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Where will future Tracey Beakers go after arts and humanities courses are axed? | Letters

Today at 18:48 PM, via The Guardian

Tim Atkins derides the cultural and human vandalism in higher education, and Susan Anderson defends the choices made at Sheffield Hallam University

Your editorial on the threat to the arts and humanities (29 June) hits the nail on the head in its analysis of what’s wrong with both government and university policy. However, while it discusses Sheffield Hallam University closing its English...

Teaching unions warn of strikes in England despite reports of improved pay offer

Today at 15:54 PM, via The Guardian

Review body said to have told DfE 3% rise is inadequate, and has instead recommended 5%

Teaching unions have warned that strikes may still be called in England despite reports of an improved offer being considered by the Treasury.

Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), welcomed suggestions of a 5% pay rise but feared it still amounted to a pay cut after...

Ghana: 50 Girls From Nadowli Schools Acquire ICT Skills

Today at 14:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Papu — Fifty young girls from two schools in the Nadowli/Kaleo District of the Upper West Region have been trained in Information Communication and Technology (ICT)to help enhance their skills in the field.

‘It will always have value’: readers on whether English lit is worthwhile

Today at 12:03 PM, via The Guardian

Graduates respond to the scrapping of Sheffield Hallam’s degree and the governments stance on ‘low-value’ courses

This week, the news that Sheffield Hallam University is to scrap its standalone English literature degree from next year triggered an outcry, following the government’s decision to end funding for degrees where less than 40% of graduates find “highly skilled” employment within...

Namibia: Getting to University Against All Odds

Today at 11:31 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] The odds were always stacked against Johanna Kamati, one of the few San people from Onamatadiva village in the Ohangwena region who made it through school without dropping out or at least reaching tertiary education level.

Gambia: Minister Gomez Visits Crab Island TVET Centre

Today at 10:04 AM, via AllAfrica

[The Point] The Minister of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (MOHERST) Prof. Pierre Gomez and his delegation on Friday visited Crab Island Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) Centre.

Accepted: behind a US college admisssions scandal and the students affected

Today at 08:17 AM, via The Guardian

A new documentary observes the warped system of college admissions through the eyes of four minority students at a scandal-ridden school in Louisiana

The viral videos all had the same format: a black student sits at a nondescript table, nervously hovering over a laptop, surrounded by a phalanx of mostly black students, phone cameras at the ready to capture the moment. When the students from TM...

Universities to defy government pressure to ditch race equality group

Yesterday at 22:09 PM, via The Guardian

‘A line has been crossed’ say English universities, after education minister requests scheme identifying barriers to success is dropped

Universities in England have launched a fightback against government attacks on their autonomy, telling ministers they “crossed a line” by pressurising them to abandon a scheme designed to improve equality on campus.

In what may a turning point in the...

Ian Law obituary

Yesterday at 18:16 PM, via The Guardian

My dad, Ian Law, who has died aged 65 of pancreatic cancer, was a sociologist who was committed to racial justice and whose work helped universities to start acknowledging their part in slavery and colonialism.

Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, Ian was the son of Monica (nee Bull), a homemaker, and Geoff Law, an engineer. Following a scholarship to Trinity school, Croydon, he went to Liverpool...

Somalia: Minister of Education Attends Paris Meeting

Yesterday at 15:29 PM, via AllAfrica

[Shabelle] PARIS – Somalia’s Minister of Education Abdullahi Arab has attended an International Conference on the Advancement of Education which was held in Paris, the French capital.

Government announces U-turn on schools bill after criticism

Yesterday at 15:25 PM, via The Guardian

Move scraps or amends clauses that would have given DfE greater control over academy trusts in England

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Ministers have announced a U-turn on key elements of the government’s schools bill, scrapping or amending clauses that would have given the Department for Education (DfE) greater control over “virtually every aspect” of academy trusts in England.

The schools bill,...

South Africa: Steaming (And Streaming) Ahead in the Brave New World of 4IR Education

Yesterday at 15:02 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] Michael Workman is a retired educator who was most recently principal of St John’s Preparatory School and before that, principal of Carmel Primary. He has an M.Ed (Curriculum Theory, Planning, Development and Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Evaluation) from the former University of Natal.

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