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How UK academics are facing a furious backlash for advising students to vote

the guardian - 2 hours 11 min ago
Universities have a legal obligation to encourage voter registration. This has prompted an angry reaction in some areas

When Carrie Paechter, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, tweeted two weeks ago that students could register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses, she didn’t anticipate the tirade of anger it would unleash. She was reported to the police and the Electoral Commission, and someone wrote to her vice-chancellor calling for her to be disciplined.

Prof Paechter, who is director of Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, posted what she thought was an innocuous tweet on a Thursday evening. By Sunday she had blocked 568 people on Twitter who were furiously accusing her of encouraging students to break the law and vote twice. She insists she had no such intention, and simply wanted to ensure students didn’t miss out on voting in the general election, because they didn’t know their rights.

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A year to clean five schools of sexism – shouldn’t others do the same?

the guardian - 2 hours 26 min ago

Experiment gets teachers and primary pupils to look at life through ‘gender equality lens’

A class of 10-year-olds are sitting on the carpet looking at their teacher with open mouths. Their faces say: outrage.

Their teacher, Rosemary O’Brien, has put up a statement on the board – a real one, by the Football Association in 1921. Football is “quite unsuitable for females”, it says. Across the classroom, pupils are voicing their disagreement.

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History as a giant data set: how analysing the past could help save the future

the guardian - 3 hours 26 min ago

Calculating the patterns and cycles of the past could lead us to an objective version of history. Could it also help us prevent a looming crisis? By Laura Spinney

In its first issue of 2010, the scientific journal Nature looked forward to a dazzling decade of progress. By 2020, experimental devices connected to the internet would deduce our search queries by directly monitoring our brain signals. Crops would exist that doubled their biomass in three hours. Humanity would be well on the way to ending its dependency on fossil fuels.

A few weeks later, a letter in the same journal cast a shadow over this bright future. It warned that all these advances could be derailed by mounting political instability, which was due to peak in the US and western Europe around 2020. Human societies go through predictable periods of growth, the letter explained, during which the population increases and prosperity rises. Then come equally predictable periods of decline. These “secular cycles” last two or three centuries and culminate in widespread unrest – from worker uprisings to revolution.

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Even last week Labour was still asking for education policy ideas. Well, here are a few | Fiona Millar

the guardian - 3 hours 27 min ago

Labour plans to ban private schools and Ofsted – but what does it want instead?

This could be my last general election writing about education policy. If any party gets a big enough majority to last five years, I suspect I might be doing something else by the time it is over.

It is not because I don’t find the subject endlessly fascinating but, after more than 15 years writing about schools, over 40 years actively involved in local and national politics and three decades as a school governor, I know most general elections don’t substantially change much about our education system and this one seems likely to live down to that expectation.

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Des étudiants à l’école de la nature

lemonde_edu - 3 hours 27 min ago
Deux masters en biomimétisme ouvriront en 2020, s’inspirant de l’ingéniosité du vivant avec l’intention de mieux le préserver en retour.
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Education by fear: old and new methods of child discipline – archive, 12 November 1932

the guardian - 3 hours 57 min ago

12 November 1932: From Bertrand Russell to Mme Montessori, the expert advice given to parents can be baffling

Mr Fairchild or Mr Barlow, had they been asked for a definition of nursery discipline, would certainly have described something of the “Children should be seen and not heard” and “Do this because I say so” order. But the Fairchild children were often naughty, because papa and his tyrannies – mental and physical – were only repressive, not educative.

The people who believed in beating and starving a child into submission were the people who taught that God would send men to everlasting fire for not conforming to His standard of virtue. The principle is the same. Bertrand Russell, in his brilliant though perhaps biased book On Education, says that “he should certainly be horrified if his boy were half as badly behaved as the children in The Fairchild Family,” and so say all of us.

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« Face à l’instrumentalisation du numérique et des neurosciences, les enseignants doivent défendre leur liberté pédagogique »

lemonde_edu - 4 hours 12 min ago
L’ancien éditeur scolaire et ingénieur Philippe Champy dénonce dans son dernier ouvrage la pression mise sur les professeurs par le numérique éducatif et les neurosciences.
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Jeunesse rurale : « La politique d’égalité des chances ne doit pas consister en un aller simple vers les métropoles »

lemonde_edu - 4 hours 12 min ago
Alors que le gouvernement a récemment lancé une mission de réflexion sur les obstacles rencontrés par les jeunes ruraux, Bixente Etcheçaharreta, président de l’association Des territoires aux grandes écoles, évoque, dans une tribune au « Monde », le risque « d’accélérer la fuite des forces vives en dehors des territoires ».
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Rodrigo Arenas, un militant derrière le voile

lemonde_edu - 6 hours 9 min ago
Le coprésident de la FCPE, principale fédération de parents d’élèves, se pose en défenseur des mères qui portent le foulard, face au ministre de l’éducation nationale.
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Labour promises free jobs retraining for adults

bbc education - 9 hours 31 min ago
Labour pledges a £3bn increase in adult education investment to update skills for work.
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Labour pledge: we would give six years of free study for adults

the guardian - 10 hours 43 min ago

The proposed move forms part of its vision for a cradle-to-grave education service

Every adult will be entitled to six years of free study under Labour plans for a radical expansion of lifelong learning, as part of its vision for a cradle-to-grave national education service.

In a speech in Blackpool on Tuesday, the shadow education secretary Angela Rayner will pledge that a Labour government would “throw open the doors” to adult learners to enable them to study and retrain throughout their lives.

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U.K. Scholars Back Cambridge Researcher’s Efforts to Avoid Deportation

NYTimes - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 19:13
More than 1,000 academics have signed an open letter in support of Asiya Islam, a research fellow who has lived legally in Britain for a decade.
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Steve McQueen hopes Year 3 work will inspire art's next generation

the guardian - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 18:35

Artist says his class photos on show at Tate Britain could be a catalyst for UK schoolchildren

Year 3, Steve McQueen’s “portrait of citizenship” at Tate Britain, could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of artists, according to the Turner prize and Oscar winner, who said British children deserved access to world-class art education.

McQueen, whose ground-breaking work features portraits of more than 76,000 London schoolchildren and took a year to complete, said Year 3 would help to promote art education in school and the need for diverse work to be included in art institutions.

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Election 2019: Labour pledges counsellors in every secondary

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 18:25
Labour says its Healthy Young Minds plan will ensure early prevention and identification of psychological issues.
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Philippe Mustar : « La création d’entreprises par les jeunes diplômés est un mouvement mondial »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 18:00
Spécialiste de l’entrepreneuriat académique, Philippe Mustar décrit une tendance des jeunes scientifiques à chercher un « impact » plus direct de leurs travaux à travers la création de start-up.
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Directeurs d’école : « Nous faisons tous un métier différent »

lemonde_edu - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 18:00
La difficulté à trouver un consensus pour améliorer le quotidien des directeurs d’école tient avant tout à l’extrême hétérogénéité des conditions d’exercice de la fonction.
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Bullying: Fifth of young people in UK have been victims in past year - report

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 05:47
Research reveals the extent of bullying in the UK and explores the behaviour behind it.
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General election 2019: Lib Dems propose £10k 'skills wallet' for all adults

bbc education - Δευτέρα, 11/11/2019 - 04:21
Money for training courses will be made available to adults of all ages, under the Lib Dem plan.
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Fragebogen "Alte Schule": Hazel Brugger

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/11/2019 - 19:48

Gorilla-Bändigerin und Hochgeschwindigkeitsrutscherin, die zudem die seltene Kunst beherrschte, eine Lehrerin mit einer speziellen Sorte Joghurt zu nerven.

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Digitalisierung: "Nichts überstürzen!"

sueddeutsche_bild - Sun, 10/11/2019 - 19:48

Mit dem Digitalpakt kommt drei Jahre nach seiner Erfindung nun endlich die Anschubfinanzierung, auf die viele Schulen gewartet haben. Kein Grund, dem Kaufrausch zu verfallen, warnt der Lehrer Patrick Baarcks.

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