We all automatically believe what we read or we are told without pausing to think about it.
Socpie.uk is dedicated to promoting research based challenges and information
This website in being reorganised.
There has been attacks on the integrity of socpie.uk, which Howard has vigorously defended, because it has been a serious violation of free speech. Only those possessing Q.T.S. and Q.T.L.S. are legally qualified teachers. University academics are not qualified educationalists and neither are the police are qualified to inform on educational issues.
Criticsing a person pedagogic practice is not a criminal offence.
Howard has reviewed the evidence on the Donaldson report and he has concluded that the philisophical teaching base of it is fundamentally flawed. He also undertaken further research and he has more evidence that Welsh medium education needs to be reformed. He has range of researched books that he plans to publish on Amazon in 2021.
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Children only have one education. Politicians come and go. Initiatives that please the media or score political point and, or win votes in the next election will do little for children's learning interests. There are political pressure groups fighting their causes also.
The damage that ill-conceived and ill-though through educational policies can have upon children can be as great as poor medical care, but the effects of it are often not seen by those who posit them. Children only have one education.
Socpie.uk “Save our Children from Political Interference” is website that is directed by Howard Gunn that is dedicated to independently representing children’s needs. Howard aspiration is that children’s education should be based on proven practices and science in similar way to medicine, even if the outcomes are politically unpalatable or publicly unpopular.
There are a lot of 'fake news' and 'neuro-myths' being circulated about educational issues. The has been concerns about 'Covid beasts'. Those who disseminate reckless learning advice for personal gain are 'beasts'.
Socipe.uk is also aimed at ensuring accuracy in educational and to protect the public from innocent misrepresentation.
The person in the street often fails to understand that teaching is a deep science. An aim of this website is to cite those who posit them and to offer references to support the citations. They have a right to reply.
Paul Howard-Jones neuroscientist, educationalist, contends that professional teachers "Rewire the structure of brains in ways that can be as biological and ultimately as life changing as the effects of neuro-surgery.
Ann Mortz, Editor of the Times Educational Supplement, made the appeal to save children from political intereference in response to the criticism of the contraversial rigorous English 2015 primary Sats in her 15th May 2016 editorial.
Paul Drescher, when he was head of the C.B.I. claimed that the teaching profession is being let down by a toxic combination of national negativity, the elevation of ideology over evidence and chronic short-termism.
He wanted society
to shout its praises of teachers from the rooftops. And he’s calling for an
independent commission to stop education being used as a political football.
This a Socipe.uk aim.
The concerns that Socpie will address are:-
Wallace (2009) Oxford Educational Dictionary states that:-
"Although like most other professions. teaching requires a lengthy period of training and adherence to a professional code of conduct, many would argue that that are not normally accorded the parity of status with the other professions, such as law and medicine."
There are far too many "Tom, Dicks and Mary" believing they are authorities on education and some are even playing at being teachers.
Wallace (2009) in the researched Oxford Educational Dictionary also states that only legally qualified Q.T.S. and Q.T.L.S teachers are only entitled to call themselves teachers. Even university academics, are tutors.
Amanda Spielman, new head of Ofstead contended
“Education is the great force of human advancement, of advancement of civilisation."
and that :-
“It a lovely combination of the human and the intellectual- it’s big, it’s
complicated, but above all it has such a profound influence upon people’s lives!"
Professional teachers have the expertise to understand the implications of educational initiatives, how children respond to them and what children are capable of achieving.
The Cockrcoft Report 1982 into mathematical education, which took five years to research and compile, referred to concern raised about standards in the subject dating back to 1886. He contended in the early 1980s that there was unrealistic expectation of what children can be expected to achieve in the subject. A new book "The Testing Charade" by Daniel Kortez illustrates the cheating and other problem that has arisen in United States , because of the unrealistic educational targets being set.
Although it appear politically unpalatable for politician's to admit, research clearly illustrates that the learning potential of children is not equal. Every person brain is as unique as their faces. Enabling children to reach their full learning potential can have a profound influence on their future lives.
There is no simple answer to problem of differentation in education, but children are not clones, and we cannot expect all children to reach the same standard of attainment. Success will always be more difficult to certain children to achieve than others, however hard they work, especially in basic skills like English and mathematics.