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LEARNING CURVE
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The Learning Curve
Mon 20:30 - 21:00
Sun 23:00 - 23:30 (rpt)
 
The definitive guide to learning
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Monday 22 May 2006
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Libby Purves
Libby Purves presents this week's edition of the Learning Curve
Tutoring:
A headmistress of a prestigious private girl's school recently wrote to parents saying she was concerned to discover the high number of girls at her school receiving outside tutoring. She concluded her very forthright letter by saying, "I would be far happier if no girl from here were tutored."

To discuss her concerns Libby talks to Tony Mooney, a former head teacher at two boys secondary schools who took up tutoring when he retired 8 years ago and Professor Judith Ireson, professor in psychology and education in school of psychology and human development at the institute of education. Last year she published a research paper called Mapping and Evaluating Shadow Education.

Autism and Exclusion:
This week too the National Autistic Society launches its first ever education campaign and reveals that 1 in 5 children with autism end up being excluded from mainstream schools. Libby interviews Gillian Roberts, Principle at the National Autistic Society Robert Ogden School .

History:
The Historical Association has just celebrated its centenary of campaigning for history in and out of the classroom. To mark the occasion it launched its first ever historical association Great Debate and we'll be hearing from the young winner and why he chose to talk about Aneurin Bevin. 
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Aneurin Bevan

Professor Judith Ireson
Are you a tutor? Are you interested in having a say about your work?
Katie Rushforth at the London Institute of Education is doing some research looking at the quality and effectiveness of private tuition. If you would like to get involved, please email her on k.rushforth@ioe.ac.uk

The National Autistic Society
Make Schools Make Sense campaign
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