Posts Tagged ‘Education’

I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge – it’s dumb Comments 0

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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Listen to the voices of children and young people. This is the challenge issued by the Commissioner for Children and the Schools Trustees Association. “I am a library, quiet but filled with knowledge – it’s dumb [that I’m not asked]”, was just one of the comments made in a survey of young people asking them about Read more

Religion slipping off Irish schools agenda Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Religion is slipping off the agenda in Irish schools. In a meeting with the Education and Training Ireland, concerned Church representatives said some community colleges were not spending enough time teaching religion. This was despite agreements and deeds of trust which stipulate that these schools should spend up to two hours teaching pupils religion each Read more

LGBT issues should be taught in primary schools Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018

A humanist campaign group in the United Kingdom wants four-year-olds to be taught about LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans-gender) issues. It has branded religious views on sexuality “discriminatory.” Humanists UK, formerly known as the British Humanist Association, issued a statement backing government plans on new primary school relationships education. Read more Related Posts:What are Read more

Principal: Schools being asked to perform role of parents Comments 0

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A Dunedin school principal is increasingly concerned by the social expectations imposed on schools – and says some parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s actions. During the recent King’s High School senior prizegiving, rector Dan Reddiex praised his present cohort of pupils for their outstanding achievements during the year but went on Read more

Le Tuiga Samoa – a new way of learning Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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High Tech Youth studio in Samoa has a new unique Samoan name: Le Tuiga Samoa. The name was chosen by a representative workshop group of the many young people who go there. The process used to choose the name is in keeping with the studio’s philosophy. The studio is designed for youth to create their own Read more

Twenty-seven million child refugees without education Comments 0

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Twenty-seven million child refugees have left school early in 24 countries involved in conflicts. A UNICEF report says migrant children and young people, with low levels of education, “run an ever greater risk of exploitation.” Of the minors who move on the route that connects the Mediterranean with Central Europe, the report found 90% of Read more

Education and the Catholic church in Papua New Guinea Comments 0

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The Catholic church has a big role in developing education in Papua New Guinea and it plans to provide more and better education services. The National Catholic Education Commission has launched its five-year strategic plan, covering the period from 2017 to 2021. Representatives from the Education Department and development partners joined the Church for the Read more

Elite Australian Catholic schools: same-sex marriage is ok Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Same-sex marriage is alright. That’s the message put out by two of Australia’s elite Jesuit schools, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview and Xavier College. Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart is declining to comment on remarks made by the schools last week that seemed to support gay marriage. The Australian Bishops Commission for Catholic Education is also Read more

Leaked Aussie education funding reveals money-go-round Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Leaked education funding modelling shows the way Australia’s public, Catholic and private schools may be affected by the Senate’s decision to block or support Gonski 2.0: the Turnbull government’s school funding model. The model would see a money-go-round in Australia’s education budget, with the country’s public schools getting an extra $4 billion over the next Read more

Tonga – Call to end corporal punishment. Comments 0

Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Tonga’s Women and Children Crisis Centre says it is working with the police to end corporal punishment in Tonga. Last week, a middle school teacher was charged with assault over the beating of a student who was later hospitalised for his injuries. The teacher also reportedly threatened to beat the 11-year-old’s parents if they reported Read more