Education game helps doctors manage high blood pressure more effectively
(The Boston Globe- 26 May 2014)
A new study from the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests doctors could learn best practices more quickly if they were taught the material as a game played for a few minutes every day rather than by spending an hour or two learning the material in one sitting.
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Kenya: Fathers more detached from kids' education than mothers, study shows
(allAfrica- 28 May 2014)
A report released by the National Taxpayers Association (NTA) shows that mothers are more involved in their children's education than fathers. The report which surveyed over 2,000 public primary schools in 23 counties across the country in the last year shows that mothers turned out in larger numbers...
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Trinidad pioneers online 'knowledge network'
(BBC News- 28 May 2014)
Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies is pioneering an ambitious online learning project. Coursera, one of the biggest online university course providers, is forming a partnership with the government to provide a network of online learning materials across the Caribbean country.
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How to learn a language without burnout
(The Huffington Post- 28 May 2014)
Ever since I founded the language-learning company, Fluenz, I have gotten countless questions about learning Spanish, French, Chinese and other languages. A question that I have come across repeatedly, and one I think is important to address, is "how much time should you spend learning languages so as not to burnout?"
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EcoBricks and education: how plastic bottle rubbish is helping build schools
(The Guardian- 29 May 2014)
Take a two-litre plastic drinks bottle, a heap of plastic bags, crisp packets and other non-biodegradable waste (roughly one week’s worth of plastic waste), and a stick. Pack the bottle full of the waste materials, packing it as tightly as you can, using the stick. That’s it. You have an EcoBrick.
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Tunisian president calls for approving Arabic as main language of education
(Middle East Monitor- 28 May 2014)
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki called on Tuesday for approving Arabic as the main language for all levels of education in his country, according to the news website Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed.
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Parental careers advice to children often 'out of date'
(BBC News- 27 May 2014)
Parents play a key role in their children's career decisions, but their views are often out of date and badly informed, suggests a report. Some 70% of young people trust their parents for job advice, says the Association of Colleges (AoC) report.
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EU’s expanded education program is now rolling out
(Prague Post- 25 May 2014)
The highly popular Erasmus program, which provides educational opportunities for young people in the European Union, has been expanded and is now being rolled out across the 28-member bloc. Between 2007 and 2013, the previous version of the program aided 2.7 million people in the EU.
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Burma to expand monastic education to middle school level
(The Irrawaddy – 29 May 2014)
The Burmese government will soon allow Buddhist monasteries to offer middle school-level education, Minister of Religious Affairs San Sint told reporters Thursday. The minister was speaking at a meeting to review monastic education across Burma, being held this week at the Naung Taung monastery school in Ho Pong, southern Shan State.
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Critics question education minister’s qualifications
(The Wall Street Journal- 28 May 2014)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s selection to head the ministry which oversees India’s struggling education sector has sparked a debate about the importance of the education levels of the country’s leaders. Mr. Modi selected Bharatiya Janata Party politician Smriti Irani as minister of human resource development.
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