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         The Articles and Points pages will provide specific details of educational issues. Printable information is provided. An important aim of socpie is to educate the public about educational issues.

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        The website is being upgraded in 2021. References to the issues presented on socpie.uk are more fully covered on the hgunn.uk website.

New E.S.T.Y.N Standards for Wfa Service

Although the Welsh for Adult Service is a Further Education Service, the service is provided in university, but teaching skills are required to teach adults in the community, not Welsh language Ph.D’s, especially tutoring languages up to A’Level. University maths academics do not teach maths up to A’Levels.

The consequence of this that the Welsh Government desvrimates again English speakers by not giving registered protection in the university and other Welsh for Adult tutors.

All other further education services, professional teaching and youth services are protected in Wales, but the Welsh for Adult Service, which is highly politically sensitive is not. Tutors are not legally required to conform exacting standards of practice and conduct in their institutions and private.

The only students who can afford to complain about their tutor practice are law students. All registered teachers and tutors are a telephone call be away from loosing their jobs and careers.

I have personally had solicitors threatening to sue me for professionally criticising a Welsh for Adult tutors appalling methods. The tutor could not sustain his allegations.

Socpie.uk has now had a significant ruling from E.S.T.Y.N. that tutors are required to apply proven methods and engage in conduct that is commensurate with being a Welsh Government E.S.T.Y.N. inspected service.

This meant that there should only be one focus in their conduct which is serving learners interests. They must be open and honest. They must engagement in conduct that sets and example to community learners. They should not ignore their learners if they speak to them in English.

They are not entitled to exploit learners to exploit their personal or political ambitions. They should not support political activist given Welsh lessons as happened

One political activist with no teaching qualifications is claiminh a university professor has patronise his methods.

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Children's Lost Schooling

         A vast speculative experiment on a vast population of learners has arisen because of Covid, but the quality of learning does not equal quantity

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Howard's Researched Books  

       Howard has written five books in his retirement which are privately published and limited distribution.  Two are freely available in pdf on his hgunn.uk website. One is on the future the Welsh language teaching in the Welsh language and the other Pisa, the school international rankings. 

          Howard has also written a book for Welsh Language Learners, which is completed and to make them available in the Spring. The book is not research referenced, but it draws upon the research that exists.
 

Covid-19        

          A vast speculative experiment has been applied to a large population of learners. The fact the children's education damaged cannot be questioned, but there is evidence of positives may arise from what is learnt about children education. There is and there will be a will be a neeed to identify what are the most important priorities in a curriculum. 

Howards Donaldson's Concerns

        Howard has no written four researched papers on Professor Graham Donaldson's recommendations and the associated policies for Welsh language learning in Wales. He has has concluded that the philosophical teaching base of the curriculum is fundamentally flawed. 

        This simply reflects the fact that education has moved on since the report was compiled in 2014. Most research I was refers in the literature is dated 2017 to 2020.

        Howard expects to publish the papers in March 2021. It is extremely Iikely the Welsh Government will take Howads advice. What has occurred has not been a Welsh Governments fault.  

Mark Drakeford Admission Welsh Meidum Education

        The Welsh language is a high political issue in Wales, but there cannot be a lack of openness  and honesty in respect of Welsh languages issues. Mark Drakeford in his Covid interview about schools reopening has admitted that parents who children to learn Welsh to be then educated through through the medium of Welsh are unable to support their learning of Welsh at any time. 

      Howard is preparing papers on this issue to be published on the Institute of Affairs Website.

E.S.T.Y.N. Welsh for Adult Service Requirement

  All Welsh for Adult tutors are now required to apply proven practices. They are not allowed to practice anything they like. Proven practice are those that have been professionally applied to large populations of learners. Research must be related to proven authorities in their field, research accepted by a wide range of authorities in them. Not simply Welsh speakers .

         Tutors, who are unregistered and unregistered course providers, must conform to the same exacting practice expected of a Welsh Government, E.S.T.Y.N. inspected service, they must be open and honest, their conduct must be commensurate with the E.S.T.Y.N. requirements.

         Grammar must be taught, reading and writing must be practised on E.S.T.Y.N. inspected Welsh for Adult courses. All course providers are no using the Cwrs Mynediad series.

 The service in Further Education conforms to these standards because they are registered and tutors legally have to conform to them high standards of conduct and practice.