Category Archives: International education

Focus on Greece

It’s so heartening to have such a diverse student population at UCL and to find out what wondrous things they do in their own countries.   The International Education LibGuide’s March Student/Country Focus features Maria Chalari from Greece. Below is just a … Continue reading

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January 2017 Country/Student Focus: Italy

The January Country Focus is Italy provided by Frances Peruzzo in the International Education LibGuide. Ciao a tutti! My name is Francesca Peruzzo, and Italy is my country of origin. I am currently doing my PhD at the UCL Institute … Continue reading

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Why meritocracy may cement inequality : a closer look at China

Mass literacy and universal tests have brought higher education within reach of literally a billion people in China, if they have some academic aptitude at all and work hard enough. This is probably what you believe, whether you favour the … Continue reading

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Favourite subjects versus relevant curriculum?

When I glanced through one of our new acquisitions – a book which analyses the success of Japan’s educational system – a list of pupils’ favourite subjects struck me. Both elementary and middle school students had voiced a preference for … Continue reading

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