Response to Bernard Trafford from Roland Meighan

Roland Meighan, one of our CPE-PEN trustees and directors responds to Bernard Trafford’s Guardian letter. Dr Roland Meighan  D.Soc.Sc., Ph.D., B.Sc.(Soc)., L.C.P., Cert.Ed., and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, formerly Special Professor of Education at the University of […]

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Bernard Trafford: Guardian letter – Why Point The Finger at home-educators?

The Guardian Tuesday 31st March 2009  People are likely to stand back and think when Dr Bernard Trafford, one of the UK's leading headteachers speaks out in

Press release: New Blackboard Learn™ for Apple® iPhone™ Application Lets Users Take Learning on the Go

Free Application Lets Users Tap Into Mobile Learning Opportunities WASHINGTON—March 26, 2009—Building on its efforts to engage students and learners in a more personalized learning experience, Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:

Press release: Special Needs North

Manchester Hosts Leading Education Show for Teachers, Parents and Carers  Event:             Special Needs North 2009 Date:               24 & 25 April 2009 Location:        Manchester Central (formerly known as GMEX)    Special Needs North 2009

Deschooling the Edublogosphere – Dougald Hine

Links here to Dougald Hine's own blog, his writing and a video about Ivan Illich. Those of you who are members of CPE-PEN will remember his recent PEN Journal article

Press release – new book: Children as Citizens? International Voices

What about the Children? Participation, Provision, Protection Title: Children as Citizens? Subtitle: International Voices In store from: March 2009. RRP: $45.00. ISBN 978 1 877372-62-9 Otago University Press Dunedin New Zealand The 20th anniversary of

AERO E-Newsletter 25th March 2009

AERO E-Newsletter 25th March 2009 Contents: 1) Reactions to President Obama Speech on Education 2) Two Great New Alfie Kohn DVDs  No Grades + No Homework = Better Learning  Unconditional Parenting 3) Nel

EO: New ContactPoint article

A new article entitled ContactPoint is \"almost certainly illegal\" has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

Press release: Informal learning could be a leveller for excluded groups

Informal learning could be a leveller for excluded groups Informal adult learning should target the socially excluded, and make the most of new technologies to level the learning playing

Futurelab: The Future of Education: Research Discussion Day

These Futurelab sessions are always thought provoking and push at the boundaries of mainstream eductaional thinking. The Future of Education: Research Discussion Day 10am - 4pm, Tuesday 19th May 2009 British

Film: On Education by Raja Mohanty

On Education 

Film made by Raja Mohanty. Education is all about controlling and shaping the minds of the young. A movie worth seeing for everyone interested in

New website for AERO:

From AERO's 9th March 2009 E-News AERO's New Website After months of planning AERO is proud to announce the launch of our newly re-designed website,  Please take the

Education Otherwise – Petition Top 50

A new article entitled EO Press Release: Petition Challenging Home Education Review in Top 50 on Downing St Site has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

CfL: Forthcoming Events

Schools on Report 23 April 2009, 11am - 1pm £99 plus VAT **Friends' rate £89.10 plus VAT A School Report Card: consultation document, jointly published by the DCSF and Ofsted, sets

Definitions of ‘inclusion’

From Germany Frank J Muller and the Definitely Inclusive group write 'We are trying to build an international database and discussion plattform for the various definitions of inclusion/inclusive education.

Press release: Inaugural Deafness Research UK conference on paediatric audiology Inaugural Deafness Research UK conference on paediatric audiology Event to mark National Knowledge Week for Hearing 2009 Leading national charity Deafness Research UK is organising a groundbreaking children's audiology

OpenEye March news

OpenEYE consists of a unique and growing multi-disciplinary team of experts who have come together through a shared concern about Early Childhood in the UK. They have the

Antidote News: March 2009

PEN Comment There are a number of interesting items from Antidote in this months E-News including: subscribe at   Devolving power, increasing diversity If you like the Cambridge Primary

Innovation Unit: Spring News

  21st Century Schools      You will also be able to download a copy of this newsletter from the  website The Innovation Unit is working with WCL and Lewis Live

Representations of children in news media: rights, research and policy: revisiting the Oslo Challenge

International Day Conference Jointly organised by IOE and The Open University CLARKE HALL, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1 Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 9:30 for 10-

Protecting the Virtual Child

A new article entitled Protecting the Virtual Child has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

‘Pupils will never learn unless we make it fun’

Pupils will never learn unless we make it fun Yes, children need literacy and numeracy, but they also need the space to socialise, run about, sing and engage with

Briefing Day: Engaging parents is more than just informing them….

Engaging parents is more than just informing them…. Calling Local Authority Advisers! New ‘FaceBook™’- style technology to help secondary schools meet Government targets for parental engagement Event: Local Authority Briefing

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