Nearly three out of five (59%) parents are worried their child will not be ready to start school at the age of five, according to a poll from Action for Children. The survey of over 1000 parents also found that of these worried parents 63% were concerned that if their child started school behind their … Read more
It’s strange, and when I come to think of it very strange, that it never occurred to me in England or Scotland, and that it was only when I was teaching in Penang, Malaysia that the penny dropped. Just a bit of background: since 2002 (that’s not long after the Webmag began) I have been … Read more
Cuts in training could endanger children.
A commentary on professionalisation and the impact of new technology
Will the Workforce recommendations make social work better?
How the participation of the trainer in the practice has multiple spin-offs
Professionalism, practice placements and a passion to be outstanding
Ten years of ideas; why not send in yours?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead On Friday, 27 November 2009, the Social Pedagogy Development Network had its start-off event in Colchester. Set up as a grassroots movement by ThemPra Social Pedagogy in partnership with the … Read more
The goodenoughcaring Journal no.6 is out.
Make up your own or read a book – stories feed the imagination
In Care Matters: Time for Change (DfES 2007) the Government committed itself to funding a pilot programme to evaluate the effectiveness of social pedagogy in children’s residential care. This commitment followed a period of comparative research and feasibility studies carried out at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education University of London. These studies found … Read more