Today I received an email from the RSA alerting me to an interesting event which I simply can’t attend. Why do I enlist for newletters from organisations 400 miles away? The main reason is to remind me to keep in touch with what interesting organisations are doing. I know now that at this time next week, there is to be an event entitled Rethinking Schooling and that live streaming is an option – as is visiting the Index of audio lectures.
It was while browsing this archive that I came across a very interesting debate entitled Teen Rage – Anarchy in the UK.
Chaired by Ravi Chandiramani (editor of “Children and Young People Now”), the panel included:
- Janey Walker (Head of Education, Channel 4)
- Camila Batmanghelidjh (psychotherapist and Founder, Director of Kids Company)
- Francis Gilbert (teacher and author of “I’m A Teacher Get Me Out Of Here” , “Teacher On The Run” & “Yob Nation”)
- Dr Anthony Seldon – the only one to bring some young people with him. One of them pointed out that “…we are expecting more and more of our young people, but believing in them less and less.” Another stressed that there is little point in involving young people in lessons in well-being if the rest of their day is directed by staff who exhibit very little of that quality.
Including the vigorous debate which followed the invited speakers, the whole thing lasts for 90 minutes but is very stimulating for anyone involved with young people. It is currently top of the list in the archive.