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Archive for the ‘EDUCATION’ Category

DRINK, DRUGS, CRIME, VIOLENCE AND IMPOTENCE..

October 3, 2019

I sit here in the comfort and safety of this “Luxury Retirement Village” and the television informs me hourly of the appalling things that are happening elsewhere. And not just in remote corners of the world! Winchester prison was featured tonight (not fifty miles away) with details of the criminals locked up there for serious […]

SHALL I VOTE FOR UKIP ON MAY 22nd?

April 30, 2014

I live in a part of the country which is unlikely to elect a Westminster MP other than a conservative. So my influence on a UK election will only ever be zero. But in the European election the size of the vote for a minority party like UKIP is of interest to the major ones. […]

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND TRUTH

February 27, 2014

The Daily Telegraph has a report about reduced grants for people training to become teachers of Religious Education. It also has a very good leading article about the subject. The article points out that all religions promote a concept of right behaviour and that the influence of this concept extends far beyond the religious professionals […]

ROOTS OF BEHAVIOUR

October 18, 2013

An article in the Daily Telegraph attributed many of society’s ills to the poor upbringing that some children receive. That is very easy to believe, but almost impossible to remedy. Some of the forces that were influential are no longer effective. Fewer people now believe that good and evil actions here will lead to reward or […]

LOVE AND THE SECULAR STATE

October 8, 2013

Two thoughts came together recently. One was sparked by the latest UK scandal of child neglect. The behaviour of the mother was quite terrible, but it also seems terrible that she should have reached a mental state in which she was capable of such acts. What caused her to be like that? And then, with Sunday coming up, I got […]

EDUCATION – GENERAL

April 23, 2013

I posted recently abour religious education in schools, and about the same time Michael Gove (UK Education Secretary) got media coverage for his latest thoughts about educational reform. The bits the media picked out concerned the length of school terms and the length of the school day. Opinions are bound to be divided on those […]