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Does inclusion within the education system work?

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Current Debate - Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

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What is it really like to teach in a primary school today?

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Current Debate - Do you believe that the VAT increase is the right decision? How will affect your buying habits?

Do you believe that the VAT increase is the right decision? How will affect your buying habits?

(+) Increased government revenue. Less cuts needed to front line public services. A progressive tax. (-) Will hit people in the pocket. Possibility of nudging up inflation. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2011)

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Current Debate - UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

UK Government Spending Review: How will the cuts in public spending affect you and do you think the Government is doing the right thing for the UK economy?

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Current Debate - £25 fee per GP\'s appointment - will you pay?

£25 fee per GP's appointment - will you pay?

(+) Demonstrates that the "simple" solution is never "simple" (-) Simply shuts the door on the issue rather than dealing with it. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2013)

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Current Debate - HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

HS2: Can the UK afford the high speed rail network system?

(+) I'll be able to get around faster on my pensioners rail card (-) Not immediate enough to create a boost, technology may supercede it, and it may never happen. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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What should we do with the House of Lords?

(+) A fairer system that gives everyone a chance of representation (-) Too radical/crazy(?) (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Current Debate - How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

How did you celebrate the Start of 2010? Share with us your experience

(+) Fun, family get together, lots of food and drink...dance until you drop! (-) Very tiring, very crowded and you pay alot of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Should children\'s books have age certifications or ratings?

Should children's books have age certifications or ratings?

(+) More information on books could help parents make informed decisons. (-) Limiting which books children can read will limit the number of children that do read. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Are British teachers justified in taking strike action?

(+) Might make the government get their ass moving (-) Disruptive to childrens education (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - Do you believe that Cheryl Cole\'s career is at stake after her dismissal from the US X-factor?

Do you believe that Cheryl Cole's career is at stake after her dismissal from the US X-factor?

(+) Feel a little protective to our Cheryl; XF US lost a viewer (-) Ah canny undastan ya! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

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Name Prejudice

(+) Pick those names (-) It is all in a name (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Current Debate - Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

(+) Throws some reality on to the subject (-) Needless soul searching (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Was Kilroy wrong to air his views?

(+) Freedom of speech should be upheld (-) Free speech is not everyone's cup of tea (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Current Debate - The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games

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Current Debate - How important is social networking to you?

How important is social networking to you?

(+) Handy way to stay in touch, entertaining games and other features, photo sharing etc (-) risk of information getting into wrong hands, too much time wasting (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - What are your resolutions for 2012?

What are your resolutions for 2012?

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Do you think asylum seekers are abused by british employers.

(+) We exploit each other (-) Big business always wins (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Where should children receive their sexual eductaion?

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Bonfire Night - Splendid celebration or public nuisance?

(+) Fireworks Night (-) Fireworks Month (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2008)

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Current Debate - The Catholic Church has again been the centre of abuse claims from around the world. Are these isolated cases or is there a deeper problem within the church?

The Catholic Church has again been the centre of abuse claims from around the world. Are these isolated cases or is there a deeper problem within the church?

(+) Abuse is less prevalent than in wider society. (-) The Church should operate to a much higher standard than society. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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Current Debate - UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

UK unemployment is on the rise again. How can it be tackled?

(+) You can gain more qualifications and some work experience (-) Job centre are no help and jobs are hard to find (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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Current Debate - What are your summer holiday plans?

What are your summer holiday plans?

(+) Lots of time to spend in a quality way with my family. (-) A lot of hours to fill, particularly if the weather is a bit ropey. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2011)

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Current Debate - Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

(+) Has unearthed a political agenda namely a poisoned chalice (-) Grotesquely unfair measures that doesn't aid anyone, except for political gain (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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Current Debate - Tesco Car Parks

Tesco Car Parks

(+) Generally quite safe (-) Not very close to store on busy days (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2007)

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Current Debate - Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

Immigrants Banned From Receiving Welfare For Two Years

(+) It's never going to happen (-) It's just a ridiculous proposal on every level (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2014)

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Current Debate - What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

What is your most memorable Olympic moment?

(+) The Olympics could inspire many (-) Not enough coverage of minority sports at other times (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2012)

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Current Debate - Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

Do Brtis work too many hours in the week?

(+) We will work hard is we have a job (-) The underclass is exploding (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Will there ever be an answer?

Advantages: A view from inside
Disadvantages: outside looking in

In the past, I can’t help but wonder how many children went to a special school that did not need to. Children would see other children behaving far worse than they were and would believe this must be the normal behaviour, and their behaviour would then d ...

teacherofhooch 19.02.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Does inclusion within the education system work?

Sometimes Education can smell of wee too!

Advantages: Inclusion
Disadvantages: exclusion

...The government says that children with special needs should be educated within mainstream schools. Many of these kids are disruptive in the classroom and have very specific behaviour problems. This has an effect on the other children in the class. Does in ...

MandyMinx 14.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Does inclusion within the education system work?

When Inclusion becomes Exclusion

Advantages: For some the chance to be like everyone else
Disadvantages: Inclusion for Inclusions sake. An unhappy, violent child.

Right before I start with this I'm going to give you a bit of information about my son Michael. Michael is now nearly seven and has a condition called Worster-Drought Syndrome, which is very complex and pretty rare (he was about the 106th child diagnos ...

sandemp 22.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Does inclusion within the education system work?

Do kids that learn together,learn to live together

Advantages: IT WORKS...SOMETIMES
Disadvantages: THERES NO RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWER

Inclusion is a very controversial idea and there are many arguments for and against it. Inclusion is placing all students, regardless of strengths and weaknesses, into regular schools so as they participate in standard classroom activities and learn along ...

beckymilar_4 11.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Does inclusion within the education system work?

Inclusion - the latest government buzzword.

Advantages: Will change people's views of disabilities?
Disadvantages: Very hard on children and teachers.

I must admit that I am heavily biased on this issue, but I will do my best to set out a balanced argument . . . I have taught in mainstream and special schools as a supply teacher. Purely from a personal point of view, I found that special schools work ...

drewish 28.01.2005 · Read full review
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