The Badman Review. Another attempt to control or silence educational diversity?

By Derry Hannam. This article appears with thanks and permissions from Derry Hannam and also David Gribble (Lib Ed)  www.­libed.­org.­uk). The article was first published by Lib Ed. Educational diversity is of course part of the CPE_PEN mantra… ‘alternatives for […]

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HE Badman Consultation – please respond

It is entirely ironic that while the mainstream world continues to chart its disatisfaction with schools, schooling and learning that it continues to mercilessly hound the home-educated communities. The appalling

Independent: Generation of pupils being put off school, report says

Indpendent. By Richard Garner, Education Editor. Friday, 16 October 2009 Teachers should be free from state interference, the report says A devastating attack on what is taught in

Letter to Cleveland schools could improve by using studies on how children learn and develop best

Cleveland schools could improve by using studies on how children learn and develop best By Other Voices. October 08, 2009, 4:17AM As recent Plain Dealer articles indicate, Cleveland

Winnipeg Free Press: A new model of learning

A new model of learning. By: Staff Writer. 14/10/2009 1:00 AM Creative thinking from the University of Winnipeg. The widening of focus here is illustrative ways in

HR: Business must wake up to the power of informal learning

Business must wake up to the power of informal learning. Peter Crush, 01 October 2009. HR must ditch traditional training for informal leaning, said experts at the

NICE: Evidence for Organisation-Wide Approaches to Emotional Health

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued guidance on how secondary schools can 'provide an environment that fosters social and emotional wellbeing'.   The evidence gathered

US looking towards funding its own school rebuilding programme

Little Restored Schoolhouse Sign in to Recommend By GEORGE ALLEN and PAUL GOLDMAN Published New York Times: October 12, 2009. Richmond, Va. “MORE than a half-century after Brown v. Board

Guardian HE article under attack

This article created such a storm. The comments in response to it are well worth reading and show how HE is being inaccurately misrepresented and reported. Children educated at

Daily Mail: Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans

Thanks to Alison Sauer for this link... Part-time pupils: children will not have to attend all their lessons under new government plans  Source: The flexi-schooling plan, set to be

The Telegraph – School uniforms return in drive to improve school discipline

School uniforms return in drive to improve school discipline Old-fashioned uniforms will be brought back in secondary schools as part of a Government drive to improve classroom discipline and

The Telegraph: Schools revolution needs the profit motive

The Swedish model shows that the Tories can be even bolder, says Anders Hultin.   By Andrew Hultin. Published: The Telegraph. 6:18AM BST 02 Oct 2009 At the heart

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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