Give a Book Week – Wales – 7-12th July 2008. Press Notification

Give a Book Week – Press notification One of the key campaigns of the National Year of Reading in Wales is an innovative campaign which encourages people from across Wales to embrace the gift of reading and give one another […]

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PEN Journal 8 Spring – Summer 2008

Our latest journal will be published early June. It comes free to the PEN membership. Support our work and join us for £25 per annum. Details https://www.personalisededucationnow.org.uk/JoinUs.php The

The QI equation for an enriched IQ

The Times online has this  intriguing article by Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler (orginally featured in the Sunday Times, 11 May.)http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/education/article3907246.ece  'The quirky methods behind TV’s QI

Blackboard Releases Report on Globalisation & Higher Education (Press Release)

 MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—May 13, 2008—Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB), a leading provider of educational enterprise technology, released a report today on major challenges and opportunities facing institutions of higher education

Testing to Destruction 2

The annual exam season is upon us along with the endless debates about testing regimes in the UK. Today the Select Committee Report suggests that SATs could be

Campaign for Learning policy briefings 14-19 and Higher Education

Policy briefings on the 14-19 phase: Schools and Raising the Learning Leaving Age, 15 May 2008: with Chris Tweedale,

Futurelab – Free Educational Tools for educators

Debate and learn with Power League- a free educational tool www.powerleague.org.uk Power League is great for provoking group discussions- whatever the subject or age of participants. You can create

RSA Campaign for Schooling fit for 21st Century

The RSA is considering a major new initiative in the form of a campaign for schooling fit for the 21st century. An Education Campaign would be based around a

Teacher Rejects State Standardized Test

Edutopia News:  http://www.edutopia.org/edutopianews.html reports a Seattle teacher rejecting the  State's Standardized Test. The item came from NPR organisation http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90167639 A teacher in the Seattle School District is defying federal,

Personalised Learning: Taking Choice Seriously. Educational Heretics Press latest book.

Personalised Learning: Taking Choice Seriously edited by Mark Webster. What happens

Lib Ed – New Articles

LibEd Bulletin http://www.libed.org.uk NEW ARTICLES POSTED, MAY, 2008 EMERGING PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDHOOD Robin Alexander¹s keynote lecture at the conference on Childhood, Wellbeing and Primary Education organised by the General Teaching

Testing to Destruction

The UK schooling system is so wedded to testing that this last few days has seen comprehensive media coverage of the ridiculous pressure students are put under with the

Campaign for Learning – Learning at Work Day 22nd May 2008

 CfL's LAW day is a great  idea and well aligned with our notion of a learning landscape. To find out more about Learning at Work Day, on 22

The Community Day School Network (California): Annual conference Jan. 11-13, 2009 in Fresno, CA.

The Community Day School Network (California) will hold its annual conference Jan. 11-13, 2009 in Fresno, CA.

The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC): Annual conference August 11-18, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.

The International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) will hold its annual conference August 11-18, 2008 in Vancouver, Canada.

AERO Annual conference June 26-29, 2008 in Troy, NY.

AERO will hold its 5th annual conference June 26-29, 2008 in Troy, NY.

The National Charter Schools Conference: June 22-25, 2008 in New Orleans.

The National Charter Schools Conference will be June 22-25, 2008 in New Orleans.

The National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools: Annual conference May 15-18, 2008 in Paonia, Colorado.

The National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools will hold its annual conference May 15-18, 2008 in Paonia, Colorado.

The Michigan Alternative Education Organization: Annual conference April 30-May 2, 2008 in Kalamazoo.

The Michigan Alternative Education Organization will hold its annual conference April 30-May 2, 2008 in Kalamazoo

The Magnet Schools of America: Annual conference in Chattanooga, TN April 28-May 1, 2008.

The Magent Schools of America  will hold its annual conference in Chattanooga, TN April 28-May 1, 2008.

IALA News May 2008

IALA news - latest May blog entries http://www.learningalternatives.net/. Items include:

  • Changing Traditional Schools: Impossible, Or....
  • School Choice: New Study. 
  • Research on Alternative Schools
  • National and State Alternative Education Conferences (listed individually

What Next for US School Reform?

Education at risk: Fall out from a Flawed Report is an article from Tamim Ansary a contributing writer to Edutopia. She writes about the 'Nation at Risk'report of 

Shift Happens UK Version Video

I posted Shift Happens 2.0 in March but have just come across a UK version. If you haven't already seen it - its worth a look

Assessment of the Impact of the Commercial World on Children’s Wellbeing: call for evidence

DCSF and DCMS have recently launched an Assessment of the Impact of the Commercial World on Children's Wellbeing - a commitment under the government's Children's Plan. The assessment

Teaching Citizenship Through Human Rights: Conference 19th June 2008

British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR) and Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE) University of Leeds Thursday 19 June 2008 The Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education

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