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Future-proofing the NHS: how the UK's largest workforce is gearing up

the guardian - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 12:39

As the service responds to changing demand and medical advances, more staff – and new careers – are being developed

Seventy years ago the NHS launched with a workforce of around 144,000. Since then, the health service has grown to become the single biggest employer in the UK, with 1.7 million workers across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, making it the fifth-largest workforce in the world. It is probably the most diverse workforce in the UK – for instance, some 62,000 NHS staff in England are EU nationals. It’s not unusual to be treated by a nurse from the Philippines or India or seen by a doctor from Egypt, Korea or even Russia.

As the workforce demographic has changed there have also been huge advances in medicine. There has been a move towards more patient self-management in an integrated health and social care system, with more people looked after outside of hospital nearer home. At the same, time patient demand has soared, and it is anticipated that 190,000 more staff will be needed in England alone by 2027 if the current pressure on services continues apace.

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Oxford University 'failing' on diversity, says Lammy

bbc education - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 12:07
New data from shows just 11% of undergraduates last year were from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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'It's revolutionary': staff and patients on 70 years of the NHS

the guardian - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 11:55

The health service has been through many changes since 1948 – as we hear from some of the people closest to it

The health service’s 70th birthday offers the chance to recognise the work of its staff. In these times of unprecedented demand and financial pressure, healthcare workers are the lifeblood of the NHS, and their goodwill is often credited with keeping the service running.

Those who use the NHS have also played a significant part in shaping it. Whereas in the past, the patient played a passive role in healthcare, they now have much more control over what happens, and are responsible for some aspects of their care.

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Knacken Sie das Symbolrätsel?

sueddeutsche_bild - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 10:38

Ein kleines Rätsel zur Auflockerung des Büroalltags gefällig? Diesmal geht es um vier Gleichungen mit drei Variablen.

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Does the UN mean anything to the young?

bbc education - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 02:50
The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.
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Lost youth

bbc education - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 02:50
The United Nations is launching a global poll to find what young people think of policies affecting their lives.
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Grammar school pupils 'gain no social or emotional advantages' by age 14

the guardian - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 02:01

Critics say UCL research calls into question government’s plans to expand selective state education

Grammar school pupils gain no social or emotional advantages by age 14 over children who do not attend a selective school, a study suggests.

The research by University College London (UCL) is the latest to call into question the government’s plans to expand selective state education, which have been fiercely opposed by educationalists and policymakers.

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Oxford faces anger over failure to improve diversity among students

the guardian - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 02:01

Figures show one in four of colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017

Oxford’s glacial progress in attracting students from diverse backgrounds has been revealed in figures showing that more than one in four of its colleges failed to admit a single black British student each year between 2015 and 2017.

Several of the most prestigious colleges, including Balliol, University and Magdalen, each admitted two black British students as undergraduates during the three-year period.

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Oxford’s Wadham College: Diversity drives standards up, not down

the guardian - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 02:00

How a commitment to widening access has led to a rise in admissions of state school pupils

While many Oxford colleges struggle to admit a diverse range of undergraduates, Wadham College stands out as showing what can be done when a college’s leadership and governing body are committed to the cause of widening access.

While some colleges such as Mansfield, Somerville, St John’s and Lady Margaret Hall have also developed innovative access schemes, Wadham’s commitment can be measured in the 68% of state school students it admits, compared with its neighbour, Trinity, admitting just 41%.

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Résultats Parcoursup : la moitié des candidats en attente

lemonde_edu - Wed, 23/05/2018 - 01:49
Au premier jour de la nouvelle procédure d’admission dans l’enseignement supérieur, un candidat sur deux a reçu une réponse positive. Le ministère de l’enseignement supérieur rappelle que la procédure est « progressive ».
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Bildung statt Profilbildung

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 19:43

Die EU hat eine neue Verordnung zum Datenschutz erlassen. Wer sie ernst nimmt, müsste die Schulen jetzt vom Netz nehmen.

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Sommerloch

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 19:43

Die Zahlen arbeitslos gemeldeter Lehrkräfte steigen in den großen Ferien dramatisch an, letztes Jahr waren es fast 5000. Schulen und Gewerkschaften kritisieren die Ausbeutung junger Kollegen.

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Résultats Parcoursup 2018 : les réponses à vos questions sur les vœux post-bac

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 18:47
La plate-forme saturait à 18 heures, lors des premières réponses aux vœux d’orientation, mais des sites de délestages permettent aux candidats de consulter les résultats.
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Résultats Parcoursup : posez vos questions sur les premières réponses aux vœux post-bac

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 18:47
C’est à 18 heures que sont attendus les premiers résultats sur la nouvelle plateforme où plus de 800 000 lycéens ont fait leurs vœux d’inscription.
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Received pronunciation may be dying out – but its passing is long overdue

the guardian - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 18:29

The lingua franca of the ‘establishment’ is now only spoken by a tiny fraction of the population – although the RP tinges of my own accent often proved beneficial

People often talk about the English language as if it is a thing to keep pretty – a petticoat that might be sullied by the spread of glottal stops, text-speak or slang. The latest to weigh in is the writer and critic Jonathan Meades, in a column mourning the decline of received pronunciation (RP). Meades argues that the accent – also known as the Queen’s English or BBC English – should be regarded as “a sort of glue, a force for uniting the country” and “celebrated as a tool of social mobility”.

The term RP has murky origins, but it is regarded as the accent of those with power, influence, money and a fine education – and was adopted as a standard by the BBC in 1922. Today, it is used by 2% of the population.

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"Familien werden immer gerne zur Kasse gebeten"

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 18:27

Dürfen Eltern ihre Kinder vor Ferienbeginn aus der Schule nehmen, um günstiger in den Urlaub fahren zu können? Die SZ-Leser vertreten unterschiedliche Ansichten.

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Tell us about the teacher you'd like to reconnect with

the guardian - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 15:53

After one writer shared an inspirational reconnection, we’d like to hear from you about the teachers that made a difference

American poet Robert Frost liked to think of himself not as a teacher but as an “awakener” – it’s an idea you might recognise if your teacher kindled an interest that would go on to shape your life. Teachers can stay with us long after our school days are over, through sage advice we continue to live by or simple anecdotes we like to tell.

After writer Julia Reaside wrote to her old teacher recently, to let her know what a help she’d been, she received a heartfelt letter back.

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"Nur weil manche Eltern ein paar Euro sparen wollen"

sueddeutsche_bild - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 15:10

Schule schwänzen und früher in den Urlaub fahren? Lehrer- und Elternvertreter haben zu diesem Verhalten eine klare Meinung.

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Affelnet : des collégiens livrés à un ordinateur sans cœur

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 11:21
La procédure qui décide de l’affectation des futurs lycéens est gérée par ordinateur.
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Affelnet : des collégiens livrés à un ordinateur sans cœur

lemonde_edu - Τρίτη, 22/05/2018 - 11:21
La procédure qui décide de l’affectation des futurs lycéens est gérée par ordinateur.
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