24 février 2017

Strengthening economic resilience: What lessons to draw from the post-1970s record of severe recessions and financial crises

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Major global crises such as the 2008-09 episode are mercifully rare, but severe recessions have been quite frequent among OECD countries over the past four decades.  Even when they do not inflict long-lasting economic damages, they often entail significant costs in terms of foregone income and high unemployment. More...

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20 février 2017

New financing compact needed to avert learning crisis, urges Education Commission

By Beckie Smith. The world is in danger of falling short of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring all children receive a quality education by 2030 unless governments worldwide take decisive action on education spending, the high-level International Commission on Financing Education Opportunity has warned. More...

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19 février 2017

Endowment returns sink lowest since the financial crisis

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. University endowments posted the lowest investment returns since the 2008 financial crisis, yet schools upped their spending in fiscal 2016, according to a survey released Tuesday by CommonFund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. More...

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18 février 2017

Is there a crisis in public education?

The ConversationBy . For some, such as the authors of the review of the Australian Curriculum, the problem lies in the need for schools to pay greater attention to “the impact of Western civilisation and Judeo-Christianity on Australia’s development”. More...

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17 février 2017

Endowments Take a Hit

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. College and university endowments’ net returns declined for the second straight year in 2016, dropping into negative territory and posting their worst results since the depths of the financial crisis. Read more...

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06 février 2017

The Crisis of Higher Education in India: How can public policy and governance reforms help?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour The Indian higher education system is facing a crisis that is affecting its ability to build world class higher education institutions. Issues relating to quality, access and equity are some of the significant challenges of the higher education system in India. The historic context of the evolution of higher education system in India had focused on expansion and access with a view to providing opportunities for higher education to large number of aspiring students. This effort to expand the higher education system has led to a situation where quality and excellence have been given lesser importance. Since the Indian independence in 1947, there has been a significant expansion of higher education in both the public and private sectors with a stronger impetus since 1980s in private higher education. More...

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31 janvier 2017

Student mobility: Are you prepared for managing a crisis?

By . What would you say to a student who walks into the international office asking for a recommendation of a student exchange destination that is guaranteed to be safe? How does one balance ‘opening doors to the world’ for the students and managing the risks that are related to mobility? Is your institution prepared to act if something unexpected happens? How do you support your students to be prepared for the unexpected. More...

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26 janvier 2017

The big issue: from universities to schools, the system is in crisis

The Guardian homeBy. The comments by the Department for Education that you quote in your front page story are somewhat selective in their interpretation of the higher education and research bill. More...

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12 janvier 2017

From economic crisis to crisis in economics

It would be easy to become very depressed at the state of economics in the current environment. Many experts, including economics experts, are simply being ignored. But the economic challenges facing us could not be greater: slowing growth, slowing productivity, the retreat of trade, the retreat of globalisation, high and rising levels of inequality. More...

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05 janvier 2017

Why the Coming Jobs Crisis Is Bigger Than You Think

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why the Coming Jobs Crisis Is Bigger Than You Think
Art Bilger, Knowledge@Wharton, 2016/12/15
This has come up in other discussions as well. "No matter which political party holds the White House or Congress, over the next 25 years, 47% of jobs will likely be eliminated by technology and globalization." Well then, won't new jobs replace the ones we lose? Maybe not. More...

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