Thu, 18/04/2013 - 10:45
Your remit covers India, Pakistan, Malaysia and China. What are the opportunities and challenges in each territory?
All of the territories covered by Asia Education have growing education sectors. India and China in particular have a rapidly expanding middle-class that are heavily focused on educational standards....
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 12:17
I’ve just been writing a foreword to a George Macdonald novel for the excellent Jane Nissen Books. It was a heartwarming reminder of how little quarter authors used to give child readers, entwining them in byzantine sentences and pelting them with hard words.
Mon, 29/10/2012 - 11:24
A group of close to 150 campaigners is to lobby parliament for school libraries to be made statutory, with authors Chris Priestley and Philip Ardagh among those taking part today.
The campaigners, including teachers, librarians, parents and students, will converge on parliament at 2 p.m. this afternoon, with a march from Victoria...
Mon, 30/07/2012 - 17:08
School libraries are being forced to scrape by on ever-decreasing budgets, according to a new survey by the School Library Association.
Literacy charity Booktrust has advised that secondary schools should be spending £14 per pupil on books. However the survey found that nine out of 10 secondary schools are spending less on...
Mon, 02/07/2012 - 14:30
A report into boys’ reading has found that three out of four UK schools are worried about boys underachieving in reading, but that there is no national strategy to tackle it. Last year some 60,000 boys failed to reach the expected level in reading at age 11.
The Boys’ Reading Commission, conducted by the All-...
Tue, 12/06/2012 - 16:05
A rich tradition is under threat. Creative people have long gone into schools to speak to and work with children, but now a new breed of administrator is at the helm, and whereas writers and artists themselves used to have a real say in what happens, it's now the Arts Council in charge.
The latest madness is a...
Thu, 07/06/2012 - 10:22
Authors have reacted angrily to news of a proposed qualification for Creative Practitioners Working with Children and Young People which would mean them having to study health and safety and child welfare, as well as "planning, delivering and evaluating creative learning activities".
It is unclear whether the qualification...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:31
Book supplier Browns Books for Students is to launch an e-book platform especially for schools and colleges from summer 2012.
The tool – called VLeBooks - will combine Browns existing physical books services in what the company has called an “unrivalled” access to digital textbooks for pupils in mainstream...
Fri, 20/01/2012 - 17:17
Author Adrian Sykes, with his publisher David Campbell, of Everyman's Library, is to donate a copy of his history book Made in Britain to all 448 London state secondary schools.
The gift is being made in response to the London Evening Standard's campaign against illiteracy in London schools, and to...
Tue, 17/01/2012 - 09:30
Stationery retailer Viking has reported a “promising” start to its bookselling business, with “several thousand” orders taken since it entered the market in November, and steadily growing customer demand.
The Leicester-based company, owned by Office Depot, began by selling a range of 3,500 partially discounted...