Bollock Chops

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01 June 2014

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Curriculum Cop

Zombie Bloc

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01 June 2014

Zombie Students
A communiqué from the Coalition of Grassroots Educators

Wounded Leaders

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01 June 2014

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A review of Nick Duffel's book on the harm done by boarding-school survivors
David Gribble

Voice of Youth: School and our Rights

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01 June 2014

Students interviewing each other
A documentary made by a group of London school students.

Poem to Gove

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01 June 2014

Jess Green
Written and performed by poet Jess Green.

State of Education 2014

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01 February 2014

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Programme Announcement for the March conference

The Real Shanghai Secret

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01 February 2014

A teacher, Ms Zhang, slapping a student in the face at her class. The Chinese characters on the wall say ‘self-confidence’, ‘being united as one’ and ‘diligence’. (From the internet)
What happens in the schools in Shanghai

Re-imagining education

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01 February 2014

Book cover
A new look at Paul Goodman’s Compulsory Miseducation

Radical Then, Radical Now

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01 February 2014

Homer Lane
The Centenary of The Little Commonwealth

Helmand Academy

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01 February 2014

Curriculum Cop
Curriculum Cop welcomes traditional methods

PhD Scholarship at Hull

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07 January 2014

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A last-minute chance to apply for a scholarship to study ‘Freedom to Learn’.

Factory Schools

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07 January 2014

Factory School
Teachers in despair over the current atmosphere in schools.
Hussein Lucas

The common core curriculum in the USA

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07 January 2014

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The common core curriculum in the USA is fiercely criticised.
Jerry Mintz

World Maps

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07 January 2014

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REEVO, AER0 and the Phoenix Education Trust are all preparing maps of sites of alternative or democratic education...

The Free School Caper

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07 January 2014

Daleks
Curriculum Cop returns to the Lib Ed pages with a report on a new Govian free school

Sands School

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06 January 2014

Snads School video
A film of Sands School by former student Rosa Tyler Clark

OFSTED

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06 January 2014

Fascinating Aida on Ofsted
A song by Fascinating Aida

La Educación Prohibida

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10 November 2013

La Educación Prohibida
A film about the ways schools prevent authentic education, with English subtitles.

IDEC 2013

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10 November 2013

IDEC 2013
Kaia and Megan Bellamy, Tom Wright and Simone Turner
Four students tell of their experiences at the 2013 IDEC in Colorado.

No Homework and Recess All Day

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10 November 2013

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Jerry Mintz’s new book, reviewed by Hussein Lucas

Achieving the Impossible

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10 November 2013

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Lib Ed outdoes Michael Gove in outrageous proposals

A Fight for Equality

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10 November 2013

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A Russian school student describes current education in the CIS

The Fascination with the Small Broom!

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01 September 2013

Children on steps
A young child's choice of work
Amukta Mahapatra

Save Childhood

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01 September 2013

Children
The launch of the Save Childhood movement, and values in early education.
Alisdhair Mussell

 

Playborhood

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01 September 2013

Children playing
The manifesto from a book on how to give your children places to play outside.
Mike Lanza

Carefree Kids

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01 September 2013

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A charity offering weekly play therapy sessions at primary schools in London
Ros Kane

Alex Bloom: part 3 : Freedom in Community

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01 September 2013

Alex Bloom
Alex Bloom: part 3 : Freedom in Community
Michael Fielding

Disillusioned

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01 September 2013

Cartoon boy holding exam sheet
An account of why a newly trained teacher decided to leave the profession
David Hansen

Alex Bloom: Introduction and Part 1

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01 May 2013

Alex Bloom
Alex Bloom: Introduction and Part 1 Freedom From Michael Fielding

School of Thought

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01 May 2013

Classroom
School of thought: The New Education Between the Wars:
a forthcoming film 

Joanna Grudzinksa

 

A challenge to parents

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01 May 2013

Wall Art
We master what we practise. So what do we want to practise?

Trevanion Grenfell

A short chronology of Lib Ed

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01 May 2013

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Richard Musgrove

The Ignorant Schoolmaster

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01 May 2013

Jacques Rancière
In his book, The Ignorant Schoolmaster, Jacques Rancière sets out the radical theory that is the core of most of his later work.

Stefan Szczelkun

Vision 2020 by 2020

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01 May 2013

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Only a small number can imagine a different way to do things.

Richard Fransham

First LTA Bulletins

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01 May 2013

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Downloadable files of the first three LTA bulletins.

High Learning Potential?

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01 January 2013

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As an undiagnosed autistic, Maurice Frank suffered severely at school from being classified as gifted and talented. 


International Conferences

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01 January 2013

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Details of the 2013 IDEC and Eudec Conferences.

Human Scale Education

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01 January 2013

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Human Scale Education, which has been running since 1985, has had a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Trust. How are they going to use it?

Disgruntled Teachers

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01 January 2013

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Some extracts from a blog, describing extraordinary official attitudes.

Jenny Collins

 

The Radical Education Forum

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31 December 2012

Radical Education Workbook
Lib Ed's range of activity has been declining over the last few years, indicating a need for new blood.

The Fear That Kids Won't Learn

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21 September 2012

The words "The Fear that Kids won't Learn"
A pupil at a free school confronts parental anxiety.

Krischan Müller

The Drop Inn: A Youth Centre run by Youth

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21 September 2012

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Local youth was incurring the age-old ire of its despairing elders in a small Derbyshire town.

Bryn Purdy

Re-launch of Student Voice

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21 September 2012

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The Student Voice Team from the Phoenix Education Trust describe their new projects.

The Student Voice Team

Living is Learning

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21 September 2012

Living is Learning
An ex-pupil from a free school in Vienna describes a life of extraordinarily varied learning.

Sirna David

Playing Out

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21 September 2012

Girl playing outside
Children need to play out of doors, so why not sometimes close your street to cars?

A film by Alice Ferguson and Amy Rose

Conferences

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01 May 2012

Eudec 2012
A report on IDEC 2012 in Puerto Rico, and an announcement about EUDEC 2012, to be held in Freiburg at the end of July.

Some Virtuous Circles

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01 May 2012

Bryn Purdy
Stories of some of Bryn Purdy’s ex-pupils which demonstrate the success of his approach.

Bryn Purdy

Tamariki Teachers' Guide

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01 May 2012

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Tamariki is a democratic school funded by the government. This teachers’ guide expresses their philosophy in a way acceptable to bureaucrats.

Teaching Tom

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01 May 2012

 

It is to be expected that education in China today should be centrally controlled and authoritarian. Cireena Simcox has experience to prove it.

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