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Required Readings

Absent students, pay equality, fail ’em all, ATL test scandal, peer review sexism: Required Readings, 05.03.15

Hot on the Internet this week: a father’s response to a school’s letter regarding his children’s unexcused absences for a family trip. Then he scolded the media over its coverage, while the principal’s son asks the public to stop harassing his mother. Female profs at McMaster University will be getting …

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Required Readings

Peer review and paywall problems, STEM education, critical education, not-critical thinking, medical education

Publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 papers because of problematic or fraudulent peer reviews. On a broader scale, how can the article submission and review processes be improved? Journal paywalls and lip-syncing to the academic conversation. Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous (I must have missed the U.S. obsession with …

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Fraudulent Peer Reviews, Teacher Strikes, School Sign-Up Chaos: It’s Required Readings!

It’s time for another batch of Required Readings! I’ve taken over the Thursday RR slot and I’d really appreciate any comments you might have about any of the articles I’ve chosen.   The Journal of Vibration and Control, a prestigious publication in the world of acoustics, has announced the discovery …

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