Education professionals who volunteer overseas receive a lifetime of experiences that enrich the lives of others and themselves, both personally and professionally. VSO volunteer Lorraine Dodge talked to Eteach about her experience working as a teacher trainer in Nepal helping to develop the skills and capacity of local teachers.
As Secretary of State for Education and Science in the 1970s, the Iron Lady earned the nickname ‘Thatcher the milk snatcher’ when she stopped free school milk. Her current successor Michael Gove is a disciple of her policies.
The number of men training to become primary teachers has soared from almost 2,500 in 2008-9 to 3,743 last year and has increased by more than 50% over the last four years, according to figures from the Teaching Agency. Read more…
From a new aerospace academy aiming to help breed the next generation of spacemen, to chewing gum and its benefits for exam results, and even a school which is tackling the thorny issue of ‘baggy pants’, we take our monthly roundup of the weird, wacky, and even serious news stories from the world of education. Join us, and share your comments.
Interest grows for teacher scholarships
Almost 2,000 teachers have now applied for the government’s new £2 million scholarship scheme for teachers. The National Scholarship Fund for Teachers was set up earlier this year to help existing teachers in England develop their skills and deepen their subject knowledge. It offers scholarships worth up to £3,500 to help them acquire postgraduate qualifications and make further academic progress, reports wired.gov.
What’s been happening in the world of education this month? In our regular snoop through the headlines, we find out where teachers have been rated in a poll of the best dressed professions, hear about a ‘pupils’ court’ which is challenging speeding drivers, and learn about the youngsters living on a daily diet of junk food. Join us and have your say
Speeding drivers face ‘pupils court’