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Illustrations At the School of Equality

Teachers across French-speaking Switzerland are now able to integrate gender issues into ordinary classroom activities.

International Day of the Girl The princess does woodwork, superman looks after the baby

In Switzerland, gender inequality still has a big impact on girls and boys. The School of Equality helps pupils tackle sexist stereotypes.

education choices Federal court rules against homeschooling

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled that parents do not have a constitutional right to provide school-aged children with private lessons at home.

This content was published on September 16, 2019 1:51 PM

Small children   Cities call for more support for early education

The quality of early years education should not depend on where you live, an organisation representing Swiss towns and cities has said. 

This content was published on September 13, 2019 5:26 PM

OECD report Vocational training or degree? Employment rates are similar

In Switzerland, the number of people with a higher education degree is above OECD average, but vocational training is still managing to hold its own. 

This content was published on September 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Your education questions, answered Can you study after an apprenticeship?

In Switzerland, two thirds of young people do an apprenticeship. But what if, as readers ask, a person wants to study later on? Is this possible? 

Vocational training Young Swiss professionals shine at WorldSkills

Switzerland has won 16 medals, including five gold, at the WorldSkills competition – a kind of Olympics for trade skills – in Kazan in western Russia.

This content was published on August 27, 2019 8:40 PM

Vocational training competition Swiss put their professional skills to the test

How do you prepare for an international vocational skills competition?

first job ‘Alarming’ rates of sexual harassment and stress among Swiss apprentices

Some two-thirds of apprentices in Switzerland have experienced sexual harassment – one-third of whom say that it occurred on the job.

This content was published on August 12, 2019 11:09 AM

Your education questions, answered Can I teach in Swiss schools with a foreign qualification?

In response to our story on Switzerland’s teacher shortage, many readers wanted to know if foreigners could teach in Swiss local schools.