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Medical education must adapt to society's changing attitudes
What are the challenges facing medical education? This question is discussed in this week's BMJ, ahead of the annual meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Medical education needs to adapt to society's changing attitudes, write experts from the University of Maastricht, and they outline four major challenges that need to be tackled if the specialty wants to be taken seriously. (2006-09-07)

School exam achievements rise but social inequalities remain, say experts
British school pupils are performing substantially better in exams than they did 20 years ago, but social class inequalities in education have changed little, a research conference at the University of Edinburgh will hear today, Friday, 12 May. (2006-05-11)

March 24 Forum on High School Reform
Leading education researchers and policy experts will explore high school reform issues at a public forum on Friday, March 24. (2006-03-21)

Clemson professor receives award
Barbara Speziale of Clemson University received the 2004 Menzie-Cura Education Award in recognition of her efforts to include environmental issues in the curriculum for high school biology students. (2004-11-15)

Lower level of education can impede reovery in elderly after hospitalization
Low education level can significantly impair functional recovery in older adults after a hospital stay, Yale researchers report in the November 1 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. (2004-11-01)

Should medical students have earlier contact with patients?
Allowing medical students to interact with patients earlier in their medical course would better prepare them for their future role as a doctor, suggest researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-10-07)

School PE lessons don't reflect kids' activity levels
The total amount of physical activity done by primary school children does not depend on how much physical education is timetabled at school because children compensate out of school, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-09-11)

University of Central Florida to help fill teaching needs with work force professionals
The Transition to Math and Science Teaching, or T-MAST, program was created through a collaboration of Lockheed Martin; Orange County, Fla., Public Schools; and UCF's College of Education to address a critical need for math and science teachers in middle schools. (2003-06-03)

Purdue chemist wins national award for innovative education efforts
George M. Bodner of West Lafayette, Ind., will be honored March 25 by the American Chemical Society for his achievements, both in the classroom and laboratory, in shaping how educators can more effectively teach chemistry and other sciences. He will receive the 2003 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education at the Society's national meeting in New Orleans. (2003-03-04)

Scholars discuss scientific research in education
In the November issue of Educational Researcher, two editors of the recent National Research Council (NRC) report, titled Scientific Research in Education, and six scholars who represent a broad range of approaches in educational research discuss the NRC report and key issues. (2002-11-18)

Teacher-led sex education of limited benefit
Improvements in teacher-delivered sex education have some beneficial effect on the quality of young people's sexual relationships, but do not reduce sexual risk taking in adolescents, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-06-13)

Level of education can predict death in the United States
Lack of high school education is a powerful predictor of death in the United States, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-01-03)

New national technology lab for adult education established at Penn
Educational researchers at the National Center on Adult Literacy at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the U. S. Department of Education to foster the use of technology, including distance learning, the Internet and CDs, in adult education and literacy programs nationwide. (2001-10-26)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: A look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-05-01)

Chemical education in the United States and Germany: a look into the 21st century
Experts from Germany and the United States discuss successes and challenges in chemical education, Thursday, May 3, 1 p.m., Boston University. The symposium, sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, is open to the public at no charge. (2001-04-30)

National Science Foundation Advisory Committee On Environmental Research & Education (ERE) To Meet (October 11-12)
Journalists are invited to attend the first meeting of NSF's new Advisory Committee on Environmental Research & Education (ERE), on Wednesday, October 11, and Thursday, October 12, at the National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, Va. (2000-10-05)

Major grant to aid McGill University professor's efforts to improve school science teaching
McGill University professor, Dr. Brian Alters, has received a three-year Lucent Technologies Foundation grant totaling $650,000 to improve the teaching of science in primary and secondary schools. The grant is one of only eleven awarded from the 97 proposals received by the Foundation from universities around the world. (1999-11-29)

Correlation between brain shrinkage and education found
Among the healthy elderly, people with higher education levels exhibit more severe brain shrinkage with age than people with fewer years of education. Yet, these seniors do not show severe problems with their memory or thinking. (1999-07-12)

Precollege And Undergraduate Science Education Conference
Directors of innovative science education programs at universities, museums, medical schools, zoos, and other institutions across the country will gather at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discuss ways of enhancing science education at the precollege and undergraduate levels. Participants will demonstrate new educational technology, discuss science partnerships, and explore (1998-10-09)

National Science Board To Meet In Houston
The National Science Board (NSB) will convene its first off-site meeting of the year in Houston next month. The off-site meeting demonstrates the board's desire to reserve at least one such meeting each year for two purposes: (1) to focus on an important national science policy topic, and (2) to solicit input from communities outside of Washington D.C. (1997-09-15)

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