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Latin America's wake-up call on global school tests

<b>There have been concerns that the quality of education has been stagnant in too many countries across Latin America.</b><p>This is a major problem in a globalised economy, where rewards go to the most highly-skilled and most productive workers, and where there is more importance than ever attached to …

Latin America

Mexican children cross Texas border to attend school

<b>Febe Ara lives in one country but goes to school in another.</b><p>This 16-year-old girl begins her day in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, before crossing one of the most active international borders in order to study in El Paso, Texas.<p>"I wake up about five in the morning, and I cross the bridge at …

Mexico

Sigmund Freud: The phrases you use without realising it

<b>It's 75 years since the death of Sigmund Freud, and the words and phrases he popularised are deeply ingrained in popular culture and everyday language. How did Freudian jargon become so widespread?</b><p>There's the Freud in textbooks. The bearded Viennese polymath who pioneered psychoanalysis. The Freud …

Alfred Hitchcock

なぜヨーロッパの若者政策が注目されるのか?

若者が社会的弱者に転落する(宮本みち子)が2002年に発刊されてから12年。その間、日本の若者支援は、政策・現場ともに様々な取り組みが実施されてきた。Facebookでシェアされていた厚生労働省の図はこれまでの本の若者政策の変遷を簡潔に示している。<p>加えるならば、平成21年に「子ども若者育成支援推進法」がそして、その翌年に大綱「子ども・若者ビジョン」が成立されたことだろう。同法・ビジョンともにゆっくりではあるが確実に若者の社会的包摂を推進してきた。<p>背景にあるのは、グローバル化による若者への文化経済的な影響かつ多元的価値観の表出、少子高齢化による人口動態の不均衡化、バブル崩壊による若年層の雇用的排 …

【3.11】「被災地で働きたかった」福島第一原発で働く作業員 ルポ漫画「いちえふ」が伝える真実

2014年3月11日、東日本大震災から3年。今なお福島第一原子力発電所の収束作業は続けられている。収束・廃炉作業には、東電や大手建設会社をはじめ800の企業が従事し、毎日約3000人もの原発作業員が働いているという。しかし、廃炉には30年かかるとされ、慢性的に原発作業員が不足する問題も懸念されている。<p>原発作業員として働くとは、どういうことか——。漫画家の竜田一人(たつた・かずと)さんは、「モーニング」でルポ漫画「いちえふ―福島第一原子力発電所労働記―」を発表。震災後の2012年に福島第一原発の作業員として働いた経験を描き、国内外で大きな反響を呼んだ作品は、4月23日に単行本が発売されるという。 …

Missing Nida Ul-Naseer, 18, vanished after university asylum row

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1042000/1042109_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164013_de47dfae89c7362b2034715e3da7f317<p><b>Missing teenager Nida Ul-Naseer was upset before her disappearance because her family's asylum-seeker status barred her from attending university.</b><p>…

Crime

日本は、ドイツよりも成功できる:日経ビジネスオンライン

欧州で独り勝ちのドイツ。そのバックボーンには、米国とは違う思想から、独自に発展した「社会市場経済」の考え方があった。コンサルティング会社、独ローランド・ベルガー創業者のローランド・ベルガー氏に、ドイツの基盤となっている経済学や政府の基本思想について聞いた。<p>(聞き手は広野 …

Record numbers of students enter university

<b>Record numbers of UK students were accepted for full-time university courses this autumn, including more poorer students than ever before, says the Ucas admissions service.</b><p>This was a particularly "good year" to apply, says Ucas, with recruitment recovering from higher tuition fees.<p>Top universities …

Higher Education

Genetics accounts for more than half of variation in exam results

Environment, including home and school life, is a less important factor in pupils' GCSE results than genes, study suggests<p>Differences in children's exam results at secondary school owe more to genetics than teachers, schools or the family environment, according to a study published yesterday.<p>The …

School performance rankings published by Welsh government

<b>The latest secondary school performance rankings in Wales have been published.</b><p>It is the third year of banding where schools are graded on GCSE results, performance in some subjects, attendance and number of pupils from poorer backgrounds.<p>Teaching unions say the system is too volatile, with schools …

United Kingdom

Call for universal childcare to boost economy and society

<b>Providing universal childcare could help more than 250,000 parents back to work and boost the economy by £1.5bn, according to a new report.</b><p>The IPPR think tank, which is close to Labour, said children's centres should be at the heart of a new system of state-funded childcare support.<p>Parents were …

United Kingdom

Nelson Mandela death: His mixed relationship with Britain

<b>Although he spent his life fighting Britain's colonial legacy in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was an Anglophile. The roots of his close and contradictory relationship with Britain were in his childhood.</b><p>Born into a tribal aristocracy in the Transkei, the seven-year-old Rolihlahla Mandela was sent to …

South Africa

Young adults and foster families: share your experiences

If you lived with foster carers as a teenager – or have fostered children yourself – we'd like to hear your story<p>Young people brought up by foster carers in England will be allowed to stay with families until they are 21 under a new legal duty for councils.<p>If you lived with a foster family as a …

Education in Wales: Is it making the grade?

<b>Wales has a proud history of education.</b><p>The idea of a "Gwerin", an educated working class who saw learning as a way out of poverty as well as self-improvement, has always played a large part in the national consciousness.<p>The advent of the assembly in 1999 meant Wales could go its own way and create …

United Kingdom

1926年ロンドンの美しいカラー映像

カラー動画でとらえられた1926年のロンドンは、実に美しい。<p>この動画は、1898年にロンドンで生まれた映画撮影技師のクロード・フリースグリーン氏が、1920年代におよそ1350キロにわたる英国全土の撮影旅行に行った際に撮ったものだ。当時の英国の都会生活についての見事な史料になっている。<p>フリースグリーン氏は、旅をしながら英国の田舎の生活を撮影し、無声紀行映画『The Open …

Kennedy assassination: memory and myth refuse to die after 50 years

JFK's 1,036 days as president exert an enduring grip on the public imagination, but opinions are divided over his record<p>These days, it is only the world's grandparents who can tell you where they were when they heard John F Kennedy was dead. For decades that was a staple of the global collective …

UK's lack of social mobility is due to entrenched elitism, says Alan Milburn

Government's social mobility adviser says problems of inequality are 'decades in the making' and cannot be blamed on one party<p>A shocking lack of social mobility in the UK is the consequence of decades of entrenched elitism and likely to worsen because of a breakdown in the link between economic …

End culture of 11-plus test coaching, grammars urged

<b>The culture of coaching pupils for 11-plus exams must be ended so poor bright children are not excluded from grammar schools, an educational charity says.</b><p>The Sutton Trust says grammar school entrance tests should also be changed regularly so they are tutor-proof.<p>It urges grammar schools to offer …

United Kingdom

Jobless youth are 'public health time bomb', says WHO

<b>Youth unemployment in the UK is a "public health time bomb waiting to explode", according to a review by the World Health Organisation.</b><p>It warned of the health consequences of high numbers of Neets - people not in employment, education or training.<p>More than one million 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK …

Radiation Therapy

Common Core Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educational publishing giant. In front of them, a coach uses a big screen to show them books.<p>Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New …

Education

The Global Search for Education

December 6 at 4:08pm · Public<p>How A.I. and Immersive Tech Will Reshape Knowledge in Curriculum<p>December 3 at 8:37pm · Public<p>Education News From Around …

The Global Search for Education: School Performance

<i>"Schools are driven to place too much emphasis on test scores that capture what can easily be measured. In doing so, they neglect other important skills and qualities that are difficult to quantify." -- Andy Hargreaves</i><p>A new report, <b>Data-Driven Improvement and Accountability</b>, authored by Boston …

Teaching

Education reforms hit teachers' morale, TES survey finds

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1007000/1007329_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518164013_dd9061d59864cf2ccd9f08afb91a12d4<p><b>Education reforms have "decreased morale and motivation" among school teachers and heads, a survey has found.</b><p>Almost three-quarters of the 941 …

Employee Engagement