Battling for the Soul of Education
Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation:
The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis
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Notes taken on various readings
This documentary has a most serious intent. Too often in the past education reform has been more concerned with addressing the obvious symptoms of a problem, rather than addressing the cause of the problem itself. Now in the early 21st century the present arrangements are so overlaid by layer upon layer of ‘quick fix’ solutions […]
Appreciating that home, school and community are each integral parts of a balanced education
An authoritative overview of the political changes imposed on English education in the last 30 years
Thoughts on reading “Towards a Totalitarian Education System in England” by Sir Peter Newsam.
To embrace humanity is to embrace life. To talk about life we have to first agree that life is something we want to live.
Everywhere not only education but also society as a whole needs “deschooling.”
The clearest and most succinct explanation of the dilemma facing British society and the possible role of education in providing a solution
A review of Spencer Wells, ‘Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilisation’
A review of Diane Ravitch, ‘The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How testing and choice are undermining education’.
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