The following has just been submitted to the UK House of Lords’s
“two-way participatory-democratic reach-out to the public : Lord Hylton’s “Educating Refugees” –
THE MOST OVERALL “BIG-PICTURE” NEEDS TO BE KEPT IN CAPITALS:-
Education, at whatever age, has the Dual-Definitive-Task
(1) “leading people into learning, both mind-functionally and body-practically, the already consciously-known Needs and Hows of Existence and of Life-Thrival-Survival ;
(2) both the Unknown and [vitally] the “Hidden”, “Covert”, “Slippery-to-grasp”.
and as instantially aforesaid –
(i) the essential differences between Lifeplace-Education and Workplace Training
(ii) similarly but more “entangledly” = ‘seeing’ our Civilisation to be like a pond of water,
with a pail of milk stood in an edge-side pool to keep it cool : –
the “cream” rises to the top –
but so also in the wider pond does the “scum”;
and whilst in the productively-operative disciplined, yet and very-limited-“Powers”, Learning-Faculties civilisation-wide
for either Education or Training
there is much “cream” ,
alas! in the governance of the wider “People-Pond” there is much “scum” riding
and ‘sealing’ the surface.
(iii) a specific ‘outcome’ then becomes:
“sine qua non” still we need to daily both re-appreciate [“size-up”] the several timeline-able Futures,
and be re-evaluating the Past and the Present for the “continuously-continual” necessity
of “prioritising the (and “our”) carry-forwardables”.
There (again) we have well-published guidances, which ‘desperately’ need to be embodied in our Constitutions –
(a) the ‘No-Lose’ Method III of Needs-&-Hows-Recognition and Cooperative Problem Solving;
(b) the “Perceptual Self-Control Educational Practique along with the “Mindset” practique
[spokespersons respectively Professors W. Powers and C.Dweck]
(c) “Your Body – biofeedback at its best without instruments, machinery and artificiality” [B. Jencks].
and the list needs to be furthered, and delivered effectively “learn-worthy” too,
remembering that as soon as a Body achieves “non-negotiability” it is tantamount
to declaring itself “perfect” – and therewith “not needing to learn anything further” … …
JSDMiles.2337 Sunday 18 Feb 18.
Our central government is, however, the main provider of this essential service. It is essential because it enables refugees and their families to work or study, to communicate with their neighbours, and to move towards full citizenship. Despite this, government funding was cut by some 60 percent between 2010 and 206.
Lord Alton of Liverpool asked in an Oral Question on 6 February for increased resources. Our Government replied that some extra money is available for vulnerable refugees from Syria, and for Muslim women in general.
“Refugee Action” and other voluntary organisations are calling for government investment of 42 million pounds per year to provide at least 8 hours per week of English teaching for refugees in their first two years here.
This is a win-win proposal, and I support it wholeheartedly. It would help the shortage of nurses and other skilled people, and would reduce the need to bring in large numbers of low skilled workers each year.