Research reveals females deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudice present present in children as well as adults
Women and girls are less likely to be seen as suited to brainy tasks, researchers have found, in the latest study to shed light on gender biases.
Female students do better at school and are more likely to go to university than their male peers. However, the latest study reveals that females are deemed intellectually inferior, and that such prejudices are present not only in adults of both sexes but in children too.Continue reading...
The Sutton Trust, when rightly calling for Oxford and Cambridge universities to “make greater use of contextual data in their admissions process” does not go far enough (Eight top schools dominate entry to Oxbridge, 7 December). A slim chance of success is not the only reason “high-flying pupils from state schools” are far less likely to apply for an Oxbridge place. Fear of humiliation in an interview designed to trip up all but the best prepared must play a significant role; those interviews must focus more on what the candidate knows, and how knowledge gaps can be filled. If private schools have to rely on “personalised mentoring and university preparation classes”, what chance do pupils coming from underfunded state schools have?
“Top” universities should not be choosing candidates schooled in their requirements and traditions, but offering opportunities to the genuinely talented, who gain good grades in spite of their backgrounds. A pupil with three grade Bs at A-level from a school in an impoverished area probably has more talent and innate ability than a pupil from a privileged background even if A-level grades are higher!Continue reading...
Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus – from men destined to be America’s future leaders
Last year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Maxwell Gruver, 19, a student at Louisiana State University, was found to have had a blood-alcohol level over .49 g/dl at the time of his death – just .31 is considered life-threatening.
“Nobody can physically drink that much ... You have to be forced to drink it,” his mother told ABC news. “It’s senseless. I mean, how is making your brother do all these things, and humiliating somebody, a brotherhood?”Continue reading...
Die Länder reformieren den Zugang zum Medizinstudium. Verlierer der Reform könnten diejenigen werden, die schon seit Jahren auf einen Platz hoffen.
Der Bund will das Grundgesetz ändern, um flächendeckend und direkt in Schulen investieren zu können. Baden-Württembergs Ministerpräsident leistet Widerstand - und zweifelt die Kompetenz des Bundes an.
Warum es so schwer ist, den "Digitalpakt Schule" rechtlich abzusichern - und wie es funktionieren könnte.
Intelligenz sei hochgradig vererbt, behaupten Forscher immer wieder. Richtig ist das Gegenteil: Die Gene haben kaum einen Effekt - es kommt auf die Förderung an.
Was von der Hamburger Reform des Mathe-Unterrichts zu halten ist? Wir fragen den Mathematik-Professor Janko Latschev.
Baden-Württembergs Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann verteidigt das Nein der Länder zur geplanten Grundgesetzänderung. Der Bund verfüge in Schulfragen nicht über die nötige Kompetenz.
University professors among hundreds who object to award of research job to Noah Carl
University of Cambridge professors and academics from around the world have criticised the appointment of a social scientist whose work they say has stoked “racist, xenophobic, fascist and anti-immigration rhetoric”.
A letter protesting about the appointment of Noah Carl to a prestigious research fellowship at St Edmund’s College claims that Carl’s work focuses on “academically discredited lines of inquiry” involving race and genetics.Continue reading...
Oxbridge does not represent Britain’s best or the brightest: let’s just get that out of the way. Many of the country’s most intelligent, thoughtful and perceptive people do not attend either Oxford or Cambridge. Both institutions are instead, disproportionately, attended by the best performing slice of the most economically privileged teenagers in the country. So the figures released today, which elicit a depressing sense of deja vu, that eight top schools send as many pupils to Oxbridge as three-quarters of all schools and colleges put together, might be shocking, but they are unsurprising. So are the findings that top performing state school students are much less likely to apply than their private school equivalents, or that private school pupils were seven times more likely to win a place than comprehensive students.Continue reading...
Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their death
In November 2018 Imperial College Business School announced that its students will be the first in the world to have live lectures delivered to them via hologram.
Just a month before that, it was announced that Amy Winehouse would be going on tour in 2019. The singer, who died seven years ago, will appear on stage as a hologram.Continue reading...