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Simon Baron-Cohen: ‘Neurodiversity is the next frontier. But we’re failing autistic people’ | Saba Salman

the guardian - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 09:00
All different types of brains are normal, but greater understanding has not led to more money for autism, says world-leading expert

As a graduate in the 1980s, Simon Baron‑Cohen taught autistic children at a special school in London. Little was known about autism then, and people often misheard him, assuming he taught “artistic children”.

“People would be ashamed if they had an autistic child, or ashamed of saying, ‘I am autistic’, whereas now it’s treated as more ordinary and there’s less judgment,” he says. “In the 1980s, autism was seen as categorical, so ‘you either have it or you don’t’ … nowadays, we talk about a spectrum.”

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A l’université de Clermont, un bilan mitigé pour les parcours renforcés

lemonde_edu - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 05:28
C’est l’une des nouveautés de Parcoursup : certains bacheliers, jugés trop fragiles sur le plan scolaire, ont été orientés vers des parcours renforcés. Un an après, l’échec à l’université a néanmoins gardé ses mille visages.
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Parenting classes 'could help reduce social costs'

bbc education - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 03:54
Parenting classes should be offered on a wider scale to help families develop strong bonds, says study.
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School inspections: Over 1,000 not visited for a decade

bbc education - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 02:23
Ofsted will inspect "outstanding" schools again amid concerns some no longer meet standards.
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This is how white privilege plays out in the Harvard admissions process

the guardian - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 01:56

Researchers estimate that roughly three-quarters of white legacy students would have been rejected if they had been treated the same as their non-white peers

For those who believe that white privilege is a myth, a new study on the Harvard admissions process may debunk that.

After Students for Fair Admissions took Harvard to court for allegedly discriminating against Asian Americans in a high-profile case last year, researchers – including one expert involved in the lawsuit – have examined some of the documents made publicly available from that case. On Tuesday the judge in the case ruled that Harvard’s admissions policy, though not perfect, did not violate the constitution.

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Harvard University cleared of racial bias in admissions process

bbc education - Wed, 02/10/2019 - 00:30
The elite college had been accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants.
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N.C.A.A. Athletes Could Be Paid Under New California Law

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 22:04
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to allow college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsements. The measure, the first of its kind, threatens the business model of college sports.
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Florida Teachers Can Now Carry Guns at School

NYTimes - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 22:01
A hotly debated law passed in May that would allow some teachers to carry firearms in the classroom takes effect Tuesday.
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Obscenity judge's copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover to stay in UK

the guardian - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 17:02

Book bearing notes from the judge’s wife about ‘coarse’ content bought by Bristol University after a crowdfunding campaign

The copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge in the landmark 1960 obscenity trial is to remain in the UK, after the University of Bristol stepped forward to augment the money raised by a crowdfunding campaign backed by writers including Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry.

The book, which bears notes from Mr Justice Byrne’s wife, Lady Dorothy Byrne, to show where DH Lawrence strays into “coarse” territory and “love making”, was sold at auction last year to an overseas buyer for £56,250. But an export bar was placed on it by the government in the hope a UK buyer would match the price to keep in the country.

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Music school pupil abused by violin teacher at 15

bbc education - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 14:18
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse hears evidence from former music school pupils.
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Meghan calls for gender equality in SA universities

bbc education - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 12:29
The Duchess of Sussex says when a woman is empowered "it changes absolutely everything".
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Oxford professor’s children refused visas to join her in UK

the guardian - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 09:15

US family split as Home Office makes it increasingly difficult for overseas academics to work in UK universities

Amber Murrey, an American academic, was “ecstatic” about being appointed associate professor in geography at Oxford University last year. But the dream turned sour when the Home Office refused to grant visas for her two daughters, aged four and nine, to live with her in the UK.

Dr Murrey used an immigration lawyer to make sure the visa applications for her daughters, who have US passports, went smoothly, and was not anticipating a problem. Her husband has business commitments overseeing property renovations in Cameroon, where he is from, and the couple had included joint written consent for their daughters to live with her in Oxford.

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‘If you get a good inspector, it can be magic’: Is Labour right to want Ofsted gone?

the guardian - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 09:00

We asked whether the schools watchdog should stay or go, and why

The Labour party has said it would abolish Ofsted and its one-word judgments. Local authorities would carry out regular “health checks” instead, while inspectors would be called in for more in-depth visits. What do teachers and parents think? Should Ofsted be abolished?

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Where will our working-class playwrights come from, now the arts have been sidelined? | Selina Todd

the guardian - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 08:45

Michael Gove made arts the poor relation of ‘real’ education. We need to change that

The playwright Shelagh Delaney shot to fame when her debut work, A Taste of Honey, first performed in 1958, turned into a runaway success. She was just 19.

The play told the story of a single mother, Helen, and her teenage daughter, Jo, who wanted more from life than marriage and motherhood in the slums. It has rarely been off the stage since and is currently being revived in a National Theatre tour.

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Outils pédagogiques : « J’utilise le sketchnoting en classe »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 07:15
Jean-Pierre Costille, professeur d’histoire-géographie au lycée, présente cet outil pédagogique permettant aux élèves de mémoriser leurs cours en mélangeant du texte et des images.
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« Pour une nouvelle approche décentralisatrice du numérique éducatif »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 07:00
Dans une tribune au « Monde », et en réponse au récent rapport de la Cour des Comptes sur le numérique éducatif, Serge Pouts-Lajus, du cabinet de conseil Education & Territoires, rappelle que « dans le paysage du numérique éducatif, l’Etat partage les responsabilités avec les collectivités ».
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« L’école éloigne d’elle les familles avec lesquelles elle souhaitait précisément établir un contact »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 07:00
Dans son dernier ouvrage, « Les Parents invisibles, l’école face à la précarité familiale », le sociologue Pierre Périer montre les limites de la politique de coopération avec les parents d’élèves prônée par l’école.
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'Sadfishing' social media warning from school heads

bbc education - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 03:38
Schools report growing worries about young people being tricked by emotional appeals online.
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Bournemouth mum backs radio aid funding campaign

bbc education - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 02:37
Conor has a radio aid that helps him hear voices more clearly but not all councils fund the devices.
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Young people who seek support online being accused of 'sadfishing'

the guardian - Τρίτη, 01/10/2019 - 02:01

Vulnerable young people face bullying and accusations of exaggerating, says report

Vulnerable young people who go online to seek support can find themselves being bullied and accused of “sadfishing”, a report has said.

While many find comfort by sharing their experiences, some young people are being targeted and accused of exaggerating their problems in order to gain attention – a social media phenomenon that has been given the mocking name of sadfishing.

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