1. The New World of Working Women - Alison Wolf

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    Professor Alison Wolf examines the social, cultural and economic impact of the rise of women in the workplace, and asks: has it created a "divided sisterhood"? To find out more about this talk, visit the event page on the RSA website: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-new-world-of-working-women-a-divided-sisterhood Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0013/1521121/20130425AlisonWolf.mp3 Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: http://www.thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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    • The Cost of Higher Education: is up the only way? - John Denham

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      John Denham, Labour MP for Southampton Itchen argues for a radical review of higher education to deliver a system which is both sustainable and affordable. For more information about the event go to the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-cost-of-higher-education-is-up-the-only-way Listen to the podcast of the event* including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0009/1538208/20140116JohnDenham.mp3 *Please note that this is not audio of the full event, as we experienced some technical problems with the sound recording on the night. Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: http://www.thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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      • On the Challenges and Promise of STEM Education

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        Exploring the Links between Education and Economic Growth: Limits of the Emerging Consensus In this first talk of our series on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, our presenters take a critical look at the common belief that education is a vital component of economic growth. Reports by international groups such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development routinely link levels of educational attainment or countries' performance on international mathematics, science, and reading assessments to GDP and productivity growth. What are the consequences of the failure of the international assessments to measure non-cognitive aspects of schooling such as persistence, effort, and interpersonal relations? Is increased spending on education in industrialized nations the right prescription for improving international competitiveness and escaping the current economic downturn? Speakers: Alison Wolf Henry M. Levin Respondent: Jack Buckley

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        • Alison Wolf - An Adult Approach to Further Education

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          In the UK, further education is a bastion of Soviet central planning that has wholly avoided the market-based reforms that have been adopted in other parts of the state sector. In terms of total spending, further education is important, but hitherto - perhaps because of its complexity - there has been little serious policy analysis of the sector. Professor Alison Wolf is one of the country's leading education academics. In this study, she explains the disastrous results of current policy and discusses, lucidly but rigorously, how reform of the sector should take place. In An Adult Approach to Further Education, the monograph featured in this video, Alison Wolf proposes a new model for funding that is 'student centred', and which can lead to further and adult education once again making a major contribution to the building of a skilled workforce and educated citizenry. In developing her conclusions, she draws on theory and evidence - including experience of reform in higher education. This publication can be downloaded from the IEA website www.iea.org.uk and is essential reading for all those involved in post-compulsory education, including academics and policymakers.

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