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A description of the village for abused, orphaned or abandoned children in Thailand, adapted from their website

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Why and how they avoided conventional assemblies at William Booth primary school

Andy Mattison

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The boss goes down with semi-colonitis

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The Centre for Self-Managed Learning meets OFSTED

Ian Cunningham

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The damage done by lining-up, and how to avoid it

Andy Mattison

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Helping school students to discover their own interests

Jenifer Smith

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Small Classes or Death

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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.

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

Dr Samuel Johnson

A few timely quotations.

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The Last Trump.

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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

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Curriculum Cop 11

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An introduction to an article by William Doyle.

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Ramin Farhanghi

A new school in Paris

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Patrick Neustatter

A doctor's view of the effects of modern education

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Ian Cunningham

Preparing children for jobs that don't exist any more

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Curriculum Cop 10

Curriculum Cop tears into academies, among many other things

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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.

Willow Tree

The inspiration of local history

Jo Carrington

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An introduction to the Self-Managed Learning College

Ian Cunningham

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Why most adults can’t manage democratic discussions

Jason Preater

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Curriculum Cop 9

Rachel

A transcript of a Radio Four Thought broadcast

Rachel Roberts

A pollarded tree

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

Ian Cunningham

Zoe Readhead

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

Zoe Redhead

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Curriculum Cop 8

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An experiment in free, co-operative higher education

Kinoki

A successful alternative school in Japan

Shinichiro Hori

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Concerned for Working Children (CWC)

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An account of an attempted innovation in 1968

Jakob Jakobsen

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Curriculum Cop

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Reactions against imposed curricula in the USA and the UK

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A French educator’s reaction to the recent terrorist attacks

Jean-Pierre Quayret

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A brief introduction to the transformation of education in Colombia

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

Helmut Zöpfl

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

Hussein Lucas

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Progressively Worse, by Robert Peal: David Hansen

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An all-embracing new approach in an Indian primary school

Jinan. K.B, and Ranjana Baji

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What the results of the American election mean for education

Jerry  Mintz

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Aaron Keohane

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Art is Money

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

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How school pupils are indoctrinated in thinking about education.

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A distinction between statistics and reality.

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William Brown, as reported by Richmal Crompton.