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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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’.
An explanation of why, in the light of recent research on the nature of human learning, the present Western, essentially Anglo, system of schooling is both upside down in terms of its distribution of resources, and inside out in terms of its excessive dependence on school-as-place; on formal as opposed to informal learning, and on the teacher as instructor rather than as facilitator.
Of all the animals in the woodland surely it is the deer that most excites human imagination? A peaceful herbivore, the deer’s survival over aeons of time has depended on its ability to sniff out danger, and then to run off to safety faster than any other creature. Over millions of years it has developed the sleekest and most powerful combination of bone structure, muscle and tendon so making it a veritable icon of animal fitness.
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