Education

  • 22 Aug 2013

    The TUC says its new Traineeships Charter will provide assistance for young people, union representatives, employers and training providers.

  • 10 Aug 2013

    For the enrichment and development of plural public education on the one hand, and healthy faith communities on the other, it is necessary that the distinction between the two - as well as their need to converse and cooperate - is understood and put into operation, says Simon Barrow. That is why community schooling for all is so important.

  • 6 Aug 2013

    The Church of Scotland has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in subjects exploring religion.

  • 15 Jul 2013

    The Just Peace Pilgrims arrive in London this week, bringing the message that the £100bn cost of Trident would be better spent on funding essential human needs.

  • 6 Jun 2013

    Professor Ted Cantle, Chair of the iCoCo Foundation and a leading national expert on community cohesion and intercultural relations, has joined the Accord Coalition for inclusive education.

  • 6 Jun 2013

    The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools has called for laws allowing faith schools to discriminate on religious grounds in the employment of teachers to end.

  • 25 Apr 2013

    The Department for Education and Skills appears to be channelling for some of Charles Dicken's more grotesque characters. Gradgrind Gove has long been preaching his gospel of 'facts' and rote learning. Now he has decided that children and teachers are not working hard enough and has called for longer school days and shorter holidays. His sidekick M'Choakumchild Truss, not to be outdone in ensuring that our youngest citizens should not be permitted to slack, has this week criticised nurseries which allow toddlers to “run around with no sense of purpose.”

  • 5 Apr 2013

    This week, I completed a survey on the BBC website to discover which class I belong to. In reality, I don't have much doubt about which class I belong to, so I was really discovering more about the people who designed the survey than I was about myself.

  • 3 Feb 2013

    Trade Union Congress General Secretary Frances O'Grady has warned of the threat to education from increasing privatisation and continuing austerity.

  • 1 Jan 2013

    Seven development workers in north-west Pakistan, six of them women working at a health and education project, have been shot dead.