12 Jun '14

News Promoting British values opens up a can of worms for teachers

Without continuous professional development or an agreement about what British values are, teachers' efforts not to undermine them could accentuate differencesFollowing recent allegations of Muslim extremism in some Birmingham schools, Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, announced that schools in Britain will be required to actively promote British values.Goves decision is not surprising. In 2012, his department's revised qualifying teachers' standards required newly-qualified teachers (NQTs) not to undermine fundamental British values in their teaching and to show tolerance of other cultures and respect for the rights of others. Continue reading...

Read the full story in Guardian Education
Log in Join