Can you get into university with an ICCE Advanced Certificate?

Are you a student studying the International Certificate of Christian Education? Are you hoping to go to university? If so, I have some bad news for you. It will probably be harder to get into higher education than Christian Education Europe and your school told you. The ICCE claims an extensive list of universities that have accepted the Advanced Certificate for university entrance. After looking through universities' responses to Freedom of Information requests, however, it appears that a … [Read more...]

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Christian Education Europe eats itself… bring popcorn!

It's all go in the exciting world of fundamentalist education this week as former Christian Education Europe (CEE) employee Christine Gregg has started blowing the whistle again. You may remember that recently a website called Ace Education sprang up, seemingly with the primary intention of discrediting Leaving Fundamentalism. This was the blog that gave the world 10 Questions for Jonny Scaramanga. The blogger behind it was Christine. Now she has had enough.Christine says that she was pr … [Read more...]

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Why is Christian Education Europe promoting child abusers?

Previously on this blog, we've looked at the history of spanking in Accelerated Christian Education schools and asked whether it still happens today. Sources closer to ACE than me tell me that paddling is a thing of the past in UK schools that teach the ACE curriculum. But they're still selling spanking manuals.Christian Education Europe (CEE) has UK contracts to distribute two ranges of products. One is ACE. The other is Growing Families International (GFI), a series of child-rearing … [Read more...]

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Revelations from a former ACE insider

This is a guest post. The author has chosen to remain nameless. The title (mine) does the post no justice; this is one of the most powerful ACE survivor stories we've had and I want everyone to read it.I was a student at Maranatha Christian School in the UK from 2003 – 2005. I worked at an ACE school in Moscow, Russia in 2007 and at Christian Education Europe from 2007-2009. I also attended for many years a church overseen by then-director of Christian Education Europe, Arthur Roderick.I … [Read more...]

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CEE announces plans to stop Leaving Fundamentalism

It's always nice to be talked about. It's particularly lovely when you've been campaigning against an organisation for two years and their public strategy has been to pretend nothing is happening. Well, mostly anyway.But now Christian Education Europe's Arthur Roderick has sent an email to CEE's member schools discussing how they intend to deal with the menace that I present. It's a fun read. Of course, Arthur doesn't name me or link to any of the associated media coverage in his email. I … [Read more...]

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Christian educators suffering from amnesia

There seems to be a bit of a disparity between the facts and what some ACE teachers say. In this, my triumphant return to vlogging, I talk about Brenda Lewis, who seems incapable of getting her facts right when she talks in public.http://youtu.be/HmeH4sr4ddM … [Read more...]

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Creationist educators respond to criticism

CEE hits back! Earlier this month New Statesman published my article "Creationism and the 'conspiracy' of evolution: inside the UK's evangelical schools". Last week I received this email from Dr Greg Hibbins, general manager of Christian Education Europe (Accelerated Christian Education's UK distributor):Dear Mr ScaramangaPlease find attached my letter of response to your article in the New Statesman. I have sent it to the paper and also trust you will publish it in whole and unedited on y … [Read more...]

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ACE teacher jailed for sex attacks (UK)

From Fleetwood Today, 19/6/2010:A TEACHER who molested a teenage girl more than 25 years ago has been put behind bars.Graham Wilcock subjected his victim to numerous sexual assaults while he was a 25-year-old teaching assistant at Emmanuel Christian School in Fleetwood.He would later become deputy head teacher in charge of the senior school.The attacks spanned two years in the 1980s from when the girl was 13 to 15 years old.His victim kept the assaults secret until the 1990s … [Read more...]

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Former ACE employee turns whistleblower

For a few months now I have been in contact with a former employee of Christian Education Europe, the UK arm of Accelerated Christian Education. Christine Gregg was fired from CEE following a long period of being thoroughly taken advantage of. She is now keen to expose the inner workings of the company, in particular its abuse of staff, in-fighting, and breach of employment law. Bring it on.Christine has finally published a detailed expose of Christian Education Europe, and it's not pretty. … [Read more...]

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Christian Education Europe Responds!

Well, that was quick.For those not playing along, last Friday I posted an open letter to Christian Education Europe. Arthur Roderick replied almost by way of post.Here's his letter (click to enlarge). … [Read more...]

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