This short monograph was written by Neil Richards, a Trustee of the 21st Century Learning Initiative in response to the publication of Tony Little’s book, An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education.
Battling for the Soul of Education
Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation:
The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis
Download from battlingforthesoulofeducation.org
Considering The Primal Teen by Barbara Strauch and The Dignity of Difference by Jonathan Sacks. I don’t remember being particularly aware of being a teenager, and by some comparisons I probably had a fairly conflict-free adolescence. I didn’t run away from home, or slam doors all that much. I didn’t have a problem with drink […]
A strategy document outlining the Initiative’s future aims particularly with regards to the pre-publication edition of John Abbott’s new book Overschooled but Undereducated: Society’s Failure to Understand Adolescence
Considering The Selfish Capitalist by Oliver James, The High Price of Materialism by Tim Kasser, The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz and Artificial Happiness by Ronald Dworkin. Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism, observes that in times of recession, materialist impulses increase, largely triggered by feelings of insecurity and destabilisation. It seems appropriate, therefore, […]
Janet Lawley describes how her work as a Headteacher has intersected with the efforts of Education 2000 and the Initiative over the past decade.
Remember that line of Confucius’s epigram? “Let me do, and I understand”. That’s what our young people desperately need.
In this important article, Peter Birch reconsiders The Winter’s Tale in the light of recent developments in the fields of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. Available only as a PDF file.
This Paper has been written in response to an increasing concern that formal education, especially at the secondary level, is failing to meet the needs and expectations of young people for an appropriate induction into adult life and responsibilities.
This article reviews two books; The Myth of Homework: Why our kids get too much of a bad thing by Alfie Kohn and The Case Against Homework: How homework is hurting our children and what we can do about it by Bennett & Kalish Few topics generate more conversation at the school gate than homework but there […]
This is a 21st Century Learning Initiative sort of book, a masterly synthesis which, like the work of the Initiative, brings together research from a broad range of disciplines to examine one of the fundamental big questions“Where do I come from?”
This interview appeared in Lion Magazine, Wesley College, Sept 2006, Melbourne, Australia John Abbott is the President of the 21st Century Learning Initiative, an organisation dedicated to “exploring new understandings about the brain, human intelligence and human memory in order to better understand human learning and how it can be further facilitated by communities around […]
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.