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Re-Framing Education Policy - Developing a coherent, progressive and sustainable education policy

Re-Framing Education Policy - Developing a coherent, progressive and sustainable education policy

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Published by Prateek Buch
A paper outlining the principles that should underpin a social liberal education system in the UK
A paper outlining the principles that should underpin a social liberal education system in the UK

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Published by: Prateek Buch on Sep 21, 2012
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Developing a coherent,progressive and sustainableeducation policy
 A review by theSocial Liberal Forum
Cllr. Helen Flynn
 
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Developing a coherent,progressive and sustainableeducation policy
 A review by the Social Liberal ForumCllr. Helen Flynn
ContentsBackground and Rationale 2Taking Forward Ideas to Develop as SLF Education Policy 81. Standardisation vs. customisation 82. Core skills and knowledge vs. creative learning 83. Test-based accountability vs. shared 9responsibility and trust4. Competition vs. collaboration 10Local, regional and devolved government 11
 
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Background and Rationale
Rather than taking on current education policies or indeed thosefrom the Labour administration and earlier, and responding tothem, the Social Liberal Forum and the Liberal Democrats need todevelop a vision for education that is fit for our times. This visionwould be
Forward-looking
Innovative
Focussed on creativity as one of the main drivers (given thatwe live in a rapidly changing world, where future career pathsare uncertain)
Focused on the learner and the learner experienceIt would have to address the allied questions of “what is educationfor?” and also “what are schools for?” Both these questions areespecially crucial in an age of rapid technological change. Thelatter question would take us into new territory as a political party,which we should be cognizant of. But it is vital to address bothquestions for the development of our citizenry in the 21
st
centuryas responsible and effective individuals, able to navigate their waythrough life, able to meet new challenges and adapt to new workenvironments, and – crucially – to be innovative and creative. Theaim is to empower learners and equip them with skills throughouttheir time at school in such a way that they can become effective,confident and adaptable citizens.Such an education system would develop individuals and help themreach their own potential, whilst also leading to greater nationaleconomic efficiency, prosperity and growth through individualsforging their own path and generating opportunities for themselvesand others. A vibrant national economy thus becomes possiblefrom realizing the potential that is stored in individuals. This

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