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Equally prepared for life? How 15-year old boys and girls perform in school
This report uses data from the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to explore gender differences in educational experiences. Student background, attitudes and characteristics are all seen to influence performance. Despite the fact that girls tend to outperform boys in school, boys are more likely to go on to earn more and hold positions of political and economic power. The authors argue that, if government policies are to aim for parity, education could be key. The rep
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Lecture 19 - 12/2/2010
Lecture 19
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Chasing Rivers, Part 1: The Colorado
National Geographic Freshwater Hero Pete McBride paddled and hiked the length of the Colorado River Delta, photographing and filming an unprecedented conservation success—the mighty river's triumphant, albeit temporary, return to the sea. (22:49)

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Rescuers start bringing trapped illegal miners to surface
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Four of a group of at least 30 illegal South African miners trapped in an abandoned gold shaft near Johannesburg are brought to the surface. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and internation
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Reza Boroon | Affordable Learning Fair
Reza Boroon, Department Lead of Academic Technology and Faculty Development Center Faculty Expert, goes over apps and digital resources for teaching with technology.
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Introduction

How does the board of governors of a school work? This unit looks at the roles of Chair of Governors, Vice-chair and Clerk to the board and examines how the workload can be shared between the members. The governing body should focus on the quality and delivery of education provided by the school, not on daily management.


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Vanessa Redgrave and David Hare

On August 10, as part of the 2008 Salzburg Global Seminar, The New York Review of Books cosponsored a panel discussion on art and politics featuring actor Vanessa Redgrave and playwright David Hare, who directed Redgrave in Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking at this year’s Salzburg Festival. The conversation was moderated by Salzburg senior vice president and chief program officer Edward Mortimer. The panel was in
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5 Summary
The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications have attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to understand the physics that underlies the properties of superconductors, and to develop new applications for these materials. In this unit you will read about the history of superconductors, taking a brief look at their properties. You will also learn about modelling the propertie
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Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nelson W. Polsby (9/4/02)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nelson W. Polsby Heller Professor of Political Science "Institutional Change in the U.S. Congress" This interview took place on September 4, 2002. A complete transcript is available. Nelson Polsby is the Heller Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. He was the Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. from 1988 to 1999, and edi
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • understand what is meant by a common law system;

  • demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of what is meant by the common law and how its rules are made and changed;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how the common law has developed;

  • describe what is meant by a system of binding precedent;

  • explain the court hierarchy;

  • discuss how a precedent can be altere
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Grammar Lesson 3: Plurals with 'l', Gas Stations

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The plural of Brazil, if there were two of them, would be 'Brasis.' Now that would be a strange word! Spanish speakers aren't sure how to make those words that
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The Boundaries of the West - Endings and Beginnings
One minute and twenty seconds of audio (from 00:52 to 02:13) has very low audio program. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Lecture 16 - 11/18/2010
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Garett Jones on Macro and Twitter
Garett Jones of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of communicating economics via puzzles and short provocative insights. They discuss Jones's Twitter strategy of posting quotes and short puzzles to provoke thinking. Jones, drawing on his experience as a Senate staffer, discusses the interaction between politics and economics in the area of tax cuts and earmarks. For example, are earmarks good or bad? Jones gives an unconventional analysis. He also discus
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Belongia on the Fed
Michael Belongia of the University of Mississippi and former economist at the St. Louis Federal Reserve talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the inner workings, politics, and economics of the Federal Reserve. Belongia talks about the role that power and politics play in Federal Reserve decision-making and how various Fed chairs used their power to suppress dissent within the Fed that was critical of Fed policy. He argues that the Fed faces an unresolvable dilemma when asked to achieve the
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Learn About William Shakespeare's Retirement
William Shakespeare's Retirement - Learn about William Shakespeare's retirement in his later years. (06:48)
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5 The contemporary Arctic climate

There is a remarkable seasonality in the Arctic climate. For example, the flow in some of the great rivers of Russia and North America that empty into the Arctic Ocean almost stops in winter (Figure 21). During May, ice in the rivers starts to break and in June there is a rapid flood of fresh water followed by
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Mercer, N., and Littleton, K. (2007): pp. 15–17 from Dialogue and the Development of the Children's Thinking: A Sociocultur
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Introduction to Facebook
This is my podcast of the final version which is about Facebook. It includes both my presentation and some music segments. It is of 4 minutes 26 seconds length, and I think it's not too long or too short. In the podcast I presented Facebook as a social network website, including its general information, typical audience, how does it work and its use in education. I think I foIlowed most of the instructions in "InstructionsForPreparingPodcast", while I laid my own emphases on "how does facebook w
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A Tribute to the Dream feat. Bob Moses
Civil rights leader Robert Moses spoke at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Con­vo­ca­tion at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Jan­uary 16, 2014.
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