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Education and the Declaration of Human Rights

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UN Declaration on Human Rights: Education As part of our ongoing review of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, we’re turning our attention to education. Within the Declaration there are specific articles relating to education and there are references and … Continue reading

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School Attendance and Punishing the Parents

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Last week we tweeted our comments on the criminalisation of parents who disregard a school’s refusal to “authorise” children’s absences. Is this the best way to champion children’s rights? To bring the full weight of a criminal court crashing down … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Education: An Overdue Conversation

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Are we ever going to get education right if we can’t agree on its aims and purposes? Are the purposes espoused by some diametrically opposed by others? Isn’t there some synergy worth considering that will unite all educators? Naively sometimes, … Continue reading

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Education, Creativity and “The highest purposes in life”

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“If we’re going to die when we graduate, isn’t it what we do before that counts?” Spoken by a character in “An Education” (2009) – shown on BBC4 last night. Last week we wrote about the achievements of Coventry University … Continue reading

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How can we do the right thing?

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Of the six intelligences we describe in our 3D model, the one that involves no thought and no logic is the one that’s the least considered and sometimes the hardest to comprehend. We’re talking here about instinctual intelligence – a … Continue reading

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The London Festival of Education: 50 Shades of Grey Matter

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The thing that became increasingly obvious during this year’s London Festival of Education last Saturday is that the ‘traditionalists’ still don’t get it. After all that’s been said and done about the developmental and learning needs of children and young … Continue reading

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League Tables and their Distortion of the Purpose of Education

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This week, the secondary performance data – league tables – were released. Every year, we hear dissenting voices about the purpose of these tables. Every year, they are published without due regard for the concerns of many as to their … Continue reading

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