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A New Leader in the Push for Diversity of Thought on Campus

A New Leader in the Push for Diversity of Thought on Campus | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Professor Debra Mashek is leaving a tenured job at Harvey Mudd College to lead Heterodox Academy.
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Leadership within education is always a challenge, but in the rapidly changing technology landscape we now work in, it seems even more daunting. I've collected some interesting reflections on educational leadership here. Enjoy!
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Five ways to improve leadership in universities

Five ways to improve leadership in universities | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Troubled times call for strong leaders – so with tough challenges ahead, higher education needs to be looking forward
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What drives an elite ‘super tutor’?

What drives an elite ‘super tutor’? | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The top private tutors can command large fees for guiding students through their exams. But it takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to break into the top ranks.
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How Schools Can Help Kids Prevent Loneliness

How Schools Can Help Kids Prevent Loneliness | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Young people are among the loneliest of all Americans. Schools that teach kids how to deal with feelings of isolation could help put a dent in the epidemic.
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Why legislation should ban schools from discriminating against LGBTIQ+ students and teachers

The current loophole for religious schools does not reflect what the majority of Australia thinks about education, religion and LGBTIQ+ people.
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'A gay teacher doesn't teach gay maths': on Q&A, it's OK to be right

'A gay teacher doesn't teach gay maths': on Q&A, it's OK to be right | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

"A gay teacher doesn't teach gay maths. They just teach maths." 
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Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Huge majority of Australians oppose laws banning gay students and teachers

Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Huge majority of Australians oppose laws banning gay students and teachers | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
But the Archdeacon of Albury, Peter MacLeod-Miller, said the disclosure of the Ruddock review had been a "blessing in disguise" because most Australians would be "horrified" that teachers within religious schools are vulnerable to prejudice.

"Their current vulnerability produces fear and forces adult employees into hiding which is the most appalling modelling for the students in their care and makes a nonsense of the extra $52 million youth mental health funding just announced," he said.

"Faith-based discrimination makes refugees out of people within our own families, society and even faith communities.

"If discrimination is bad for children at what age does it become good for adults?"
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Friday essay: where are the female academics on film?

For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It's time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
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Indigenous children more likely to fear lack of safety, bullying and discrimination

Indigenous children more likely to fear lack of safety, bullying and discrimination | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Body image issues, coping with stress and problems at school were the three big worries for all young people who did the survey, but Indigenous children were far more likely to have fears about personal safety, drugs, bullying and discrimination.
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Why block subjects might not be best for university student learning

Block subjects at university are receiving a lot of attention, but research says they may not be as effective for learning.
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What the New Sokal Hoax Reveals About Academia

What the New Sokal Hoax Reveals About Academia | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Three scholars wrote 20 fake papers using fashionable jargon to argue for ridiculous conclusions.
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"But if we are to be serious about remedying discrimination, racism, and sexism, we can’t ignore the uncomfortable truth these hoaxers have revealed: Some academic emperors—the ones who supposedly have the most to say about these crucial topics—have no clothes."
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Venezuelan children head back to school amid dire shortages

Venezuelan children head back to school amid dire shortages | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The academic year is off to a grim start in the oil-rich nation of Venezuela, where a hyperinflationary crisis has triggered an exodus of citizens fleeing shortages of food staples and medicines.
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VET needs support to rebuild its role in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work

VET’s role in employable skill development is critical. But we also need to strongly support the role VET plays in getting disadvantaged groups into education and work.
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Research shows there are benefits from getting more three-year-olds into preschool

We know from research children benefit from two years of preschool, rather than one. Universal access to preschool would also return benefits to the economy, and help parents with childcare costs.
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Melbourne school makes shorts and pants mandatory to encourage girls to exercise

Melbourne school makes shorts and pants mandatory to encourage girls to exercise | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Principal says girls had reported feeling self-conscious and inhibited by dresses and skirts while playing
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In Some Australian Schools, Teachers Can Be Fired for Being Gay

In Some Australian Schools, Teachers Can Be Fired for Being Gay | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Australian politicians are doubling down on a law that allows religious schools, which receive government funding, to discriminate against gay teachers and students.
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Harvard - should race count in university admissions?

Harvard - should race count in university admissions? | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The elite US university faces a legal challenge over its student selection policy but denies unfairness.
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Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think

Why R2D2 could be your child's teacher sooner than you think | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Robots the classroom are highly engaging and motivating for students, and can have a cascading effect on learning across an entire school.
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Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

Universities should very rarely prevent controversial speakers from spreading their message.
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Michelle Obama: Educate every girl

Michelle Obama: Educate every girl | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The former first lady announces a new project, the Global Girls Alliance, aimed at connecting grassroots groups around the world with international organizations--and regular people--to help get girls into school. "The future of our world is only as bright as the future of our girls," she writes.
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How Berea College Makes Tuition Free with its Endowment

How Berea College Makes Tuition Free with its Endowment | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Berea College, in Kentucky, has paid for every enrollee’s education using its endowment for 126 years. Can other schools replicate the model?
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View from The Hill: Discrimination debate will distress many gay school students

This debate will divide and discredit the Liberals unless it can be shut down quickly. Within the party it will split the moderates from the right, and cause division within the right too.
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Religious freedom: Coalition review supports right of schools to turn away gay students and teachers

Religious freedom: Coalition review supports right of schools to turn away gay students and teachers | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The report contains a series of proposed changed to anti-discrimination legislation, including amended changes to the Sex Discrimination Act which would allow religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship status.
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Tips for Partnering With a University

Tips for Partnering With a University | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Working with a nearby university is a good way for a school to bring in peer mentors and to introduce students to different careers.
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'I've always loved numbers': Meet the ground-breaking grandmother of Australian mathematics

'I've always loved numbers': Meet the ground-breaking grandmother of Australian mathematics | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Alison Harcourt may not be a household name but the statistics pioneer is a celebrity in some parts of the maths world — and at 88 years old she's still going strong.
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‘Showing that they care’: College faculty called on to aid floundering students.

‘Showing that they care’: College faculty called on to aid floundering students. | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
For many faculty members, this new role requires a shift in culture. Some still do not consider it their job.
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Scientists condemn professor's 'morally reprehensible' talk

Scientists condemn professor's 'morally reprehensible' talk | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Italian researcher Alessandro Strumia is heavily criticised for claiming physics was "built by men".
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