An initial year-long study by Rice University (from the US ) and Nanyang Technological University (from Singapore) in India has shown that the I-Slate is an effective educational tool. Currently costing $50, the creators of the single-purpose tablet aim to bring costs down to $30 and make the tablet solar-powered. This would allow its use by primary school children in places with no electricity, helping increase literacy rates and social upliftment.
The Economist tells the story of Russia’s leading international business school, which prepares its students to ‘get things done’ in ‘difficult economies’, like the BRICs.
When compared with most schools that are introducing compulsory courses on Ethics, this seems to be more Durmstrang than Hogwarts.
However, ground realities in ‘difficult economies’ are quite different from their more developed counterparts – institutionalized corruption, infrastructure constraints, slothful bureaucracy and the constant need to do more with less (money, time, people). Thus the troubling shade of grey.
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