Opinion: Home education- Home Ed student, 14, offered place at Cambridge

Opinion: Home education- Home Ed student, 14, offered place at Cambridge From the Digital Journal http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285253  Paul makes some useful points which we would agree with. Undoubtedly home-based education should be part of a personalised educational landscape of alternatives and […]

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EO Campaign Website Updates to 07.01.2010

07.01.2010 A new article entitled Minority Groups Affected by the Government Home Education Proposals has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 06.01.2010 A new article entitled Education Otherwise Statement

Book Reviews?

Mentioning book reviews in the AERO newsletter below I'm sure folks have noticed the  lack of reviews these days (certainly in UK). Broadsheets, Times Educational Supplement feature few

Education Revolution E-Newsletter 06.01.2010

To further support AERO please find below the whole contents of their latest e-newsletter. I'm sure readers will be interested in following up subscriptions (hard copy or PDF)

The Creative Communities Open Day and Free Taster Workshop

Creative Communities: Learning for Change  Happy New Year from the Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University. We have an Open Day with a Free Taster Workshop and a range

CfL: Forthcoming Events

Full Time FE from 14: Giving Real Choice to 14 Year Olds 12 January, 11am - 1pm, London £99 plus VAT **Friends' rate £89.10 plus VAT The Conservatives announced at their

‘Rethinking Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media’

The fourth seminar in our ongoing ESRC-funded series 'Rethinking Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media' will be held at the Open University in Milton Keynes on


The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth presents a   “CHILD PARTICIPATION WORKSHOP”  DATE:  Tuesday 26th January 2010  VENUE:  ICOSS, The University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP  TIME: 10.30

AERO: Education Pioneer Mary Leue Turns 90

Extract from Education Revolution E-News 21.12.2009 On December 19th I drove up to Ashfield, Massachusetts to participate in Mary Leue's 90th birthday celebration. Mary is the founder of Albany's

Call for Evidence: Personalisation of education and learning

We received the following in December and are currently responding to it. However, we would encourage as many of the network who feel able to do likewise. As you

Book launch: Childhood, Well-being and a Therapeutic Ethos

We're delighted to support and publicise a new book edited by our friend Dr Richard House and his colleague Prof Del Loewenthal. A new book calls for a greater

Are co-operatives the way forward?

From the Innovation Unit 17.12.2009. Credit where its due... good to see Innovation Unit looking further afield. Co-operative ideas are important in the landscape of education and learning

Overschooled but Undereducated – Number one on Amazon

Delighted to report the success of  John Aboot and Heather MacTaggarts latest book. 21st Century Learning Initiative 21st Century Learning Initiative  Within a couple of weeks of emailing nearly 800

AERO – Survival Success

From AERO E-News 14.12.2009. We're delighted the AERO survival campaign has succeeded in such a quick time. We are happy to tell you that AERO has reached its goal

CfL Learning to Learn Conference

Learning to Learn: the voice of the learner 10 December 2009, 10am - 3pm (refreshments from 9.30am) The Beehive Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NE1 7RU £150 plus VAT This

Research Study Shows Home-Educated Become Model Citizens

With thanks to Peter van Zuidam for this link. Study Shows Home-Educated Become Model Citizens http://www.hslda.ca/cche_research/2009Study.pdf A new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Home Education reveals that

IALA News 02.12.2009

The latest issue of the International Association for Learning Alternatives Newsletter at www.learningalternatives.net contains items on how technology may revolutionize education with some astonishing findings, shows specific

Campaign for Learning Events

 The Campaign for Learning are holding two policy events on the 12 January to look at two of the Conservative Party's proposals for FE. Giving Real Choice to 14

EO Campaign website updates to 17 Dec 2009

16.12.2009 A new article entitled Does Select Committee Support the Vast Majority of the Badman Recommendations has been posted on the EO Campaign website, http://www.freedomforchildrentogrow.org/update.php. 16.12.2009 A new article entitled Press

AERO: Education Revolution E-Newsletter 07.12.2009

Encouraging news with AEROs Campaign... Survival Campaign: Almost There! The AERO Survival Fund Campaign is getting close to its goal. We have $1,418 more to go this week to match


With thanks to Paul Henderson for this Quiz time! Spot the replacement words in these corrupted quotes – bonus points if you can deduce what the original words were. “Learning

John Abbott – The Cambridge Primary Review: an incomplete diagnosis weakens the case for change

The Cambridge Primary Review:  an incomplete diagnosis weakens the case for change. I was away in Washington for my son’s wedding when The Cambridge Primary Review was published.  It

? The value of education

If you weren't already depressed over the calibre of educational debate then look no further than the news stories and political reaction to the latest reports from the

Press release: BETT 2010: Edutainment at its best

BETT 2010: Edutainment at its best Game for a bit of fun at BETT? Learning doesn’t have to be dull or boring, and Professor Stephen Heppell’s new feature at

PEN Journal 11 out soon!

Latest PEN Journal no.11 available shortly... free to members. Making Inconvenient Knowledge Invisible – Prof. Ian Cunningham Dispatches from our Grandfather Correspondent - Michael Foot Book Reviews: Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became

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