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Philosophie au lycée : « Il faut ouvrir l’horizon »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 22/10/2018 - 06:30
Un collectif de professeurs et d’intellectuels réuni autour de l’inspecteur d’académie Jean-Michel Lespade prône, dans une tribune au « Monde », l’élargissement du corpus des auteurs étudiés en terminale, notamment en direction des traditions indienne et chinoise.
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Government to examine university grade inflation

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 22/10/2018 - 03:08
A new rating system will consider how students are graded, as the number of first-class degrees soars.
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UK universities face grade inflation crackdown

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 22/10/2018 - 02:01

Ministers move to address concerns over growing number of first-class degrees

The government has announced plans to crack down on grade inflation in universities amid fears that the growing number of first-class degrees being awarded to students is undermining their value.

More than a quarter of graduates (26%) were awarded a first-class degree last year, up from 18% in 2012-13, according to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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BGB-Kommentar: Fragwürdige Ehrung

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 19:55

Eines der wichtigsten Arbeitsmittel für Juristen ist bis heute nach einem Nationalsozialisten benannt. Die SPD will das ändern.

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Studieren: Ringen um Milliarden

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 19:55

Wie geht es weiter mit dem Finanzpakt für Hochschulen? Über die heiß begehrten Mittel von Bund und Ländern wird nun in Berlin gestritten.

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Gymnasium: Schule für (fast) alle

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 18:17

Immer mehr Grundschüler wechseln ans Gymnasium. Sie bringen Vielfalt in die Jahrhunderte alte Schulform - und zwingen sie dazu, sich zu verändern.

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors

NYTimes - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 18:00
In “University of Nike,” Joshua Hunt examines the University of Oregon and Nike as a case study for the relationship between public institutions and corporate benefactors.
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What will help you get into Harvard? Super-rich parents with a chequebook and pen | Arwa Mahdawi

the guardian - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 17:00

The university’s policy on affirmative action is on trial – but it is the evidence of links between offers of acceptance and donations that is most damning

Want a place at Harvard? Persuade your parents to give the university a nice gift. A new building, perhaps, or a million dollars for a fellowship. That sort of thing.

It has long been understood that you can, to some extent, buy your way into many of the US’s prestigious universities. There are certainly plenty of examples of people with more money than sense being admitted to elite educational institutions. Jared Kushner, for example, got into Harvard despite having a mediocre academic record. To be fair, this may have had nothing to do with his father pledging $2.5m (£1.9m) to the university shortly before he was accepted. Perhaps the admissions office just had a hunch that this was the genius who was finally going to bring peace to the Middle East.

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Créteil : un élèvé soupçonné d’avoir braqué une arme factice sur sa professeure

lemonde_edu - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 11:31
Une vidéo tournée jeudi et relayée sur les réseaux sociaux montre un adolescent debout menaçant l’enseignante avec une arme en lui demandant de l’inscrire « présent » et non « absent » sur la feuille de présence.
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We risk losing slices of our past if we don’t root out racism in our universities | David Olusoga

the guardian - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 11:00

History is in crisis when black students refuse to study it and staff suffer abuse

What happens when a highly respected professional body undertakes serious and rigorous research into race and racism in its industry? Then, in the light of depressing findings, the researchers call upon their profession, institutions and colleagues to confront “persistent inequalities in our habits and practices”?

The dismal answer is that both the researchers and their findings are served up, by parts of the press, as disapproval fodder for the “world’s gone mad”, “had enough of experts” demographic; the hard core of the unreality-based community.

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Private schools told to open their swimming pools to state pupils

the guardian - Sun, 21/10/2018 - 02:29
Move reflects fears for half of British children unable to swim 25 metres by the age of 11

A new drive to encourage private schools to share their swimming pools is being launched by the government amid concerns about the number of children who emerge from primary school unable to swim.

This weekend the education secretary, Damian Hinds, who has three young children, called on private schools to open up their pools to state pupils in their area.

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