20/20 vision represents the standard of visual acuity that defines normal vision. Visual acuity measures the sharpness of vision. But vision also relates to something unconnected with eyesight. It is also used to describe ones future intention/direction based on clear, ethically sound values. This is the precise commitment we wish to see from our leaders, … Continue reading 2020 Vision For Youth
I have many concerns about the future for my only grandson. He and his generation will have to navigate their way forward at a time of crisis. Daily news brings ever more worrying stories about how global warming is changing the world in ways we are struggling to comprehend. This article explores the notion that … Continue reading A New Narrative
Is global warming actually a crisis that threatens humanity's future? It's accepted by all but the most sceptical critics, the planet is warming and at a rate greater than previously understood. However, there is a powerful body of groups and individuals who reject the warnings and they are increasing efforts to present a different picture. … Continue reading Global Crisis?
The Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) has taken its toll on schools, teachers and most of all on children and young people. It has infected the institutions, relationships and individuals involved in working towards a common goal, the full and effective education of all students. The proposition here is that the reform agenda is not … Continue reading Education Reform 2
The reform of the modern education system began early in the 19th Century. What eventually became known as the Education Reform Movement dates back to the latter part of the century in Europe and North America. In Massachuetts, Horace Mann, the state’s Secretary of Education, sought to improve the educational opportunities of ordinary children. His … Continue reading Education Reform 1
In previous posts, I have written about climate change and leadership. It shouldn't come as any surprise, therefore, especially at this tumultuous time, that the spotlight is next turned on the political situation in our country. The consensus is that, if it's not yet the case, our political system is close to collapse. It is … Continue reading Restoring Democracy in Britain
Few would argue that there is a crisis of leadership across the world. Our own situation over the vote to leave the European Union is a case in point. Others would look to the USA where, arguably, according to many Americans, Mr Trump is the worst president ever. Examples of totalitarian dictatorships abound, and not … Continue reading Crisis of Leadership
All over the world, people, the young in particular, are calling for change to the way governments interact with the threat of climate change. There is global agreement that 'business as usual' is not going to match the level of threat science makes clear we are facing over man-made warming of the atmosphere. For many … Continue reading Creating a Climate for Change