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How Big Data Traps People in Poverty

How Big Data Traps People in Poverty | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
There’s no question that algorithms can help humans make difficult decisions more efficiently and accurately. Big data has the power to improve lives, and it often does. But absent a human touch, its single-minded efficiency can further isolate groups that are already at society’s margins.
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Childhood Poverty Affects Brain Development; Early Nurturing Crucial

Childhood Poverty Affects Brain Development; Early Nurturing Crucial | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Researchers say more nurturing may protect children from brain changes linked to poverty.
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" Joan Luby researcher of the Washington University said there's been a lot of research showing poverty has negative effects on development, but this is the first study to suggest what it is about poverty which is so detrimental to the developing brain.

 

Among children living in poverty, the researchers identified changes in the brain that can lead to lifelong problems like depression, learning difficulties and limitations in the ability to cope with stress. The study showed the extent of those changes was influenced strongly by whether parents were nurturing."

 

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Gender Empowerment and Education

"In this exclusive, unedited interview, 'I Am Malala' author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban's rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help out overseas and stresses the importance of education."


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analise moreno's curator insight, October 14, 2014 8:01 PM

This was one of our focuses last chapter. I totally agree with this because woman and as well as men deserve education they need education to have a successful life. I like how she describes this so well and thoroughly she talks about what she wants and needs in her life.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 2015 4:10 PM

unit 3 or 6

Raychel Johnson's curator insight, May 25, 2015 8:42 PM

Summary: In this interview, Jon Stewart talks with Malala Yousafzai, a girl who outwardly fought for women's education, and in doing so, was shot by the Taliban. Even now, she continues to fight for women's equality and their right to education, after she won her Nobel Peace Prize. 

 

Insight: In this interview, the main topic is gender equality, and how it can lead to better education for women, which, in turn, gives women more power. Although developed countries, especially in Western Europe, already display high gender equality, more developing countries, especially in the Middle East, have hardly anything close to gender equality. Even with low amounts of gender equality, people like Malala and advocates in Western countries are striving towards this goal of gender equality.