Tagged: Education

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DC fifth graders visit Norway’s Embassy

A year of learning about Norway concludes with performances, gifts, and waffles Christine Foster Meloni Washington More than 70 embassies in Washington, D.C., participated in the Embassy School Adoption Program this past year. The...

Immigration

Immigrants must learn Norwegian

Norway wants to make “willingness” to learn a requirement to earn government support. The Local Norway’s government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen has...

Yogibana for schools

Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University Yogibana is an artistic wellness concept that weaves yoga and ikebana (Japanese style floral design) together in 12 steps. This innovative concept is a fusion of the...

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Face covering prohibited in education

Norwegian students and teachers may no longer wear niqabs or burqas The Local Norway’s parliament on June 5 passed a bill banning clothing that partially or fully covers the face from being worn at...

Arts entrepreneurship

Schools in the US and Norway teach artists to make money with their artistic endeavors Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Some time ago I was in a World Café type of meeting with art entrepreneurs...

Concordia cuts Scandinavian Program

Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Following a rich history of Norwegian education and heritage, Concordia College has decided to discontinue the Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies Program. The administration of the Lutheran liberal arts college,...

Ancient History 101: The Iron Age

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway In Norwegian elementary schools, social studies (samfunnsfag) is a required subject. Many schools use the same textbooks, although some schools have stopped using textbooks altogether! In fourth grade, it...

Minister backs early language education

The Conservatives’ (H) Torbjørn Røe Isaksen focuses on improved language education for preschool age toddlers Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Ninety-eight percent of Norwegian children between the ages of one and five attend preschool. According...

Bad marks for Norwegian schools

Australian Professor of Education John Hattie believes these institutions are performing badly Sarah Bostock The Foreigner The University of Melbourne Professor and director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, was recently in southern Norway’s...

Bringing Ibsen back to life in NY

Brooklyn Academy of Music’s educational program makes Ghosts relevant for teens Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Ibsen’s Ghosts has been staged countless times and performed in a variety of languages throughout the world. A new...