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What is Improbable Research?
Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think.
Improbable Research is the name of our organization. We collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. We publish a magaz...
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Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn't restricted to the business world. Books such as Facul...
Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning'
Higher Education in Crisis
It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creati...
Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
Heleta discusses the limited audience that academics publish for and the lack of real-world impact their ideas have as a result.
Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
Frim, Landon; Fluss, Harrison
Criticizing Enlightenment thought has become fashionable across the political spectrum. For the past several decades, more and more academics have called reason into question. This is especially true ...
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
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Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
The Menace of Liberal Scholarship
The New York Review of Books
Noam Chomsky builds upon Senator Fullbright's criticism of social science scholars which suggests that they have failed to act as independent critics of government policies and having instead become a...
No Grades in Higher Education Now!
Is the Revolution any closer?
Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Edward Said's shadowy legacy
Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate
Times Literary Supplement
So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
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Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Journal of Scholarly Publishing
Serving the international academic publishing community. Provides a balanced look at the issues and concerns of scholarly publishing. Solutions to the every day problems and commentary on the philosop...
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