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Bayeux Tapestry explained... by kids

bbc education - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 16:24
The 11th Century artwork tells the story behind one of the most famous battles in English history.
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Outrage over each new education policy does nothing but harm | Richard Russell

the guardian - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 13:30
The polarised response to the latest Ofsted report is wearing. Teachers and academics should be able to sensibly discuss new ideas, not jump to tribal conclusions

As I sat marking maths books with the radio on in the background – I caught the end of a news report saying that more 1,850 academics, educators, opposition politicians and most notably Robert Winston had asked for a new report on how to educate our children to be withdrawn. My first reaction was to immediately agree with them – they are after all on “my team”.

But I read the actual open letter and realised they were referring to an Ofsted report called Bold Beginnings, I realised an all too familiar situation had arisen. While I am inclined to agree with Winston, and many of the others who signed the letter, on most things – the man was after all the sum total of much of the sexual education I received when at school – I just could not and still can’t see what has caused all this fuss.

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A Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, enseignants et parents mobilisés face à un collège sous pression

lemonde_edu - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:25
Un troisième poste de conseiller principal d’éducation est réclamé au collège Pablo-Neruda, en Seine-Saint-Denis.
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Wenn der Lehrer Verschwörungstheorien verbreitet

sueddeutsche_bild - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:07

Einer betreibt einen fragwürdigen Youtube-Kanal, der andere macht Wahlkampf für die AfD. Wie politisch darf ein Lehrer sein?

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Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

the guardian - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 11:21

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists

More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces covered with 1,000 tonnes of specially imported gleaming white stone to give it the appearance of a giant stepped pyramid rising from the Aegean: the most imposing manmade structure in all the Cyclades archipelago.

But beneath the surface of the terraces lay undiscovered feats of engineering and craftsmanship to rival the structure’s impressive exterior. Archaeologists from three different countries involved in an ongoing excavation have found evidence of a complex of drainage tunnels – constructed 1,000 years before the famous indoor plumbing of the Mycenaean palace of Knossos on Crete – and traces of sophisticated metalworking.

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Delhi to put CCTV in classrooms for parents to monitor children

the guardian - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:18

Move follows crimes including murder of boy aged seven and alleged rape of five-year-old girl

The Delhi government has announced it will install CCTV cameras in every classroom in the region and give parents access to the feed through a mobile phone app.

The plan comes after several high-profile crimes at schools in and around the area including the alleged rape of a five-year-old girl by a member of staff in September and the murder of a seven-year-old boy at a private school in Gurgaon during the same month.

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Our world is changing. It's time for historians to explain why | Cormac Shine

the guardian - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 09:30

Historians need to ditch their aversion to public discourse. By looking to the past, they can teach us about our future

• Cormac Shine is a societal researcher at UBS thinktank and historian. He writes in a personal capacity

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a surge in civic engagement after decades of apathy. Just as established media outlets have a renewed sense of purpose, in academia, too, social scientists find themselves publicly confronting the social dynamics and technological disruptions that have led to our changing politics and society.

But historians are almost entirely absent from this conversation, barring the efforts of Yuval Noah Harari and a few others. In their manifesto for historians, Jo Guldi and David Armitage lament that experts in the field are reluctant to engage with contemporary debates on an ambitious scale, with many favouring narrow specialisation, and arcane disputes far removed from the concerns of society in the present and future.

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Parents 'shelling out for free nursery scheme'

bbc education - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 03:18
The government's 30-hour 'free' nursery scheme is being subsidised by parents, a survey suggests.
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MPs call for overhaul in oversight of England's academy school chains

the guardian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 20:54

‘Extent to which failing trusts are stripping assets from their schools’ is of particular concern

Parents are being “left in the dark” over who really runs schools in England, according to parliament’s education committee. It has called for the government to overhaul the oversight of academy chains after a string of high-profile failures.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP who chairs the committee, signalled to the the new education secretary, Damian Hinds, that the system of regulation had created overlaps and confusion, allowing some multi-academy trusts (Mats) to escape oversight.

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Welcome return of School Prints loan scheme | Letters

the guardian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 20:43
Memories from Professor Terry Gifford of the personal picture loan service run by Sheffield City Art Galleries

It is good to see that schools in Wakefield will benefit from a renewed School Prints loan scheme from the Hepworth Wakefield (Editorial, 15 January). As a secondary school teacher in Sheffield during the 1970s and 80s our classrooms and corridors were loaned brilliant visual resources by Sheffield City Art Galleries under the directorship of the late Frank Constantine. But more remarkable was the personal picture loan service whereby, on alternate Saturday mornings, I could take my two children to the Graves Art Gallery, where they could select pictures from transparencies, have the pictures brought from the store to view and select two to hang at home. This aspect of Frank Constantine’s legacy was overlooked in his Guardian obituary in 2014. Is such a loan scheme active, or even possible, now?
Professor Terry Gifford
Wookey, Somerset

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Eine Forderung, die das System ins Wanken bringt

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 20:25

Dürfen beamtete Lehrer künftig streiken? Nach dem ersten Verhandlungstag lässt das Bundesverfassungsgericht eine Tendenz erkennen.

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Delhi parents to watch government schools via CCTV

bbc education - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 19:47
Parents will soon be able to watch their children's lessons in real-time using their mobile phones.
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Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

bbc education - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 19:40
A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.
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« Il n’y a aucune raison que le sexe biologique ait une influence sur les choix d’orientation »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 18:03
Spécialiste de la psychologie de l’orientation, Françoise Vouillot plaide pour « une désexuation » qui prendrait autant en compte les aspirations des filles que celles des garçons pour leur ouvrir tous les champs professionnels.
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Réforme des lycées : « Une solide culture économique est indispensable pour se comporter en citoyen éclairé »

lemonde_edu - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 16:15
Quinze économistes s’élèvent, dans une tribune au « Monde », contre le peu de place laissé à leur discipline dans le projet de réforme des lycées.
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Bullying is still rife in schools. Here's how teachers can tackle it

the guardian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 14:01

The most effective interventions for bullying involve the pupils themselves – and build empathy between those affected

Many people will know what it feels like to be bullied. Despite a wealth of research and well-meaning interventions at a local level, bullying is still a common problem in UK schools (pdf) – and associated with depression, anxiety and even suicide.

Related: Why onlookers hold the key to standing up to bullies

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Why do black students quit university more often than their white peers?

the guardian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 12:56

Black students are 1.5 times more likely to drop out than their white and Asian counterparts. Understanding why is vital

Kaya is one of a worrying number of black higher-education students who have failed to make it to graduation day. A recent study found that 10.3% of black students quit university early in England, compared with 6.9% for the student population as a whole.

“I had so many racially-tinted, miserable experiences at my university,” says Kaya, who has asked the Guardian not to use her real name. “My male housemate used to say the ‘n-word’ in front of me, bragged about the fact he’d once racially abused a man in a club, and was so aggressive when I asked him to stop. Yet when I told my university counsellor, she said I couldn’t know for sure if my housemate was actually racist ... that I needed to live and let live.”

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Sollten Beamte streiken dürfen?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:54

Nachdem Lehrer geklagt haben, prüft das Bundesverfassungsgericht, ob es nach dem Grundgesetz ein Streikrecht für Beamte geben muss. Falls ja, wäre das eine Revolution des Berufsbeamtentums - wenn nicht dessen Ende.

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Finden Sie das Muster?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:13

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal sind zweifelhafte Gleichungen zu lösen.

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All the facts you need to answer tricky questions about higher education

the guardian - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 09:30

Education journalist Fran Abrams tackles 10 of the most challenging questions about universities by looking at the latest research

The last year in higher education has seen misconceptions abound in the media. Here’s everything you need to know to set the record straight, based on new research findings you may have missed.

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