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The importance of citizenship education

Each session, the House of Lords appoints four ad hoc select committees to undertake inquiries on specific topics.  In the first part of the current two-year session, one has been on citizenship and civic engagement.  481 more words

Teaching resources about refugees – II

Amongst the hundreds of academic books that reach the Newsam Library every month, a colourful cover caught my eye, with two people crossing an orange desert under a deep-blue sky lit by a dazzling moon. 837 more words

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Teaching resources about refugees - I

Refugees have at last arrived in our library… at least on paper. On this blog, we have already described a collection of books without words… 468 more words

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Education is a human right

We mark Human Rights Day on December 10th and this year it is 69 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in Paris at a United Nations (UN) General Assembly in a post-conflict spirit of international solidarity and optimism. 580 more words

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Learning through conflict.

Education, like all human endeavour, requires conflict, struggle, challenge, disagreement, argument, difference, dialectic, dialogue. If we want to learn or make anything new, we need to reach towards what we don’t know, to seek out the unknown. 1,257 more words

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Being honoured

I was honoured to attend the 2017 Graduation ceremony for University of East London’s Sir John Cass School of Education and Communities on 1st November 2017. 802 more words

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Schools Reflecting Society and Their Times: Experience in Kenya

A classroom with walls made of clay, three students to a small wooden desk that gives them splinters, and one teacher for 60 students. 

A classroom surrounded by brick walls and bright windows, a student with their own desk and chair, and a teacher for 25 students. 613 more words