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School isolation rooms: 'It was like I didn't exist'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 21:47
More than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days in school isolation booths last year.
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The students I taught were reactionary, not revolutionary | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 20:00
In over a decade of teaching ethics, Dr Stephen Dorril found the attitudes of his students became increasingly authoritarian

According to Dorian Lynskey, the young are “quiet revolutionaries” (Journal, 8 November). Really? I have just retired from university having spent more than 10 years lecturing on ethics to third-years. I found the attitudes of the 100 students I dealt with annually in lectures and seminars deeply shocking. Over that period their views became increasingly authoritarian.

More than 80% believed that the use of torture was acceptable. Their views on drug addicts, prostitutes and women in porn were deeply reactionary and illiberal.

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'Hundreds of pupils spend week in school isolation booths'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 19:00
More than 200 children spent five consecutive days in an isolation booth in English schools, the BBC has learned.
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Oxford’s rebuff to Stormzy is not the only thing wrong with the university | Lucas Bertholdi-Saad

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 18:37

Evidence shows ethnic minority applicants and students are treated unfairly. Does the institution only recognise white talent?

It looks like someone, or a few people, within Oxford University didn’t know what to do with Stormzy, or get back to him, when he offered to fund a scholarship for black students in January. As the musician revealed last week, he went instead to Cambridge University, where his proposal was taken up. This was simply a mistake by Oxford, I am sure, and not necessarily evidence of malice; an error of this sort might be OK, generally, if it was unique. But it isn’t. In my experiences as a student, and now a student union leader on access, it has become clear to me that Oxford has a widespread problem with recognising talent if it doesn’t come in lily-white packaging.

The problems start long before students even get to the university. It is no secret that, at Oxford, applicants from ethnic minorities are less likely to get a place than white applicants. The university has lots of excuses for this: black and minority-ethnic students apply to more competitive courses (true); or inequalities in the British education system start much earlier (also true).

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Education nationale : dans le secondaire, moins d’enseignants prévus pour davantage d’élèves

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 13:28
Les syndicats de personnels de l’éducation ont appelé à la grève ce lundi.
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‘It’s Like Reliving My Past’: Harvard Lawsuit Echoes Previous Fight Over Race and Admissions

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 12:00
A lawsuit against Harvard has spurred a national discussion over affirmative action. To one former professor and one congressman, the debate reminds them of another 30 years ago.
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De l’école jusqu’au lycée, les profs en grève contre les suppressions de postes

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 08:53
Tous les syndicats des personnels de l’éducation, une première depuis 2011, appellent à la grève en ce 12 novembre.
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Education : « M. Blanquer est en train d’associer l’image d’une réforme à l’austérité budgétaire »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 07:36
Les enseignants sont appelés à se mobiliser ce lundi contre les suppressions de postes. Le ministre de l’éducation peut difficilement, aujourd’hui, contenter les enseignants et l’opinion publique, estime le chercheur Laurent Frajerman.
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Hertfordshire school's drill dance from the 1800s

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 04:33
Drill is a mesmerizing dance tradition dating back centuries - and is still performed at this school.
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Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 12/11/2018 - 03:30
A new journal will allow academics to publish controversial articles under a pseudonym.
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Hamburg: Wegweiser in die Zukunft

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 19:37

Praktika, Beratungen, Kontaktbörsen: Studien- und Berufsorientierung ist seit diesem Jahr Pflicht für Schüler in der Hansestadt. Über die Frage, wie ein Fach entsteht - und wie viel Wandel im Stundenplan den Schulen gut tut.

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Inklusion: Unterschiede, die es nicht geben dürfte

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 19:37

Wer mit Handicap studiert, steht auch zehn Jahre nach der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention noch vor vielen Hindernissen.

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University alerts students to danger of leftwing essay

the guardian - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 11:00

Prevent critics slam Reading for labelling ‘mainstream’ academic text as extremist

An essay by a prominent leftwing academic that examines the ethics of socialist revolution has been targeted by a leading university using the government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

Students at the University of Reading have been told to take care when reading an essay by the late Professor Norman Geras, in order to avoid falling foul of Prevent.

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‘It’s hard to watch your child struggle. All you can do is chase people’

the guardian - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 22:15

As council budgets are slashed, desperate parents speak about their exhausting battle in the courts to protect the forgotten victims – their children

As a former bouncer working in north London nightclubs, John Roden thought he knew a thing or two about stressful situations. But taking on the care of his five-year-old granddaughter Hope brought his greatest confrontation. Hope is disabled, and her rare condition means she cannot walk unaided and communicates using a form of sign language.

“Caring for Hope is stressful at the best of times,” says Roden, one of a group of carers to launch a legal challenge heard in court last month against proposed cuts to special educational needs funding in Hackney, east London. “Hope came to me when I was 57. I’m 62 this year. All this is heaping a lot more pressure on us. It grinds you down. There’s so much going through my head that I’ve been forgetting simple things. You spread yourself thin and something has to give. But we can do it.”

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‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs

the guardian - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 21:53

Many local authorities are plunging into the red to meet their obligations as spending trebles in three years

A crisis in funding for children with special educational needs is plunging councils across the country deeper into the red and forcing parents into lengthy legal battles to secure support, according to an Observer investigation that reveals a system at breaking point.

Council overspending on children’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) has trebled in just three years and is continuing to increase, with councils having to raid hundreds of millions from their overall schools budget to cope. The Observer has identified 40 councils that have either cut special needs funding this year, are considering making cuts or are raiding other education budgets to cope next year.

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Ministers can’t ignore the UK’s higher education debt crisis | Phillip Inman

the guardian - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 19:00

UK universities may soon struggle to repay billions in borrowing but the government can’t afford to let them fail

It should be one of the bright spots in the British economy, one that shines through the Brexit gloom, but the higher education sector has become a pin on which balances the most enormous mountain of debt.

And with speculation that institutions may be in financial trouble circulating around the sector, ministers are nervous.

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Student loans company: Milan's age-defying solution to high rents

the guardian - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 09:30

The Adopt a Student cohabitation programme brings young and older people together in Italy’s most expensive city

Every evening Dora Grazzini waits for Maria Urbani to return to the sixth-floor apartment they share in an upscale neighbourhood on the outskirts of Milan so they can have dinner together. “We seldom meet in the morning, because we have different schedules, but dinnertime is when we chat and tell each other of our days,” says Grazzini.

Their routine is not unlike that of many roommates, but differs in one important way: Urbani is 26 and Grazzini, 83.

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« Décrocher un double diplôme en commerce et en luxe »

lemonde_edu - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 09:15
Maxime Oury, 21 ans, en deuxième année à ICN Artem Business School à Nancy
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'I feel a lot of hope': the school for bullied children

the guardian - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 08:00

Every year, 16,000 children leave school because of bullying. Hannah Letters was one of them. She talks about how she got back on track

The bullying started when Hannah Letters was 11. “I struggled with the transition to secondary school and found it hard to make friends.” Her classmates made snide comments about her appearance. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, the comments got worse. She was sent messages on social media, telling her that no one liked her. “One of the girls turned and said to me, ‘If you had looked after your mother better, she wouldn’t have got cancer.’ I had such low self-esteem by then, anything she said I believed. I started to blame myself.”

By the time she was 13, Letters was self-harming. The bullies were constantly on her mind and she would wake up screaming from nightmares. She wasn’t happy with the response she got from her school, and “each time my mother or I complained, the bullying got worse”. When the bullies physically attacked her, it was the last straw for Letters’ mother. She took her off the school roll. That meant her school was absolved of its legal responsibility to provide her with an education. She became yet another statistic: one of the 16,000 children aged 11 to 15 who, each year, “self-exclude” from school due to bullying.

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Parentologie : le sur-enfant ou Nietzsche en culottes courtes

lemonde_edu - Sat, 10/11/2018 - 07:38
L’éducation est une science (moyennement) exacte. Cette semaine, Nicolas Santolaria, dans cette première chronique, s’intéresse aux agendas de ministre de notre progéniture.
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