Yesterday the Initiative launched its most important document ever. Battling for the Soul of Education  – moving beyond school reform to educational transformation. This report represents the findings of three decades of synthesis of research into how humans learn.

The aim of the report is to help raise national debates far beyond talk of targets and curricula, to something more fundamental and inspiring. It offers a diagnosis and suggests possible treatments based on current understanding on how human beings actually learn.

it is a succinct, accessible account of how our systems have come to be so dysfunctional, so that we may avoid repeating the same mistakes again.

In this video, report author John Abbott, president of the Initiative, explains why we have produced this work and why the timing is so crucial for our children, teachers, parents and communities.

You can download Battling for the Soul of Education for free here.