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TEDxCapeTownED - Prof Ian Scott - Failing the Majority

Failing the Majority: The Need for Higher Education to Face RealityProf. Ian Scott is the director of Academic Development and a professor and deputy dean at the University of Cape Town. He has been a member of the Ministry of Education's Reference Group on Academic Development since 2000. In this talk from TEDxCapeTownED 2012, Ian calls on higher education to face the reality: Too few capable students are not making it through education, and the success rates are worst among black students, where success is most needed. Higher education has a responsibility, Ian says, to successfully educate the high quality students it has been given, and only fear and a failure to accept reality is holding the universities back from making the changes that need to be made to achieve this.About TEDx, x = independently organized event?In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)Find out more about TEDxCapeTownED at
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