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LEARNING CURVE
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The Learning Curve
Tues 16:30 - 17:00
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Tuesday 24 May 2005
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Libby Purves
This morning a new report recommending that prisoners have access to the internet and emails was launched by the Forum on Prisoner Education. We discuss the issues involved...
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Prison Education
Libby Purves is joined by Steve Taylor, Director of the Forum on Prisoner Education and one of the authors of the report; Per Thrane, a Danish Prison Educator who has pioneered a similar scheme in Denmark, and Barry Sheerman MP, veteran parliamentary education expert and Chair of the Select Committee on Education and Skills, whose major report six weeks ago also recommended more internet access.

Should prisoners be given internet access?  Register your vote on the right hand side of this page.

Gifted Children
For the last few years the government has been making provision for more able pupils in schools through the Gifted and Talented initiative. However, it appears that the service is patchy at best.

Caroline Swinburne visits Mikhail Ali, who at three years old is the youngest member of Mensa.  

Professor Deborah Eyre, Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth, Lyn Allcock, Gifted Children Consultant to Mensa and an Inclusion Officer at Westwood School in Coventry and Stephen Tommis, Director of the National Association for Gifted Children all join Libby in the studio. 
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