Michael Young: fighting for working class students’ access to knowledge | Blog Editor

John Morgan.  The Guardian Education section last week published a profile of Michael Young, Professor of the Sociology of Education at UCL. Its author, Peter Wilby, charts what he saw as Young’s dramatic shift from countercultural figure on the educational…Read more ›

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Early childhood provision: are we moving forward, backward – or both? | Blog Editor

Helen Penn.  The Labour party manifesto brings in a new policy on early education and childcare. It extends the government’s 30 hours of free childcare programme to the parents of all two-, three- and four-year-olds and improves the training of…Read more ›

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New plan for RE needs to consider how secularism over two centuries fundamentally reshaped the world and helped plant the seeds of religious extremism | Blog Editor

Reza Gholami.  The Commission on Religious Education (CORE)’s report, Religion and Worldviews: a national plan for RE affirms “the central importance of learning about religious and non-religious worldviews for all pupils, regardless of their background, personal beliefs or the type of…Read more ›

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