2016 - Archive of Education News Worldwide
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 [...]
Education in the Guest of Honour Countries of the Frankfurt Book Fair
This website presents dossiers on the education system of the respective Guest of Honour country of the Frankfurt Book Fair each year.
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 Praktikums- und Stellenmarkt für deutsche Auslandskitas.
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
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]
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 [...]
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
Last Update: 13.10.2020 - N. Cohen ;
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 [...]