World Class and International Education Week

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During the week of 12-16 November, BBC World Class celebrated International Education Week with schools around the globe.

International Education Week (IEW) was a chance for schools to learn more about education around the world, and to celebrate their own international links and partnerships.

What is International Education Week?

IEW is a British Council initiative designed to help celebrate internationalism in schools. The 2012 event ran from 12-16 November.

For IEW week in 2012, the main theme was 'Use your Voice'

During the week, World Class hosted a series of live, interactive debates, in which pupils from across the world offered their opinions on a range of topics.

The theme of IEW was 'Use your Voice', and students were invited to do so on issues both inside and outside of school.

A special debate on 'taking a stand' also highlighted how using your voice can have unforeseen consequences, using the case study of Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai.

The shooting of the 14-year-old by a Taliban gunman encouraged pupils to think about how acting on the behalf of others is not always an easy thing to do.

Malala was just one part of a busy and varied week of discussion, and the full range of topics that students explored can be found here.

Schools who missed out on IEW can still take part in World Class live debates, which run weekly. Full details of upcoming debates are available here.

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