New education initiative taking “SHAPE” in the U.K.; U.S. institutions might take note

9March2015, Anthony Moretti

The Guardian takes a look at “SHAPE.” Perhaps U.S. institutions ought to do the same.

Shape, or social sciences, humanities & the arts for people & the economy, is designed to encourage schoolchildren and undergraduates to view these subjects as positive steps towards a high-status career. The campaigners also aim to ensure that grant applications for research funding will be given equal priority. They argue that at the moment those subjects that enable pupils and students to develop verbal reasoning, alongside an understanding of society, the environment and culture, are dangerously undervalued.

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