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Knee surgery outcomes linked with education level

(Reuters Health) – Patients who live in low-income communities and lack a college education may have worse pain after knee replacement surgery than their more educated neighbors, a recent study suggests. Two years after total knee replacement surgeries, patients in poor communities who hadn’t gone to college had average pain scores that were about 10 points worse than patients in ... Read More »

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Akanksha Bapana’s Evaldesign aims to make education effective for all

Scientist Akansha Bapana’s research-based consulting firm focuses on effective learning for children through education programmes The government’s efforts towards the education sector in the past have been restricted to formulating a curriculum and setting up schools. That, however, is changing as policy-makers are putting in efforts of their own, and also partnering with non-government agencies to improve the efficiency of education. Evaldesign is ... Read More »

‘Working-class children get less of everything in education – including respect’

When Diane Reay, Cambridge University professor of education, started researching her book about working class children’s experiences of education, she had no idea just how much inequality she would uncover in state schools today. “The most important thing I found out was that we are still educating different social classes for different functions in society.” She expected to find the ... Read More »

Bigger share of aid budget for education, say MPs

Education should receive a bigger share of the UK’s overseas aid budget, a cross-party report from MPs says. The International Development Select Committee said education is vital to improving lives in the world’s poorest countries. The proportion of the UK’s aid budget spent on education was about 7% in 2015, according to MPs. Stephen Twigg, who chairs the committee, said ... Read More »

Imagine an education system that worked for everyone

One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one academy reverting to local authority oversight do anything for our present incoherent, expensive and unaccountable education system (Take heart from the academy chain drummed out of town, 14 November). Already we have parent groups springing up all over the country, not just complaining about the funding crisis but also railing ... Read More »

Education system focuses on boffins, not students

FUNDAMENTAL flaws in the school and university system are failing our children, with one in five unable to get a full-time job when they graduate, a landmark report has found. In a major report five years in the making, Productivity Commission chairman Peter Harris has recommended an overhaul of the health and education system, to improve our quality of life ... Read More »

Cleaning up Of Legal Profession And Education: Madras HC’s 25 Questions To Bar Council And Others

Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras High Court made some scathing observations against the unsavoury system in place in India where getting a law degree from “letter pad colleges” is a common practice and asked BCI on what basis it has increased number of law colleges in India which stood at 800 (in 2014) against the needed 175 colleges in ... Read More »

Will 18 pc GST on sports education be a death knell for investments in the sector?

“India has huge potential in sports. It is a sports loving country. We have no shortage of talent. But we need to provide the right kind of opportunity and create an ecosystem to nurture the talent. A strong sporting culture can help the growth of a sporting economy,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on June 15, 2017, while inaugurating the ... Read More »

The indifference of families to the education of girls is widening the gender gap in all spheres

Class in progress at Govt Girls Senior Secondary School in Sangam Vihar (Saumya Khandelwal/HT PHOTO) A recent HT report found that government schools in Delhi have an enrolment ratio that is 52% female and 48% male. The same for citywide private schools is 40% female and 60% male. The report discusses case studies of families in which in spite of financial constraints, ... Read More »