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September 26th 2011

Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

  Final Call for Papers Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, New York, 24-28 Feb 2012 Geographies of the Life Course We are seeking to organize a number of sessions that individually and collectively examine the spatiality of different phases of the life course and that foster dialogue and debate about life histories and life paths.  The broad aims of the session/s are to enable a detailed sharing of methodo...
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September 26th 2011

Slippin’: Reflections on Participation at the Margins
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of Central Lancashire (UK) 4-6pm 4th October   The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation at the University of Central Lancashire will be holding the above seminar as part of the children and Young people in Society Seminar Series.   This seminar is a structured opportunity to consider the applicability of participatory theory with (very) socially excluded young people. It is drawn from the doctoral rese...
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September 26th 2011

Tackling Michael Gove’s Education Revolution: CAUGHT IN THE [EDUCATION] ACT
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of London Union, London (UK) 10am - 3.30pm Saturday 19th November 2011   Michael Gove’s new Education Act gives the Secretary of State some 50 new powers. What is the agenda behind this shift of power to the centre? What is the role of profit in these plans? How can education be defended? Join the workshops that will be led by our guest speakers to discuss the way forward. Workshop sessions include: Clyde Chitty/Melissa...
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September 23rd 2011

Do Children Need More Time With Their Parents, or Less?
(Marcs Blog)

  ‘Quality time’, far from being the time that children spend with their parents, may actually be the time that they spend ‘away’ from them.   Posing a question in 2005 Paul Martin said, “We all say we want children to be happy, but it is a notoriously elusive aspect of human existence. How can parents help children to maximise their chances of being happy people?”1 Publication of the recent research report by unicef into children&rsqu...
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September 14th 2011

Schools to be given power to set their own day
(Marcs Blog)

  The United Kingdom coalition government has announced that they are going to give all schools in England the power to set the start, end and length of their school day. A sensible measure? Well, I can see two issues here.   First, a clear negative one. This move seems firmly linked to the idea that increasing educational attainment requires increasing directed teaching time. The School’s Minister for England, Nick Gibb MP, cites the example of Milton Keynes Acade...
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September 2nd 2011

Claremont Park - Report by Marc Armitage
(Marc Armitage)

You can find the independent report on the play space at Claremont Park in Wrose by clicking the link [here] ...
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