Educational news from around the world
"As the bell rings in a new year for Italian institutions, a new comedy is about to be released based in a Roman high school: Il rosso e il blu (...) by Giuseppe Piccioni. Unlike what you might expect within the current climate of a crumbling Italian public school system, the film points no fingers. Instead, it focuses on the relationship of teachers with former pupils, on expectations and disillusionments, and on intertwining destinies, all the while avoiding set answers and keeping up some hope." You can see this movie on 29 november at 20:15h in the German Film Museum Frankfurt. The director Giuseppe Piccioni will be present. [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
The German and Turkish ministers for science and education have agreed on celebrating a German-Turkish Year of Research, Education and Innovation in 2014. More information is to follow. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
"07/11/2013 - Individual secondary schools in England will from next year be able to take a version of the OECD’s PISA test in order to benchmark themselves against the world’s best education systems.
The OECD PISA-Based Test for Schools aims to help teachers and school leaders see how their 15-year old students can apply their knowledge of reading, maths and science to meet real-life challenges." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
This year, in 2013, the Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour is Brazil. On this occasion, the portal Education Worldwide provides you with a web dossier on education in Brazil.
This year, in 2013, the Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour is Brazil. On this occasion, the portal Education Worldwide provides you with a web dossier on educational research in Brazil.
"Alphabet is the final installment in Erwin Wagenhofer’s documentary trilogy on the current state of economic affairs. His 2005 film We Feed The World explored the origins of mass produced food; Let’s Make Money (2008) investigated the development and elitism in the global financial system; and 2013’s Alphabet looks at how education (and mis-education) determines our view of the world and how we shape it." Researchers in education, students and teachers from different countries get interviewd for this documentary. [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
A movie about school in Argentina. You can find the description of the movie in the menue bar on the right hand side. Location: Mal Seh'n Kino Frankfurt/M. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
"Brazil's president has signed into law a measure that reserves 75 percent of new oil royalties from a massive offshore find for education.
The bill signed by President Dilma Rousseff on Monday also earmarks 25 percent of royalties from the so-called "pre-salt" finds for improving health care." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
Radio broadcast, Campus & Karriere, Deutschlandfunk, 05.09.2013. Available only in German
"On September 6 2013, the International Children’s Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai [Pakistan]. (...) Malala won the prize, at the age of 16, because she stands up for every child’s right to an education and especially girls."
"[Malala] was shot in the head by the Taliban as she travelled to school in Pakistan. She received treatment at a hospital in Birmingham, UK, and now resides there."
[Abstract: Site editor’s information + Wikipedia English]
Article with links to a study by the EU Commission in 2011 and possibility for discussion.
"Teachers the world over have something in common: they share a great responsibility for the future of young people. But what about fair and just remuneration? The vast differences in teachers’ salaries are a great source of worry, particularly for poorer countries." [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
Radio broadcast, Campus & Karriere, Deutschlandfunk, 23.08.2013. Available only in German
Controversy about Honory Doctorate for Philosopher Zygmunt Bauman in Poland. Radio broadcast, Campus & Karriere, Deutschlandfunk, 23.08.2013. Available only in German
Radio broadcast, Campus & Karriere, Deutschlandfunk, 26.08.2013. Available only in German
- Call for papers: Learning through and for professional practice
- Call for Papers: Second International ProPEL Conference, June 2014
- Directory of Professional Contancts (DPC) - relaunched in July 2013
- Contributions are welcome for the next edition of the Directory of Doctoral Dissertations
- Lang2Tech: An ePortfolio approach to language certification
- Workshop on Accreditation of Prior Learning
- Xploit - Towards Learning Communities
- New interdisciplinary volume on Technology-enhanced professional learning
[Abstract: Site editor’s information
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (August 2013) Available only in German
Ende Juni 2013 verständigten sich die EU-Mitgliedsstaaten mit dem EU-Parlament unter irischem EU-Ratsvorsitz über grundlegende Eckwerte des neuen EU-Programms für Bildung, Jugend und Sport. ERASMUS+ heißt das neue Programm und geht zum 1. Januar 2014 an den Start. Es löst damit das Programm für lebenslanges Lernen, Jugend in Aktion sowie die internationalen [...]
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (18.06.2013) Available only in German
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (12.06.2013) Available only in German
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (11.06.2013) Available only in German
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (06.06.2013) Available only in German
"On 2 and 3 May in Quito, Ecuador, EUA [European University Association] joined representatives of rectors’ conferences and QA [Quality Assurance] agencies from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador at a focus group aimed at assessing the outcomes of a pilot project for joint programme evaluation in the region. The initiative, launched by CONSUAN (the Andean regional rectors’ council) and supported by ALFA PUENTES, an EUA-coordinated European Commission co-funded project, aimed at stimulating dialogue on quality assurance approaches in the region and providing a platform for agencies and associations to work together around the issues of degree recognition and higher education quality enhancement." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
"EUA is currently conducting the first pan-European study of the impact and influence of rankings on European universities, in the framework of a project entitled “Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes” (RISP) (...). The first stage of this project consists of carrying out a survey of European higher education institutions, in order to capture and analyse how rankings have impacted or are about to impact on their institutional choices. This survey was launched in March and will close by 17 June 2013." [Abstract: EUA information]
Universities as key actors in the European Research Area: EUA moves ahead with Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding
"Since the signing of the MoU last year EUA has been actively taking forward three priority action lines through a variety of initiatives. (...) EUA has recently disseminated questionnaires to its membership focusing on the identification and characterisation of institutional policies on doctoral training, research careers and mobility, and the national policy and legislative frameworks. (...) The surveys will be open until mid-June (...)." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
Radio broadcast, Deutschlandfunk. (23.05.2013) Available only in German
Radio broadcast - Deutschlandfunk (22.05.2013) Available only in German
"The World Educational Research Association has now 11 International Resarch Networks (WERA-IRNs). The networks are designed to advance education research worldwide on specific scholarly topics. Through IRNs, WERA engages individual scholars from around the world in synthesizing knowledge, producing white papers, and charting research directions and new research collaborations. To find out more, please consult the pdf with the abstract of the current WERA-IRNs." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
"In the presence of the Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro and host of the ceremony, Sérgio Cabral, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, Brazil's Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marco Antonio Raupp, and president of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Margret Wintermantel, declared open the scientific program of Germany + Brazil 2013-2014 this wednesday, 15th May." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
"The international conference 'Prepare for Life! Raising Awareness for Early Literacy Education' of experts held from March 12th to 14th2013 in Leipzig recognized the UNESCO definition on literacy (...). 130 participants from over 35 different countries developed a whole set of recommendations on how to improve Early Literacy Education (ELE). Based on the assumption that ELE is a prerequisite for any kind of skill acquisition, one has to acknowledge that early literacy is more than learning the alphabet." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, published in 2013, calls for an improvement in the evaluation of scientific output. This evaluation should not be based mainly and / or entirely on the Journal Impact Factor, as has been the case for many disciplines so far. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
Short reports by members of EERA (European Educational Research Association) on the situation of education research in their respective countries. The following countries have been covered so far: Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
7. Dezember 2010 nahmen die für die berufliche Bildung zuständigen europäischen Ministerinnen und Minister, die europäischen Sozialpartnerinnen und -partner sowie die Europäische Kommission das Kommuniqué von Brügge zur verstärkten europäischen Zusammenarbeit im Bereich der beruflichen Bildung im Zeitraum 2011–2020 an. Das Kommuniqué definiert die gemeinsamen Ziele bis 2020 [...]
An online petition that calls upon the EU Heads of State or Governments to secure the EU research and innovation budget. Since the petition`s beginning on 23rd October 2012, more than 130,000 people signed the petition online.
"Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their growing [...]
New Zealand is Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 2012)
Was denken Bildungsakteure in der beruflichen Bildung über ECVET? Dazu haben die Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa und die Nationale Koordinierungsstelle ECVET 2012 eine Umfrage durchgeführt. 255 Bildungsakteure äußerten sich zur Bekanntheit, dem Mehrwert und den Hindernissen von ECVET. Außerdem beleuchtet die Umfrage die praktischen Erfahrungen der Bildungsakteure mit der [...]
The theme of International Literacy Day 2012 is Literacy and Peace. This theme was adopted by the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) to demonstrate the multiple uses and value that literacy brings to people.
Literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and better understanding the world, as well as preventing or resolving [...]
"Vereinte Nationen rufen zu Folgeaktivitäten der UN-Dekade auf. - Viele Kritiker sind sich einig, dass die auf dem UN-Gipfel in Rio erzielten Vereinbarungen nicht weitreichend genug sind. Das Thema Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung stieß jedoch auf breite Anerkennung und wird auch im Abschlussdokument mehrfach betont." [Info des Anbieters]
This Wiki presents structured information on 38 education systems in Europe, in this particular case a chart illustrating the organisation of education in Cyprus.
Planipolis is a portal of education plans and policies from UNESCO Member States providing a single entry to documents from various official sources. Planipolis is maintained by the IIEP Documentation Centre and is partly funded by EPDF (Education Programme Development Fund).
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training has published this briefing note on lifelong learning tools and instruments stating that “Successful implementation depends on a clear understanding of how they relate to each other”. The note focuses on the European qualifications framework (EQF), the European credit system for VET (ECVET), Europass, European [...]
The OECD has undertaken policy reviews of vocational education and training in 16 countries. Thematic reviews areaccessible from the website.
This publication reviews the labour market integration of immigrants and their offspring in three OECD countries (Austria, Norway and Switzerland) and provides country-specific recommendations. It also includes a summary chapter highlighting common challenges and policy responses. It is the third and last in a series which has covered eleven OECD countries. Related links
Das Ministerium setzt die politischen Beschlüsse der Regierung um und ist verantwortlich fuer alle kultur- und bildungspolitischen Aspekte und Ressorts.
The Ministry has the overall responsibiltiy for the implemenetation of the government´s education and cultural policies.
The Teaching in Focus briefs shed new light on issues surrounding the teaching and learning environment in schools and teachers’ working conditions. They present data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which is the first and only international survey on the conditions of teaching and learning. TALIS fills important information gaps in the international [...]
The final report was published on June 21, 2012. The European Survey on Language Competences is a major initiative by the European Commission to support the development of language learning policies across Europe. The survey was carried out in spring 2011 and provides comparable data about foreign language competences across 14 European countries. In each participating country [...]
With over 120 maps, charts and tables, the UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education enables readers to visualize the educational pathways of girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression from pre-primary to tertiary education. The Atlas features a wide range of sex-disaggregated data and gender indicators from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It [...]