New Books in Education | 11 July 2023 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Yi-Lin Chiang about her book Study Gods: How the New Chinese Elite Prepare for Global Competition. Shares behind-the-scene stories from her ethnographic research about the education of elite Chinese adolescents pursuing high academic performance.
New Books in Economics | 18 June 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Keith Tribe about his book Constructing Economic Science: The Invention of a Discipline 1850–1950. Discusses the factors that shaped the development of economics as a university programme, as it evolved from its beginning in commercial education, through to becoming the economics we know today.
Author Hour | 10 May 2023 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kelly Smith about his book A Fire to be Kindled: How a Generation of Empowered Learners Can Lead Meaningful Lives and Move Humanity Forward. Describes the empowered learners approach used in Prenda microschools to unleash real learning.
Chinese Whispers | 8 March 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lenora Chu about her book Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve. Discusses China’s disciplined and competitive educational environment, its strengths and weaknesses, its successes and the sacrifices required.
Nine to Noon | 24 May 2023 | 0h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Laughton King about his book Inside the Dyslexic Mind. Discusses his work helping parents and teachers to understand children with difficulties learning to navigate a world requiring language rather than image processing.
Plain English with Derek Thompson | 28 March 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lisa Damour about the impossible pressures to succeed that we place on students trying to gain entrance to elite universities with intakes no larger than in the past – notwithstanding the huge population increase in the meantime. Draws from her book The Emotional Lives of Teenagers.
Just Another Mindset Podcast | 22 November 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Evan Mandery about his book Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us. Discusses injustice and inequality in the US education system, arguing that exclusive schools and white affluent suburbs work together to exacerbate social inequality.
Risk Talking | 30 November 2022 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Meer discussing the American labour market, the need to prioritise skilled labour, and changes educators can make to prepare young people to enter the workplace.