Citizenship education: confronting inequalities (part 2)

by Gary Walsh This is the second part of a series of blogs I wrote after the NECE 2019 conference (24-27 October, Glasgow) in which I summarise the key points from the presentations and seminars I attended. Click here to read part 1. David Kerr provided a summary of approaches to citizenship education across theContinue reading “Citizenship education: confronting inequalities (part 2)”

Citizenship education: confronting inequalities (part 1)

by Gary Walsh I recently attended the #NECE2019 conference – a yearly event organised by the NECE network (Networking European Citizenship Education). It took place at University of Strathclyde from 24-27 October. Live streamed recordings and other conference materials are available on the NECE website. I decided to write a summary of the key pointsContinue reading “Citizenship education: confronting inequalities (part 1)”

The Emotional Roots of Social Justice

Originally posted on The People's Republic Of Escotia:
Gary with members of the Scottish Youth Parliament Image source: curriculumforequity.org I am a PhD Researcher based at the School of Education in University of Glasgow. My main interests relate to social justice, citizenship education and values. My background is in education, having worked in a…

Neoliberalism and the family: a question of ethics

Originally posted on Reclaiming Schools:
by Pam Jarvis, Reader in Childhood, Youth and Education, Leeds Trinity University Long before my university post, and even before I was a classroom teacher, I was a young mother in Thatcher’s Britain. In my mid-twenties, I had three small children, including twins, with less than three years between them, Thatcher’s…

The Scottish Government’s holistic education policy: a story of profound success or failure?

Originally posted on Paul Cairney: Politics & Public Policy:
The Scottish Government experience of education can give us all a profound lesson, but I’m not yet sure what that lesson will be. The positive lesson might be that you can have a holistic approach to education provision, which has a strategy for childcare, early years,…

Resetting the dial:- 5As for Scottish Education: the answer to all our problems?

Originally posted on neilsgleeeclub:
First and foremost many thanks to those who have emailed, called, DM tweeted and facebooked in response to my first three blogs on the current position on Scottish education. I also got a message from one teacher’s father who said she was greatly inspired by the blogs!  Truly parental engagement!  What…

Piecing together the Jigsaw: Common Weal and Edinburgh University childhood project

by Common Weal (see original post here – used with permission) ‘Piecing together the Jigsaw: Connecting the politics of childhood poverty, education and welfare’ will start with a Policy Lab looking at the specific ways in which poverty affects children and young people. THE link between poverty and underachievement is undeniable but there is still limited agreement onContinue reading “Piecing together the Jigsaw: Common Weal and Edinburgh University childhood project”

Equity and Education: Musings from Mandy

by Mandy Davidson Equity is the key 21st century educational message but to an ordinary teacher this will mean different things depending upon the make-up of their classes. If we want “all children and young people in Scotland to flourish and thrive”[1] we have to address how we teach all children and young people and not justContinue reading “Equity and Education: Musings from Mandy”