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TVET colleges to play part in economic transformation

TVET colleges to play part in economic transformation | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Blade Nzimande says TVET colleges offer mid-level skills required to develop students who are employable, but are woefully under-funded

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Life expectancy vs. health expenditure over time, 1970-2014

Life expectancy vs. health expenditure over time, 1970-2014 | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it

The following graph visualizes the relationship between life expectancy and health expenditure, for a number of OECD countries across the period 1970-2014. Two points are worth mentioning. Firstly, all countries in this graph have followed an upward trajectory (life expectancy increased as health expenditure increased), but the U.S. stands out as an exception following a much flatter trajectory; gains in life expectancy from additional health spending in the U.S. were much smaller than in the other high-income countries, particularly since the mid-1980s. And secondly, the gains for all countries (except for the U.S.) were not diminishing, as in the previous graph. This suggests that there are many other factors affecting life expectancy, that are not determined by healthcare spending. Indeed, as we have pointed out before, healthcare is just one of many inputs to produce health.here to edit the content


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Public investments in healthcare matter!
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Its not just how much you spend
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A Manifesto Against ‘Parenting’

A Manifesto Against ‘Parenting’ | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Caring for children shouldn’t be like carpentry, with a finished product in mind. We should grow our children, like gardeners.
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There is no evidence that "parenting" has predictable effect on what a child will become.
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6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater

6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Here are some simple steps anyone can take to start harvesting rainwater.
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How to harvest rainwater.
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An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science

An Illustrated Celebration of Trailblazing Women in Science | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Ada Lovelace, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Mae Jemison, and more pioneers who conquered curiosity against tremendous cultural odds.
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Women in Science. Yes she can!
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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help

Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
The more we know about past urbanization trends, the better we can understand contemporary ones.
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Re-imagining Cities: Alex Awiti at TEDxNairobi

Alex O. Awiti is the Director of the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University; a regional platform for policy oriented research, public engagement and ...
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Listen, learn ... then lead - Leadership Ted Talk

Listen, learn ... then lead - Leadership Ted Talk | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning -- and addressing the possibility of failure.

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City needs to prepare for climate change, councillor says - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

City needs to prepare for climate change, councillor says - Saskatoon StarPhoenix | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Climate change can evoke images of natural disasters, famines and large-scale global crises, but it can also have a big impact on items as mundane as snow removal, park maintenance and sewer system capacity.
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Visualizing Housing Policy's Impact on Inequality - Builder Magazine

Visualizing Housing Policy's Impact on Inequality - Builder Magazine | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
In this post, the Urban Institute tackles the growing affordability problem, calling for an overhaul of our national housing policy--particularly concerning rental assistance and tax policy.
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Professor Barry Brook on Livestock Agriculture and Climate Change

Professor Brook was listed by Cosmos as one of Australia's top 10 young scientists. Professor Brook emphasizes the need to recognize methane as a major ...
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Download PDF Food and the City Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

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Villages in China vanishing amid rapid urbanization - WantChinaTimes

Villages in China vanishing amid rapid urbanization - WantChinaTimes | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Feng Jicai, a novelist from Tianjin, said at a recent national conference that roughly 90,000 villages in China have disappeared over the past decade and he warned that the regeneration of old ...
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Teaching Truth in an Age of Misinformation and Fake News - by JULIE SMITH

Studies show that Americans are now spending up to eleven hours per day with electronic mass media. (source) While media content is not always produced to educate us, much of it does indeed educate our students about the world around them. How do we teach truth, then, when information travels at the speed of light …

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How Sitting Is Killing Us

We spend most of our days on our behinds, and that's taking a toll on everything from our health to our mood and creativity
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Storytelling 301: Site Content as Story

Storytelling 301: Site Content as Story | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
"Storytelling" can be more than just jargon. This post will show you six types of stories you can inject into your site content to develop a compelling, powerful brand story.
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How Rousseau Predicted Trump

How Rousseau Predicted Trump | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Pankaj Mishra on the Enlightenment philosopher and Heinrich Meier’s new book “On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life.”
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The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce

The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and vegetables means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry.
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Its simply immoral!
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A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011–2014

A geographically-resolved, multi-level Bayesian model is used to analyze the data presented in the U.S.
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Poor educational performance – the challenge for teachers and nations

Andreas Schleicher explores the long term consequences of students’ poor performance and how it could lead to further disengagement from school.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/coaching-instead-of-teaching-in-modern-education/

 


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Andreas Schleicher explores the long term consequences of students’ poor performance and how it could lead to further disengagement from school.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/coaching-instead-of-teaching-in-modern-education/

 

 

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Agriculture summit panelists say we should follow Australia's drought lead - Ventura County Star

Agriculture summit panelists say we should follow Australia's drought lead - Ventura County Star | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Panelists at the Ventura County Agricultural Summit think the key to managing water supplies could be higher water prices.
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Re-imagining Cities: Alex Awiti at TEDxNairobi

Alex O. Awiti is the Director of the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University; a regional platform for policy oriented research, public engagement and ...
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10 American Cities Lead the Way With Urban Agriculture Ordinances

10 American Cities Lead the Way With Urban Agriculture Ordinances | Alex O. Awiti | Scoop.it
Urban agriculture ordinances help light the way for would-be urban farmers, providing guidance and a sense of legitimacy.
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