IALA News May 15 2008

IALA news – latest May 15 blog entries http://www.learningalternatives.net/. Some fascinating items include: Baccalaureate Degree at Community Colleges! – In a stunning development, the Community College Baccalaureate Association fosters the conferring of a traditionally earned four year degree from community […]

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Resisting the culture of schooling – Shikshantar

There is so much creative thought and practical energy in Shikshantar  http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/ Its really worth exploring the resources of their website and challenging some of our own accepted

Edutopia News 28 May 2008 – Sir Ken Robinson on transformation and imagination

From Eduptopia news http://www.edutopia.org/edutopianews.html for this link to a video of Sir Ken Robinson talking in April in San Franscisco.

Outstanding Schools Criteria

From the Alite newsletter http://www.alite.co.uk/ Jane Rolph, Headteacher of Chapel Break Infant School. Jane reported on Outstanding Education, Learning and Care Providers' Conference following her school's highly successful Ofsted

Primary Capital Programme

You've all heard of the UK Building Schools for the Future  (BSF)- focussed on secondary sector. The Primary Capital Programme is also now coming to wider attention. The

Developing sustainable schools toolkit

A toolkit aimed at helping schools become more sustainable has been designed by NCSL. Whether you're just getting started or have done a lot of work in this

Qualified Teacher Status – UK

If you've ever wondered what it takes to recieve QTS in the UK have a look a the new online guidance recently published: revised qualified teacher status standards

IALA – International Association for Learning Alternatives – Conference listings June 2008

The National Charter Schools Conference will be June 22-25, 2008 in New Orleans. The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) will hold its 5th annual conference

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: Political Battleground-Failing Schools and Academies

Political Battleground: Failing Schools and Academies, 11am - 1pm, 4 July 2008 The government has announced new proposals for failing secondary schools. The Conservative party has indicated that failing

Government Use of School League Tables Completely Unjustified

Government Use of School League Tables Completely Unjustified

Research news from Significance (http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1740-9705&site=1), the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society

Parents and teachers should not rely

Free teaching resources – press release

Leading educational publisher, PDC Education Ltd, has launched www.free-eds.co.uk, an on-line one-stop-shop listing free, inspirational teaching resources covering the complete national curriculum for primary and secondary school

More league tables on the way?

You'd of thought by now that the government might of got the message that league tables don't improve education. However proposals  are now underway to to produce tables

Middle class and women do best at University – Telegraph 27th May

 Middle class and women do best at University - Telegraph 27th May. Andy Bloxham writes about this study and quotes Simon Howard co-founder of the  of the Recruiters Guide

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: ‘Full Time HE Students – Funding Higher Fees’

'Full Time HE Students - Funding Higher Fees', on 5 June, 2pm - 4pm, London The funding of full time HE students will be a key political issue in

AERO E-newsletter 11 May 2008

Contents include: 1) Heads Up for School Starters 2) News from the AERO Office 3) Home Education @ AERO Conference 2008 4) Mary Leue to Speak for First Time at AERO Conference Visit:

Anne Frank Day June 12th – Assemblies and teaching materials for schools.

The Anne Frank Trust UK is the partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. We work throughout the UK to perpetuate the message of Anne Frank,

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: taking forward the statutory right to request adult training.

'Taking forward the statutory right to request adult training', on 9 June, 11am - 1pm in London. As part of it’s pre-legislative Queen’s speech the government has announced

Futurelab e-news items May 2008

Go to the Futurelab website for some of the best thinking and projects around http://www.futurelab.org.uk/ Get the latest from Futurelab from their May e-news      Projects   Fountaineers report Fountaineers engages pupils and

Not Personalised Learning!

The UK's Teacher's TV is advertsing a programme called Personalised Learning and Pupil Data - Secondary scheduled in May and June. The synopsis reads: Personalised Learning and Pupil Data

PEN Learning Exchange: South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton, UK)

Given the the despair and frustration generated by the previous few posts about the schooling system was really delightful to be in the company of people who can offer

Schools in revolt over under-5s curriculum

Timesonline: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article4004420.ece Schools in revolt over under-5s curriculum Requirements for teachers to give written observations of each child will distract teachers, independent schools say Alexandra Frean, Education Editor A powerful coalition

Pupil resistence increases in proportion to the teaching of Ohm’s law. Telegraph 7th May 2008

Pupil resistance increases in proportion to the teaching of Ohm's law By Dr James Le Fanu Telegraph website: date 7.05.07 Second Opinion Teenagers, quite rightly, tend to steer clear of visiting

Is home-schooling a wise move for children? Sunday Times May 25, 2008

Is home-schooling a wise move for children? Home-schooling is becoming more popular with parents, but is it a wise move for children? Amanda Blinkhorn and Graeme Whitcroft Imagine a summer

Socialisation in schools: gangs, knives, bullying.

One of the key arguments mainstream educators make against home-based education is the lack of socialisation. This has always been a fallacious argument as research and common sense

PEN Learning Exchange: May 25th 2008 at the South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton, UK)

PEN Learning Exchange in May 25th 2008  at the South Downs Learning Centre (Brighton) http://www.thelearningcentre.selfmanagedlearning.org.uk/ Venue: Community Base 5th floor conference room, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG   Agenda: 10.30

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