Bullying in higher education: it's time to hold the sector to account

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:16

We should be worried about the competence of those running our universities, says Gus John, who identifies three reasons why bullying goes unchecked in academia

Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff
Bullying in universities: three staff members share their stories

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Roma pupils 'need more support'

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:34
Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.
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Buyers’ training: teaching children to be good consumers

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:30

Financial literacy, included in the National Curriculum for the first time, is predicted to change spending and saving behaviour

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Design and technology 'marginalised'

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:52
Design and Technology can inspire pupils but are its days numbered?
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Nicky Morgan: lessons in character 'just as important' as academic grades

Telegraph - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:31
The Education Secretary says exam results are not a higher priority than building pupils' "grit and resilience" as she unveils a new £3.5m funding programme






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Sexting scam at Derbyshire school investigated by police

Telegraph - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:25
Detectives examine allegations dozens of boys and girls at Derbyshire school asked to send explicit images on Instagram and other social networks






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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:08
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests Continue reading...
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Are school partnerships workable?

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 10:18
Do partnerships between private and state schools work?
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When will minority ethnic lawyers get the top jobs?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 10:12

The legal profession is making efforts to open its doors to minority ethnic graduates – but the most senior roles remain out of reach

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Top 10 Christmas presents for language learners - in pictures

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 10:04

If someone you know has learning a language as a New Year’s resolution, here are few ideas for a perfect gift to help them on their way

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An education book that changed me: favourite reads revealed

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:40
Is there a particular education book that has excited or influenced you? Here are some recommendations. And now tell us yours ...

Recommended by Professor Tim Brighouse Written by a former table tennis world champion, this book makes you think: “If I can find out what a kid is really enthusiastic about, and put in the right support, they can become really, really good.” And I think once people become good at something it’s brilliant for their confidence and they become good at other things. I was talking to 35 headteachers in Gloucestershire this morning and five had read it and all could relate to what the book is saying. It’s definitely having an influence; since Bounce was published (in 2011), schools really are now, from year 7, looking out for what kids are good at and then helping them improve.

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Will teachers’ lists of what wastes their time be taken seriously?

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:30
Teachers will be justifiably angry if their 44,000 responses to the government’s ‘workload challenge initiative’ end up changing nothing Continue reading...
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Have we got advice for you: DfE ‘learns lessons’ from Mark Steel campaign

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:20
DfE officials fear media-savvy parent campaigns; ‘top’ primary school under investigation; strange goings-on in Lewisham; and yet another controversial conversion Continue reading...
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Some of us fear the impact of cuts in 2016 more than the research funding results

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:10
Which will have the most impact on higher education funding: this week’s Research Excellence Framework or the long-term effects of public sector cuts? Continue reading...
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Bullying in universities: three staff members share their stories

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:05

Higher education network readers explain how bullying affected their working lives – and what support they received from their university

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'Start GCSE maths sooner' in Wales

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00
Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.
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Education Guardian wins at journalism awards

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00
Louise Tickle wins CIPR award for National Education Journalism and Janet Murray is runner up Continue reading...
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Struggle for top research grades fuels bullying among university staff

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:00

More than half of university staff say recent policy changes have caused an increase in bullying – and that institutions aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue

The fevered build up to this month’s university research audit has exposed academics to an atmosphere of competitiveness and bullying, according to a survey by the Guardian’s higher education network.

More than half of UK university staff questioned by the network said recent policy changes such as the introduction of the research excellence framework – a new process for measuring the quality of academic research – had fuelled campus bullying.

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Bird-feather counting: small result when the feathers fly

The Guardian Unlimited - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:50
Bird-feather counters exhibited pluck, but had little to show for their exacting and tedious work Continue reading...
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Councils 'turn homeless teens away'

BBC - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 02:03
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
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