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Early intervention at secondary school to increase university enrolments in computing and science

This article discusses a pilot program introduced in secondary Australian schools in collaboration with computer science and engineering departments in two universities to prepare students with specialized employable skills. The premise is that the pilot program will lead to increased enrollments in related subjects at university level.

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How To Make Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics Cool At School

Science, mathematics, technology, and engineering are not cool subjects, according to today’s students. Female students are underrepresented in these subjects and careers, and students are opting for easier versions of these subjects, impacting the pool of qualified candidates for these fields.

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Mathematical Genius: Born or Raised; Caused or Praised?

What makes a mathematical genius? Are they born or are they raised? Are they the result of hours of study or mountains of praise? Are people who have an IQ above 140 brilliant or “odd”? Or does talent come from being consistently adept in a range of academic, artistic, social, and physical accomplishments? This article looks at the life an eminent genius and the lessons it has for mentor, parents, and teachers.

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The Powerful Role Of Women In Peace Building

Three successful women were bestowed the ultimate recognition for peace activism in 2011: the Nobel Peace Prize. How can individuals and governments take advantage of women to advance peace (i.e. the gender dividend), and what would be the benefits nationwide and globally? This article describes women as powerful agents for peace building.

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How Educational Institutions Can Sustain Success For The Long Term

Three educational institutions were successful, but have seen their success decline. Why have they declined and how do they implement the terminaion of their government funding? Why were they originally successful? How do they reverse the current trend?

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