Tag: Education

Votewise 2015

Votewise 2015

This reassuring, accessible and enjoyable guide to the 2015 General Election is for Christians who want to make sure their votes count. Published by SPCK in association with the Jubilee Centre, Votewise 2015 explains the main political ideas and buzz phrases that will become central in the next few months, clarifies the issues, and looks at them through a Christian lens. The book concludes by inviting Christian representatives of each of the five main political parties – Conservative, Green, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP – to explain why they belong to the party they do, and to share their vision for the future.

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Education in the Bible: a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

Education in the Bible: a starting point for discussion by Guy Brandon

  This draft report summarises our research to date on education in the Bible. Starting from first principles, it aims to shed light on how education is approached in the Bible, including the vital question of its ultimate purpose. Surveying the different attitudes and approaches through biblical history, with particular emphasis on the Wisdom literature, […]

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Social class and parenting

Social class and parenting

by John Hayward Parents’ social class has a greater impact on how well their children perform at school than ‘good parenting’ techniques such as reading bedtime stories, claim researchers from the University of London’s Institute of Education. In actual fact the study of around 11,000 seven-year-old children simply looked at the variables associated with cognitive, […]

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New Academies, New Opportunities: An Assessment of Conservative Party Education Policy by Guy Brandon & John Hayward

New Academies, New Opportunities: An Assessment of Conservative Party Education Policy by Guy Brandon & John Hayward

  This report responds to the Conservative Party’s draft education policy. It begins by summarising the most important points of the policy and offers an overview of some of the major Christian principles of education. It then looks at the policy implications and how parents and other interested parties might help found and shape the […]

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The case for a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

The case for a Christian university?  by Nigel Paterson

Dr Nigel Paterson makes the case for a Christian university. Also see his Cambridge Paper, Do we need a Christian university?

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International Primary Curriculum

International Primary Curriculum

by John Hayward Following yesterday’s publication of Sir Jim Rose’s Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum, last night I was at a governors’ meeting discussing the possible introduction of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to my children’s primary school in September. The IPC is a topic-based curriculum that focuses on a combination of academic, personal, […]

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Do we need a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

Do we need a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

    Summary The concept of a university was substantially a Christian innovation, yet most modern universities are secular institutions. This paper surveys briefly the historical background which shows how this came about and the institutional landscape of higher education today. Next, biblical perspectives applicable to all Christians involved in higher education are explored. At […]

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Jubilee Centre: The Movie

Jubilee Centre: The Movie

The Jubilee Centre has always sought to demonstrate the relevance of the West’s biblical heritage to the challenges facing modern society. To mark our silver jubilee and as we look ahead to how we might best help shape society in the coming twenty-five years, the Jubilee Centre has released a two-minute video introducing its work […]

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What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’ by Michael Schluter

What charter for humanity? Defining the destination of ‘development’ by Michael Schluter

  Summary The word ‘development’ describes a journey of economic and social change, but is often implicitly taken to define the destination as well. Economic growth is generally regarded as the purpose as well as the means of this social change. However, the biblical emphasis is on the quality of social, political, and economic relationships, […]

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Votewise in focus: education

Votewise in focus: education

Nick Spencer, March 2005 Do good exam results constitute effective education? (Photo Credit: Ian Hodgson/REUTERS) As pre-election speculation reaches fever pitch, every major news story takes on potentially epic proportions. The Archbishop of Westminster’s comments on abortion provided a welcome reminder of its social and political importance and provoked many to ask whether it might […]

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