Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too GreatProbably nowhere in the world is the pressure to shine greater than that exerted on Chinese only children. In a nation with a one child policy in effect for 30 years, these children are studied and scrutinized. Their outcomes are not always positive.
Although economic opportunity is not similar, the dreams of Chinese parents are not so different from what most parents want for their offspring.
How the postgraduate tables are compiledThe methodology focuses on subject-level summaries of the taught postgraduate provision taking place at each institution in the UK. Eight pieces of information are provided for prospective students. Some of these commonly have value judgments associated with them (completion rates, for instance) but others are simply for reference (fees, proportion of overseas students).
Higher education: not everything can be measuredEveryone remembers "lies, damned lies and statistics" attributed, perhaps wrongly, to Disraeli. Now perhaps we should expand it – "lies, damned lies, statistics and metrics". Modern higher education systems are increasingly driven by numbers – management information, liquidity ratios, key performance indicators, workload models, student (and staff) satisfaction scores, research assessment grades, citation indices, media league tables … Everything, it seems, can be reduced to a number.
Another university demands top fees
Thursday, 07 April 2011 13:38
Oxford Brookes has became the latest university to declare its fees for 2012, announcing they will be set at the maximum £9,000.