Monthly Archives: June 2013

Grandparents ‘affect class system’

  Grandparents fix “mobility mistakes”, say researchers Children’s eventual position in Britain’s class system is closely linked to that of their grandparents, not just their parents, academics say.

And where parents have “dropped down” the socio-economic ladder, the so-called “grandparents effect” often pulls them back up, research suggests.
The passing on of wealth and property is thought to play a part.
Academics at Oxford and Durham universities looked at data on the lives of more

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Advertising: Back-to-School Shopping Campaigns, Already?

Such front-running of seasonal milestones should no longer be surprising, given how marketers, retailers and media companies have been time-shifting the calendar to stimulate business related to holidays both official (Christmas) and unofficial (Super Bowl Sunday). Still, it may startle students when they see advertising asking them to buy clothing, school supplies and other merchandise for 2013-14 while they await final grades for 2012-13. The tenuous state of the economy is a major reason for

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Human extinction warning from Oxford

Prepare to meet your maker: Will humans become extinct at our own hand? What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Are we on the verge of our own unexpected extinction?

An international team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.
And they argue in a research paper, Existential Risk as a Global Priority, that international policymakers must pay serious attention to the reality of

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Opinionator | Schooling: Schools Are Not Cool

Ellen van Engelen Schooling: Sara Mosle on students, teaching and schools, from within and beyond the classroom.

As temperatures rise, life will become more unpleasant for teachers and students in New York City schools, which remain open through June 26, and many of which do not have air-conditioning. In New York roughly a third of public school classrooms lack this basic amenity; in other major cities, especially in poorer districts, the figures are comparable or worse.
My first year as a

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How to manage teacher stress

Parents, read how to cope when your fully adult child comes back home to live, on Guardian Students. Photograph: AlamyGuardian Teacher NetworkThe main event on the Guardian Teacher Network this week will be the launch of our new section on work-life balance.This is particularly timely given the latest survey looking into the extent and impact of stress on the profession, which found that 83% of teachers feel constantly tired because of their worries and 84% felt they would probably be a better

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Mapping children’s chances

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Double responsibility: Balancing act survey of private and public institutions that offer degrees in teacher education,

A survey of private and public institutions that offer degrees in teacher education, ie, BEd and MEd in Karachi and Lahore have brought forward interesting results. The first factor that is surprising is that these institutions are very few in number. The vast majority of the institutions in the government sector offer the Primary Teachers Course (PTC) and Certificate in Teaching (CT); none of the private sector institutions offer these certificates choosing to offer either only degree

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main hoon shahid afridi Full movie trailer release topic is Pakistan Cricket Story

Main Hoon Shahid Afridi is an upcoming Pakistani movie which the audiences are desperately looking forward to watch, and it will be hitting the theaters finally this Eid. It has been in production for quite some time now and the production house had been tight lipped about revealing the details of the movie. The mystery surrounding the movie had intrigued the viewers. But now the wait is over as the audiences would finally get to see the theatrical promo of this movie which will be launched

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PCTN to be launched at National University of Science and Technology tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Chapter of Talloires Network would be launched at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) tomorrow (Monday) for coaxing higher education institutions playing their indispensable role toward community development.

The chapter is all set to emerge as the regional hub of Talloires Network in South Asia. The network would be dedicated to promote community service, civic engagement and the service learning in higher education for the socio-economic

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BISE-R to launch SMS system to facilitate candidates

RAWALPINDI: The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education has decided to launch an SMS system to facilitate the students.

The roll number slips, registration numbers and date sheet will be sent to the candidates appearing in matric and intermediate examinations through SMSes by the board. This system will end the complaints of the candidates.

This system will be introduced from the next matric supplementary examination taking place in September. All preparations have been completed to

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