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.
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Education 2000 had become sufficiently well-known by 1987 for me to be invited to address the Annual Conference of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) which was televised live with a studio audience of 1,800. This represented a massive step from a standing start of only two years before.
Communities have done young people a grave disservice by separating the world of learning from the world of work
Without proper understanding of human learning it is impossible to devise a curriculum that capitalises on human ability
Life becomes a delicate but powerful dialogue between genetics and the environment
A Research and Development Proposal submitted to The Department for Education by Education 2000 February 1993 A Project to demonstrate significant improvements in pupil performance by mobilising the full resources of the community* to support learning. *Definition: Community – a place of well defined geographic boundaries within which there is a strong sense of internal […]
An explanation as to why traditional educational institutions can no longer match the pace of sociological and technological change
This article has exercised a great influence on the 21st Century Learning Initiative’s thinking. It originally appeared in the Winter, 1991 issue of American Educator, the journal of The American Federation of Teachers, and is reprinted here with permission.
A highly influential book linking research to evolving practice
The ultimate exponent of fundamental change in education based on emerging research
To fund the Initiative applications had to be written to a variety of sponsors
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