Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:23 PM
This post might seem rather odd, seeing as this has been a seemingly dead topic for the last year and a half, and also that I am a student member of the Student Education Forum, which seems to have evolved somewhat from the minds of the people involved with this discussion.
Unfortunately, the Student's version of this forum seems to be failing. I believe this is due to a lack of interest, the senior members of the forum who have left to go on to other things, and the feeling that the forum's time as an interesting educational source, and a way of understanding other cultures and viewpoints has worn out.
It would be a shame to see the forum die due to this deline, or have its sole purpose being a way of students of the International School of Toulouse to communicate with their teachers concerning school work.
But I sincerley think that the student can get back on its feet by introducing new students to the idea behind it. It seems that there was a lot of interest in the early months of 2004 to have student representatives from different schools in different countries to participate in different debates. One of the problems I saw with the Student Education Forum is that it seemed to be exclusive to a handful of schools (and a few individual members of miscellanious schools. I think that if we manage to get more representatives of different cultures and backgrounds on to the forum, and add some new, up-to-date debating/discussion topics, then we could give the forum a sense of new life.
This is why I have posted this here. I've found that this forum has the widest range of representatives of european schools around, and is directley connected to the Student Education forum. If we could spark of an interest in other schools around Europe, all types of students would benefit culturaly and educationaly from discussions and debates that would take place.
If anyone here would be interested in helping to get the Student Education Forum back on its feet again, this would be very much appreciated.