Educational news from around the world
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Science and Brexit: "Great Britain tries to revalue bilateral relations" (DLF 09.06.17) [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast, available only in German.
In 2017, the Erasmus programme is celebrating is 30th anniversary. The jubilee website provides insights into the history of Erasmus, reports of participants in the programme, a platform to discuss its future and much more. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
The French-German broadcaster arte has put the documentary "Higher Education: The New Global Economic War" online in its media centre until 15 July 2017. The French documentary (available in German and French) discusses the economisation of higher education worldwide, with examples from Germany, France, Sweden, UK, USA and China. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
The European Schoolnet celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Founded in 1997, it has now 31 members, the education ministries of 31 European countries. Its primary aim is the promotion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in school education. For its 20 years, the network launched a monthly video series explaining what they have achieved so far. The 20th anniversary webpage also links to projects and training opportunities. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
"On 21 February this year, the name of Emmanuel Macron, the unexpected victor in the French presidential elections, began to resonate in UK higher education circles. This young man of 39, was being received by Prime Minister Theresa May as a serious candidate for the presidency. Stepping out of 10 Downing Street to say the customary word of thanks, he made a pitch for Brexit-weary bankers, researchers and academics to come to a renascent France after Britain exits the EU." University World News, Anne Corbett, 09 May 2017, Issue No:459
"At a time when issues related to refugees and the integration of immigrants are becoming key policy questions across different countries and regions, the international community needs to focus on establishing guidelines and support for refugee and immigrant education." Article published in University World News on 14 April 2017 by Roger Chao Jr and Stig Arne Skjerven
German radio broadcast, available in German only.
"Many teachers are worried about losing their jobs, and parents expect chaos in the school system. Polish teachers have gone on strike for the first time since 2008. The fight over education reform could be a long one." An article by Gerhard Gnauck published on the portal of Deutsche Welle on 31.03.17 [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
"Media reports that a German school in Turkey has banned Christmas celebrations are causing political furore in Germany, despite a partial denial from the school administration." BBC News 19 December 2016
Can the Bologna Process continue in innovative practice with disruption in Europe? (Uni World News 16.12.16)
Building an innovation culture via the Bologna Process, by Joseph M Piro, University World News, 16 December 2016 Issue No:441
Nationalism rising in the West creates opportunities in HE for BRICS countries (Uni World News 16.12.16)
"This year nationalist political events, such as the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s election as US president and the Indian visa issues in the UK, seem to indicate a fall in some traditional leading countries’ appetite for international student exchange. This new scenario creates new opportunities for others." by Bruno Morche, University World News, 16 December 2016, Issue No:441
Find all relevant information on the OECD PISA website.
"How Ataturk rescued the Jews: Highlighting a chapter of German-Turkish history that has largely been forgotten, Eren Onsoz′ ″Haymatloz″ tells the stories of five German Jewish academics who emigrated to Turkey in the 1930s, to be welcomed with open arms." By Heike Mund, Deutsche Welle / Qantara 31.10.16 [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
"What is at stake for higher education in the United States presidential elections? The divisions are huge and, although higher education has featured very little, the general campaign rhetoric could have significant implications for universities. If Trump is elected, we must prepare for dire consequences for international higher education." by Hans de Wit and Philip G Altbach for University World News 28 October 2016 Issue No:434 [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
"Teachers held demonstrations across Poland on Monday in protest against education reforms proposed by the right-wing government that critics say could see thousands of jobs slashed." afp news on france24, 10.10.16
UNESCO and ILO celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5 to mark the importance of the teaching profession, and improve the status of teachers.
Criticism from Turkey: Publishing house withdraws worksheet with caricature of Erdogan (SPON 14.09.16) [courtesy translation]
Article by the German online magazine "Der Spiegel" about a worksheet for schools that invites to discuss a caricature of Turkish president Erdogan. After the Turkish consulate in Germany criticized the worksheet, the educational publisher withdrew it. Article by Swantje Unterberg, Spiegel Online, 14.09.16
Die Website verzeichnet nach Orten sortiert deutsche Kindergärten im Ausland. Außerdem gibt es einen Newsletter für pädagogische Fachkräfte und einen Stellenmarkt für deutsche Auslandskitas.
On September 92016, the European Universities Association published a fact sheet on the impact of the UK's exit from the European Union focusing on possible participation in the EU programmes for research and education.
"More than 15,000 education staff in Turkey have been suspended after last week's failed coup, as a purge of state officials widens still further." BBC article 19 July 2016
Education Worldwide was restructured slightly. The focus is now on browsing for countries and topics. [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
Please find a list of article from the e-journal University World News on the discussion about the Brexit, its possible effects on student exchange with the UK, on international cooperation of UK universities and more. University World News comprises a network of some five dozen education journalists based in more than two dozen countries, with representation in all regions. [Abstract: Site editor’s information supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
Beginning/Deadline for CfP to 20.06.2016.
Die UN-Vollversammlung hat den 20. Juni zum zentralen internationalen Gedenktag für Flüchtlinge ausgerufen. An diesem Tag wird auf die besondere Situation und die Not von über 50 Millionen Flüchtlingen aufmerksam gemacht.
This website provides video recordings and text documents of the workshop "Vocational Skills Development in the context of Violent Extremism". This workshop was organised by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in March 2016 in Geneva. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
German radio broadcast ("Deutschlandfunk" 27.04.16), available only in German.
German radiobroadcast ("Deutschlandfunk" 27.04.16), available only in German
"...[T]he LeaCoMM-Project aims to offer tools for teachers, teacher educators and members of school administration [with regard to] professionalization in the area of migration, minorities and school. (...) LeaCoMM is mainly concerned with: * language education and use of multilingualism, * design of school and lessons with a critical attitude towards racial [...]
Anlass zu dieser Unterrichtssequenz waren die Terroranschläge in Paris am 13.11.2015. Diese Materialien sollen Sie dabei unterstützen, die Anschläge gemeinsam mit Ihren Schülerinnen und Schülern im Französisch-Unterricht zu besprechen und aufzuarbeiten.
Launched by the Varkey Foundation, the Global Teacher Prize was awarded for the first time in 2016. The awardee was Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub. The prize gets support from the dynasty of the United Arab Emirates, Pope Francis, Prince William of Britain, US Vice President Joe Biden, or Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon. You can find the original website for the prize under: http://www.globalteacherprize.org/top-10-finalist/hanan-al-hroub. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
Helpful resources for refugees from Arabic-speaking countries entering Germany
The Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) was founded in 1999 at the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, the network has more than 300 institutional members in about 40 countries. SAR aims at providing refuge for scholars who face discrimination, censorship, intimidation, or violence in their home countries. The website provides information for scholars who seek support as well as [...]
The ERASMUS+ Programme Guide 2015, in its second version, provides information on funding actions and submission dates for proposals.
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.
"The fact based story of a class of schoolchildren, teenagers, in a, from the look of it, mixed ethnic district of Paris, who's teacher decides to enter them in a competition to examine the holocaust from the point of view of its impact on young people." French movie, original title: Les Héritiers. [Abstract: International Movie Database supplemented by editors of Education Worldwide]
The platform Radicalisation Research "was created and funded by the Religion and Society Research Programme in 2011, itself funded by Britain’s two main grant-giving bodies for the social sciences, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council." Radicalisation Research provides information on research done mainly in the UK and USA about [...]
"With their recent horrific attacks, it may seem that there is little understanding of ISIS. But universities are working with intelligence agencies to share their research on radicalisation and violent extremist groups, which is helping to inform the fight against ISIS." [Abstract: Site editor’s information]
German radio broadcast, 09.11.2015. Available only in German
"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]
German radio broadcast, 09.11.2015. Available only in German.
Short interview with Professor Sandy Taut, German researcher in education who comes from Chemnitz (town in Germany) and has worked in the U.S.A. and in Chile. Interview only available in German.
German radio broadcast as of 14.08.15. Available only in German.
In the Netherlands, students and lecturers at universities protest against the general orientation of universities. They call for a different kind of science and research, a change of the neoliberal system. To achieve this, they created two platforms: "Hervorming Nederlandse Universiteiten" (Reforming Dutch Universities) and "Science in Transition" (http://www.scienceintransition.nl)
"The latest victims of Greece’s crisis have been students and academics who have lost access to electronic journals, a vital source to continue their research and studies, due to non-payment, writes Anastasios Papapostolou for the Greek Reporter." Greek Reporter via University World News, 10.07.15
German radio broadcast (08.07.15), available only in German.
German radio braodcast (09.07.15), available only in German.
German radio broadcast as of 06 July 2015, available only in German.
"Over 40 delegations came together in Riga on 22 June at the meeting of Ministers in charge of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the European social partners and the European Commission to address workforce challenges. The first part of the meeting concluded with the endorsement of the Riga Conclusions, a declaration that sets medium-term deliverables in VET until [...]
German radio broadcast about German-Greek cooperation in research and higher education, 26.06.15. Available only in German