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« Les suppressions de postes et heures sup vont dégrader la qualité de l’enseignement »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 18:29
Pour le professeur et blogueur Claude Garcia, la hausse du budget de l’éducation nationale ne saurait « faire avaler » les suppressions de postes d’enseignants, le recours accru aux heures supplémentaires et aux contractuels, le tout au détriment des élèves.
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How to study abusers: should reading lists come with a content warning?

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 17:54

Survivors of sexual violence shouldn’t be forced to relive their trauma in the classroom

When Junot Díaz was accused of sexual harassment in May it divided readers who had heralded him a progressive icon for his work on race and masculinity. I had just finished a university project full of admiration for Díaz, who denies the allegations, as part of my “American ideas” module. It wasn’t even the first time my reading list had been hit; another author, Sherman Alexie, had been accused of sexual harassment two months earlier.

The allegations made discussion of the writers a minefield. To analyse their work with any critical distance so soon after the news felt impossible. Instead the seminars would frequently become an open forum on sexual assault, an exhausting and often upsetting ordeal for many women in the room.

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Parcoursup : le gouvernement fait son bilan et annonce des « ajustements » en 2019

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 16:09
La ministre de l’enseignement supérieur Frédérique Vidal a dressé un bilan positif de la première année de la nouvelle plate-forme d’admission dans le supérieur.
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Cambridge University exhibition celebrates black graduates

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 16:08

Portraits of prominent alumni curated by current students go on show in university library

Diane Abbott, Naomie Harris and Thandie Newton are among the black graduates of Cambridge University who will be celebrated in an exhibition created by current students.

Black Cantabs: History Makers includes 14 portraits of Cambridge graduates – known as Cantabs – which will go on display in the university library from Wednesday. The display has been curated by the Black Cantabs Research Society, a group set up to explore the stories of black former students.

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« L’éducation à la vie sexuelle et affective à l’école est une nécessité de santé publique »

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 12:34
Dans une tribune au « Monde », deux militantes de partis de droite engagent les opposants aux cours d’éducation sexuelle à l’école à « bien mesurer la portée de leur refus », qu’elles jugent « irresponsable ».
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Musikunterricht: Stille in der rechten Gehirnhälfte

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 10:18

"Schädlich, wenn man die Musik nicht in vernünftigem Maße in den normalen Unterricht einbaut": Musiklehrer beklagen die Abwertung ihres Fachs an den Schulen.

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Headteachers to petition Downing Street: ‘There’s nothing left to cut’

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 09:15
More than 1,000 school leaders will converge on No 11 to demand an end to seven years of budget cuts

Long before dawn breaks over Cornwall on Friday, Bill Marshall will set out for London where he will join hundreds of other headteachers outside 11 Downing Street.

It will be the first grassroots uprising by England’s headteachers, and the organisers expect more than 1,000 to make the journey to hand a letter to Philip Hammond, the chancellor, saying their school budgets are in crisis because of seven years of cuts. They will speak of swingeing reductions in special needs funding that leave the most vulnerable children without equipment; of bereaved children and depressed teenagers without access to counsellors; of larger classes, staff redundancies and the erosion of curriculum choice.

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How a scandal-hit university came back from the brink

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 09:00
The outgoing head of the university that lost a third of its students warns the market could yet claim casualties

Ask a vice-chancellor which universities they would least like to run in today’s uncertain climate, and the answer is likely to include London Metropolitan. Squeezed by the fierce new higher education market and buffeted by past scandals, its back is against the wall. Yet its outgoing vice-chancellor, John Raftery, says his diverse institution is an unsung success story that is serving its students better than ever.

Student numbers at London Met fell by a third in the five years to 2017, according to the admissions service Ucas. Eighteen-year-olds accepting places dropped by more than half.

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Freshers' week 2018: Uni advice from the Class of 2017

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 08:52
Second year university students give advice to the 2018 freshers.
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Dear Damian Hinds, spare schools those Protestant virtues of charity and thrift | Michael Rosen

the guardian - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 08:44
The education department is trying to tell parents it’s noble for publicly maintained schools to be levying for glue

One of the odd things about being a parent is that we get a pretty good picture of what’s going on in our children’s schools but it’s hard to know whether this is a peculiarity of that school or part of a pattern. This is ideal for you, because when a story surfaces about something going wrong in a school, it’s up to you to say whether it’s typical or just a one-off.

For the past few months, I’ve been hearing and reading reports of cuts to school budgets, with consequent cuts in staff, subjects being taught, and maintenance of school premises. You and your department have tried to tell us this isn’t really the case and we have been served up the Protestant virtues of moderation, thrift, charity and efficiency instead. It suddenly becomes something noble that publicly maintained schools are levying parents for glue.

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How a small debt could cost a life

bbc education - Τρίτη, 25/09/2018 - 03:50
A small debt for unpaid council tax multiplied many times when Nigel Hurst was declared bankrupt - and caused him to take his life.
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University education: a £10k salary boost for the price of three flat whites? | Letters

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 20:41
Responses to Aditya Chakraborrtty’s article on ‘mis-sold and overhyped’ universities that are ‘just a con’

Aditya Chakrabortty’s piece is absolutely right (Mis-sold and overhyped: our universities are now just a con, 20 September). The tragedy is that it was all so predictable from the outset. But it is even worse than he sets out. When fees were allowed to increase to £9,000 (and paid by students) the average cost of teaching was about £6,000 (setting aside grants for some high-cost subjects). So, in a time of austerity, there was a bonanza. Many vice-chancellors behaved like lottery winners, committing to building projects and expansion, assuming the good times would continue to roll. At the same time, salaries of all but the highly paid were held down and a strike provoked over a pensions dispute.

In addition the government thought that the new market required new regulation, hence the nonsense of the national student survey and teaching excellence framework, with the inevitable increase in managerialism and a downgrading of academic influence in university policymaking.

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Did you solve it? The language of the lake puzzle

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 24/09/2018 - 19:00

The solution to the fishermen’s tale

In my puzzle column this morning I set you the following puzzle from the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad:

The Uros people live on artificial islands made from reeds on Lake Titicaca in South America. They speak Aymara. (This is all true)

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