DH-A fresh look at paternity leave: Why the benefits extend beyond the personal. As we enter year two of the COVID-19 crisis, we continue to see the gruelling effects the pandemic has had on employee populations.
Take women, among those bearing the brunt of the economic and social fallout from the crisis. According to the latest Women in the Workplace report, coauthored with McKinsey and LeanIn.org, more than one in four women in the United States are considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely.
As the report starkly puts it: this is an emergency for corporate America. Audio To help reduce burnout among working mothers, what if more new fathers took on caregiving responsibilities in the home? We looked at those questions and others in recent interviews with 130 new fathers and their partners, across ten countries, about extended paternity leave. The cultural context around paternity leave is changing, as more countries and companies are offering the benefit to new fathers.
The pluses of paternity leave Strengthening partnerships. Olivier - Le dispositif d’intégration des agents hospitaliers MULTI+ se digitalise et devient e-MULTI+ Mélodie - Innovative Solutions for the Housing Crisis. (Photo courtesy of Ivory Innovation) The nation is experiencing a major housing shortage coupled with a crisis of housing affordability.
“New housing supply is not keeping pace with rising demand,” warns Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, citing a shortage of about 300,000 units a year. And innovation can have a significant impact. But as Matt Ridley recently stressed in the Wall Street Journal, we need to rethink the incentives for innovation, “to expand the use of prizes, to replace the reliance on grants, subsidies, and patents.” Prizes provide the opportunity to identify innovations that are already underway, as well as recognizing creative successes that can be expanded or repeated by others.
Through the Ivory Prize, significant innovation and creativity have been identified: Not one solution, but a number of solutions are emerging, with a great deal of energy and creativity at the grassroots level. 1. 2. 3. Mélodie - Strengthen Media Literacy to Win the Fight Against Misinformation. (Illustration by iStock/axel2001) The deliberate or unintentional spread of misinformation, despite capturing widespread public attention, remains as rampant as ever, showing up recently in the form of false claims about COVID-19 vaccines, the Capitol riot, and many other topics.
This “infodemic” is polarizing politics, endangering communities, weakening institutions, and leaving people unsure what to believe or whom to trust. It threatens the foundations of democratic governance, social cohesion, national security, and public health. Misinformation is a long-term problem that demands long-term, sustainable solutions as well as short-term interventions. We've seen a number of quicker, technological fixes that improve the social media platforms that supply information. It hasn't been enough. Mélodie - Developing Social and Emotional Skills: Education policy and practice in the UK home nations. Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of social and emotional skills to young people’s short and long-term life outcomes.
While successive governments across the UK home nations have directed policy attention to this area, there is a lack of knowledge on differences in policy approaches between the four UK education systems – including points of convergence and divergence between them – and crucially, how school-based provision differs according to the kinds of education policy they are subject to. This independent report, commissioned by Nesta, seeks to address this gap in knowledge by providing a comparative analysis of secondary education policies on social and emotional skills across the UK, as well as evidence on how schools interpret and respond to these policies.
It presents findings from a nationally representative survey of secondary state schools in the UK and qualitative interviews with teachers. Key findings include: Mélodie - What Is Data Poverty? People living in poverty have fewer opportunities to engage fully in the online world.
And COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have only increased our reliance on online access. Access to the internet is now essential. Brève? - Review of Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) – UKRI. The scope of a review into the effectiveness of the Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) system has been agreed.
TRAC is a UK wide, activity-based costing system. It is designed to collect consistent, periodic and high-quality data on the costs of higher education research, teaching and other activities at universities. It was established in 1998, designed with the higher education sector, and since then has evolved alongside sector developments.
The scope has been agreed by: Office for Students (OfS)UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)higher education funding bodies for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The OfS, UKRI, and the higher education funding bodies for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, will work collaboratively to oversee this review through the Regulators and Funders (Financial Sustainability) Group. Improving the TRAC system The review will focus on understanding the burdens associated with the TRAC system and to evaluate this in relation to its benefits. Project delivery. Mélodie - From great R&D to better outcomes for the UK - Research England. By Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Regional Engagement at the University of Birmingham and Director of the West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute (WM REDI) and City-REDI. 30 November 2020 This is part one of a two-part blog on R&D, innovation and regional growth, following an academic forum hosted by WM-REDI and UKRI that discussed the evidence that should inform the government's place R&D strategy.
Part two is available here. A successful national R&D system is, by definition world-leading, internationally connected and competitive. Mélodie - Solitary confinement replaced by new system where 1 in 10 prisoners experience torture. In November 2019, structured intervention units (SIUs) officially replaced solitary confinement in Canada.
Prior to SIUs, solitary confinement operated through administrative segregation and disciplinary segregation. The new system claimed to add safeguards, mental health supports and provide prisoners with four hours outside their cells per day, including two hours of meaningful interaction. Mélodie - How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 4. Every year thousands of migrants come to work in Canada.
From harvesting the food in our stores to caring for the elderly, these workers form a vital part of the economy. Yet despite being critical, they often face harsh conditions, isolation, abuse, injury and even death as a result of immigration policies designed to leave them powerless. Documentary filmmaker and OCAD University professor Min Sook Lee has been documenting the voices of migrant farm workers in Canada for two decades. Mélodie - COVID-19 and the digital divide - POST. What impact has the digital divide had on people during the pandemic?
Impact on adults Digital exclusion during the pandemic may affect adults in several ways. For example, they may not be able to readily access health advice, medical appointments, or support services for housing or social care. The pandemic may also have an adverse impact on people seeking work, as those who are less digitally skilled or do not have internet access may struggle to search for and apply to jobs online, and may not be able to access online employment support services.
Internet access is important for managing mental health during social distancing, not just for communicating with friends and family, but also because many social and welfare activities, such as gym classes and pub quizzes, are now being offered online. Mémoire de l'OPQ présenté au MSSS dans le cadre des consultations concernant les effets de la pandémie sur la santé mentale. Mélodie - MemoirePreBudgetQc2021 FRAPRU. Towards a National Child Wellbeing Strategy. Speech by National Children's Commissioner Anne Hollonds to the Parliamentary Friends of Early Childhood Thanks for this opportunity to share some reflections on my vision for early childhood policy. I would first like to acknowledge the traditional owners – Nunnawal and Ngambri people – and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. My observations this morning will draw on a growing tower of evidence about child development, human capability, and the economic value of investing early to prevent problems and costs escalating.
Alexandru - Skills and Workforce Development Agreement Productivity Commission. This review has not found evidence of a vocational education and training (VET) system in crisis. Our recommendations address some of the system’s acknowledged weaknesses and should build on its strengths to lift participation and improve the quality of training. The National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development is overdue for replacement. Governments have stepped back from some of its policy aspirations.
Targets have not been met and the performance framework has not held governments to account. A new intergovernmental agreement should be principles‑based, modular (to retain flexibility and currency) and reviewed every five years. Media requests Leonora Nicol, Media Director – 0417 665 443 / 02 6240 3239 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Brève - Blueprint launched for NHS and social care reform following pandemic. Action will support recovery by stripping away unnecessary legislative bureaucracy, empowering local leaders and services and tackling health inequalities The reforms build on the NHS’s Long Term Plan proposals and a bill will be laid in Parliament when parliamentary time allows to carry the proposals into law The Health and Social Care Secretary, with the support of NHS England and health and care system leaders, will today set out new proposals to build on the successful NHS response to the pandemic.
The proposals will bring health and care services closer together to build back better by improving care and tackling health inequalities through measures to address obesity, oral health and patient choice. The measures set out today, in a government white paper to be published on GOV.UK, will modernise the legal framework to make the health and care system fit for the future and put in place targeted improvements for the delivery of public health and social care. Mélodie - Rapport universite quebecoise futur. Roadblocks to success for PhD grads could mean missed opportunities for Canada. Canada could be sitting on a significant untapped resource, as the number of PhD holders in this country rises, but persistent barriers make it hard for them to put their skills to work.
According to a new expert panel report from the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), PhD graduates play a critical role in the Canadian economy, but many are missing out on important opportunities to contribute their expertise and bolster growth and innovation. “The growing number of PhD graduates in Canada could represent a significant opportunity to drive innovation and increase our competitiveness in a global economy,” said M. Elizabeth Cannon, O.C., PhD, FRSC, FCAE, Chair of the Expert Panel. “The difficulties graduates face raise important questions about the nature of PhD education in Canada, and this report considers how stakeholders influence the experience of PhDs and what could be done to address the challenges they confront after graduation.”
Mélodie - OQI Perceptions des inégalités COVID 19. Mélodie - COVID-19 et les femmes - Observatoire québécois des inégalités. Mélodie - The Time Capsule Project (Part #1): The Current Challenge Of Diversity And Inclusion. People worry about AI systems making decisions. What if they make an error? Worse, what if the machines are biased and create disparate impact? We have already seen Google’s hate speech detector have a racial bias problem and Amazon’s AI recruiting tool that was sexist.
Most people agree that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are core to building trustworthy, responsible AI systems. Mélodie - issue briefing indigenous stem access programs. Mélodie - issue briefing ses canadian post secondary. Mélodie - Cinq nouveaux leviers à la réussite aux cycles supérieurs. Qu’est-ce qui favorise la réussite aux cycles supérieurs? Un comité scientifique du réseau de l’Université du Québec (UQ), dont les professeurs en sciences de l’éducation de l’UQAR Frédéric Deschenaux et Séverine Parent font partie, répond à cette question dans une publication abordant cet enjeu. « Cinq leviers de la réussite ont été dégagés dans le cadre de cet avis scientifique : communication, collaboration, consolidation, cohérence et reconnaissance », expliquent les professeurs.
En collaboration avec leurs collègues, ils ont récemment publié un avis intitulé Les leviers de la réussite aux cycles supérieurs dans le réseau de l’Université du Québec. Mélodie - Revue de la persévérance et de la réussite scolaires chez les Premiers Peuples. Le volume 4 de la Revue de la persévérance et de la réussite scolaires chez les Premiers Peuples a été lancé aujourd’hui par le Centre des Premières Nations Nikanite de l’UQAC et ses partenaires : le ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Rio Tinto et le Canadien National (CN).
Cette publication découle des présentations de la quatrième édition du Colloque sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires chez les Premiers Peuples qui s’est déroulée en octobre 2019 en présence de plus de 450 personnes et où les 11 nations autochtones du Québec étaient représentées. Ayant pour thème Cheminer ensemble pour aller plus loin, le Colloque et la Revue nous invite à penser et à agir collectivement et à aller plus loin dans les discussions pour approfondir la compréhension de la persévérance et de la réussite scolaires chez les Premiers Peuples. DH-Public banks at a time of Covid-19: opportunities, threats, and just transitions. Melodie - Edmonton pourrait créer des réserves urbaines autochtones. Mélodie - Les discours sur le temps d'écran : valeurs sociales et études scientifiques. Mélodie - Le numérique : une culture genrée. Mélodie - La programmation informatique en contexte scolaire.
Le Conseil vous présente la cinquième « Études et recherches » qui a contribué à la rédaction du Rapport sur l’état et les besoins de l’éducation intitulé Éduquer au numérique. Ce dernier a été déposé par le ministre de l’Éducation le 4 décembre dernier à l’Assemblée nationale. Intitulé État des connaissances sur l’apprentissage et la pratique de la programmation informatique en contexte scolaire, ce document propose un état des lieux sur l’enseignement de la programmation informatique et de la robotique éducative en contexte scolaire.
Suivant une recension des écrits scientifiques, ce texte suggère que l’apprentissage de la programmation, et ultimement le développement de la pensée informatique et des compétences transversales qu’elle peut favoriser, est une option qui peut comporter certains avantages. Mélodie - L’intelligence artificielle en éducation. Mélodie - Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19 – Public Agenda. New York, NY (January 28, 2021)—Public Agenda, a non-partisan research and public engagement organization based in New York City, announces the release of “Essential Educators: Teacher and Parent Views on COVID-19.” Brève- Plan d’action interministériel en santé mentale 2021-2026 - Début des consultations non partisanes concernant l’effet de la crise sanitaire actuelle sur la santé mentale des Québécoises et des Québécois - Salle de presse - MSSS.
Québec, le 18 janvier 2021 Le ministre délégué à la Santé et aux Services sociaux, Lionel Carmant, a tenu à rappeler que c’est demain que s’amorceront les consultations, en collaboration avec les groupes d’opposition, en ce qui concerne les effets de la pandémie sur la santé mentale de la population québécoise. Elles avaient été annoncées en décembre dernier. Ces consultations, qui rassembleront divers participants, se dérouleront virtuellement, pendant deux jours. L’objectif est de donner la parole à certains groupes afin de réfléchir ensemble, de manière non partisane, sur les besoins de la population en santé mentale, en temps de pandémie.
Différents thèmes seront abordés, dont l’impact de la pandémie sur l’incidence liée à l’anxiété et à la dépression, de même que la stigmatisation liée à la santé mentale. PP- Estonian tech firms invest in public education — e-Estonia. I think it does not sweep anyone off their feet hearing that young women are less likely to continue their academic path in IT or to choose their career in tech compared to men. We do not perceive this pattern only in Estonia but also in most of the other countries. Mélodie - Rising to the Moment: Advancing the National Movement for Universal Representation. Mélodie - A New Way of 911 Call Taking: Criteria Based Dispatching. Mélodie - The High Price of Using Justice Fines and Fees to Fund Government. Mélodie - Building the Movement Summary. Mélodie - America’s Hidden Common Ground on Race and Police Reform – Public Agenda. Mélodie - America’s Hidden Common Ground on Economic Opportunity and Inequality – Public Agenda.
Mélodie - Op-Ed in The Fulcrum Shows Ways to Rebuild Democracy – Public Agenda. Mélodie - Not Just Fun and Games: Sustainably Engaging Communities and Building Resilience – Public Agenda. Mélodie - Making gambling safer: deposit limit tools and the anchoring effect. Mélodie - What schools and colleges can do for their students’ mental wellbeing during the pandemic. Workplace support for victims of domestic abuse. David - Reimagining tax authorities for the future. David - Rethinking resilience: Ten priorities for governments. David - Towards a people-centred, inclusive, and sustainable COVID-19 recovery: OECD launches the Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE) David - The impact of COVID-19 on student equity and inclusion.
Mélodie - Online exam monitoring can invade privacy and erode trust at universities. Mélodie - Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of COVID-19. Mélodie - Reopen recreation spaces after COVID-19 for the good of the public, not the individual. Mélodie - Theatre shows how the art of inclusion can help build a better Canada in 2021. Mélodie - K-12 Education: Observations on States' School Improvement Efforts. Ending homelessness in Australia: a redesigned homelessness service system.
Centrer la capsule sur les principaux éléments de la réforme: "A fundamental system change is proposed in the approach to homelessness in Australia that would: ... " (sommaire exécutif, p. 1, puis voir dans le document pour plus de précisions) ainsi que sur le nouveau rôle attribué au Specialist Homelessness Services (SHSs) (sommaire exécutif, p. 2, puis voir dans le document pour plus de détails). – observgo
Olivier - Challenges emerge for the US healthcare system as COVID-19 cases rise. DH-Les mesures adoptées par les villes face au COVID-OCDE. Mélodie - U.S. GAO - Retirement Security: Other Countries' Experiences with Caregiver Policies. Mélodie - Switching the default to advertise part-time working boosts applications from women by 16% Mélodie - How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Transform CERB into a basic annual income program. Mélodie - Racism contributes to poor attendance of Indigenous students in Alberta schools: New study. Mélodie - Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world. DH-COVID-19 and Migrant and Displaced Children by UNICEF. DH- Télétravail et Covid (le titre ne s'est pas chargé) Mélodie - Quel bagage numérique pour nos étudiants et étudiantes universitaires?
Mélodie - École en temps de pandémie - Guide. Mélodie - Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class.
Il est trop vieux (2019) mais je n'arrive pas à trouver comment l'effacer. – observgo
Mélodie - The moms are not alright: How coronavirus pandemic policies penalize mothers. Canada must eliminate food banks and provide a basic income after COVID-19. Mélodie Les discours sur le temps d’écran : valeurs sociales et études scientifiques - CSE. Mélodie cheminements rapides universitaires. Brève - Rapport d'activité du CCL-COVID. DH-Job retention schemes during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. DH-Les possibilités de l’apprentissage en ligne pour les adultes : premiers enseignements de la crise du COVID-19. Mélodie - Racism and the Political Economy of COVID-19: Will We Continue to Resurrect the Past? Mélodie - Life after lockdown: A strong & sustainable economic recovery. Mélodie - Comments on sustainable finance for a circular economy - EEB - The European Environmental Bureau.
Mélodie - Using behavioural insights to create a Covid-19 text service for the NHS. DH-The Nordic Social Model. Mélodie - Second Chance Pell. Mélodie - How Local Leaders Can Ensure Immigrant Justice During COVID-19 Guidance Brief. 2017RB 01. Mélodie - Observatoire québécois des inégalités - transition vie adulte des jeunes en besoin de protection. Mélodie - inégaux face au coronavirus - Observatoire québécois des inégalités. Mélodie - Observatoire québécois des inégalités - Écart entre les hommes et les femmes. Mélodie - COVID-19 : diminuer le stress parental et favoriser la conciliation famille-travail - Observatoire des tout-petits. Mélodie - Regulation of Charities by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Mélodie - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s Regulation of Higher Education. Nouveau service d’aide en cas de crise par textos pour les enfants et les jeunes des familles de militaires à l’échelle du Canada.
AG - The effectiveness of social protection for long-term care in old age: Is social protection reducing the risk of poverty associated with care needs? AG - U.S. GAO - K-12 Education: Information on How States Assess Alternative School Performance. Mélodie - Sommaire Rapport Capital Social et Résilience Urbaine. Mélodie - Science & Tech Spotlight: Deepfakes. Mélo - Insécurité alimentaire : le plein emploi insuffisant pour la réduire - Observatoire québécois des inégalités. PDF acc FoW PwD. Australia needs to walk the talk on women, peace and security. Design and Governance of the Child Care Package. Mélo - Award of Funding under the Community Sport Infrastructure Program.
Mélo - Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy. Mélo - The behavioural science of online harm and manipulation, and what to do about it.