Schlechte Lehrer treiben ihre Schüler in den Wahnsinn, gute Lehrer bringen ihre Schüler überallhin: Eine unvollständige, aber vollständig subjektive Auswahl unserer liebsten Pädagogen aus Buch und Film.
Tileyard Impact, based in King’s Cross, is in conflict with Islington council about a permanent base
An inner-city music education project has warned it will be left homeless if a local council reserves the area it is based in solely for industrial use.
Students, mentors and musicians based at the Tileyard studios in King’s Cross, north London, say their programme is currently being run like “the business version of sofa-surfing”.Continue reading...
Schools may have to close, exams could be disrupted and fresh food for pupils’ meals could run short because of panic buying with prices soaring by up to 20%, according to a secret Department for Education analysis of the risks of a no-deal Brexit obtained by the Observer.
The five-page document – marked “Official Sensitive” and with the instruction “Do Not Circulate” – also raises the possibility of teacher absences caused by travel disruption, citing schools in Kent as particularly at risk.Continue reading...
Trotz hunderten Reformen in den letzten 50 Jahren hat sich in Sachen Bildungsarmut nicht viel getan: "Die Chancen von Kindern aus Akademikerfamilien auf einen Gymnasialbesuch sind fast viermal so hoch wie für Facharbeiterkinder und fast sechsmal so hoch wie für Kinder von Un- und Angelernten", schreibt Jutta Allmendinger in einem Gastbeitrag.
Die Zahl der Schüler und Studenten, die eine Ausbildungsförderung bekommen, sinkt seit Jahren - zuletzt ist sie um 7 Prozent eingebrochen. Eine Reform soll das ändern.
Extra £4.6bn a year promised by Boris Johnson will favour affluent areas, says thinktank
Boris Johnson’s pledge to “level up” pupil funding in English schools will benefit grammar schools and those in more affluent areas, while schools serving the most disadvantaged communities will miss out, a report claims.
The new prime minister has promised to ensure that “historically underfunded” schools will see an uplift, and that there will be an increase in minimum levels of per pupil funding, from £3,500 to £4,000 in primaries, and from £4,800 to £5,000 in secondaries.Continue reading...
Haben wir nicht alles erreicht? Bildung ist Allgemeingut. Der Akademikeranteil steigt, der Anteil der Hochschulzugangsberechtigten liegt so hoch wie noch nie, alles ist gut! Wirklich? Höchste Zeit, einige Mythen zu korrigieren.
Many disabled students experience a sudden drop-off in support during the time between graduating from university and entering the workplace
Holly Tuke, 23, a recent graduate who is registered as blind, went to her university careers service in her second year to get advice on finding a job. They recommended she apply for work as a bus driver – work she couldn’t do. “It was frustrating because they clearly didn’t understand my disability,” she says. “And because of that I never went back to ask for help again.”
Disabled students face various challenges when they graduate, whether it’s working out whether to disclose a disability to potential employers, considering when and how to ask for adjustments during a job application process, navigating psychometric tests, tackling prejudice and stigma, or dealing with unprepared employers.Continue reading...
Sixty years on from the obscenity trial of Penguin Books, Lady Chatterley’s Lover remains a symbol for freedom of expression
The 1960 obscenity trial that lead to the acquittal of Penguin Books for publishing DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a seminal case in British literary and social history.
The verdict was an important victory for freedom of expression, and saw publishing in Britain become considerably more liberal.Continue reading...
JD Salinger’s Holden Caulfield once seemed the universal voice of teenage angst, but now he’s too quaint for young people. Can we learn to love it again, asks Dana Czapnik
Here’s a thought. Teen angst, once regarded as stubbornly generic, is actually a product of each person’s unique circumstances: gender, race, class, era. Angst is universal, but the content of it is particular.
This might explain why Holden Caulfield, once the universal everyteen, does not speak to this generation in the way he’s spoken to young people in the past. Electric Literature gave this explanation of The Catcher in the Rye’s datedness: “If you’re a white, relatively affluent, permanently grouchy young man with no real problems at all, it’s extraordinarily relatable. The problem comes when you’re not. Where’s The Catcher in the Rye for the majority of readers who are too non-young, non-white, and non-male to be able to stand listening to Holden Caulfield feel sorry for himself?”Continue reading...