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Parcoursup : la sensible question des candidats en attente

lemonde_edu - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 11:00
Des centaines de milliers de lycéens recevront, à compter du 22 mai, les premières propositions d’affectation dans l’enseignement supérieur. Mais il sera encore difficile de tirer un bilan du fonctionnement de la nouvelle procédure d’admission post-bac, martèle-t-on déjà du côté de l’Etat.
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Premier job : le bac ne compte (presque) plus

lemonde_edu - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 10:15
Sauf s’agissant de la voie professionnelle, le bac est peu regardé par les recruteurs et ne constitue pas un critère d’embauche.
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If risk is such a good thing, why is it all heaped on to the young and struggling? | Sonia Sodha

the guardian - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 08:00
To forge a creative life, a measure of security and stability can be a tremendous boon

The Tories have got a youth problem and they’re going to fix it with peri-peri chicken. Not how they’d put it, but you hardly need to be a marketing whiz to work out that their latest big idea to tempt in new members – a Nando’s discount card – isn’t aimed at octogenarians in the home counties.

It comes hot on the tracks of the government’s new millennial railcard, which offers a third off rail fares, presumably to distract 26- to 30-year-olds from the fact they’ll never be able to afford a house.

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Réussite scolaire : « Rien ne permet d’affirmer que le QI est lié pour 50 % au patrimoine génétique »

lemonde_edu - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 07:30
Dans une tribune au « Monde », le chercheur Julien Larregue réagit à une chronique de Laurent Alexandre parue dans « L’Express », s’inquiétant de ce qu’il considère comme une tentative d’éclipser les sciences sociales de la recherche sur l’éducation.
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Education nationale : Jean-Michel Blanquer fait le bilan d’un an de réformes

lemonde_edu - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 06:54
Dans le « Journal du dimanche » du 20 mai, le ministre passe en revue le travail accompli depuis un an et présente quelques mesures nouvelles.
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Bring back joy to the classroom | Letters

the guardian - Sun, 20/05/2018 - 02:05
A teacher from Canada finds British education in freefall. Her solution? Remove stress and reinstate the love of learning

What is going on with the British education system? Last week’s Observer had three articles that reveal the symptoms of a system in freefall: £50m for grammar schools (“This zombie grammar school policy will only harm crisis-hit schools”, Focus); corruption in academy trusts (“Academy trust in spotlight again over spending”, News); and the teacher shortage (“Burnout”, special report).

In the 15 years since I last lived and taught here, billions have been spent remaking education and this is where you have landed:

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Secret Teacher: I hated teaching – until I realised my school was the problem

the guardian - Sat, 19/05/2018 - 09:30

Stress almost drove me out of the profession. But a change in leadership has helped me fall back in love with education

Not so long ago, I was ready to quit teaching. Now, I’ve got my sights on leadership. The difference is my headteacher.

Under my previous head, I got the point where I couldn’t go on. I was signed off work with anxiety and stress. At school, we’d been under intense pressure to get more children to expected levels to show the school was improving – and were always on edge thanks to drop-in observations. As a member of the school leadership team, the headteacher expected me to remain distant from the rest of the staff, meaning I was isolated from my colleagues.

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Sir Roger Elliott obituary

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 20:24
Specialist in theoretical physics who investigated the structure of matter

On Roger Elliott’s 60th birthday, a conference in his honour displayed beneath his photograph the title: “Disorder in Condensed Matter Physics”. This reference to his speciality in theoretical physics, where he made important contributions to theories of optical, magnetic and semiconductor properties of the solid state, was ironic, for Elliott, who has died aged 89, was a man of the soundest judgment.

His opinion was widely sought and highly regarded, as professor at Oxford University (1974-96), as chief executive of Oxford University Press (1988-93), and in national affairs, as physical secretary and vice-president of the Royal Society (1984-88) and vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (1990-93).

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Poorest and brightest girls more likely to be depressed – UK study

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 20:00

Research into 14-year-olds renews concern over rising rates of teenage mental illness

Brighter girls and girls from poorer families are more likely to be depressed by the time they enter adolescence, according to a study triggering fresh concern about soaring rates of teenage mental illness.

The government-funded research identified the two groups as being most at risk of displaying high symptoms of depression at the age of 14. In contrast, more intelligent boys and boys from the most deprived backgrounds appear not to suffer from the mental troubles that affect their female peers, the academics discovered.

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Dumm und nichts gelernt

sueddeutsche_bild - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 19:57

In Deutschland entscheidet noch immer die Herkunft über den Bildungserfolg. Kinder ohne ehrgeizige Eltern haben es schwer. Das ließe sich leicht ändern.

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Our children are over-stressed. This is how we can protect them | Gaby Hinsliff

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 19:10
Governments can do more; so can social media companies. We parents might stop projecting our anxieties too

Poor Twiglet the dog. Her short-lived career as a comfort animal for anxious Cambridge university students ended prematurely this week, after unprecedented demand to take her out for soothing walks left her feeling rather overanxious herself. At her peak, the jack russell was being booked out for eight hours a day, which says something about stress levels approaching finals.

Related: The new GCSE exams pile on pressure and kill off passion for learning | Keza MacDonald

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Dans la Seine-Saint-Denis, la grande misère de la médecine scolaire

lemonde_edu - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 17:56
Selon un rapport parlementaire, le département ne compte plus que 24 médecins scolaires, qui doivent hiérarchiser leurs missions, au détriment d’autres.
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New Jersey Law Codifies School Segregation, Suit Says

NYTimes - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 16:24
The plaintiffs are looking to force statewide desegregation in one of the most segregated states in the country.
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Home Office-sponsored survey on foreign students is withdrawn

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 14:49

Migration Advisory Committee poll circulated by universities open to abuse, say critics

A Home Office-sponsored survey that asked students how many of their friends at university were from overseas has been axed, following criticism that it was flawed and open to abuse.

The survey by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), as part of its inquiry into the impact of international students, was circulated to students by British universities earlier this week. But the survey quickly drew criticism that it was vulnerable to manipulation, with any internet user able to access the survey and respond multiple times.

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Bac 2018 : La notation sera-t-elle plus sévère cette année ?

lemonde_edu - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 14:40
La réforme de l’accès à l’université ne devrait pas provoquer un infléchissement à la baisse des notes, selon Claude Garcia, professeur de SES et blogueur.
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Reader’s Notebook: ‘Assume the Worst’: This Isn’t Your Ordinary Graduation Speech

NYTimes - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 13:00
In today’s commencement addresses, as evidenced by recent books, inspiration is sometimes superseded by skepticism.
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Universities need to give students support after intimate partner abuse

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:55

This form of harassment disproportionately affects young people. Educating them on the warning signs could save lives

Intimate partner abuse, or IPA, is highly damaging, extremely dangerous, and very common. It affects one in four women during their lives as well as many men and non-binary people. Every week in England and Wales, two women are murdered by their partners or ex-partners and three women commit suicide as a result of IPA. While it has received much-needed attention in England since the police made it a priority in 2015, universities are lagging behind.

The age group most commonly affected by IPA is 16-24, the group to which most students also belong. Cardiff University recently published figures showing 43 incidents of IPA since last October, and there have been several well-publicised cases among students in the last few years. Yet, even with the current shift towards abuse and harassment being taken more seriously, most universities are still not talking about IPA.

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Have you been in a staff-student relationship at university?

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:55

The NUS is calling for stricter policies on the relationships that staff can have with students. What was your experience?

A third of universities have no policy on relationships between staff and students, according to a recent survey.

The National Union of Students and campaigners the 1752 group, which conducted the survey, are now calling for universities to introduce policies on appropriate teaching relationships that reflect the power imbalance between staff and students. These professional boundaries might emulate NHS rules, which prevent doctors from entering into romantic relationships with patients, the authors suggest.

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The new GCSE exams pile on pressure and kill off passion for learning | Keza MacDonald

the guardian - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 12:22
The all-consuming new system is causing stress-induced illnesses and has little relevance outside of school

Reading teachers’ and students’ accounts of the immense stress and mental health issues caused by the introduction of the new GCSE exams this year is heartbreaking. “The new GCSEs have broken my best students, left some with serious stress-induced illnesses, and isolated the majority, leaving them completely apathetic towards their own learning,” said one teacher. A student reports: “I have seen the mentally toughest people crack and it’s painful to watch. People crying over being unable to do a maths question. Is this what we want as a nation, to be put under this mental stress?”

Exams are not exactly known for making teenagers happy, but the misery should at least lead to something useful at the end of it. GCSEs as they previously stood were so forgiving that their usefulness was often called into question – but instead of reforming them, former secretary of state for education Michael Gove decided to take them back to the days of the O-level. The new GCSEs emphasise tough, stressful end-of-year examinations over coursework and regular testing: teacher friends tell me that even in subjects where the content of the syllabus hasn’t changed enormously, the way that students are tested on it has become much more stressful.

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Grève des enseignants américains contre la « débrouille »

lemonde_edu - Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:50
En Caroline du Nord, comme dans d’autres Etats, le secteur éducatif est sinistré par dix ans de coupes budgétaires.
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