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work, out of work or in retirement. Consequently, our report is also written for a wider audience: · for parents, who want education to offer the best opportunities for their children; · for teachers and headteachers who see the potential range and vitality of young peopleÕs abilities; · for school governors, who want their schools to be alive with energy and achievement; · for other organisations who see themselves as partners in the education of young people and who want to find better ways of engaging with them; · for business and union leaders who recognise the need for new approaches to preparing young people for the changing nature of work. Above all, our aim is to urge the need for a national strategy which engages the energies of all of these to provide the kind of education, in substance and in style, that all young people need now, and to enable them to face an uncertain and demanding future.

Why Now? v.

There are great opportunities now to promote young peopleÕs creative and cultural education: · The Government is committed to promoting the creative abilities and cultural understanding of all young people through education. At the same time, it is introducing new patterns of funding to support extended curricula, specialist facilities and innovation. · The business community wants education to give a much higher priority to promoting young peopleÕs creative abilities; to developing teamwork, social skills and powers of communication. · Many professional and other organisations are keen to develop innovative partnerships with education, through visits, residencies and liaison schemes. · New technologies are providing unprecedented access to ideas, information, people and

Introduction and Summary

NACCCE report


ken robinson et al 1999_all our futures  
ken robinson et al 1999_all our futures  

All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education Report to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment the Secretary of State for...