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Prison education programs have been shown to lead to better employment rates for those who have served time. In 2007, I gave someone a second chance. I was in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution recruiting women for a new program for people returning from prison that I was running in New York City. A woman approached me and handed me her portfolio. It was basically a detailed resume of her accomplishments, skills and goals for the future. Over a two-year period before this, I had visited at least six female facilities in New York and ...
9 hours ago · From The_Conversation_USA
Según una encuesta del Eurobarómetro de 2014, el 77% de los consumidores de la Unión Europea (UE) prefieren reparar sus productos que comprarlos nuevos, pero al final tienen que reemplazarlos o desecharlos porque están desengañados por el coste de las reparaciones y el servicio postventa. La culpa es de la llamada obsolescencia programada o final anticipado e imprevisto para el consumidor de la vida útil de un producto. Por ejemplo, si usamos una impresora que nos ha costado 35€ y a las 1000 impresiones deja de funcionar, qué hacemos:…
22 hours ago · From The_Conversation_Spain
Dans une entreprise, un faible écart de salaires produit un sentiment de solidarité et stimule la coopération. Les « gilets jaunes » ont ravivé la question de la justice salariale. Si l’on s’accorde en général pour définir qu’un salaire jugé juste est celui qui attribue une rétribution proportionnellement à une contribution, le mouvement né mi-novembre 2018 rappelle que les critères du besoin et de l’égalité ont aussi leur importance.
23 hours ago · From The_Conversation_France
Si les nouveaux profs ont une pratique courante du numérique, il ne sont pas si partants qu’on l’imagine pour guider leurs élèves dans les méandres du web. Ce lundi 18 mars 2019 débute la trentième semaine de la presse à l’école, sur le thème de « l’information sans frontière ». Accompagnés de leurs enseignants, les élèves s’apprêtent à découvrir les coulisses des rédactions, à monter leur propre journal, à manier micros et caméras. Un point d’orgue dans leur formation à la culture de l’information ?
23 hours ago · From The_Conversation_France
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Mention hazardous drinking and most of us imagine teenagers or students getting drunk, causing havoc and filling our emergency departments on a Friday night.
10.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
News of China’s social credit system has been making waves across media outlets for months. Some publications are going soft on the massive surveillance state, saying it is not as bad as it seems (it is), while others are referring to it as something straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four (again, it is).
17.12.2018 · From Fee
A traumatic memory can be near impossible to shake. Most of what you experience leaves no trace in your memory. Learning new information often requires a lot of effort and repetition – picture studying for a tough exam or mastering the tasks of a new job. It’s easy to forget what you’ve learned, and recalling details of the past can sometimes be challenging.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
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SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they've ever been. Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with traditional media like books and movies is fundamentally different.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
While textbooks have been said to be on their way, they are still a mainstay in higher education. The textbook has been declared dead many times over. Progressive educator John Dewey decried the “text-book fetish” back in the 1890s. Former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wished out loud for textbooks to become obsolete. Articles on the demise of textbooks regularly appear with each new school year.
06.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_USA
On August 15 1918, a German steamship called the Lothringen reached Melbourne from Antwerp after 47 days at sea. Without access to telegraphy during their journey, the sailors had no idea that war had broken out between the German and British Empires. When the Lothringen docked here, a company of naval officers informed the Germans on board of the news.
09.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia
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The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations for children’s ongoing development into adulthood. This in turn makes a difference to the productivity of society at large. Communities are important environments in which young children grow and develop.
23.10.2018 · From The_Conversation_Australia