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Education

Teachers in England have ‘unmanageable’ job – global survey

Today at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

OECD study of 48 countries reveals secondary schoolteachers have one of highest workloads in world

More than half of all secondary schoolteachers in England say their job is “unmanageable”, according to an international survey revealing that teachers in England have one of the highest workloads in the world.

The survey of teachers and school leaders in 48 countries conducted by the Organisation...

South Africa: Five Things to Get Right for Tech in Schools to Work

Today at 09:12 AM, via All Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa says it is pushing ahead to grasp the many opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution. President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a commission of experts to explore what this fusing of the physical, digital and biological worlds, driven by technology, will mean for the country.

Botswana: ‘Education Must Keep Up With Changes’

Today at 09:08 AM, via All Africa

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -There is need to improve Botswana’s education system in order to keep pace with the changing world, Assistant Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology Mr Moiseraele Goya has said.

Cambridge slips to lowest-ever place in world university table

Today at 07:01 AM, via The Guardian

UK’s downward trend continues as two-thirds of its ranked universities tumble

Brexit and the financial squeeze affecting universities appear to be taking a toll on Britain’s universities, with many seeing their rankings in international league tables tumbling for the third year in a row.

The latest international university league table compiled by data and research group QS downgrades...

A private school gets a castle-library, while we fundraise for public school music lessons | Celina Ribeiro

Today at 05:42 AM, via The Guardian

The choice between sending children to a public or private school should be about the bells and whistles, not the basics

On the first Tuesday of the month, after the kids are asleep, my partner starts baking. This month it was chocolate zucchini cupcakes. He hates cake. He’s up at 10pm slathering cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and hundreds and thousands (so no one will notice the...

Oxford to receive biggest single donation ‘since the Renaissance’

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

US billionaire Stephen Schwarzman is donating £150m to fund humanities research

The University of Oxford has said it is to receive its biggest single direct donation “since the Renaissance”, after it unveiled a £150m gift from the US billionaire Stephen Schwarzman to fund humanities research and tackle looming social issues linked to artificial intelligence.

The money will be used to create the...

‘I was terrible at drawing’: the social worker who became a Turner prize nominee

Yesterday at 17:25 PM, via The Guardian

She flunked art at school and spent 10 years in children’s services. Helen Cammock talks about unlocking her creativity – and taking off on a singing, dancing, sketching tour of Italy

Last October, in a balmy Roman autumn, the artist Helen Cammock was making prints at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica. The building sits at the back of, and forms the stage-set for, the Trevi fountain: from...

Exam board scraps A-level maths paper after leak fears

Yesterday at 15:50 PM, via The Guardian

Edexcel to replace further maths paper pupils were due to sit later this week

The exam board Edexcel is to scrap and replace an A-level maths exam paper that pupils were due to sit on Thursday over fears the paper could have been leaked.

Pearson, the parent company of Edexcel, said it was withdrawing the A-level further maths paper and replacing it with a new version, following investigations...

Botswana: UB Supports a Knowledge Based Economy

Yesterday at 15:42 PM, via All Africa

[The Patriot] Local institutions of higher learning should merge courses that produce the same output of skills in order to make knowledge an essential commodity whilst making it global, the Minister of Tertiary Education Research, Science and Technology, Thapelo Olopeng reckons.

South Africa: Basic Education Hosts South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, 25 to 28 Jun

Yesterday at 14:21 PM, via All Africa

[Govt of SA] The South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod (SASCE), remains one of the most crucial school enrichment programmes that promote unity in diversity, national reconciliation, a new South African National Identity, social transformation and social cohesion among learners. The 2019 edition, which celebrate the 19th year of the competition, will showcase what has since 2016 continued to...

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