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Educating Switzerland

Details: Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique. This content was published on Jan 27, 2020 Jan 27, 2020 Young people used to be faced with making a definitive career choice aged 15 in

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The Swiss education system

Details: Compulsory education lasts nine years in Switzerland. After that the path typically leads to either a secondary school or a vocational apprenticeship. Here, apprentices learn one of the roughly

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Swiss education system

Details: Education is generally inexpensive for Swiss students compared with those in the United States and Britain as the system relies almost entirely on public funds from the cantons and local

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State school system

Details: Secondary I is the stage after primary education. At the end of the primary level, a child must continue on to lower secondary schooling. This schooling is …

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Switzerland budgets CHF28 billion for research and education

Details: The funds will mostly go towards universities and other institutes of higher education - as well as vocational training, which is the backbone of the Swiss education system, with two-thirds of

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Website puts sex education on school agenda

Details: Sex education is mostly the task of the teachers, although in some cantons, like Bern and Zurich, staff can call on external centres for advice beforehand or for support during the lessons.

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How much tech should be in Swiss classrooms

Details: Education is undergoing a sea change, but not everyone in Switzerland feels ready for it. This content was published on November 29, 2018 - 17:00 November 29, 2018 - …

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Why Swiss schools have a say in sex education

Details: Controversial: these genitals made of wood and soft materials were used for a while in Basel schools for sex education classes Keystone Teachers …

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How did Covid-19 impact Swiss education

Details: The Education at a Glance External link report analyses the education systems of the OECD’s 37 member countries, as well as of Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa …

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What are the long-term effects of school closures

Details: However, education experts say this would be hard to put into practice. International comparison According to the OECD, school shutdowns due to the COVID-19 crisis have taken place in …

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US education minister, DeVos, makes controversial Swiss

Details: The attendance of United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a vocational education conference in Switzerland is a sign the Trump administration still …

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Education, Romansh style

Details: Education is essential to any minority language and culture because it is a form of institutionalisation of the cultural background, said Pult, who is …

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More on Swiss education

Details: Compulsory education in Switzerland lasts 11 years. Most pupils start primary school at the age of six or seven, after one or two years of kindergarten. Secondary I is the stage after primary

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Government is "unreliable" education partner

Details: The new head of the body representing Switzerland's cantonal boards of education talks to swissinfo about the fight against government plans to …

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Swiss inclusive education policy bears fruit

Details: Inclusive education proves a success This content was published on Nov 9, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Many children with disabilities attend regular schools in Switzerland, but there are stark regional

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Half of Swiss to have higher education degrees by 2037

Details: The number of students at Swiss universities and higher education institutions should “after decades of moderate growth, significantly increase (+21% between 2017 and 2037)”, the report added.

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Why some Swiss parents are choosing to

Details: Why, some of our readers wondered, do parents choose to homeschool their children in Switzerland in the first place, given that the country’s education system is …

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Universities return to distance learning, schools stay

Details: Masks will have to be worn from Thursday in Secondary II level schools, the level that follows obligatory education. This is the second time universities have halted in …

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Why Switzerland’s dual-track education system is unique

Details: There are higher federal diplomas as well as colleges of higher vocational education and training for this. The result: a more highly trained workforce with better career prospects – and better

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How well does Switzerland pay its teachers

Details: According to salary data from the Conference of Education Directors for German-speaking Switzerland, a Zurich-area upper secondary school teacher – the highest academic level besides university

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What can the Swiss teach the US about guns

Details: First, there is a direct correlation between the number of guns in a country and the rate of gun-related violence. Like the US, a quarter of Swiss homes have guns, but far fewer of them: The

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In terms of sex ed, schools do their own thing

Details: To forbid sex education is the worst way to go about it,” Bürgisser told swissinfo.ch. Regional differences “In German-speaking Switzerland, …

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Schools re-opening hit by lack of teachers

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How 1968 changed Swiss schooling

Details: The education minister of canton Ticino met a delegation of the revolutionary students. The teacher training college in Locarno became the first institution in Switzerland to provide for input

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Bullied for 100 years, the deaf seek justice

Details: Bilingual education has been in place there ever since. 2010: In Vancouver, the ICED issues an official apology to the deaf for its policy of banning sign language in schools. 2011: The Swiss

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How are Swiss schools and pupils coping with closures

Details: The Schwyz University of Teacher Education, for example, has made a LernenTrotzCorona External link (learning despite corona) platform in which experts have posted advice on topics such as how to

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What’s the secret to Finnish school success

Details: Anita Lehikoinen, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education in Finland External link, recently attended the Worlddidac External link fair in Bern, which highlights the latest educational

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Education system could do better

Details: The Swiss education and training system often outperforms its European counterparts but rarely finishes top of the class, according to a report. Switzerland is also the country in …

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Think tank: Swiss higher ed needs reform

Details: The independent free-market group of experts is quick to point out that Switzerland is not doing too badly higher-education-wise. “If you take the Times Higher Education university rankings

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PISA study finds Swiss students ‘still behind’ on reading

Details: Swiss education officials say more needs to be done to improve the “less-than-satisfactory” situation. This content was published on December 3, 2019 - 10:32 December 3, 2019 - …

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Swiss education gets high-tech

Details: Using technology to improve education isn’t as easy as handing every child an iPad. A new start-up incubator aims to solve these problems – and get Switzerland’s foot in the door of the so

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Kim Jong-un’s Swiss childhood home identified

Details: A Swiss-American journalist mainly covering education, migration and youth issues - plus the occasional story on cheese, given her roots in Switzerland and Wisconsin.

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"We in Switzerland have a real poverty problem"

Details: The document calls for equal opportunities in education, improved re-integration into the job market and measures to combat poverty among families. The …

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Your reactions: Do Swiss students choose a career too

Details: Half of Swiss to have higher education degrees by 2037. This content was published on Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 The Swiss population’s education level will …

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Workplace gender gap fuels Switzerland’s plunge in global

Details: The education gender gap. Statistics highlighted by the Tages-Anzeiger External link newspaper show that last year, 43.6% girls in Switzerland obtained a secondary school leaving certificate from

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Swiss pupils protest school budget cuts

Details: “Education budget cuts are not compatible with recent tax cut policies,” Oesch said, pointing to Lucerne as a prime example where tax cuts for private citizens and companies have left a

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Art is ‘vital’ for children’s cognitive development

Details: Schooling in Switzerland is a responsibility devolved to the cantons, meaning there are 26 different education systems in the country. The cantons are currently trying to harmonise their practices.

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Uncertainty reigns as schools re-open amid coronavirus

Details: Education Uncertainty reigns as schools re-open amid coronavirus pandemic A teacher explains the coronavirus hygiene rules to her pupils at a primary school in canton St Gallen.

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The pros and cons of foreign language immersion in school

Details: Secondary 1, for ages 12-15, is the stage after primary education. It marks the final stage of mandatory education. Secondary II, from age 16, lasts three to four years.

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A fundamental change in Swiss schoolrooms

Details: Pupils must remain in education until 18 in Geneva. This content was published on Sep 18, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 Young people in Geneva will have to stay in education until they are 18,

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In Switzerland, having a child is becoming a luxury

Details: An academic education lasts several years, so the age at which people start families is later now than it was before. The choice of partner has also changed in the last couple of generations

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Swiss schools abroad are adapting amid competition

Details: They offer a broad overall education both in academic subjects and in social skills like independent learning and self-organisation. Also important are music, handicrafts and sports.

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Pre-schoolers missing out on education

Details: Switzerland is neglecting the education of pre-school children, according to the Swiss Unesco committee, which has launched the first in-depth …

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Study: Young men aim more for ‘status jobs’

Details: Occupational gender segregation is known to be particularly marked in countries like Switzerland and Germany which have a strong vocational education …

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Government opens investigation into IKEA wood sourcing

Details: The case was triggered by a complaint filed on August 31 by the Bruno Manser Fund with the Federal Department of Economy, Education and …

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Pupils will finish year on time despite corona closure

Details: The cantonal education ministers agreed that the 2019/2020 school year would be accepted despite lessons being carried remotely due to school closures. The …

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Why are there no school rankings in

Details: Switzerland’s high-quality education system had been attained without rankings, because teachers (through this strong autonomy in particular) are very strongly committed to it, Hartmann added.

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