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Paris 1968

bbc education - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 07:01
Do France's 2018 student protests have much in common with the turmoil of May 1968?
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They Revealed Harassment Claims Against a Professor, and Were Disciplined

NYTimes - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 03:10
Two women at Fordham University who told fellow students that a professor had been the subject of sexual complaints were censured by the school for “dishonesty.”
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Learning to speak Shakespeare like the actors do

bbc education - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 02:13
How standing up and reading Shakespeare out loud can make it more fun and understandable for teenagers.
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"Schule ist doof!"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 19:49

Das sagen viele Kinder - aber oft genug denken es ihre Eltern. Wie können Mütter und Väter ein positives Bild von der Schule vermitteln, wenn sie selbst dort früher gelitten haben?

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'Landmark' childcare funding deal agreed

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 19:34
Ministers strike a deal of almost £2bn with councils to fund a flagship policy to boost free childcare.
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Lire, écrire, compter à l’école : un « retour aux fondamentaux » tout relatif

lemonde_edu - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 18:29
Les « recommandations » ministérielles sur les méthodes pédagogiques à privilégier en primaire s’inscrivent en fait dans la continuité de pratiques déjà largement répandues.
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Teacher banned for watching porn at Roman Fields School

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 16:23
Julian Barrett, who has been banned from teaching, watched sexually explicit footage regularly
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Make the royal baby a true people’s prince – send him to a comprehensive | Robert Verkaik

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 14:44

Instead of a Kensington nursery, prep school and Eton, William and Kate should give Prince Louis a state education – to show we are all in it together

What joy that Kate and William have their third child. Pictures of them waving and smiling at well-wishers outside St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, west London, remind us that they are the royal couple with the common touch. But how much more joyous it would be if Louis were to nail down his own commoner credentials by breaking with tradition to become the first member of the royal family to attend a comprehensive school.

Related: Prince Louis: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge name their baby son

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Why I’m joining the class-action lawsuit over our lecturers striking | Milan Vaskovic

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 13:03
I invested a small fortune to come to the University of Leicester from Canada, but cancelled classes left us students in limbo

Students take court action over hours lost during strike

Not many people know that there is a sizeable Canadian student minority living in Leicester. Around a quarter of the University of Leicester’s student population is Canadian and that number has been steadily growing since 2007. The majority of us are here studying law in a two-year condensed LLB course. We have made a significant investment to come and study in the UK. My first year in Leicester left me with a profoundly good impression of the university, the city and the UK as a whole. I was impressed with the level of professionalism, organisation and quality of teaching that was provided. I felt like I had gotten my money’s worth by coming here. I went home to Canada in the summer of my first year, expecting that my second, and final, year would exceed my expectations.

Related: Why I’m a striking lecturer: I want to stop the slow death of public education | Becky Gardiner

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'Colourful socks or kinky boots': what not to wear to get ahead in law

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 12:53

The legal profession’s dress code is a minefield of dos and don’ts – but does clothing etiquette really matter for law students?

When Cambridge law graduate Keir Baker arrived for the first day of a vacation scheme in chinos and a shirt, he felt like he’d gone to a costume party in a chicken suit only to discover no one else had bothered to dress up. While all that was missing was a blazer, it turned out that the 22-year-old had made a fashion faux pas.

“I got told on the first day that what I was wearing was inappropriate,” he says. “I was told it was smart casual but I didn’t have a clue what that actually meant.”

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"Es hängt auch keiner CSU-Embleme in Klassenzimmer"

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 09:36

Lehrer Christoph Wolf hat erfolglos gegen Kreuze in Bayerns Schulen geklagt. Einen anderen religiösen Disput gegen das Bildungswesen hat er aber gewonnen.

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I thought US universities were marketised – till I came to the UK | Anonymous academic

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 09:30

I expected a culture shock when I crossed the Atlantic, but I didn’t anticipate how corporatised British universities would be

Last July my family sold our home, loaded what remained into storage and moved to the UK. As an American academic, I was driven to take this step by a state that I felt was undermining humanities subjects, and which was repeatedly threatening to allow firearms on campus.

While I expected culture shock in my transition to a new country, I was not as aware of the trade-offs I would be making by crossing the Atlantic. Humanities departments in American universities have become precarious as the core liberal arts curriculum has been downgraded and enrolment numbers have plummeted. Yet the corporatisation of British academia is far more advanced than in the US.

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School may cut hours to stop teacher 'burnout'

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 08:00

Scrapping of Friday afternoon lessons proposed by Daventry primary school to address teachers’ workload

A primary school is considering closing to pupils on Friday afternoons to help prevent teacher “burnout”.

Moving to a four-and-a-half day week would give staff more time to develop an “exciting curriculum” for pupils, according to Ashby Fields primary school in Daventry, Northamptonshire. It is running a consultation with parents on the timetable change, which would start in September if agreed.

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Why we should bulldoze the business school

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 08:00
There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years. By Martin Parker

Visit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occupied by the business school. The business school has the best building because it makes the biggest profits (or, euphemistically, “contribution” or “surplus”) – as you might expect, from a form of knowledge that teaches people how to make profits.

Business schools have huge influence, yet they are also widely regarded to be intellectually fraudulent places, fostering a culture of short-termism and greed. (There is a whole genre of jokes about what MBA – Master of Business Administration – really stands for: “Mediocre But Arrogant”, “Management by Accident”, “More Bad Advice”, “Master Bullshit Artist” and so on.) Critics of business schools come in many shapes and sizes: employers complain that graduates lack practical skills, conservative voices scorn the arriviste MBA, Europeans moan about Americanisation, radicals wail about the concentration of power in the hands of the running dogs of capital. Since 2008, many commentators have also suggested that business schools were complicit in producing the crash.

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Lecture, grammaire, calcul… Les « recommandations » de M. Blanquer heurtent les enseignants

lemonde_edu - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 07:42
La publication de circulaires sur les méthodes pédagogiques à privilégier dans le premier degré ont donné l’impression qu’il fallait recadrer le travail des maîtres.
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Should primary pupils get mental health counselling?

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 06:46
A study suggests mental health counselling for primary pupils who need it could have economic benefits.
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Elbow's Guy Garvey to be songwriting professor

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 03:39
The Elbow frontman is to join Manchester Metropolitan University as a visiting professor.
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'Bespoke solutions' sought for four Scottish Borders schools

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 03:04
It comes after some Borders secondaries were found to have major defects or were in constant need of repair.
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Pupils describe their understanding of the economy

bbc education - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 03:02
Pupils at a Merseyside school describe their understanding of the economy.
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Average private school fees rise above £17,000 a year for first time

the guardian - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 02:00

Census figures show slowest annual rate of increase since 1994 – but fees outstrip inflation

The average fee for attending a top private school has risen past £17,000 a year for the first time, despite climbing at the slowest rate for more than 20 years, according to the annual census of leading independent schools.

Data collected from the 1,300 members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) – an umbrella body that ranges from famous public schools such as Eton and Harrow to hundreds of smaller prep schools – showed that a child attending a private secondary school as a day pupil would cost around £15,000 a year, while a boarder would pay £33,000.

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