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07-04-2017 Hits:241 News Claudia Civinini - avatar Claudia Civinini

In recent years, Italy has been making itself more appealing to the international student market. English-medium degree courses are springing up all over the Boot, from Ca’Foscari University in Venice...

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From September 2017 for-profit international schools for six-to-fifteen year-olds will be prohibited from operating in China, according to new government regulations. Not-for-profit partnerships will be able to continue to enrol this age group but their fees will be capped.

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NamibiaNAMIBIA: The southern African nation of Namibia has asked schools if they need teachers from Nigeria, ‘especially in English, mathematics and science’, and is also recruiting ‘volunteers’ from Zimbabwe. New Era newspaper revealed a leaked email telling schools they were ‘urgently requested to indicate whether there is a need for … teachers’ provided via the Nigerian Technical Assistance Cooperation. Namibia’s Ministry of Education permanent secretary Sanet Steenkamp told The Namibian of a nationwide shortage of teachers – with some 2,000 vacancies, particularly in rural schools.

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In March a survey by Intead and FPP Edumedia of more than 40,000 prospective international students revealed that 60 per cent were less likely to study in the US should Donald Trump (above) be elected president, rising to 80 per cent among Mexicans, Claudia Civnini writes.

Ben Waxman of Intead told the Gazette the survey results were ‘speculative’ and that more research was needed.

School census

A census of schools by the Department for Education (DfE) in England that gathers important  information on the needs of EAL (English as an additional language) students was boycotted after new questions appeared on ‘nationality’ and ‘country of birth’. The National Pupil Database, existing in some form since 2002, has long had questions on ethnicity and language proficiency. It asks parents which language their children speak at home, Matt Salusbury writes.

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