New Schools Programme backed by DFID and DfE

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Think Global reports that the Secretary of State for International Development has announced a new schools programme around development education which is "supported by the Secretary of State for Education".  It seems that this will involve working with schools in England at Key Stages 2 and 3, supporting teachers who have particular skills in teaching global issues to share best practice with other teachers.

Although Think Global has talked this up, it doesn't seem anything to get excited about, and I do wonder just  what "supported" by the Secretary of State for Education will actually mean on the ground; not much, I suspect.  And, more importantly, will any of this be about sustainability in the fullest, joined-up sense, as opposed to a very narrow focus on "building awareness of global poverty" – and on DfID's own splendid work?

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