New book (advance notice): Global Pathways to Abolishing Physical Punishment

Realizing Children’s Rights. Joan E. Durrant & Anne B. Smith This book describes the unfolding of a global phenomenon: the legal prohibition of physical punishment of children. Until 30 years ago, this near-universal practice was considered appropriate, necessary and a […]

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Government clarifies ban on Every Child Matters

From Children and Young People By Neil Puffett Children & Young People Now 10 August 2010 The Department for Education (DfE) has moved to allay fears that a ban on the

AERO – Education Revolution Newsletter

AERO - Education Revolution Newsletter 08.08.2010 1) Progress Report on Fundraising Campaign to Sustain AERO (FUNDRAISER) 2) AERO's Fall Online

Not Going Back to School is an Option

Contact: Wendy Priesnitz (416) 260-0303 or editor@LifeLearningMagazine.com Not Going Back to School is an Option It sounds like every kid’s dream: not to go back to school in September! But

Futurelab – Playful Learning Debate

14 September 2010 The Royal Institute of British Architects, London 9:30 – 2:00 Join leading figures from schools, colleges and government to debate how to make learning more playful.

AERO: Education Revolution E-Newsletter

Education Revolution E-Newsletter 20.07.2010 Help Make Turning Points a Bestseller! (BOOK) Conference DVDs: Now Available for Sale! (DVDs)

CSCY Global Childhood Studies Network of Researchers

CSCY Global Childhood Studies Network of Researchers It may interest you to know that in 2009 the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of

Roland Meighan – website

Great news ... our very own Roland Meighan has just launched his own website.Its purpose is to make some of Roland's past research and other writings available

Press release: Smartphone savvy college students answer latest call for mobile learning.

Britain's largest mobile learning initiative turns its attention to on-demand support for vocational learners and apprentices this summer. Trials taking place over the next 12 weeks will study

Press release: STUDENTS ARRIVE IN LONDON TO COMPLETE 10TH ANNIVERSARY VOYAGE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The Tall Ships Youth Trust’s 60m brig STAVROS S NIARCHOS arrives in London this Wednesday (14 July 2010) at the end of the 10th anniversary Voyage of Achievement,

AERO E-NEWS 04.07.2010. Study shows Chile’s school voucher program increased graduation rates

Study shows Chile’s school voucher program increased graduation rates RENO, Nev. – With the effectiveness of school vouchers a hot topic of debate, researchers from the University of Nevada,

PEACE NEWS SUMMER CAMP 2010

With thanks to David Gribble for this link PEACE NEWS SUMMER CAMP 2010 Oxfordshire, 23 - 27 July 2010 www.peacenewscamp.info Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace

CfL events in July

“Anyone who thinks we are just shrinking what already exists on a personal computer simply The Future of 14-19 Vocational and Educational Training 21 July 2010, 11am- 1pm Campaign for

Press release: Sheffield Hallam Becomes First U.K. University to Go Mobile with Blackboard

Sheffield Hallam Becomes First U.K. University to Go Mobile with Blackboard   New Apps Bring Courses and Campus Life to Mobile Devices   AMSTERDAM – 06 July, 2010 – Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq:

TED Talks. Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater went looking for new forms of education - in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where the world's poorest kids are finding new ways to learn. TED

Incentives (bonus, targets, qualifications etc) de-motivate and significantly reduce performance

Thanks to Gordon Hall of the Deming Learning Network (web sites: www.dln.org.uk & www.learningsociety.org.uk) for the following video link. Can we  bring to your attention an excellent

Unexpected Benefits of Unschooling

From Life Learning magazine, May/June 2008 Unexpected Benefits of Unschooling by Sandra Dodd

AERO. Op-Ed: Are Kids Naturally Lazy or Natural Learners?

From AERO News 20.06.2010 Op-Ed: Are Kids Naturally Lazy or Natural Learners? Jerry Mintz It wouldn’t be so bad if the current education debate just involved different ways to achieve

Ofsted Home Education Report Seriously Flawed Says Graham Stuart MP

NEWS RELEASE. June 17th, 2010 Thanks to Iris Harrison forwarding this from Julie Bunker Ofsted Home Education Report Seriously Flawed Says Graham Stuart MP Graham Stuart MP, who last week was

Campaign for Learning News

 Family Learning Festival. This autumn it takes place from 16-31 October 2010. Our newsletter has updates on the Festival and other news from the family learning world that

Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories

                                                                     Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories (Hardcover) AERO members have been waiting for this for over a year! The final version of Turning

New book: Students’ Perspectives on Schooling

Students' Perspectives on Schooling By Audrey Osler ISBN: 9780335223602 Open University Press Publication date 31 May 2010 www.openup.co.uk/osler<http://www.openup.co.uk/osler> Students' Perspectives on Schooling explores how schools might be transformed for the better, by giving

Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden – New Listeserve

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden are excited to announce a new listserve catering to the multi-disciplinary field of Childhood Studies. Those of us who study

Race to Nowhere

Race to Nowhere They're all talking about this film in North America. Race to Nowhere is to be released later this year. The website has plenty of information. Just

IALA – International Association of Learning Alternatives Blog

IALA - International Association of Learning Alternatives Blog Some interesting items on the IALA blog Blueprint School by Wayne Jennings I’ve waited for years for this marvelous book, Lives of Passion,

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