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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I asked John Abbott about our year at the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Lots of changes, as you have seen. We also unearthed this wonderful video, made for Education 2000 – the precursor to the initiative. listen to ‘How far have we come in 2012?’ on Audioboo This video was created after a CBI conference […]
Some 25 years ago John Abbott addressed the Confederation of British Industry conference on why learning is so much more than just schooling. This year’s CBI conference touched on the same topic. Here is coverage of this year’s conference by the Guardian’s Peter Walker: Business leaders criticise slipping standards of ‘exam factory’ schools And here is […]
Fit to trade The latest report from Ofsted will no doubt be quoted, selectively, by government as an endorsement of its policies. There has been a sustained four-year increase in schools rated good or outstanding, writes Christine Gilbert the Head of Ofsted, but that could be speeded up if ‘dull’ lessons were eradicated. But three […]
Capturing the interest of the Head Masters’ Conference
Can we abolish failure?
Confederation of British Industry (CBI) National Conference 2nd November 1987 Presentation on Education 2000 by John Abbott, Director of the Trust, and interdiction by Brian Corby, Chief Executive of The Prudential Corporation. Young people are a Nation’s most precious resource. On the quality of their education our future – our pensions if you like – […]
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