Monthly Archives: January 2012

Is Prison Education Working?

This is a question that’s posed in today’s Guardian, by Rachel Williams. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/30/prison-education-failures Jason Warr, who now works for User Voice, the rehabilitation charity, says: “Education departments are not big enough and not well funded enough to cope with the … Continue reading

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Instinctual, Personal, Spiritual & Emotional Intelligence

Here’s an interesting column from the Guardian that highlights the fact that virtues and values have to be taught and learnt – through practice rather than from theory or through indoctrination. Giles Fraser is talking about what 3Di calls spiritual … Continue reading

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Buddhist New Year, Destructive Emotions, Criminality, Education and Developing Multiple Intelligences

Start The Week on Radio 4 at 9.00am on Mondays is usually worth a listen, and today was no exception. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019rhzg Topics under discussion were Britain’s justice system, the prison service, why most people choose to obey the law, criminal … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on Ofsted and Wellbeing

Yesterday we blogged about a recent Guardian article on happiness and wellbeing. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jan/16/children-wellbeing-schools-ofsted?INTCMP=SRCH In the article, the writer Stephanie Northen expresses justifiable concerns about the prioritisation of well-being both in the life of a school and the new inspection schedule … Continue reading

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Three Dimensional Education

The following is from an interesting article in the Guardian this week, and well worth a read – although it would be a very good thing indeed if journalists (and others who should know better) could desist from using the … Continue reading

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Politics & the Primary Teacher 2

A few weeks ago we mentioned in this blog the forthcoming publication of “Politics and the Primary Teacher” by Dr Peter Cunningham. This book is now on sale, and is strongly recommended as essential reading for everyone in the field of … Continue reading

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The Children’s Society Good Childhood Report 2012

Yesterday saw the launch of the Children’s Society report on the wellbeing of children and young people. The “Good Childhood Report 2012” identifies some key issues facing children and young people in Britain today. Whilst there are many positive observations … Continue reading

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