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Private school and Oxbridge 'take top jobs'

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/06/2019 - 02:53
Top professions are still dominated by the privately educated, a social mobility report says.
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Daniel Webster: Boy with leg amputated faces school place battle

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/06/2019 - 02:12
Daniel Webster has been off school for two years after "falling through the cracks of education".
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Britain’s top jobs still in hands of private school elite, study finds

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/06/2019 - 02:01

‘Scandalous’ figures show extent of domination in politics, media and business

Members of Britain’s elite, who hold the top jobs in politics, the judiciary, media and business, are five times more likely to have been to private school than the general population, according to research.

A study by the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission found that a tiny elite of privately educated people, many of whom went to Oxbridge, continue to dominate high-ranking jobs, where 39% had an independent education, compared with 7% of the general population. Critics described the figures as “scandalous” and called for urgent change.

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Essex school prom ban petition reaches 1,000

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 22:16
Five pupils wearing boxer shorts performed a dance which was deemed "inappropriate" by the school's head.
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Has Brexit vote hit UK university rankings? | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 19:56
Scott Andrew says British universities have slipped down QS league tables because of the coalition’s structural reforms. Michael Reardon objects to the focus on Cambridge and notes the progress of other universities

Is the Brexit vote really as central to understanding Britain’s universities slipping down the QS league tables as your article suggests (British universities plunge again in league table after Brexit vote, 19 June)? The more fundamental cause is surely the structural reforms undertaken by the coalition government.

Switzerland is not in the EU and yet ETH Zurich is going from strength to strength. Outside Europe, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University (where I work) have shot up the rankings partly because the national government has invested, the universities don’t have to chase the tuition fees of overseas students, and the universities’ missions are tied into national development. Whether or not the Brexit vote is ever enacted, there is nothing to stop the UK following a similar path.
Scott Anthony

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Report des épreuves du brevet des collèges à cause de la canicule

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 17:25
Les épreuves auront lieu lundi 1er et mardi 2 juillet en France hexagonale, a annoncé Jean-Michel Blanquer. L’ordre et le lieu des convocations ne changent pas, seule la date sera modifiée.
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Derrière la porte du bureau du conseiller principal d’éducation

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 17:17
« Le Monde » passe plusieurs mois au collège Doisneau, à Clichy-sous-Bois, pour raconter le quotidien d’un établissement d’éducation prioritaire. Septième épisode.
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Bac 2019 SVT, sciences de l’ingénieur, EAT : découvrez les sujets pour les bacs S

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 16:47
Nous mettons en ligne en PDF les sujets des dernières épreuves des bacs S 2019 : sciences de la vie et de la terre (SVT), sciences de l’ingénieur (SI), écologie, agronomie et territoires (EAT).
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Le doctorat, un diplôme qui ne tient pas toutes ses promesses

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 16:35
Baisse de l’attractivité chez les étudiants, hausse  de la précarité de l’emploi, désintérêt de l’administration, rareté des embauches dans la recherche publique…  Soutenir une thèse aujourd’hui vaut-il encore la peine ?
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Bac 2019 latin, grec, arts : découvrez les sujets en PDF

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 16:25
Voici les sujets des épreuves du bac 2019 en arts, latin et grec.
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Andy McNab: ‘At 16, I read my first book – and it changed my life’

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 14:00

When he joined the army, the author had the reading age of an 11-year-old. But he can still remember the pride he felt at reading his first book

I joined the army straight out of juvenile detention at the age of 16. I was no criminal mastermind – I burgled the same block of flats repeatedly and was always going to end up getting caught.

The education system had failed me; I had attended nine schools in seven years and I didn’t see the point of it. I wanted to be a panel beater or a tube driver; I had heard they made loads of money and you didn’t need much education for those kind of jobs. So that was it – why bother going to school? All I needed was to get a council flat, and I had that cracked because my parents were already on the list. All that was left was a Mark II Ford Escort and that would be me made.

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Réforme du bac : peut-on faire du « grand oral » un levier d’égalité des chances ?

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 07:46
Dans un rapport tout juste remis à M. Blanquer, le professeur d’art oratoire Cyril Delhay détaille les contours et les enjeux de cette nouvelle épreuve.
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Girls will see a path for themselves if we show how engineering makes a difference

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 02:01

When people ask what it’s like to be a woman in this sector, I long for the time we stop boxing people into stereotypes

If there was a single key to levelling the gender imbalance in engineering and technology careers, we’d have cracked it by now. Plenty of evidence shows programming of prejudice starts with babies, and girls begin to be put off engineering between the ages of five and nine.

We need a shift in thinking so people are treated as individuals from birth rather than pigeonholed. There are many good initiatives targeting teenagers – we just need to reach younger children.

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‘People are scared of looking foolish’: how maths anxiety is holding us back

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/06/2019 - 02:00

Two in three students who worry about maths will eventually succeed at the subject. But does this lack of confidence limit career prospects?

Nearly everyone will know they have felt anxious about a maths question at some time in their lives. What may not seem so obvious is that many other people have felt the same way and that maths anxiety is a real problem.

So much so that the Maths Anxiety Trust has been set up to raise awareness of the issue. It points out the problem could be contributing to a quarter of 11-year-olds being below the standard expected of their age group and nearly a third of students failing to obtain a grade 4 (grade C in the old grading system) or higher in maths GCSE exams.

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London academics criticise 'oppressive' treatment of student protesters

the guardian - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 20:54

University of London staff speak out against security guards’ ‘heavy-handed’ tactics

Academics have condemned the “oppressive” treatment of student protesters after the university hired private security staff who forcibly evicted a group that were peacefully occupying a campus building in support of outsourced cleaners.

The University of London (UoL) spent more than £1.3m on additional security officers, receptionists and other security measures from March 2018 until November last year, amid student demonstrations and over a dozen workers’ strike days.

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Sachsen: "Das Problem sitzt mit im Klassenzimmer"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 19:51

Immer wieder kommt es an Schulen zu rechtsextremen Vorfällen.

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Fragebogen "Alte Schule": Konstantin Wecker

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 19:50

Poesie, Piano, Politik: Der singende Liedermacher aus München war schon in der Schulzeit mit anarchistischer Mission unterwegs.

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Hochschulen: Friedlich forschen

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 19:50

Nordrhein-Westfalen will die gesetzliche Zivilklausel abschaffen. Sie verpflichtet Hochschulen dazu, nur für friedliche Zwecke zu forschen.

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Police investigate leak of GCSE religious studies exam paper

the guardian - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 12:47

Exclusive: latest in series of security breaches highlights role of social media in cheating

Police have been called in to investigate another exam leak after an unknown number of students had advance sight of part of a GCSE religious studies (RS) paper last month.

It is the latest of a series of damaging security breaches to hit summer exams in recent years, with social media enabling cheats to disseminate leaked questions quickly and easily.

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Free speech isn’t under threat. It just suits bigots and boors to suggest so | Martha Gill

the guardian - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 11:10

Jordan Peterson’s Thinkspot website is the latest attempt to fight ‘censorship’. But are western societies really afraid of open debate?

You can’t say anything these days. Free speech is a thing of the past. Young people today can’t cope with reality and if you try to tell them about it you’ll get arrested. You may think we live in a free society, but if you cross the PC brigade, they’ll haul you in for questioning and then they’ll disappear you.

This sort of argument is everywhere. It often seems like the first line of defence when a notable figure has overstepped the mark. And just this month the academic Jordan Peterson launched a website, Thinkspot, to protect users from all the “censorship” that is around right now.

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