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Education

Tackling sexual harassment on campus is about more than naming and shaming

Wednesday at 12:37 PM, via The Guardian

Dysfunctional systems aren’t fixed through knee-jerk punishments. We need cultural change which makes a difference in the long term

Alison Phipps is professor of gender studies at Sussex University

Sexual harassment in higher education is back in the news. But this time there are signs of progress: almost two-thirds of universities provide sexual harassment training for staff, while...

Malawi:Govt to Introduce Global Citizen Education in Public Schools

Wednesday at 12:28 PM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government intends to introduce global citizenship education in schools in the country to ensure learners become responsible for local and global peace, environment and respect cultural diversification, Minister of Education, Science and Technology Bright Msaka has said.

Tanzania:Unpaid Teachers Arrears Cited As Reason for Shoddy Performance

Wednesday at 12:03 PM, via All Africa

[Citizen] Education stakeholders in Mwanza region have expressed their concerns that poor performance in primary schools was caused by government failure to pay teachers a total of Sh150 million arrears. Tanzania Teachers’ Union chairman Mr Sibora Kisheri said, the arrears had negatively impacted on teachers’ accountability. Mr Kisheri revealed that the arrears were due to the outstanding...

The two-year degree shows education has become just another commodity | Phil McDuff

Wednesday at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

A government does not boost access to degrees by cramming the same work into less time, for more money. The idea of education as a social good is fading fast

The two-year degree is back. The idea of increased flexibility in higher education is, in the broadest sense, a good one. But it is a sign of how captured we have been by market-centric thinking that “flexibility”, to this government,...

Kenya:KNUT Holds 60th Annual Delegates Conference in Mombasa

Wednesday at 11:45 AM, via All Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) will on Wednesday hold its 60th annual delegates conference in Mombasa, amid leadership wrangles that are threatening to divide the giant union.

Disadvantage no excuse for poor school performance – Ofsted chief

Wednesday at 11:19 AM, via The Guardian

As 130 schools in England fail to have good inspection in 10 years, Amanda Spielman warns against ‘disadvantage one-upmanship’

Disadvantaged pupils should not be used as an excuse by schools for chronic under-achievement, the head of Ofsted has said.

Amanda Spielman, the education watchdog’s chief inspector, hit out at a culture of “disadvantage one-upmanship” as she launched her first...

Kenya:Rush to Roll Out New Education System Is Fraught With Perils

Wednesday at 08:30 AM, via All Africa

[Nation] Since the rollout of the 8-4-4 system of education more than 30 years ago, there has been a conflict between those for a systematic review of the curriculum to make it more relevant to the learners’ needs, and those who wanted it replaced.

Grenfell fire fundraiser shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize

Wednesday at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Deputy head Eartha Pond, who has raised more than £100,000 for disaster survivors, is among four Britons listed for award

A deputy headteacher who has raised more than £100,000 for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire is in the running for one of the world’s top teaching awards.

Eartha Pond, who combines her leadership role with teaching PE at the Crest Academy in north-west London, as well as...

Cambridge don leaves college after new investigation into harassment claims

Tuesday at 17:51 PM, via The Guardian

Peter Hutchinson will leave Trinity Hall following allegations that he breached sanctions placed upon him in response to claims of impropriety two years ago

A Cambridge don has agreed to permanent exclusion from his college following allegations that he breached sanctions placed on him two years ago after an internal investigation into complaints that he had sexually harassed...

New universities regulator warns of senior pay crackdown

Tuesday at 17:32 PM, via The Guardian

Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students, tells MPs she will act if universities fail to curb high remuneration

Universities need to curb the high levels of pay for vice-chancellors and other senior staff or face a crackdown, the head of the new higher education regulator has told MPs.

Nicola Dandridge, the chief executive of the Office for Students (OfS), which will take...

South Africa:Online Help for Matrics to Get Into Varsity

Tuesday at 17:14 PM, via All Africa

[SAnews.gov.za] The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online application service for matriculants, who struggled to secure a place at the educational institution of their choice, will open from 5 January – 28 February 2018.

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