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
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Adolescence a Critical Evolutionary Adaptation (French) 13th January 2005 Can the Learning Species Adapt to Schooling (French) 10th June 2005 Children, Families, Social Capital and Learning (French) By Terry Ryan Peter Puget and the Grain of the Brain (French) 9th March 2004 When Will We Ever Learn (French) April 2004
The exciting pace of 2002, 2003 and 2004 seemed all set to continue into 2005.
The ninety-nine Theses which follow have been complied from many sources, all of which I hope I’ve acknowledged appropriately in the appendix. They range across many specialised subjects, but they are linked, at least in my mind, to how it is that young people should be educated in a way sufficient to enable them to act responsibly both in their private lives, and as members of a democracy. As the author my task has been to synthesise an array of material into what amounts to ninety-nine separate mini-essays, which together tell a story.
Opening enthusiasm about BSF tinged with major concerns about its simplicity
By the Vancouver School Board PDF: Its All About Learning
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In such a world as we may envisage, do we want our children to grow up as battery hens, or free range chickens?
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If we humans are the planet’s pre-eminent learning species surely none but the most obdurate of young people should readily accept the benign conditions of the classroom?
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