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What should the main purpose of education be? Share your thoughts with the Education Committee

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by HouseOfCommons, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    What should the main purpose of education be? What should young people be taught to fulfil that purpose? Share you thoughts here and inform the House of Commons Education Committee.

    The Education Committee is holding an inquiry into the purpose and quality of education in England. The Education Committee would like to hear your views on what the education system is for.

    Key Questions
    • What should the purpose of education for children of all ages in England should be?
    • What measures should be used to evaluate the quality of education against this purpose and how well the current education system performs against these measures?
    • How much of a focus should there be on preparing young people for employment through focusing on skills such as numeracy and literacy?
    • What role should the education system play in developing 'soft' skills, such as leadership and communication?
    • How much should education prepare people for adult life in terms of areas such as healthy relationships and personal finance?

    This is your chance to have your say and get involved in the work of Parliament!

    Find out more about the Education Committee's inquiry into the purpose of education.
  2. HouseOfCommons

    HouseOfCommons New commenter

    On Wednesday 2 March from 9.30am, the House of Commons Education Select Committee will hear evidence from HM Chief Inspector of Education as part of its inquiry into the purpose and quality of education in England.

    The Committee will hear from:
    • Sir Michael Wilshaw, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills, Ofsted
    • Sean Harford, National Director, Education, Ofsted
    The Committee will question Sir Michael Wilshaw on areas such as:
    • The purpose of education and Ofsted's role
    • The quality of education in England and areas of weakness identified by Ofsted
    • The role and future of Ofsted
    • The ongoing structural changes within the education system
    Watch the session on Parliament TV.


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