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经济学家期刊文章精选20篇(考研英语专用,含参考译文)1、EducationSnootyorwhat?Oct14th2004FromTheEconomistprinteditionInvertedsnobberypreventsgoodteachersgoingwherethey'reneededAclevermanwantstodoagoodthing,butthewickedgovernmentstopshim.Thatisthescandalous-soundingstoryofthedifficultiesencounteredbyTristramJones-Parry,headoffee-payingWestminsterSchool,oneofthebestinthecountry.Heretiresnextyearandwantstohelpteachmathsinastateschool.edwithopenarms?No.Hewastold,plains,thathewouldneedretrainingforthestatesystem.ItwasasimilarstoryforDavidWolfe,aretiredAmericanphysicsprofessorwhoteachesinaBritishstateschool.HesaidthisweekthattheauthoritiestoldhimtosittheGCSEmathsexamnormallytakenby16-year-oldsifhewantedtocontinue.Thesystemisnotquiteasinsaneasthismightsuggest.Therulesthatrequirestate-schoolteacherstobeformallyqualifieddohaveexceptions.TheTeacherTrainingAgencyinsiststhatMrJones-Parrycouldgainhisticketinjustaday,byhavinganassessorfromthestatesystemobservehisworkatWestminster(arequirementscarcelylessludicrousthanthesupposeddemandforretraining).MrWolfe'sAmericanPhDwouldcountasanequivalenttotheGCSEmathspassnormallyrequired.Sohewouldscrapebyaswell.TheGeneralTeachingCouncil,anotherquango,hasnowapologisedtoMrJones-ivinghimthewronginformationatfirst,andthenleavinghisfollow-upletterunansweredforsixweeks.Therealstoryisthegulfbetweenthetwokindsofschool.HeadslikeMrJones-redentialsbutnotnecessarilywithstatequalifications.State-schoolhiringiscloselyregulated;theirteachersneedtobeexpertform-fillersandjargon-wielders,andaremuchlesslikelytohavegooddegrees:indeedonly38%ofstate-schoolmathsteachershaveadegreeinthesubject;inindependentschools,63%do.Soit'snotsurprisingthatprivate-schoolteachersthinkeventhemostnominalbarrierstotheirteachinginstateschoolsareoffensiveandsilly.Theothersiderespondsinkind:teachingunionsthisweeksaidsnidelythatMrJones-Parrymightbegoodatteachingadvancedmathstowell-behavedbrightkids,butwouldnotnecessarilyknowhowtoteachsimplesumstorowdy,dimones.Perhaps.Butmanystate-schoolparentsdesperatelyseekingbettermathsteachingfortheirchildrenmightconsiderthatriskrathersmall.2、ParentsandchildrenFamilyvaluesSep30th2004FromTheEconomistprinteditionRichkidshavelittletimefortheirelderlyparents.Theingratitude!WHYwasKingLeartreatedsocruellybyhisdaughters?Untilrecently,efromscholarswithscantknowledgeofeconomictheory.Fortunately,JohnErmisch,anEssexeconomist,isworkingtoremedythisdeficiency.Hisresearchproveswhatmanyparentshavelongsuspected—thatincreasedwealthgoesalongwithfilialingratitude.–TopicsentenceUsingdatafromtheBritishHouseholdPanelSurvey,MrErmischshowsthataffluentparentsareslightlymorelikelytosupplyoffspringwithmoneyandhelpwithchild-rearingthanpoorparents.essseemstohavepreciselytheoppositeeffectonchildren.Themerepossessionofauniversitydegreemakeschildren20%heirmothersregularly,andmorethan50%lesslikelytopaythemavisit.Thisispuzzlingbecauseself-interestedchildrenmightbeexpectedtobehaveinpreciselytheoppositeway.Mostwealthypeoplearede 内容来自淘豆网www.taodocs.com转载请标明出处.
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