18 Aug

Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divide

Segregated schools persist because parents maintain the divideIntegration is presented as an obligation for others, mainly Muslims. No wonder many parents choose not to send their children to ethnically mixed schools.

Integration, though commonly discussed, is more often than not viewed as an important counter-terrorism strategy, rather than a social benefit in and of itself. Under such thinking, integration is an obligation that’s primarily expected of others.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/24/schools-segregated-parents-children-integration

14 Aug

Christopher Stalford asked Is integrated education the way forward here?

Christopher Stalford asked Is integrated education the way forward here?In an interview for the Belfast telegraph, Christopher Stalford South Belfast MLA was asked Is integrated education the way forward here?

His reply begins;
“Parents should have the right to chose how their children are educated. I think we should have an entirely integrated system of education – a single school in which people can pursue whatever faith they want to.”

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/christopher-stalford-i-dont-see-myself-as-a-future-dup-leader-im-an-arlene-ultra-and-i-hope-shes-still-in-charge-of-our-party-in-30-years-time-36023875.html

11 Aug

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.

UTV mentee wins Breaking into News competition with his video about the issue of integrated education in NI.Josh Farrell from Dungannon, Co Tyrone has won the ITV & Media Trust Breaking into News competition.

Josh, along with nine other finalists from across the UK, was given the opportunity to work with an ITV reporter to help develop a story of his choice.

For his report, Josh chose to look at the issue of integrated education in Northern Ireland and was announced as the overall winner at an event at ITV Headquarters in London on Wednesday night.

http://www.itv.com/news/utv/update/2017-06-28/utv-mentee-wins-breaking-into-news-competition/

11 Aug

History of segregation still evident in Mississippi region

History of segregation still evident in Mississippi regionIn the fifth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Oxford and Cleveland.

In 1962, John F Kennedy faced one of the biggest crises of his young presidency. A problem was brewing, not in Cuba or the Soviet Union, but in the heart of Mississippi.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/history-of-segregation-still-evident-in-mississippi-region-1.3181796?mode=amp#get_site_url()/news/world/us/history-of-segregation-still-evident-in-mississippi-region-1.3181796

1 Aug

Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soars

Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soarsLatest figures show 35 pupils a day being expelled, and those with special educational needs are seven times more likely to be banned.

Teachers have warned their schools are becoming “exam factories”, turning children off education, as new figures showed 35 pupils a day are now being permanently excluded.

Government statistics from 2015-16 show an almost 16 per cent rise in pupils being banned from school than in the year before.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-exclusions-teacher-exam-factories-uk-education-nut-permanent-expelled-a7851426.html

 


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