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The Foreigner Bjerke students in segregation turnaround. In the latest development in the Bjerke Upper Secondary School row regarding ethnic-based class separation, students now say they have changed their minds. Having demonstrated against the move earlier, the pupils now agree. Arguing it would alter conditions, they argue in a letter to Oslo education officials and school governors, “this [not dividing the classes] will affect the class socially and educationally. We know we get more out of teaching in a class where we are confident. This will not happen should new classes be formed.” School and public officials have also been criticised heavily for their “mistakes” from both sides.

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Bjerke students in segregation turnaround

Published on Friday, 2nd December, 2011 at 12:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

In the latest development in the Bjerke Upper Secondary School row regarding ethnic-based class separation, students now say they have changed their minds.



Having demonstrated against the move earlier, the pupils now agree. Arguing it would alter conditions, they argue in a letter to Oslo education officials and school governors, “this [not dividing the classes] will affect the class socially and educationally. We know we get more out of teaching in a class where we are confident. This will not happen should new classes be formed.”

School and public officials have also been criticised heavily for their “mistakes” from both sides.

Student council representative Torstein Wien Tynes tells NRK today, “We wrote that we thought the way in which classes had been were divided was wrong.”

“Nevertheless, changing the classes now will affect us. We would have to get used to new teachers, and those of us with study specialisations have many exams to take this year,” concludes Mr Wien Tynes.

Oslo City Council senior educational representative Astrid Søgnen says things will be proceeding according to the revised plan now, however “so that students are given a particularly good educational and social environment.”



Published on Friday, 2nd December, 2011 at 12:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: bjerkevideregaaendeskole, ethnicclassdivisions, osloimmigrantintegration.





  
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