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A New Year’s message of hope? Martin Luther King’s dream to ‘end racism today’

Martin Luther King's dream

Heidi Safia Mirza This Christmas marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral on his way to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. On 6 December 1964, when I was just six years old

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Posted in International development, Social sciences and social policy

Learning from the Roma: sometimes communities themselves can tell us more than statistics

David Mallows At the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC) we are working with colleagues in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia to develop and evaluate family literacy schemes with the Roma community as part of a project

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, International comparisons, International development

Evaluating social interventions: What works? In whose terms? And how do we know it works?

Sandy Oliver What do farmers attending schools in the African fields have in common with women attending maternity clinics in England? Both groups have played a role in rigorous academic research. They have influenced studies evaluating programmes that were designed

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What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution?

Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attention. But are MOOCs solving any real, global

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Global learning for global health professionals

Originally posted on lidcblog:
Medical, pharmacy and veterinary students learn about global issues at a joint workshop We live in a globalised world. This is true for all of us, from the suburbs of London to the slums of Nairobi,…

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