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Ben Goldacre - bad science

Friday, June 24, 2011

For those that haven’t yet come across Ben Goldacre, he debunks examples of bad science.  His articles are insightful and make useful starting points for discussion at A2 (value-free research / the positivism debate) and AS (for those looking at health particularly).  His website can be found here.

The end of gender?

A neat article bringing together some of the most recent stories about challenging gender.  Read it here.

Britain’s mysterious baby boom

Monday, June 20, 2011

More discussion about fertility rates and the apparent ‘baby boom’ of the first part of this, the 21st century.  Is Tony Blair the ‘daddy’?  A good starting point for discussion.

are children being forced to grow up too quickly?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

In case you missed it earlier in the year, following a great deal of debate around the subject of the commercialisation, and particularly the perceived sexualisation, of children, the Government have commissioned a review.  Reg Bailey, Chief Executive of the Mothers’ Union is leading the review which will focus on 4 key areas:

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class division - the battle continues

Friday, June 03, 2011

The BBC, in an article that not so subtly advertises a new book (Owen Jones - Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class), discusses the controversy around the term ‘chav’ and the continued class division that exists in the UK.

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