Michael Gove should have gone to Doha!

‘It is all looking a bit foggy’

During the last three days I have had the excitement of sitting in the 2012 WISE Conference from Doha and have listened to those interested in educational from all over the World explaining their views and their aspirations for their people and for the World. In the delegates eyes education is the empowerer that transforms.

This is what WISE is all about :

The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) was established by Qatar Foundation in 2009 under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action in order to build the future of education through innovation. WISE is now an ongoing initiative and a global reference in new approaches to education. Through both the annual Summit and a range of continuing programs WISE is promoting collaboration and building the future of education.

Mr Gove should have been there and listening. It is interesting to compare the views of key world educationalists and those of Mr Gove … well worth a read is the article in the NewStatesman today, written by David Harris – Is Michael Gove abdicating responsibility for education? The stage is set for the wholesale sell-off of state education.

Interesting times …

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