[AUSTRALIA] ALMOST $48 million of federal money to help children with disabilities in NSW schools will be spent on teacher training, the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, said.
The money is part of a $200 million program to improve resources for disabled students announced in the federal budget last year, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said yesterday.
Under the agreement, which NSW is the first state to sign, the money can be spent on technical aids, teacher training or additional staff.
Since Romania and Bulgaria’s accession to the EU, more and more Roma have flocked to Germany, many of whom send their children to school without any knowledge of the language, the Berliner Umschau states.
The teachers at the Hermann Schulz primary school in Berlin-Reinickendorf have sent a letter to the authorities to complain about the matter.
In one of the classes at the school, 20% of the children are Roma with no knowledge of German.
The teachers have complained that they are no longer capable of catering to the needs of the entire classes and are finding it impossible to teach the curriculum.
[ANGOLA] The provincial department of Education, Science and Technology of Huíla Province, begins this school term with teaching the Umbundu and Nganguela vernacular languages in primary and secondary schools of Huíla Province, in order to allow children to improve learning, spirit of self-confidence and feeling of cultural integration.
[VIETNAM] For more than a decade, Nguyen Thi Quyen’s ethnic minority students in Lao Chai village primary school would stare at her blankly, unable to respond to her questions. As the school year wore on, they dropped out to tend farm animals or hawk knick-knacks to the tourists.
Quyen was teaching in Vietnamese, the language of the majority Kinh, but ethnic minorities in the country’s northern hills speak Mong […] With Vietnamese the official language for education, school remains inaccessible for many ethnic minorities, who comprise 13 percent of the population and are among the country’s most impoverished.