The National Union of Teachers has “temporarily” pulled 1a>a new educational resource which aimed to “illustrate the daily struggles experienced by Palestinian children”1b>, following public outcry that it was one-sided and unbalanced.
Concern has been raised over a new educational resource promoted by the National Union of Teachers, which aims to “illustrate the daily struggles experienced by Palestinian children as they try to gain an education”.
I want to change the conversation we seem to be having about 1a>education in the Jewish community1b>. We need to start by recognising that the structures we have put in place are dysfunctional and generally insufficiently embedded in the home and total community experience.
Who watches the watchmen? When it comes to Jewish schools, that job falls to Pikuach, the Board of Deputies' inspection service.
Since it launched in 1996, in response to the UK statute that schools of a religious character be subject to Section 48 inspections, the organisation has cemented itself as the stamp of approval for Jewish education.
An interfaith charity is calling for more interaction between school pupils of different religions.
In a report launched last week at the Institute for Public Policy Research, the Three Faiths Forum (3FF) - together with educational think-tank LKMco - said there must be a “major shift in education policy” towards a system of “intercultural education”.