Tag Archives: Robin Alexander

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 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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Narrowing the Gap and Cultural Entitlement

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In his most recent article, Will Hutton, has drawn attention to the significant problem of narrowing the gap between affluent and financially disadvantaged young people being accepted into university. Needless to say, the figures are startling yet unsurprising. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/17/university-access-unfair-poor-students-inequality-fees?CMP=twt_gu “From … Continue reading

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Making Education Work – Recommendations: Part Two

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The “Making Education Work” report suggests eight key action points for a change in the education system. Today, we are reviewing the recommendations for “enhanced action”. Whilst this report is looking specifically at A-Levels and Post 16 education, we think … Continue reading

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An Education Inquiry – and a Debate?

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Regular readers of 3D Eye will have noticed our enthusiasm for the inquiry into education that Compass and the NUT launched last week. We fully support Compass’s aim to build a coalition of opinion on all matters concerning education, schools, … Continue reading

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Compass Education Inquiry Launch: Part One

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Compass, an organisation for the democratic Left, launched their yearlong inquiry into education at an event at Portcullis House on Monday evening. This inquiry into education is being funded and supported by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and will … Continue reading

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Free Education from Politicians

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When are we going to return education to educationalists? We’ve had decades now of politicians and civil servants directing curriculum and policy on education without having any experience whatsoever in teaching or child development. When was the last time we … Continue reading

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