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“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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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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Inside Out and A Child of our Times

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Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme today contained a superficial item on ‘brain science’ and on human emotions – hanging a discussion on a new Pixar movie (plug) called Inside Out. The Guardian’s review of the movie tells us “It’s about what’s … Continue reading

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The Values and Virtues of Character Education

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Last week, thanks to @SurrealAnarchy on Twitter, we read this article by Robin Alexander on “Character Education”. http://www.consider-ed.org.uk/education-election-true-grit/ It’s a thoughtful article that resonates with much of what 3Di has said over many years about the importance of personal and … Continue reading

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“More than a checklist of competences” – Guardian editorial on education

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Still feeling dismayed by the hard-line ‘traditionalist’ element at the London Festival of Education (#LFE15) we invite readers to insert the word ‘schools’ wherever ‘universities’ and ‘higher education’ occur in this recent Guardian editorial: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/27/guardian-view-on-higher-education-beyond-bean-counters The noble idea that a … Continue reading

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