Posts Tagged ‘education



18
Jun
08

ON AIR: Are we over-educated?

Ros, Chloe and Mark are in Glasgow for tonight’s special broadcast from the Civicus Youth Assembly. The presentations have been made, and a vote taken for which of the four debates below we’re going to talk about tonight.

Are we overeducated? won by a good margin so keep posting your comments below….

Should 16 year olds be allowed to vote? came second, so we’ll probably talk about that too.

Chola and Susan from Zambia proposed the winner…

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16
Jun
08

Have you got a head for figures?

Can you do sums without using your fingers? Or do you need them to count on or to press the buttons on your computer or calculator? Just for a bit of fun – see how fast you are at our unscientific maths test.
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13
Mar
08

Should we learn in our native languages?

Hello. I’m Arnaud a Rwandan who lives in Cameroon. I say that children who start learning in their native languages rather than French or English are better educated than those who take-off with English and French. Do you agree?

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04
Mar
08

Should boys and girls be taught separately?

A feature on the New York Times website which caught my eye today makes fascinating reading. It starts by introducing Leonard Sax, an American doctor who is abandoning his career to become a full-time advocate of single-sex education. Continue reading ‘Should boys and girls be taught separately?’

29
Feb
08

Are we getting dumber?

Susan Jacoby says we are in her book ‘The Age of American Unreason’. She argues her point in this article in the Washington Post. She’s ready to come on to the programme on Monday to talk about her views.

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