UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers

To combat disorderly students, two secondary schools in the UK have started trialling staff-worn body cameras. Teachers will use the equipment to record specific incidents, such as a “perceived threat to a member of staff or pupil,” according to Tom Ellis, a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and a former Home Office researcher. The identity of the schools is, for now, a mystery, to avoid unwanted interference during the trial. The cameras won’t be recording at all times either — similar to the police, it will be up to…

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Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two schools in the UK are testing the use of body cameras worn by teachers in order to deter bad behavior in the classroom. The move is part of an “unstoppable” trend for the adoption of this technology, says criminal justice researcher Tom Ellis, who revealed the existence of the three-month trials in a report for The Conversation. According to Ellis, the cameras are optional, only turned on when it is “legitimate, proportionate, and necessary,” and are intended to help teachers resolve conflicts and reduce low-level disturbances. “The cameras are…

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Use of body cameras in schools ‘risks turning students into suspects’

The school behaviour tsar has warned against the introduction of body cameras for teachers in mainstream classrooms, saying that it risks turning students into suspects. Tom Bennett, a teacher, was responding to reports that a three-month pilot scheme is taking place in two secondary schools to test the use of body cameras as a way of helping teachers to tackle low-level disorder in classrooms. The government’s adviser on classroom discipline said: “I’d be very cautious about introducing bodycams into mainstream classrooms. There are possibly situations where they might be appropriate…

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Indian Air force Recruitment 2016 for Clerk and Multi-Tasking body of workers || forty five Vacancies || remaining date twenty eighth may also 2016

Indian Air force has introduced recruitment information for the put up of lower division Clerk, Multi-Tasking personnel and various different vacancies. candidates interested by this activity can also observe on or earlier than 28 might also 2016. special activity description given beneath: call: Indian Air pressure publish: decrease division Clerk – 09 vacancies Multi-Tasking staff – 14 vacancies general range of vacancies: 45 vacancies income / Wages: profits of Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20,200/- in keeping with month along side grade pay of Rs. 1800/- schooling/ Qualification for Indian Air…

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Gadchiroli’s ISO certified civic body school doing wonders

Tucked among the lush green environment in the Naxalite-infested Gadchiroli district, there’s a civic school which is giving wings to its Adivasi students’ talents. Confidence and public speaking is a skill that is absent in these kids who have been dealt a weak hand by fate. With abject poverty at home, lack of awareness among parents about importance of education and to some extent language barrier made the tribal students crawl back into their shell while interacting with outsiders for years together. However, things are different now. Principal of Jawaharlal…

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Govt planning law making DEC independent statutory body

To bring about an effective regulation in education offered through distance mode, government is planning a legislation making Distance Education Council (DEC) an independent statutory body. The move is in line with the recommendations of the Madhava Menon Committee which had envisaged a regulatory authority such as Distance Education Council of India through an act of Parliament. Referring to the committee report, officials said inadequacy and ambiguity in the legal framework and inability of DEC to discipline erring institutions are the main reasons for lack of regulation in the ODL…

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