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A caricature of character education? Morgan needs a broader vision

John White The Department for Education has just invited schools and other bodies to bid for money to support projects in character education. Since her appointment last July, Nicky Morgan has shown an especial interest in this area. In a

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Nicky Morgan’s new loom: weaving values into the curriculum

John White In her recent appearance before the Select Committee on Education, Nicky Morgan said that “we must not be shy about talking about fundamental British values.” She added that schools should promote values like mutual respect and equality between

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British values: democracy and respect must also apply to the way curriculum is built

Chris Husbands Denis Healey tells the story. On the eve of South Yemen’s independence, its last British governor hosted a party attended by Healey, who was then minister for defence. Over drinks, as the flag was about to be lowered, the

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