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Folder 17: 2011 onwards

What price ‘Intelligence’?

The following 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. As a close associate of John Abbott, he was present at Eton when John and Tony Little first discussed cooperation, in the presence […]

High Politics

In late 2011 when working in Vancouver, I was introduced to George Abbott, then Minister of Education for British Columbia. After a lively evening of discussion about education in British Columbia, we started to explore the possibility of our being related. it quickly transpired that there was a very strong probability that we were third […]

Almost right but ultimately, totally wrong

February 22, 2013

A response to the Reith Lectures by Niall Ferguson, 2012-07-10 This week’s lecture by Niall Ferguson ‘Civil and Uncivil Societies’ was the last of four in this year’s Reith lectures. It was controversial and will undoubtedly attract much attention. To start with Ferguson gained my full support when he noted that Robert Putnam in his […]

A work in progress Bringing in the New World…to address the imbalance in the old

I had set great store by the presentation that I was to make to the Head Masters’ Conference, in October 2011

From Comenius to Cutting Edge Curriculum

February 14, 2012

Presentation to an influential conference of Middle School staff from across Europe which took place shortly after the death of Vaclav Havel in Prague

Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform by Michael Fullan external-link

February 14, 2011

Extremely important piece of research by the Canadian Michael Fullan looking at various reform initiatives around the world

Overschooled but Undereducated: Preparing for Turbulent Times

Presentation to high School students in Gulf Islands and other school districts

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