10 university flashpoints over free speech

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Free speech – too much of it or too little of it – has become one of the thorniest and most emotive subjects for universities.
At what point do strongly held views become extremism or hate speech?
There have been violent flashpoints, particularly in ..

Textbook revolution

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Turkey's schools have begun the new academic year with a controversial curriculum that leaves out the theory of evolution and brings in the concept of jihad.
For Turkey's Islamist-rooted government, the idea is for a new “education of value..

Are IQ tests biased or meaningless?

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Since my last foray into the world of intelligence testing, I’ve done a lot of reading about the idea that a) IQ tests are culturally biased and b) that the entire concept of intelligence is culturally biased. I want to preface my conclusions by reit..

How can teachers become more evidence-informed?

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Shaun Allison, Director of Research School and Deputy Headteacher, Durrington High School writes for the SSAT network.
In recent years there has been a significant shift in the teaching profession – one that is to be applauded. A growing number of t..