Monthly Archives: September 2021

What do we know and what are we doing to change them?

Persistent inequalities pose a significant threat to the achievement of development goals and poverty eradication in the South Asian region. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing disparities and opened up new divisions. The Office of the Chief Economist of the South Asia Region, in cooperation with Global Practices and the …

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Instructure Research Reveals Changing Definitions of Success in Higher Education Towards Student Well-Being and Career Preparation

SALT LAKE CITY, September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Instruct, the creators of Canvas, today released their second annual research report that explores the impact of the pandemic on higher education and identifies six key trends globally. Overall, around half of respondents say they have a positive perception of …

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Vermont Virtual Learning Co-op to Use Instructure’s MasteryConnect Statewide to Strengthen Assessment Approach

SALT LAKE CITY, September 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Instruct today announced that the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) has selected MasteryConnect strengthen its approach to student assessment. VTVLC is working with Vermont public schools to offer online classes to its learners statewide, which has become increasingly important due …

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Camila Cabello says her “Cinderella” defies social norms

Watch: Camila Cabello and Idina Menzel on Modernization Cinderella Camila Cabello says her new approach Cinderella “Challenges social programming” caused by other fairy tales. The 24-year-old singer makes her acting debut in the film directed by Perfect writer Kay Cannon, and describes the story as a “trauma-informed fairy tale.” Her …

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Social norms structuring masculinities, gender roles and stereotypes: common misconceptions of Iraqi men and boys about the participation and empowerment of women and girls – Iraq

ABSTRACT Oxfam in Iraq is currently implementing a Women and Girls for Iraq Reconstruction project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The project contributes to the development of policies, decision-making mechanisms and peacebuilding processes at all levels to ensure that women and girls play an important role in the development …

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Navigating evolving social norms against the coronavirus

PHOTO | TROY HULL Johnson C. Smith University is one of several colleges in North Carolina to require all students, faculty and staff to get and demonstrate the coronavirus vaccine. JCSU also requires face masks inside campus buildings and encourages their use outdoors as well. Nadia Johnson was so happy …

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