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 Worse by Prof. Clive Harber – Dr Bernard Trafford […]

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School of Everything November news

SoE keeps building its services and base. It is a great model for linking those who have skills and knowledge to those who wish to learn. It truly

Visionary Books Launch, Recycling Schools and Sir Raymond Priestley Lecture

With thanks to Dr Roland Meighan for this article Those who were able to attend The School of Education at Birmingham University on November 4th enjoyed a lively programme

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.

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

Badman Report Two?

The exclusive target of the Badman Report is full-time home-based educators.  But since the children of the other families are only in school for aout 200 days, all

Rochdale Observer: Children’s rights recognised by schools

Sounds like a good idea when first reading the headline. But are Children's Rights really being observed in a 'compulsory', command and control based schooling system. CPE-PEN advocates

Guardian: Academies: 200 and counting, but more doubts raised

Polly Curtis, education editor, Monday 7 September 2009 22.35 BST The case for Labour's multimillion-pound academy programme has yet to be proved and in some cases the disruption

Guardian: Education: spending, class sizes, teachers pay and statistics compared by country…

Which country spends the most on education? Which has the smallest class sizes? Where do you find the highest graduate unemployment rates? These are the latest statistics from

New Book. Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber

Educational Heretics Press are proud to announce their latest title Toxic Schooling: How Schools Became Worse by Professor Clive Harber Contents Introduction         Chapter 1 The School That I’d Like - Edward

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