It’s strange, and when I come to think of it very strange, that it never occurred to me in England or Scotland, and that it was only when I was teaching in Penang, Malaysia that the penny dropped. Just a bit of background: since 2002 (that’s not long after the Webmag began) I have been … Read more
A free e-learning and organizational development program for orphanages and foster families in quality care-giving in 29 languages
The need for space and risk in order to develop and learn
Welshman, Captain, Lecturer, Dean, European, Child Care Visionary, Man of the Hills, Family Man.
Of snakes, slugs and the revised EYFS
Finding oneself at home the other side of the world
A CELCIS questionnaire for you to express your views.
The pitfalls and satisfactions of teaching a child at home
Suiting education to the child
Including Scotland Street School Museum, the influence of individuals, Tell Us Once, adoption and Prime Ministers, character and child care, Youth and Policy, possible Ph D topics and ‘research’ (mainly about busy mums)
The challenges and satisfactions of teaching – not ‘just a job’
Putting relationships at the heart of secondary school organisation and design
The long-term impact of the floods
Is the challenge of exams the best way to encourage high standards, or is a rounded education the best way to excellence
The evolution of systems to teach reading
Getting a class to work as well as play.
And how do you put it into practice?
The old methods were the bes
Trying to understand which way the government is going
Following a cohort through adolescence
Collating the findings and implications
– And teaching as the starter for learning
Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 contains 354 pages of painstakingly researched material (including 60 pages of notes, references etc.), but if that description makes you think that this must be a dry and dusty academic tome, think again. The story it tells is harrowing, and it has a cast of 80,000, … Read more
An important part of child care history which helped boys in need play a man’s role
Is there a future for a boy with a past?
How training can develop careers and education can open the eyes
A commentary on professionalisation and the impact of new technology
I was having a conversation recently with a group of people involved in the sector. One was an assistant in a state school nursery and also a counsellor for the older children who exhibit behavioural or other challenges which may create disruption in the classroom. Another worked with children and young people as a playwork … Read more
A collection of reflections
Intelligence is ultimately moral, practical and social, as well as academic.
A new project: watch this space to see how it emerges.
The goodenoughcaring Journal no.6 is out.
A ripping Edwardian schoolboy yarn
The mutual benefits of offering help to people in other countries
How Rousseau, Plowden et al. influenced the teaching milieu and methods
A landmark text on the impact of education on children in need
Checking on the basic aims of schooling
A few months ago, an invitation went out to our readers to let us know, if they were professionals working with children and/or young people in whatever capacity, to contact us and inform us about the qualifications and training within their countries. We didn’t receive a particularly positive response. In fact there were about three … Read more
The thinking behind an unusual, innovative and lastingly influential institution
Learning about disability as a parent
For individuals and the Government the recession offers the chance to change for the better.
Working hard to raise money to be able to work hard – and have a good time
Looking for articles, emails and blogs – facts and ideas
In the 80s, there were huge shifts in child awareness. There was the incredibly forward-facing Childline* which gave children and young people anonymity whilst they talked out their experiences of being abused or rejected by those who should have loved and protected them. There were the significant names of small children who were in the … Read more
The symbolism of gain and loss in mathematics and stealing
Both training and education are vital and need to be protected.
Registration … induction …Ofsted … EYFS … degrees … and the Childminding Forum
An outstanding campaigner for many causes
One of the great names of child care writing about another
Ideas for the next six months – and authors are wanted.
Social exclusion and poverty v. education and achievement
The failings of the current education system are the result of Government interference.
Thinking aloud about providing security in primary education with love
Nursery nursing – a picture of daily life where the action is
Starting by providing the service with the best buildings for the job
When I look back on my childhood, I remember happy times on family holidays, playing in the garden or playing in the snow. The memories are selective and often avoid difficult periods when I experienced failure and times when I felt alone. This rather idyllic and selective view also ignores the back-drop of some of … Read more
Book Review by Sue Kennedy The focus of Promoting Children’s Well-being in the Primary Years (Right from the Start) children and in particular primary years education. The book is a collaborative production “on a grand scale” say the editors, and when you read the notes on the contributors this is not an exaggeration. All the … Read more