Kinder integrieren, die nicht die Landessprache sprechen: Das ist für viele Staaten eine Herausforderung. Wie machen es zum Beispiel Kanada, Großbritannien, Frankreich und Dänemark?
Oxbridge colleges make thousands of pounds renting out facilities. What if they spent that money on widening access?
Three hours after graduating from Cambridge University, an email pinged into my inbox. Failure to vacate my college room by 10am the next morning would result in a £100 fine. Having spent the past two summers employed at Oxbridge language schools, I knew why: edu-businesses needed to set up shop in college rooms.
Private summer schools, pitched at the sons and daughters of the global elite, offer an Oxbridge experience at eye-watering prices (nearly £10,000 for a four-week programme). Both Oxford and Cambridge universities told me that individual colleges are responsible for their decisions to accept money from private companies which rent their facilities. These colleges already own a combined £21bn in wealth – more than the combined investments of the other 22 Russell Group universities, and enough to pay the tuition fees of every home and international student in the UK with £3bn to spare.Continue reading...
Interview am Morgen: Grundschul-Debatte: "Man kann nicht einfach bestimmte Kinder von der Schulpflicht ausschließen"
Zur Schule darf erst, wer Deutsch spricht? Die Lehrerin Heidrun Quandt hält nichts von der Idee. Alarmiert ist sie trotzdem.
Children ‘traumatised’ by sudden closure of St Christopher’s over safeguarding concerns
Parents have expressed their devastation at the sudden closure of a special needs residential school in Bristol, which left their children – who have severe and complex learning difficulties – distraught and without suitable alternative placements.
Parents were called at work and summoned to pick up their children from St Christopher’s – an independent special school and care home in Westbury Park in the north of the city – after the schools’ regulator Ofsted suspended its registration because of safeguarding concerns.Continue reading...
Kinder, die nicht genug Deutsch können, sollen später eingeschult werden. Diese Forderung hat eine aufgeregte Debatte ausgelöst. Praktiziert wird das mancherorts längst - mit unklarem Nutzen.
Scottish Labour and Conservatives say decline is down to budget and teacher cuts
Scottish ministers have been accused of failing to invest enough in education after pass rates in nearly all school qualifications fell for the fourth year in a row.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority said A-C passes in Higher grades, roughly equivalent to an A level, fell to below 75%, after four consecutive years of decline, while Advanced Higher grades also fell to their lowest pass rate since 2015.Continue reading...
Hochschulstipendien kommen überproportional oft Kindern aus Akademikerfamilien zugute. Doch ein Stipendium unabhängig von der sozialen Herkunft sei ebenso willkürlich, kommentiert SZ-Autor Bernd Kramer. Denn Begabung und Intelligenz suche man sich nicht aus.
Wer bekommt an den Hochschulen ein Stipendium? Es ist vor allem der Nachwuchs aus Akademikerfamilien. Man kann das ändern - fair wird das System trotzdem nicht.
Staff have little legal protection if they blow the whistle about exam cheating, discrimination or assault
Jackie Evans*, a special needs teacher for 20 years, was on holiday when she got a call from her headteacher. A complaint had been made by another member of staff about her disciplinary methods.
It had never happened before and Evans felt it was blown out of proportion. “They did an investigation and it was obvious they weren’t going to drop it. I was terrified they were going to sack me. I didn’t know how I was going to feed my kids.”Continue reading...
Universities must not be allowed to squash moves towards a system in which sixth formers would apply for a degree course after A-level results, some vice-chancellors are warning. They are concerned that many of their colleagues will resist change for fear of disrupting the summer holidays or having to alter their campus calendar.
The admissions service, Ucas, reported last week that unconditional university offers rose again this year. This is likely to be met with serious disapproval in Westminster, and accelerate a change in the admissions system.Continue reading...
There is a way out of the schools LGBT protest mess – but ministers need to get behind it | Colin Diamond
Unicef’s children’s rights charter helped Birmingham after the Trojan horse crisis and offers a basis for relationship education
The introduction of mandatory relationships and sex education (RSE) in English schools was always going to be controversial. When the government consulted with the public, 40% of the responses were from people of faith. Overall, 58% of respondents disagreed with the content of relationships education in primary school and there was considerable opposition to teaching about LGBT relationships. Socially conservative Christian, Jewish and Muslim parents made their opinions known. But were they heard?
The Department for Education’s guiding principles remained unchanged and schools were left to determine how to implement the teaching. The government seemed to think things would somehow sort themselves out and headteachers could navigate their own path. The DfE was unwilling to discuss how the guidance would play out in complex multi-faith, multi-ethnic schools and communities. This was a dereliction of duty by ministers.Continue reading...