It’s time to close the school “exam factories”

Educational assessment can seriously damage a child’s health in Britain’s modern schools system. At least, that is the belief of a union representing educational professionals. A recent survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) suggests the mental health of children as young as six is being put at risk by overwhelming assessment stress.[i] What... Continue Reading →

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The Rise of the Academy Chain

The Government’s recently announced commitment to ensure that ‘by 2020 every primary and secondary school in England will be, or be in the process of becoming, an academy’ has generated discussion, concern and questions. The academy programme was initially introduced by the Labour government in 2000 and aimed specifically to turn around schools that were... Continue Reading →

Virtue, Happiness and the Meaning of Life

Prof. Candace Vogler, University of Chicago, recently spent time as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Jubilee Centre. In this vlog, Prof. Vogler speaks about the 'Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life' project that she directs, and of synergies with Jubilee Centre projects. Prof. Vogler also presented a paper titled 'A Few Remarks About Self-Transcendence'... Continue Reading →

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