articles about military ethos

23/01/2017 The Independent

The UK is one of few countries that allow minors to enlist. Despite calls to cease the recruitment of under-18s the Army is digging in to hold its ground.

17/10/2016 Various

The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, choose the Conservative Party conference to announce the next phase of the Cadet Expansion Programme with 25 new cadet units being set up in state schools.

26/06/2016 Schools Week

A third of a £6 million funding pot aimed at building character in school pupils will be targeted at military-style projects, prompting criticism from campaigners.

22/01/2016 TES, Hansard

A controversial scheme to turn former military personnel into teachers has trained just a sixth of its target number of veterans during the first two years.

06/01/2016 SUNY Courtland ; The Guardian

Extracts from a short article on the need for critical thinking teaching in schools, and examples of this being put into practice in the UK.

06/01/2016 3thehardwaypoets.wordpress.com

Video of the poet Lydia Towsey performing her new spoken-word poem, 'Daisy', which criticises the UK military's influence in schools.

06/01/2016 The Star; The Express

Personnel from the Army recently visited a school as part of a 'British Values Day'; concerns have recently been raised both about armed forces school visits and compulsory 'British Values' education.

Take part in the Education Committee's 'purpose and quality of education' in England inquiry! Here's a short guide on how to make a quick submission that emphasises the importance of critical thinking education.

08/12/2015 Citizenship Foundation, The Independent, BBC

The Citizenship Foundation has questioned the obligation on schools to teach 'British values'. This comes at a time when evidence has emerged that Muslim students are afraid to question the government or the media in school for fear of being labelled extremists.

Two recent examples of armed forces visits to primary schools; are such visits appropriate?