16 mai 2015

Education unions call on the Australian Government to protect public education in trade negotiations

By Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office). The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the Australian Education Union (AEU) are challenging the Australian Government to come clean on its position in the secret TISA negotiations, now at a crucial stage.
The NTEU is accusing the Abbott Government of using the international Trade in Services Agreement negotiations to covertly open up government subsidies to international profit making higher education providers. More...

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2015 Federal Budget: What surprises for higher education?

By Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office). On the eve of having his higher education policies rejected by the Senate for a second time, the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, declared that he would “surprise” everyone on budget night and reveal how he “fixed it” by finding $150m in savings to pay for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy in 2015-16. More...

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NTEU opening statement to the Senate FDAT Inquiry into the Commonwealth Treaty Making Process

By Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office). Thank you for the invitation to present at these public hearings, and I wish to begin by acknowledging the Ngunnawal people, the traditional owners of the country upon which we are meeting today.
I will use this opportunity to make some opening remarks to note that the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)’s interest in this topic is both general as a union with a solid record in speaking out on matters of democratic governance, civil liberties and human rights, and specific in that treaties can have both intended and unintended impacts upon higher education and research, and on labour rights which are of course of direct interest to our members. More...

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More of the same from an arrogant government that refuses to listen

By Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office). Despite more than three quarters of Australians opposing deregulation, and the Senate rejecting their plans for $100,000 degrees twice, the Abbott Government has kept its plans for university deregulation in this year’s budget. 
These plans include the full deregulation of tuition fees and a 20 per cent cut in funding effective 1 January 2016. More...

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Edition 2015 des prix internationaux de l’UNESCO

Edition 2015 des Prix internationaux de l’Unesco dont l’objectif est de promouvoir l’excellence et l’innovation pour un monde alphabétisé.
prix_internationaux_de_lunesco.pdfCliquez prix_internationaux_dalphabetisation_de_lunesco_2015_formulaire.docpour obtenir le formulaire de candidature
Cliquez guide_2015_-_prix_internationaux_dalphabetisation_de_lunesco.pdf  pour obtenir le règlement.
Pour toute information complémentaire : Marien Faure, secrétaire général de la Commission belge francophone et germanophone de l’Unesco, m.faure@wbi.be , 02/421.85.70.
Les candidatures  doivent être adressées à la Section de la jeunesse, de l’alphabétisation et du développement des compétences (ED/PLS/YLS) (courriel : literacyprizes@unesco.org) avant la date limite de dépôt des dossiers fixée au lundi 25 mai 2015. Voir l'article...

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Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2014/15 now published

Cover instruction time 2015small.jpgAn analysis of recommended annual instruction time suggests that countries have a very similar focus on key basic competences in compulsory education. At primary level, most countries' main focus is on reading, writing and literature (about 25 % of total instruction time). Mathematics takes the second largest share of total instruction time, at around 15 %. Many countries put a stronger focus on languages at compulsory secondary level compared to primary level. The report also finds that only a minority of countries allow for the flexible allocation of time between and across grades. It includes information on instruction time in national data sheets, and country specific notes. The data is presented in diagrams, detailing instruction time by country, by grade and by subject. Data collection took place across all 28 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Turkey. Data collection was a joint undertaking between the Eurydice network and the OECD (NESLI network). The reference year is 2014/15.
Full version EN.

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Skills in countries: new series of analytical highlights available on the EU Skills Panorama

Home28 country analytical highlight have been published on the EU skills panorama. These short papers, ideal for policy-makers and professionals, aim to provide a concise analysis on the current and future skills prospects in a specific country and by doing so to improve the accessibility to the Panorama’s data and intelligence on skill needs and the labour market in the EU countries.
Currently, there are in total 74 analytical highlights published on the EU Skills Panorama webpage, organized in four thematic areas:

  • the first category includes 10 papers covering issues relevant to “skills and learning” in general, including topics such as adult learning, apprenticeships, foreign languages, etc,
  • the second category includes 10 sectoral highlights, where short overviews of selected sectors across Europe are provided with information on demand, supply and mismatch trends of skills and occupations.
  • the third category includes 26 analytical highlights covering all the important occupational groups of the EU economies.
  • the forth category include the new 28 country analytical highlights.

All papers are available for download on the EU skills panorama portal and they are accessible here. More...

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Thematic focus on ‘Apprenticeship-type schemes and work-based learning structured programmes’

HomeThe economic crisis has hit young people particularly hard and more young people face increasing difficulties in setting their foothold into the labour market. Against this context, there is a broad consensus today among policy-makers, social partners and experts that apprenticeship-type programmes can be an efficient solution to some of the present labour market imbalances and benefit both learners and employers.
By combining study and work, apprenticeship and work-based learning (WBL) can offer them an opportunity to acquire work experience while enhancing skills in close alignment with employer requirements. Because of their inherent relevance for the labour market, apprenticeship and work-based learning can help to reduce skills mismatch and ease transition from education to work.
Promoting alternate learning and work has been one of the key policy tools of the European policy agenda for youth employment from the Bruges Communiqué (7 December 2010) through the Council recommendation on establishing a Youth guarantee (22 April 2013) to the Council Declaration on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (15 October 2013). More...

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Skill-related labour market shortages across Member States - study

HomeA newly-published European Parliament study of labour market shortages in the European Union cites extensively Cedefop's work on skill mismatch and forecasts.
You can read and download the study here. More...

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'Skillset and match' special Cedefop 40th anniversary edition is out!

HomeA special edition of Skillset and match magazine celebrating Cedefop’s 40th anniversary is now available to read and download. It features messages from leading European figures, including European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Cedefop’s stakeholders, its own people past and present, and articles on the agency’s work to improve vocational education and training in Europe. More...

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