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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The exciting pace of 2002, 2003 and 2004 seemed all set to continue into 2005.
The start of 2001 was a time of excitement. Personally I had started to feel confident that, after the traumas of 1999 the initiative was building a firm base on which to push these ideas across the UK, and maybe elsewhere.
Bronowski’s (1973) ability to create a synthesis across multiple disciplines was the stimulant to Education 2000’s work
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