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by James Curran
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The negative effects of Social Media
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: The negative effects of Social Media

Thanks Debbie, a very interesting and thought provoking piece from Maryanne Wolf.
by James Curran
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The negative effects of Social Media
Replies: 2
Views: 644

The negative effects of Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA IS GIVING CHILDREN MENTALITY OF THREE-YEAR-OLDS Social media is having an adverse effect on the mental and emotional maturity of children, a leading neuroscientist has warned, leaving them with the behavioural habits of three-year-olds. Baroness Susan Greenfield, former director of the ...
by James Curran
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'

Food banks appeal for help to feed children during school holidays Calls have been made for the public to donate to their local food bank during the summer holidays owing to increasing demand from families who rely on free school meals during term time. The Trussell Trust, an anti-poverty charity, s...
by James Curran
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Poor language skills
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Poor language skills

Children starting school 'cannot communicate in full sentences'

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... creen-time
by James Curran
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Court rules 'Literacy is not a fundamental right'
Replies: 0
Views: 442

Court rules 'Literacy is not a fundamental right'

Editorial: Fight Detroit illiteracy in classroom, not court Detroit illiteracy is a huge concern. The nonprofit literacy organization Beyond Basics works in Detroit schools and claims 93 percent of the 50,000 children in the Detroit Public Schools Community District can’t read or are years behind. A...
by James Curran
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'

‘Holiday hunger should be the shame of this government and it isn’t’ Kids’ clubs are stepping in to fill the gap and stop children going hungry during the school holidays, as families struggle with austerity https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jul/25/holiday-hunger-shame-government-childrens-cl...
by James Curran
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks

Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks

The only US facility using shocks on children with learning disabilities has fought off another legal challenge

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ric-shocks
by James Curran
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy

Inquiry condemns school that barred A-level pupils

Report critical of St Olave’s, where pupils unlikely to get top grades were forced out

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... ral-damage
by James Curran
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy

Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy

The His Dark Materials novelist says current ‘fetish’ for exams is unnecessary and could ruin children’s lives

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... ion-policy
by James Curran
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'

Coalition education reforms ‘fuelled inequality in schools’ Study shows best schools take fewer children from deprived backgrounds as a result Sweeping education reforms appear to be fuelling inequality in the schools system, according to a major analysis that shows high-performing and improving sch...
by James Curran
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'
Replies: 3
Views: 858

families of white working-class children 'lack drive'

There are good reasons why poor British children struggle in school

Let’s congratulate migrant success, but the ‘indigenous’ poor deal with a hard legacy

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -in-school
by James Curran
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'

'White working-class children have fallen behind because their families can “lack the aspiration and drive seen in many migrant communities,” according to Amanda Spielman, the chief inspector of schools in England.' I feel that ethnicity is a bit of a red herring here and that the real problem is po...
by James Curran
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: families of white working-class children 'lack drive'
Replies: 3
Views: 858

families of white working-class children 'lack drive'

Ofsted chief: families of white working-class children 'lack drive' of migrants

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... f-migrants
by James Curran
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: schools across the UK should ban mobile phones
Replies: 0
Views: 631

schools across the UK should ban mobile phones

Matt Hancock: schools across the UK should ban mobile phones
The culture secretary who heads up the digital brief says tech makes parenting harder

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ile-phones
by James Curran
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'
Replies: 2
Views: 954

How inequality shapes children's 'natural ability'

How inequality shapes children’s ‘natural’ ability from day one: an extract from The Inner Level Rather than innate ability determining where people end up in a supposedly meritocratic hierarchy, the apparent abilities of children and their subsequent social status are instead heavily influenced by ...