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Military Academies: Views from the Labour party

A public debate in a series of sessions exploring the theme of military academies

Following the publication of a ResPublica 'Green Paper' earlier this year, Military Academies: Tackling disadvantage, improving ethos and changing outcome, ResPublica has hosted a public panel event with Stephen Twigg MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, and Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, to discuss new approaches to tackling intergenerational disadvantage and socio-educational dysfunction. Building on the idea of a new network of transformative educational institutions of Military Academies which would teach the skills and discipline required to alter outcomes for those who live in our most troubled towns and cities, we discussed the future of educational institutions that are best suited to develop the resilience, discipline and confidence in children today.

The event featured a panel who explored the assumptions underlying this proposal for Military Academies and how this idea could be implemented, as well as discussed more broadly the potential benefits of strengthening the ‘service ethos’ in state schools.  


Confirmed speakers included:

  • Stephen Twigg MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education
  • Rt Hon Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
  • Colonel Stuart Tootal, Former Colonel of 3 PARA 
  • Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica and co-author of  Military Academies: Tackling disadvantage, improving ethos and changing outcome
  • Dr Patricia Kaszynska, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, ResPublica and co-author of  Military Academies: Tackling disadvantage, improving ethos and changing outcome


For further information, please contact Annalisa Plachesi, Events and Partnerships Co-Ordinator, at annalisa.plachesi@ respublica.org.uk.

 

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Detailed Summary

Issue(s)
Models and Partnerships for Social Prosperity

When
10 July 2012
From: 09:00
To: 10:30

Where
Committee Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0PW