Tag Archives: Education

Community-supported education

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A short list of scholarships offered in the Norwegian-American community Grieg Lodge in Portland, Ore. This lodge offers a minimum of three scholarships per year. These are $1,000 college scholarships that are merit based. Eligibility is limited to students whose home address is in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington County in the State of Oregon or Clark County ...

Scandal in the barnehager

A VG report sheds light on poor conditions in Norway¹s state sponsored daycare system Staff Compilation Norwegian news service VG released a comprehensive report on safety and health conditions inside Norwegian daycares on Mar. 11. The report, compiled over the course of 6 months by a special investigation team and including over 30,000 pages of information from ...

Real world learning

    TIP and TAF programs in Norwegian high schools mix solid education with practical experience Kelsey Larson Managing Editor Imagine leaving high school with a craft or journeyman’s certificate, 1– 2 years of job experience, and a specific vocation or grad school experience waiting for you. Many Norwegian students have that option, with the TIP and TAF programs. What are the ...

Love of language

Photo: Nedra Hoffman. Håkon Vinje (left) teaches Norwegian classes at the Norwegian Language Institute of New York.

A conversation with Håkon Vinje, dean and co-founder of the Norwegian Language Institute in New York Christy Olsen Field Seattle, Wash. Why learn Norwegian? It’s a question asked by Norwegians in Norway, to people who want to know the value of a language spoken by only 5 million people. For many, it is the opportunity to connect with Norwegian ...

Keeping the Spark

A youth's perspective on learning Norwegian To explore the question of why contemporary youth in the United States choose to study Norwegian, four villagers in Skogfjorden’s high school credit program (through Concordia Language Villages) interviewed other participants in this Norwegian immersion summer camp and wrote about their impressions. Anja (17): Keeping Norwegian in the family Norwegian heritage being ...

Music with a message

Two teachers fight bullying in a creative way Kelsey Larson Copy Editor Bullying is a common problem is schools worldwide. Recently, on Oct. 10, Canadian teen Amanda Todd made headlines after she committed suicide, just a month after asking for help in a YouTube video that also detailed her years of abuse at the hands of her peers ...

Learning to be Norwegian

Photo: Kate H. Hindersland

Globalskolen opens doors to Norwegian education for students all over the world By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly This is Norwegian education for the 21st century. Globalskolen is an innovative, online-based education program for Norwegian students who live all over the world. This supplementary program offers classes in Norwegian, social studies, religion and ethics for ...

New help for struggling Utøya survivors

Earlier this week it became known that several of the young terror victims are struggling to complete school and studies. The problems also affect siblings and those who have lost close friends. Wednesday, the Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen, and the Minister of Research and Education, Tora Aasland, met with  representatives of the national support group, ...

Lower participation rate for young people

The labour force participation rate among young people aged 15-24 decreased by three percentage points from the 2nd quarter of 2010 to the 2nd quarter of 2011. More people stayed in education. Seasonally-adjusted figures: Stable unemployment and employment The unemployment rate was 3.3 per cent of the labour force in the 2nd quarter ...

Bondevik joins fight for children’s education

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Bondevik

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik will take part in a new international panel that will fight for children’s education in poor countries. Mr Bondevik, together with the rest of the high-profile panel, will draw political attention to the need for education, particularly in poor countries. Minister of the Environment and International ...