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Universities 'more concerned about reputation than racism'

bbc education - Τρίτη, 03/04/2018 - 07:14
The National Union of Students says it receives reports of racist incidents from students every day.
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« “Charlie Hebdo”, ils l’ont un peu cherché »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 03/04/2018 - 06:00
« Le Monde » publie des extraits de « La Tentation radicale. Enquête auprès des lycéens », d’Olivier Galland et Anne Muxel.
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« La radicalité religieuse concerne principalement les jeunes de confession musulmane »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 03/04/2018 - 06:00
Le retour à la religion des musulmans est à contre-courant de la forte sécularisation des autres jeunes, expliquent les sociologues Anne Muxel et Olivier Galland.
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L’inquiétante radicalité d’une minorité de jeunes

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 03/04/2018 - 05:30
Les sociologues Anne Muxel et Olivier Galland ont mené une enquête inédite auprès de 7 000 lycéens, qui conclut à un « effet islam », dans l’adhésion de certains jeunes Français aux idées radicales et absolutistes.
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India's 'cheating mafia' gets to work as school exam season hits

the guardian - Τρίτη, 03/04/2018 - 03:49

Vast network profits from the desperation of students and parents to get ahead in a country where university places and jobs are limited

A few minutes into the final year maths exam at his Delhi high school, Raghav asked to use the bathroom. Inside, he texted pictures of the test paper he had secretly photographed to a phone number he was sent days before. Minutes later, answers materialised on the screen.

“It isn’t cheating,” insists his mother Sunita, who paid 16,000 rupees (£175) for her son to obtain the phone number. “It’s a way out.”

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Teachers vow to oppose introduction of baseline assessments

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 20:59

Largest teaching union urges boycott of pilot schemes to test children in first weeks of school

Teachers have vowed to oppose the government’s plans to assess children in the first weeks of school, as the country’s largest teaching union called for a boycott of pilot schemes planned for next year.

The baseline assessments, to be taken at the start of a child’s reception year in primary schools in England, were proposed by the government last year as a replacement for national tests in year 2, when children would be seven years old.

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Das Leid der Geprüften

sueddeutsche_bild - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 19:48

Hochschulen wird immer wieder vorgeworfen, Steuergelder zu verschwenden. Weil sie Misswirtschaft betreiben - oder weil die Rechnungshöfe zu wenig von der Materie verstehen? Über einen vermeintlichen Skandal.

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Planet of the apis: Nasa develops plan to launch 'Marsbees'

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 17:14

A new breed of robotic bees co-created by Japanese scientists could be dispatched to the red planet to look for signs of life, or rather flatulence

Name: Marsbees

Age: Embryonic.

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Outdoor learning grows in Scotland as grasp of benefits takes root

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 17:10

Teachers and policymakers see advantages of education beyond the classroom for children, from fitness to resilience

On a bright spring morning, the air is crisp as an apple and the children of Lauriston Castle forest kindergarten are inventing muddy meals at their imaginary cafe. This woodland, north-west of Edinburgh city centre, has become an outdoor classroom for the day, with waterproofs and lunch boxes clustered around the lower branches of the trees.

A black labrador liberates himself from his owner and charges through the sunny glade, to the youngsters’ delight. But unexpected connections are all part of outdoor learning, as early-years officer Amanda Patrick explained. “We might pick up pine cones in the morning, and talk about what they are and what we could do with them. Then they make owls with the cones, so we read a story about owls and then learn a big word, ‘nocturnal’.

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Universities brushing racism under the carpet, students say

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 15:50

Institutions accused of failing to act unless racism accusations go viral on social media

Universities must tackle racism and not wait until incidents blow up on social media to act, according to student union officers and lecturers who say that a recent spate in racist incidents reported online is just the tip of the iceberg.

Related: Students demand UK universities take urgent action against racism

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Students demand UK universities take urgent action against racism

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 14:00

Exeter University students who say they were subject to racist abuse call for systemic change in handling of prejudice

Students at the University of Exeter are calling for urgent changes after a spate of racist incidents, which they say are happening on campus and within student societies.

Chris Omanyondo, Arsalan Motavali and Roman Ibra, all 21, have come forward to the Guardian to describe incidents of racism, including one in which they allege Ibra was called a “nigger” by a group of fellow students, who also allegedly used the word “Paki” and made offensive comments about burqas and 9/11.

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An International Final Four: Which Country Handles Student Debt Best?

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 12:00
In America, college student loan defaults are a really big problem. In Australia? No worries.
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Paroles de profs : « Au moins un quart de l’équipe s’en va chaque année »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 10:51
Mathilde Vanackere, est professeure de français au lycée Michel-Ange de Villeneuve-la-Garenne (Hauts-de-Seine). A 28 ans, après avoir passé une thèse de doctorat, elle raconte sa première année d’enseignement dans le secondaire
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Devices to Quit Smoking Become the Devices Teenagers Can’t Quit

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 10:00
School and health officials struggling with a sudden influx of easily concealed e-cigarettes fear vaping is creating a new generation of nicotine addicts.
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Welcome to New York, and Here’s a To-Do List

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 10:00
As Richard Carranza takes over as chancellor of New York City’s public schools, here are seven of the biggest issues he will face.
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Child poverty: Pale and hungry pupils 'fill pockets with school food'

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 03:09
"We call it survival," head teachers say as they describe how poverty-hit pupils are forced to take food.
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When the kids hear

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 02:51
It is normal for parents to argue, but the way rows affect children varies greatly.
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Teachers warn of growing poverty crisis in British schools

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 02/04/2018 - 02:01

Schools plugging gaps left by social services budget cuts as poverty becomes more extreme

Extreme child poverty is worsening across the UK, with schools increasingly forced to fill in the gaps being left by councils and social services budget cuts, school leaders have said.

Headteachers from schools in deprived areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland say they are having to provide basic services such as washing school uniforms for pupils from poor households, and are even paying for budget advice and counselling services for parents.

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20 Full Rides to Top Colleges: A Texas Student’s Perfect Sweep

NYTimes - Sun, 01/04/2018 - 21:35
Micheal Brown, now choosing among elite universities like Harvard, Yale and Stanford, said he hoped to one day become a lawyer, perhaps a public defender.
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Education data shows the way | Letters

the guardian - Sun, 01/04/2018 - 20:17
John Gaskin, Michael Cross and Janet Mansfield on the ‘London effect’

Chris Dunne (Letters, 30 March) draws attention to the research showing the “London effect” on school performance to be closely related to ethnic composition. Data analysis by Education Datalab draws similar conclusions, with clear recommendations for action to address the persistent inequalities in pupil performance.

They show that the impact of disadvantage is higher for pupils who have been eligible for free school meals for 90% or more of their time in school; and it is lower for most minority ethnic groups, particularly where they are the majority of a cohort. In the north of England, 79% of pupils are in the high-impact group, compared with 30% in London. In the north, 41% of schools have more than 20% of their pupils who are long-term disadvantaged, compared with 2% in London.

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