ONLINE ALERT N°254 17 JANUARY 2012 NEWS ARTICLES Please note that some of these links will only remain active for a few days. Articles are arranged by subject and then by region and country, or by country of publication if more than one country is covered. Reports and other items are arranged geographically. PROQUEST DIRECT Articles marked ‘ProQuest’ - Access ProQuest through UNESCO Library or IBE Intranet. (Those who do not have access to ProQuest will need to use the online or interlibrary loan services of their local libraries). CURRICULUM CURRICULUM CONTD. AFRICA INDONESIA Govt to include tree planting at schools Jakarta Post, 3 January ANGOLA Umbundu and Nganguela Vernacular Languages Introduced in School AngolaPress 10 January GAMBIA FGM and Girl's Right Base Education to be Included in the School Curriculum FOROYAA Online, 29 December 2011 “...introducing the teaching of Female Genital Mutilation and Girls' rights as one of the life skills subjects in schools” KENYA e-Learning Project for Primary and Secondary Education On Course Business Daily, 4 January MAURITIUS Integrating ICT in Pre-Primary Education: The Case of Mauritius Pudaruth, S., Bahadoor, B.R . International Journal of Education V.3(2), 2011, (ProQuest) NIGERIA Senator Opposes Removal of CRK/IRK From School Curriculum Daily Trust, 28 December ARAB STATES LIBYA Libyan students return to Gadhafi-free schools USA Today, 8 January UNITED ARAB EMIRATES More to PE than games of football, schools chiefs told The National, 11 January ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AFGHANISTAN Afghan schools open, but under the Taliban's rules The National, 5 January "curriculum approved by the Taliban ... the number of hours of religious subjects being taught nearly doubles." BHUTAN Teaching happiness: Bhutan’s ‘wellbeing’ concept essential part of curriculum UNESCO VOICES, No.28 Oct - Dec 2011, p.18 NEPAL School curriculum devoid of national philosophy : No policy guideline from political leadership The Himalayan, 9 January NEW ZEALAND Sociology in New Zealand Secondary Schools and the development of standards based assessment. Where to if the Sociology Unit Standards are retired? Dixon, L. New Zealand Sociology V26(2), 2011 (ProQuest) SINGAPORE Early start to Primary 1: Kids as young as three years are learning skills taught in primary schools to ensure they can keep pace later The Straits Times, 8 January (ProQuest) SRI LANKA Trendy secondary education curriculum from 2013 Daily News, 24 December EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA UK Michael Gove to scrap 'boring' IT lessons The Guardian, 11 January Schools to be given freedom to run cutting-edge computer classes under plans for open source curriculum Assessment of composing in the lower secondary school in the English National Curriculum M. Fautley, J. Savage. British Journal of Music Education. V. 28(1) (ProQuest) LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN CHILE Chile pulls term ‘dictatorship’ from school curriculum Santiago Times, 5 January Consejo de Educación de Chile revisará cambio del concepto "dictadura" en textos escolares TeleSur, 5 de enero PANAMA Menos fracasos se debe a curriculum exigente que ahora tienen las escuelas La Estrella, 12 de enero EDUCATION REFORM TEACHER EDUCATION CONTD. ARAB STATES ASIA AND THE PACIFIC UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Education sector takes great strides Gulf news 30 December PAKISTAN The Dimensionality of Teacher Collegiality and the Development of Teacher Collegiality Scale Shah, M.. International Journal of Education V.3(2) 2011 (ProQuest) LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN HONDURAS Aprobada la ley de la transformación educativa La Tribuna, 17 de enero INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Questioning the homogenization of irregular migrants in educational policy: from (il)legal residence to inclusive education Hemelsoet, E. Educational Theory V.61(6),2011, (ProQuest) AFRICA UGANDA Govt to Develop a Special Needs Education Policy New Vision, 2 January Gender Inequality Still a Challenge in Education Report The Monitor, 16 January ASIA AND THE PACIFIC CHINA Trilingual Literacy for Ethnic Groups in China: A case study of Hani People in Yuanyang County of Yunnan Duan, Y. English Language Teaching V.4(4), Dec 2011 (ProQuest) EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA USA New State Standards? Now What? Umphrey, Jan. Principal Leadership, V12(3), November 2011 (ProQuest) Common Core State Standards LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MINERD reitera reto de enfrentar el analfabetismo en la población mayor de 15 años Hoy Digital, 13 de enero REPORTS AFRICA Transformation-Ready: The strategic application of information and communication technologies in Africa Education Sector Study: Final Report Lishan Adam,et al. African Development Bank, World Bank, African Union, December 2011 ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Literacy initiative for empowerment (LIFE) 2010 Regional mid-term evaluation: Summary Report UNESCO Bangkok, 2011 INDONESIA The Implementation of Inclusive Education for Students with Special Needs in Indonesia Sunardi,a,* Mucawir Yusuf, et al. Excellence in Higher Education, V.2(1), June 2011 EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA USA The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher valueadded and student outcomes in adulthood Raj Chetty et al. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 17699, December 2011 GREECE Educational Inequalities and School Dropout in Greece Kyridis, Argyris et al. International Journal of Education V.3(2), 2011, (ProQuest) USA 9th Grade - Make or Break for High School Success Cooper, Mary. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. V.22(5), November 2011 (ProQuest) "Racial disparities highlight the ninth grade bulge and tenth grade dip...most pronounced for African American and Latino students" TEACHER EDUCATION AFRICA GHANA Integrating CT in the pedagogical skills of teachers in some basic schools in the Ga south district in the greater-Accra region of Ghana Ameyaw, Y; Sarpong, L. Journal of Education, V.1(1), 2011 (ProQuest) HAITI Children of Haiti: Two Years After UNICEF, 2012 MISCELLANEOUS Creating and sustaining literate environments UNESCO Bangkok, 2011 Perfiles de países SITEAl, Enero 2012 Situación educativa de cada país de la región, contextualizados a través de indicadores socioeconómicos. Courtesy of the IBE Documentation Centre To subscribe or unsubscribe to the IBE Alert services please email: [email protected] Please note: Hyperlinks to online materials imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the content contained in these materials on the part of UNESCO IBE. 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