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No small matter

The spectacular rise in standards of living in recent years within the English-speaking nations, especially amongst the English themselves, has created an extraordinary paradox. The busier and wealthier we have become the less time we seem to have for each other. This has created a crisis in how we educate our young people. It is […]

Understanding the Research: The Synthesis, 1996

If we apply the wrong model of learning for the best of reasons, we will never get the results we seek

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 […]

Thesis 88 – Breast is Best

Someday when I’m all grown up, you’re what I want to be; Then I will have a little child, who’ll want to follow me. And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true; So walk a little slower, Daddy, for I must follow you.1   Birthing and early nurturing practices […]

Thesis 87 – Why Have Children

  “Walk a little slower, Daddy”, said a child so small. “I’m following in your footsteps, and I don’t want to fall. Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they’re hard to see; So walk a little slower, Daddy, for you are leading me.”1 (Continued Th. 88)   Probably nothing separates us more from the […]

Thesis 86 – Sex on the Brain

“License my roving hands, and let them go Behind, before, above, between, below Oh my America, my new found land, My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned”1   Humans have been preoccupied with sex from long before our fantasising ancestors produced phallic carvings, painted on cave walls, or used all the imagery of John […]

Thesis 45 – Helping Yourself

“Doing it for your self” is a deeply engrained human instinct, something built up in the human genome over millions of years that increases our ability to survive.  It’s about resilience, the determination that the more you can do for yourself, the more in control of your future you believe yourself to be.   As […]

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