The days of the job for life, gold watch and a long and comfortable retirement are long gone. Ironically, today’s Western curriculum, which has barely changed for a century, continues to prepare pupils for a standardized world. How does a stagnating education system reinvent itself to equip students to solve new problems and prepare them for a workplace that doesn’t yet exist? Ross Ashcroft is joined by the chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, and educator and writer Graham Brown-Martin.
Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that only 10 out of 32 Oxford University Colleges awarded a place to a black British pupil with A-Levels in 2015. Over six-years, Oriel College offered only one place to a black student. One of Oxford’s only black students, Otis Clarke, says though it has the best of intentions, Oxford still does not possess the cultural nuance to foster true diversity across its student body. If its colleges are not institutions of “social apartheid” Oxford must be fully committed to social progress for such a culture to flourish.
Election outcomes are no longer driven by class. Rather, it is education and age that are the key indictors of voting behaviour in the UK, writes researcher & author, Graham Brown-Martin.
MBA programs are great and have a lot of career benefits. But when you scratch the surface of the apparent exclusive benefits of such programs, you may discover that all that glitters is not gold…
Having worked in fund management, property, mining and now biotech, Jim Mellon is a man who pulls no punches. In this episode of Meet the Renegades we speak with Jim about business, politics and his view on what is driving the global unravelling.