Saturday, May 16, 2009

BECTA Update

Graham Badman, who is heading up the Review of Home Education, has been confirmed as the Chair of Becta, "the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning" and which, amongst other things, has been piloting the scheme to provide home access to computing and the internet to low-income families (to date of schooled children only...home educated children explicitly excluded).

However, we wonder if this sort of scheme will be suggested by the review team for home educators and whether HEors be required to log in, do this and that, be monitored over some distance.

All other objections aside, we can't help wondering how the Plymouth Brethren or the Steiner-type home educators round our way will take to this?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

BECTA: "the government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning."

We employ effective and innovative use of technology throughout education (you cannot employ it throughout learning). Do you think that they'll leave us alone?

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Leo said...

It's through freebies the government controls you. Take care.