Educational news from around the world
Dictionary about Politics - for children and youths - in Arabic
Arab States; Europe; Germany
The dictionary provides children and youths with explanations about political terms, institutions, and mechanisms in Arabic. It aims at giving children an insight into "democratic life in our society". The dictionary is also accessible in German and English (with more entries than in the Arabic version). It was [...]
Protecting the right to education for refugees.
"In view of Education 2030 – Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the large movements of refugees, UNESCO seeks to draw attention to the fact that, in order to guarantee the right to education to everyone, it is critical that all refugees enjoy equal access to an education of good quality. -- This Working Paper aims to provide an overview of the international legal framework [...]
Does the quality of learning outcomes fall when education expands to include more disadvantaged students? (OECD - PISA in focus #75)
"Globally, enrolment in secondary education has expanded dramatically over the past decades. This expansion is also reflected in PISA data, particularly for low- and middle-income countries. (...) This welcome expansion in education opportunities makes it more difficult to interpret how mean scores in PISA have changed over time. Indeed, increases in coverage can lead to an [...]
Special focus on fake news (Better Internet for Kids (BIK) bulletin - June 2017)
The bulletin "Better Internet for Kids" has a focus on fake news in its June 2017 edition. The bulletin provides 11 articles, including examples from Greece and Norway, a parent and educator guide to media literacy and fake news, as well as studies and statistics on this topic. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]
The complex politics of teaching in English in Higher Education (Uni World News 01.09.17)
This is an article abut a study published in July 2017 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences on the use of English in Higher Education. The study can be downloaded under: https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/publications/nederlands-en-of-engels (in Dutch with an English summary). You can also find a further English article in the Academy's news section: [...]
Science and Brexit: "Great Britain tries to revalue bilateral relations" (DLF 09.06.17) [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast, available only in German.
From Erasmus to Erasmus+. A story of 30 years
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]
European Schoolnet - 20 years of transforming education in Europe
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 [...]
What will President Macron mean for UK universities? (Uni World News 09.05.17)
"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 [...]
Education in France
Higher education for refugees – A call for action (Uni World News 14.04.17)
"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
Radio programme "Campus & Career" on the issue of Brexit (01.04.17) [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast, available in German only.
Polish teachers go on strike over controversial education reform (DW 31.03.17)
"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 [...]
100 Jahre Russische Revolution
Vor 100 Jahren - am 12. März 1917 - führten die Februar- und die Oktoberrevolution in Russland zum Sturz des Zaren und zur Gründung des sowjetischen Staates, der späteren UdSSR. Das Dossier bietet Link- und Medientipps für den Unterricht.
German school in Istanbul, Turkey 'bans Christmas'
"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
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 [...]
Talking about education in the US election 2016
Documentary "Haymatloz" about German Jewish academics in Turkey in the 30ies/40ies
"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]
United States: America’s watershed elections
"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 [...]
Book Fair Dossiers 2016
Thousands of Polish teachers protest against education reform (france24 10.10.16)
"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
World Teachers` Day - October 5, 2016
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
Verzeichnis Deutscher Kindergärten im Ausland (VDKA)
Die Website verzeichnet nach Orten sortiert deutsche Kindergärten im Ausland. Außerdem gibt es einen Newsletter für pädagogische Fachkräfte und einen Stellenmarkt für deutsche Auslandskitas.
After the BREXIT referendum - Possible outcomes for Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+
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.
Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector (BBC 19.07.16)
"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
The Brexit and its potential consequences for cooperation and exchange in education and science
A new structure for the pages of Education Worldwide
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]
The discourse about the Brexit in Higher Education (articles from University World News)
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. [...]
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.
Vocational Skills Development in the context of Violent Extremism – Technical Workshop
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]
Great Britain: Scholarships for refugees (27.04.16) [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast ("Deutschlandfunk" 27.04.16), available only in German.
Integration in France: University in Paris admits refugees (27.04.16) [courtesy translation]
German radiobroadcast ("Deutschlandfunk" 27.04.16), available only in German
LeaCoMM - Learning Community Migration and Minorities: Platform for teachers and teacher Educators
"...[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 [...]
Unterrichtsmaterial zu den Terroranschlägen in Paris
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.
Space and Architecture in an Educational Context
Palestinian teacher Hanan al-Hroub receives prestigious education award (dw 14.03.16)
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 [...]
Educational Research in Argentina
Scholars at Risk Network
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 [...]
ERASMUS+ Programme Guide for Proposals
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.
International film tip: Once in a Lifetime (2014)
"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 [...]
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 [...]
Research drives understanding and disruption of work of ISIS
"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]
Refugees in Scandinavia: Finnish Integration [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast, 09.11.2015. Available only in German
Turkish schools refuse admittance to Syrian refugee children [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast, 09.11.2015. Available only in German.
Education in Indonesia
Refugee Education in an International Perspective
From Chemnitz to Chile: Educational Research on Three Continents [courtesy translation]
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.
Italian Universities: Multicultural University in Rome is Booming [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast as of 14.08.15. Available only in German.
Netherlands: Protest within Universities
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" [...]
Greece: Universities lose access to digital journals (10.07.15)
"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 Language Lessons in Israel [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast (08.07.15), available only in German.
Development Aid: New Educational Concepts for Africa [courtesy translation]
German radio braodcast (09.07.15), available only in German.
Studying in Greece: DAAD Says Crisis Can Be An Opprtunity [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast as of 06 July 2015, available only in German.
Riga Conclusions on VET
"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 [...]
Greek Universities: Better Studies through Cooperation [courtesy translation]
German radio broadcast about German-Greek cooperation in research and higher education, 26.06.15. Available only in German