Tag Archives: BBC Radio 4

“The Bakers rose through education” – Reflections on “Reflections”

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“The Bakers rose through education. They thought education is the most important thing in life” – Kenneth Baker “Baker Days” were/are the days set aside for teachers’ in-service professional training. This week, thanks to BBC Radio 4, we learned something … Continue reading

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More on Mental Health Awareness Week, and PSHE.

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Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 regularly has features on education, children, wellbeing and mental health. This morning was no exception. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and Woman’s Hour ran a very good piece on the work that Place2Be … Continue reading

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The Archers, The Psychopath, Abuse and a Lesson for us All

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The Archers is “an everyday story of country folk” – according to the BBC.  For those who don’t listen to Radio 4’s daily broadcast, there’s been a dark cloud over the fictional county of Borsetshire for some years in the … Continue reading

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The Educators, KIPP Schools and Multi-intelligent Approaches to Education

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BBC Radio Four’s “The Educators” returned this week with a trip to Harlem to interview Dave Levin, co-founder of the KIPP Charter schools in the USA. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ptw79 These schools were set up in economically deprived areas of the US with … Continue reading

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The Moral Maze – A 3Di Response to Panel Members and Invited Speakers

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The subject of the Moral Maze this week was “Sex Education”. It highlighted the essential problems of the subject. Sex education is indeed a moral maze – an ethical maelstrom that’s constantly debated by all manner of people, some of … Continue reading

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The Moral Maze of Sex and Relationships Education

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The title of BBC Radio Four’s Moral Maze this week was “Sex Education”. Its opening statement that “teaching children about sex is a moral, ethical and emotional minefield” is absolutely right. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055gccb This programme was aired partly as a response … Continue reading

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Crushed: Jack Dee’s schooldays, and how he found his Element

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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading

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