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Prince to reveal education ideas
Prince Charles
Prince Charles is to discuss his ideas on teacher training
The Prince of Wales is expected to reveal his own ideas for a teacher training institute on Wednesday.

Prince Charles will speak at his annual summer school at Robinson College at Cambridge University.

Last year, he indicated he wanted to establish a permanent future for the training scheme to help fill gaps he said exist in the field of education.

A Clarence House spokeswoman said the Prince was working to establish "a more permanent organisation".

In the past he has expressed an interest in creating "some kind of teacher training institute".

Experimentation criticised

Each year, around 80 English literature and history teachers from state secondary schools gather for the Prince of Wales Education Summer School, now in its fifth year.

It aims to give the teachers the chance to debate their subjects with leading academics and writers outside of the classroom.

The Prince warned in 2005: "Teaching must not become a 'genetically modified' hybrid which cuts us off from all our cultural and historical heritage and depends for its continuing existence on ceaseless 'clinical' experimentation."

He has previously used the summer school as a platform to air his concerns over education policies.




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