for free.
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In a makeshift classroom, nine lay people are battling some of the greatest economists of all time – and they appear to be winning. Just watch what happens to David Ricardo, the 18th-century father of our free-trade system. In best BBC voice, one of the group reads out Ricardo’s words: “Economics studies how the produce of the Earth is distributed.”
Not good enough, says another, Brigitte Lechner. Shouldn’t economists study how to meet basic needs? “We all need a roof over our heads, we all need to survive.” Nor does the Earth belong solely to humans. Her judgment is brisk. “Ricardo was talking tosh.”Continue reading...