➤ The background to education after World War II
➤ The principles of the 1944 Education Act
➤ The change to comprehensive schooling
➤ Analysis of Conservative policy in the 1980s
➤ The importance of the 1988 Education Act
➤ The effects of the National Curriculum, testing and league tables
➤ New Labour policies on education
Until World War II the involvement of the state in British education has been
variable and, at times, has even seemed reluctant. Being fundamentally a
liberal culture, there has been a fear that state intervention might
Education to toleration:
some philosophical obstacles
and their resolution
Toleration as a perceptual shift of perspectives
Moral education has played a central role in all major ethical systems of
thought from Aristotle to Kant, from the Torah to socialist ideology. Providing the young with moral education is particularly tricky, since moral
judgement, and even more so moral behaviour, does not come naturally to
human beings. The incorporation of moral values and norms requires a
distinctive effort and often
Baldwin’s Pragmatist Politics in
The Fire Next Time
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Aesthetic education and the demise
The philistine is intolerant.1
love naturally hates old age and keeps his distance from it 2
In 1913, Walter Benjamin was a central figure alongside his teacher, Gustav Wyneken,
in the ‘German Youth Movement’, agitating for substantial reforms in the German
educational system and, beyond that, in German society. He placed one of his first
serious publications, an essay entitled ‘Experience’, in Der Anfang, the magazine of the
movement, as a contribution to the debates. In this essay, he points
Theatre, education and the politics of
life itself: Theatre of Debate
Over the first two decades of the twenty-first century, one UK-based
theatre company systematically engaged with emergent themes in the
biological and related sciences probably more than any other, at least in
terms of the number of productions, collaborations with scientists and
other experts, and total audiences reached. Unlike the practices discussed so far in this book though, most of Y Touring Theatre Company’s work was not presented within theatres. Over this time Y Touring
Good news for Francisco Ferrer – how
anarchist ideals in education have survived
around the world1
This chapter discusses the educational ideas of Francisco Ferrer, as expressed in
his book The origin and ideals of the Modern School (1913) and compares these
ideas with actual practice in anarchist schools early in the twentieth century. I
suggest that a parallel movement grew up during the last century in the progressive or democratic schools which was in many ways closer in spirit to Ferrer than
these early anarchist schools
their own welfare and services – including education and health care
– within the private sphere of their homes and local communities. The
withdrawal and deterioration of UNRWA services available in the public sphere
is ultimately paralleled by the increasing demand on Palestinian individuals, families and
communities to be self-sufficient, in spite of the long-standing (and arguably increasing)
precarity of their situations.
UNRWA: A Brief Background
UNRWA was established by UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution 302 (IV) in
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Operational Approach and Strategy Warrap and Northern Bar el Ghazal States, South Sudan (Patrick Andrey). ACF International: Paris .
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January 2015 .
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attacks on healthcare. I am much indebted to their important insights.
Efforts to study attacks on healthcare cannot be seen in isolation from efforts in monitoring attacks on aid workers in general, for example the Aid in Danger project (2019) and the Aid Worker Security Database (2019) . In addition, monitoring efforts in adjacent fields, such as education, are informative for comparative purposes, with Bennouna et al. ’s recent study ( 2018 ) especially helpful in this regard.
This paper critically reflects on key monitoring mechanisms’ set-up and objectives
emergency responder and coordinated local medical and humanitarian aid in Damascus and its suburbs. As a result of these activities he was persecuted and forced to leave Syria. Since 2013, he has been active in designing and implementing Medical Education and Training of Health Professionals within Syria through tele-training and with the Syrian American Medical Society Education Committee. He is now a practising academic physician on placement at Chatham House’s Centre on Global Health Security and a Research Affiliate for The Lancet– AUB Commission on Syria and health