Web Links 2: Academic rigour, jounalistic flair

The Conversation

Identified as “academic rigour, journalistic flair”, articles presented in ‘The Conversation permit academics to alert the lay public to academic findings, research implications and their human consequences. Funded by various national education charities and academic institutions, at long last academics have realised that there is little point discovering major research findings if the results will always be limited to academic journals, and books that the lay public will never access, despite the fact that academic research in social policy invariably has implications for vast numbers of the public. The Conversation welcomes contributions from academics whose research offers detailed knowledge of significance often impacting on the welfare of others, and the content of the articles is always very significant with contributions made by academics from the UK and the wider academic world. Evidence in some of these academic articles is cause for concern so caution is needed… and don’t forget the implications for the world now that a very rich man with no political experience is running the world’s most powerful nation; which is proving to be a threat to democracy. Professor Henry Giroux from Canada will tell you much more…