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A Failure of Democracy: A Current Postscript

A Failure of Democracy: A Current Postscript English Education at the start of the 21st Century[1] John Abbott, in a discussion with his assistant of five years Jim Robinson, reflects on the political and philanthropic landscapes, and the rise of globalised solutions… Jim Robinson (JR): I came to work with the Initiative in September 2010, […]

Education, A Canadian Student’s View

Paul Hillsdon is a 16 year old youth currently residing in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada. He spends most of his time perusing the internet, catching up on TV shows, and thinking up crazy ideas. Paul is currently muddling through the last years of high school. Afterwards, he intends to pursue his dreams and ideals […]

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

The three-legged stool

Appreciating that home, school and community are each integral parts of a balanced education

The Messiness of Human Learning

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.

Some thoughts on the implications of technological change, and high levels of unemployment, on schools

“Mankind is in the middle of a revolution which has every prospect of making a more significant impact on our way of life than did the Industrial Revolution….. The end of the twentieth century is the mind stretching age of technological change; the ingenuity of mankind seems able to open doors that we hardly knew […]

The Difficult Birth of a Transformative Idea; The story up to 1987

Emphasis was placed on community involvement and responsibility; the utilisation of technology in an open and more dynamic forms of learning; re-orientating the curriculum and preparing young people for adulthood in times of rapid and complex change; through both formal and informal learning.

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