To kick off the discussion.

Please read the page ‘What’s this blog about?’

To kick off the discussion I would appreciate some thoughts on anything that arises from my research brief, but particularly the following:

‘Rites of passage’. What do we consider marks the transition from childhood to adulthood in the UK? Are there any experiences common to all? Is the transformation marked somehow by concepts like responsibility? What does this mean?

I have suggested three outcomes that an effective education system in 21st century Britain should strive for: social justice, an entrepreneurial attitude and citizenship. Perhaps these are wrong? Can anybody offer a decent definition of these ideas in relation to education?