29 November 2012

What kind of education do we need?

This month has seen a number of reports and inquiries into the purpose of education and to its relationship to creativity and the growth of the creative economy. Here are the headlines and relevant quotes from the on-going DCMS Select Committee Creative Economy Inquiry, Pearson’s new international school league table report, and First Steps, the CBI report on the future of education.

29 November 2012

Culture and arts in schools: Campaign Update

Last month we posted on the growing crisis facing arts in schools, and since then there has been a great deal of activity, with educational and cultural leaders speaking up in many different places and forums about the importance of the arts and culture to teaching and learning.

05 November 2012

Arts in Schools: Growing Crisis

For the last year we have all suspected that the introduction of the English Baccalaureate would have a significant effect on the place of the arts and culture in schools, and over the last few weeks we have started to see some evidence that this really is the case.