New Zealand – School dropout now bestselling education author

From Scoop Independent News. Education. Wednesday, 30 September 2009, 5:45 pm. Press Release: CORE Education  A Christchurch school dropout will present a workshop at ULearn after becoming an international bestselling educational author. Well known to many for his radio […]

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BBC News Teacher issues swearing warning

BBC News 30th Sept 2009 Teacher issues swearing warning. A Greater Manchester head teacher has warned parents they will be banned from his primary school if they swear while

Milford Daily News: The ideal society and education.

By James Johnston/Daily News columnist Milford Daily News Posted Sep 30, 2009 @ 12:01 AM Some perceptive points in this article by 65 year old James Johnston. It reminds

Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse – Book Launch

Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now - Educational Heretics Press W:  B: W: Invitation to a Book Launch. School of Education, University of

Guardian: Sex abuse rife in other religions, says Vatican.

Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent, and Anushka Asthana, Monday 28 September 2009 22.41 BST The Vatican has lashed out at criticism over its handling of its paedophilia crisis

New York Times: Peering at the Future Sign in to Recommend

By Bob Herbert Published: September 28, 2009  Charlotte, N.C. A whoop went up in the classroom and the teenagers became giddy when they realized that the man and woman

AERO E-News 29.09.09

Two items from AERO e-news Fall Issue of Education Revolution (Available Now!); Free PDF of our Summer Issue! The fall issue of Education Revolution is hot off the press! 

Education Executive 18.09.09 – New survey reveals children’s vision for schools of the future New survey reveals children's vision for schools of the future Over half of primary school children think that schools in the future will be totally different from today

Associated Press: More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation By Libby Quaid (Associated Press) WASHINGTON — Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack

From Antidote’s E-News 23.09.09. Taking the Long View.

Antidote - If schools are to contribute to increased social mobility, they need to be held accountable for students' achievement outcomes once they leave school, according to

AERO E-News 19th Septemer 09

Some items from AERO 2010 AERO Conference Call for Proposals The 7th annual AERO conference is already shaping up to be quite an event with great keynote speakers including Herbert

Edutopia E-news Sept 09. Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Whatever view you may have on Waldorf schools and philosophy, like many alternatives there is much for us to learn from. This article from Edutopia E-News is an

BBC News – Vetting rule ridiculous – Byron

Tanya Byron has worked with vulnerable young people for 20 years. TV psychologist Dr Tanya Byron has branded plans to vet people in contact with children 'unbelievably rubbish'.  Read

English perspective on children and parents takes another nose dive

Childcare help 'could be illegal' Source: Parents in England who regularly look after friends' children and receive a "reward" for doing so must register as childminders, regulator Ofsted

HE links

With grateful thanks to Alison Sauer for these links 1. An Indian scientist talking about the advantages of home education not giving the population a herd mentality "In most cases,

EO Campaign Website

26.09.2009 A new article entitled DCSF Home Education Guidelines 2007 has been posted on the EO Campaign website,

The 21st Century Learning Initiative – Briefing Paper for Parliamentarians.

Within the last month the Initiative has issued a Briefing Paper for Parliamentarians on the design faults at the heart of English education. Initially this has gone to

Badman – Satirical blog

Thanks to Peter van Zuidam for alerting us to this satirical blog - The Dark Lord Badman. The Guide to Home Education.

Gerald Haigh: Revisiting the radicals for an antidote to toxic schools

Comment from Gerald Haigh (Times Educational Supplement) from Future – Transforming Learning spaces BSF and PCP Leadership Online: Gerald Haigh’s 5 Things to Think about column National College

Badman Report Two?

The exclusive target of the Badman Report is full-time home-based educators.  But since the children of the other families are only in school for aout 200 days, all

Guardian. Intellectual guru seeks ‘system redesign’ of secondary education.

Peter Wilby The Guardian, Tuesday 22 September 2009 David Hargreaves has recently finished his work on the curriculum and, if he has his way, secondary schooling could

Dyslexia, dyspraxia and the dinosaurs.

Fturelab Newsletter 61 - September 2009 Dyslexia, dyspraxia and the dinosaurs. Kim Thomas Jane Scaysbrook tells the story of a nine-year-old girl who has dyscalculia – a learning disability

All good technology should be assistive – Neil Milliken

All good technology should be assistive. Comment by Neil Milliken, Head of Service and Mobile Development at iansyst. “Whenever I ask people what they understand by the term assistive

Rochdale Observer: Children’s rights recognised by schools

Sounds like a good idea when first reading the headline. But are Children's Rights really being observed in a 'compulsory', command and control based schooling system. CPE-PEN advocates

Telegraph: Children given police escorts from school

Children as young as five are being given police escorts from school under Government plans to crackdown on bad behaviour, it has emerged.   By Graeme Paton, Telegraph Education Editor.

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