Education

20.11.2016

Protest against education cuts in London

Protest against education cuts in London

Over 15.000 students, researchers and lecturers marched in London on Saturday November 19 under the banner of “United for education”, in a demonstration organized by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the University and College Union (UCU) for a free, quality education, accessible to all. »

19.11.2016

Mass protests held in Poland against educational reform

Demonstrators in Poland have protested against a controversial decision by the government on bringing about a significant educational reform in the public school system. Thousands of teachers and students’ parents, along with social activists and critics, held demonstrations all over the country, including in the capital Warsaw, on Saturday, calling… »

14.11.2016

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

We have joined up with our sister union the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defense of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatization and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education… »

26.10.2016

Punishment is violent and counterproductive

Punishment is violent and counterproductive

By Robert J. Burrowes Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish ‘enemies’. And, according to some, God punishes evildoers. What is ‘punishment’? Punishment is the infliction of violence as revenge on a… »

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

13.10.2016

Lina Montoya on Face 2 Face

Lina Montoya on Face 2 Face

On this show we discussed with Lina Montoya, concerning her work with Ele Eme Project. Lina speaks about socially engaged art by working with youth, from difficult and diverse communities, transforming landscape and public space beautification. Her motto is dreams come true, of course, in creative sense. More at… »

15.09.2016

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Children’s literature: new book series on human rights

Educating children to respect the Other and understand human rights through targeted readings. This is the aim of the new book series, lisolachecé, that was announced a few days ago by Multimage – a humanist nonprofit publishing association based in Florence – on its profile Facebook and… »

18.08.2016

Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of math – James Earle

Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man of math – James Earle

“What’s so special about Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man? With arms outstretched, the man fills the irreconcilable spaces of a circle and a square — symbolizing the Renaissance-era belief in the mutable nature of humankind. James Earle explains the geometric, religious and philosophical significance of this deceptively simple drawing.” Lesson… »

17.08.2016

Labour Party’s proposals for education

Labour Party’s proposals for education

https://www.facebook.com/JeremyCorbynMP/ Education is a collective good that benefits all of us. But not everyone in our country has equal access to education. When Labour left office 71% of university students had gone to state school – last year that number had fallen to 62%. Young people from less well-off… »

15.08.2016

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Viewpoint by Pía Figueroa* SANTIAGO (IDN) – Every year, as they have been doing since 2011, students in Chile take to the streets each Thursday, demanding a free and good quality education system. They are increasingly being joined by their parents – tired of… »

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