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Education

What children want

This is a list of six things I have learnt since leaving the world of conventional education.

Cadet school

Controversial plans to radically expand military cadet corps in English state secondary schools are being pushed forward by Ed Balls, the Children’s Secretary, apparently backed by No 10.

Jessica Mills, 'My Mother Wears Combat Boots: a parenting guide for the rest of us'

AK Press, 2007; ISBN 978­1904859727; 330pp; £10

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Play therapy and peace

Play therapy has a role to play in preventing children from growing up violent.

What about the parents?

When my son was coming up to school age, a friend introduced me to John Holt's book Teach Your Own, which I liked very much.

Military expelled from schools

School Students Against War (SSAW) has been campaigning against the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan since the inspiring two-million strong demonstrations and student walkouts in 2003.

David Gribble, 'Worlds Apart'

Libertarian Education, 2006; ISBN 0 9551647 0 2; £8.95.

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Kicking the arms traders off campus

In October 2005, the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) relaunched its University Clean Investment campaign with the revelation that nearly half of all UK universities invest in the arms tr

Learning a proper disrespect for authority

Education for peace is being talked about in Scotland again. There has been a debate in the parliament on the topic and there is now a cross-party group on a Culture of Peace.

University in free speech row

Five students and one graduate are facing “aggravated trespass” charges after taking part in a demonstration outside the Lancaster University's “George Fox” building in September 2004 duri

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