A gulf has opened up between what education systems provide and what children and young people need. Our schools and colleges rightly try to ensure that young people are literate, numerate and gain academic qualifications. But the emphasis on testing and passing exams often squeezes out other skills that are just as vital in today’s world.
The leading non-political and non-profit-making organisations that have come together to form Whole
Education are determined to change this. They want all young people to receive a well-rounded education
that they can relate to. They want all young people to learn practical skills such as communication and
teamwork, to develop qualities such as resilience and empathy and to acquire knowledge that goes beyond
literacy and numeracy to an understanding of our culture. A Whole Education will combine practical
skills with theory, vocational and academic study for all young people whatever their ability.What does Whole Education do?
- Promotes projects that bring a richness and liveliness to learning.
- Encourages schools and young people's organisations to adopt such projects.
- Provides a forum, through the Whole Education Network, our website and our events, for teachers, youth workers and others to find out about the projects that support a broader and more balanced education.
- Encourages teachers, parents, employers, young people, academics, politicians, youth workers, and the wider community to come together and decide what is important in education.
- Promotes the idea that education should be about more than just testing and academic achievement, to politicians, policy makers, and the wider public.How can you get involved?
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