Tagged: Education

Special Report on Evolution – New Scientist

Lots of links to articles about evolution here…

In 1859 Charles Darwin published his theory of natural selection amid an explosion of controversy. Like the work of Copernicus in the 16th century revealing the movement of the Earth, Darwin’s idea shook the foundations of the establishment and profoundly altered humanity’s view of its place in the universe.

Today evolution is the unifying force in modern biology; it ties together fields as disparate as genetics, microbiology and palaeontology. It is an elegant and convincing explanation for the staggering diversity of Earth’s five million or more living species.

BHA calls for changes in the Primary Schools Curriculum

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has made a submission to the DCSF’s Rose Review of the Primary Curriculum, calling for a reform of religious education (RE), a focus on the development of morals, values and social interaction, inclusive assemblies and the teaching of evolution and scientific method in all primary schools.

Justgiving – Sangkheum Center in Cambodia

Sangkheum Center 2This is the project that Suffolk Humanists & Secularists member Nathan Nelson told us about at our meeting in February. You can now donate online to support the children at the centre.

The Sangkheum Center for Children provides education, training, scholastic support and care to children between the ages of 4 and 17. In Khmer, Sangkheum means ‘Hope’.

Faith schools, a law unto themselves – The Independent

The vast majority of faith schools are breaking the law when admitting pupils, according to Government research published yesterday. The study shows that some seek money from parents and fail to give priority to children in care.

New Humanism for Schools website

Headder_r2_c2The long-awaited Humanist website for teachers is now online. It should prove very useful for teachers who include Humanism in their RE lessons, as they do in Suffolk.

Andrew Copson, the BHA’s Education Officer, writes,

The site will be a growing resource, and so do let me know of any themes that may be covered in your syllabuses that you think it would be good to cover in our resources.

International Women’s Day

IWD logoSaturday 8th March is International Women’s Day.

Click on the image to go to the IWD website and find out about International Women’s Day, and what events are happening in your area.