This 30 minute long audio podcast is an episode of the BBC World Service radio documentary series which was broadcast by the BBC today, 10 Apr 12 for a worldwide audience.
In this podcast, Nina Robinson reports from Texas on how the heavy hand of the law in some US schools is criminalising the very young. Podcast link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00qh8pf. The podcast can be downloaded as a 11MB mp3 and kept.
There is an accompanying news feature Misbehaving pupils ending up in court which covers many of the points made in the podcast, and I found it easier to absorb and think about the facts and figures seeing them written down. The BBC provide a link to the research study on which this news item is based, and their whole report can be freely downloaded: Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study on How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement.
Taken together, the podcast, news feature and research report makes a cohesive package for those with an interest in school discipline and youth justice. Bear in mind that this was broadcast for a global audience – no comparisons are made with the UK, but that doesn’t make it any less valuable as a basis for thinking and debate amongst UK students and practitioners.
BBC podcasts can be shared within the classroom or lecture theatre for educational purposes. © All rights reserved by the BBC.
- TED talks on Autism and other child & family topics
- The Online Waldorf Library
- Free e-textbook: The Well-Being of Children
- Disability, Diversity and Inclusive Education – a new free online course
- Free e-book: Transforming the workforce for young children
- UK Children’s Commissioners
- Free e-textbook: Family Life in Adolescence
- 3 new free textbooks from BCcampus
- Minnesota parents know
- Free sessions by e-Learning for Healthcare
- First Steps: e-learning for adoption
- The Natural Learning Initiative
- Tufts Child & Family WebGuide
- Childhood in the Digital Age – a new free online course