The faceless minority

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16 February 2017

Drawing of a boy

Ken Hosey
An assessment of the problems faced by boys when the school leaving age was raised to sixteen in 1973, still all too familiar.

Gently does it

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16 February 2017

Plowden report cover

Andy Mattison
A reflection on the Plowden Report's recommendation that teachers should care tenderly for individuals.

Advice from the past

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16 February 2017

Dr Samuel Johnson

A few timely quotations.

Curriculum cop 12

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16 February 2017

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The Last Trump.

Book Review: Dartington In Conisbrough

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05 October 2016

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Reviewed by C V Pawsey

A new review of a book that has perhaps been neglected because of its misleadingly obscure title

Secondary Post-moderns

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05 October 2016

Dustbin

Curriculum Cop 11

Why Does Finland Have the Best Schools?

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10 June 2016

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An introduction to an article by William Doyle.

Ecole Dynamique

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10 June 2016

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Ramin Farhanghi

A new school in Paris

A Psychiatrically Incompetent Generation

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10 June 2016

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Patrick Neustatter

A doctor's view of the effects of modern education

What Is a 21st Century Education?

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10 June 2016

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Ian Cunningham

Preparing children for jobs that don't exist any more

The Return of the Old Gods

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10 June 2016

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Curriculum Cop 10

Curriculum Cop tears into academies, among many other things

EDGE ON EBACC

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17 March 2016

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The Edge Foundation opposes the policy to require 90% of 16-year-olds to enter GCSEs in the full English Baccalaureate.

Reconnecting with our Past

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17 March 2016

Willow Tree

The inspiration of local history

Jo Carrington

Young People Managing Their Own Learning

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17 March 2016

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An introduction to the Self-Managed Learning College

Ian Cunningham

Democratic Meetings Outside Schools

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17 March 2016

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Why most adults can’t manage democratic discussions

Jason Preater

Rhodes Must Rise

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17 March 2016

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Curriculum Cop 9

Democratising Education

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01 December 2015

Rachel

A transcript of a Radio Four Thought broadcast

Rachel Roberts

The Pollarded Child

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01 December 2015

A pollarded tree

How children who have had their talents chopped off, have been helped to recover

Ian Cunningham

Summerhill and the DFE

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01 December 2015

Zoe Readhead

How the Department for Education is wriggling out of the commitments agreed in 2000

Zoe Redhead

Oink Oink

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01 December 2015

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Curriculum Cop 8

The Social Science Centre, Lincoln

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01 December 2015

Noticeboard

An experiment in free, co-operative higher education

Kinokuni Children's Village

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29 July 2015

Kinoki

A successful alternative school in Japan

Shinichiro Hori

Child Labour and the Voice of the Child

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28 July 2015

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Concerned for Working Children (CWC)

The Antiuniversity of London

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27 July 2015

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An account of an attempted innovation in 1968

Jakob Jakobsen

Finishing the Job

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27 July 2015

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Curriculum Cop

Common standards?

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26 July 2015

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Reactions against imposed curricula in the USA and the UK

Allowing ourselves to think

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08 April 2015

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A French educator’s reaction to the recent terrorist attacks

Jean-Pierre Quayret

Escuela Nueva

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07 April 2015

Children

A brief introduction to the transformation of education in Colombia

The Little Prince and the Teacher

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07 April 2015

A boy

A hitherto unrecorded incident in the life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s young hero

Helmut Zöpfl

A Place to Grow

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01 April 2015

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How Summerhill principles have been adopted at a home-schooling annexe in Gloucestershire

Hussein Lucas

Curriculum Cop 6

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01 April 2015

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Toff Aid

Progressively Worse

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01 April 2015

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Progressively Worse, by Robert Peal: David Hansen

Reimagining schools

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18 December 2014

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An all-embracing new approach in an Indian primary school

Jinan. K.B, and Ranjana Baji

Low Voter Turnout in the US Elections

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17 December 2014

Jerry
What the results of the American election mean for education

Jerry  Mintz

EUDEC 2014, Copenhagen

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16 December 2014

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Aaron Keohane

Curriculum Cop 5

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16 December 2014

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Art is Money

Falko Peschel

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15 December 2014

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Falko Peschel’s Bildungsschule Harzberg, where young children decide how to use their time.

A Conference Workshop

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16 September 2014

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How school pupils are indoctrinated in thinking about education.

Spot the Statistical Anomaly

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15 September 2014

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A distinction between statistics and reality.

The Dangers of Academic Teaching

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14 September 2014

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William Brown, as reported by Richmal Crompton.

They Think it's all Over

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14 September 2014

Straitjacket
Curriculum Cop assures us that it is not.

An Offending Shoe

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14 September 2014

Shoe
A small infringement of school uniform rules.

A Brave Young World

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14 September 2014

Two boys

The work of the amazing Indian group, Concerned for Working Children.

Justo Mendes

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14 September 2014

Lecturer

A TED.x talk by the founder of Nuestra Escuela in Puerto Rico.

Academies and Lies

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13 September 2014

Downhills school

An account of the government assault on Down Hills Primary School in Tottenham.

State of Education 2014

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01 June 2014

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A report and some news of developments

Forbidden

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01 June 2014

Assemblea
How the traditional Italian school makes life difficult for anarchist teachers
Edmondo

Becoming a Learner

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01 June 2014

Cambridge Emblem
An account of the discovery of the importance of choice
Sean Bellamy

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