‘She asked me, will they kill you if they discover you?’: Afghan girls defy education ban at secret schools

Girls forced to stop attending school under Taliban are taking huge risks to keep studying – as are the teachers helping themWhen inspectors arrive at the school gate, which is most weeks now, the older girls know the drill. They slip away from their classes, race to a musty room and huddle together for long minutes that sometimes stretch into hours, hoping they won’t be discovered by the men who want them shut up at home.The Taliban have banned secondary education for girls, the only gender-based bar on studying in the world. Continue reading...

The Guardian > Education ‘She asked me, will they kill you if they discover you?’: Afghan girls defy education ban at secret schools

As a cancer patient I felt dismissed by doctors. As a doctor, I am desperate for the system to change

When Ben Bravery began studying medicine after surviving bowel cancer he found something missing from the curriculum – patientsGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe young patient sitting across from me is no longer calm. His left hand is clenched in a fist, his right one is shaking. Red blotches have broken out on his neck.“Why am I sick?” he asks. Continue reading...

The Guardian > Education As a cancer patient I felt dismissed by doctors. As a doctor, I am desperate for the system to change

[기고] 가을학기제 도입은 어떨까

초등학교 ‘만5세 입학’ 정책이 많은 학부모와 학생, 교원단체 등 국민적 반대에 부딪혀 사실상 철회되는 분위기다. 이 시점에서 단순히 취학 연령을 낮추는 게 아닌 다른 방식의 접근은 어땠을까 생각해본다. 한국, 일본, 호주를 제외한 거의 전 세계가 가을학기제다. 국외 유학을 가려 하는 한국 학생들이 선…

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