“The business of the school is to make good human beings” through “Fixing the general character and direction of the school curriculum”

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“The business of the school is to make good human beings“ “Fixing the general character and direction of the school curriculum“ This is the 5th in our series of posts on the contribution of the Hadow Report of 1931 to … Continue reading

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A Week is a Long Time in Education

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“A week is a long time in politics” – quote attributed to Harold Wilson. “It’s the economy, stupid” – quote attributed to Bill Clinton. ………………………………….. “A week is a long time in education” “It’s the standards, stupid” – 3D Eye … Continue reading

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“The simultaneous development of physical and mental powers in harmonious interplay”

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The is the fourth post in our series of extracts from the conclusions of the Hadow Report of 1931. We’re considering the impact of Hadow on the history of Primary education.We’ll add some thoughts and comments of our own in … Continue reading

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Further Conclusions from Hadow – Understanding the School as a Society of Learners

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This is Part 3 of our series of posts on the Hadow Report and its contribution to the history of education. On reading these further extracts from the Introduction to the 1931 Hadow report on Primary education our readers will … Continue reading

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The Hadow Report – Chapter 1 – The Needs of Primary Children

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Chapter 1 of the Hadow Report describes the fragmented nature of the English education system in 1931, and is very clear in its conclusion that we need to treat Primary education as a distinct phase that requires specific approaches and … Continue reading

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Morgan v Gove – A Fight Over Education?

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“Education chief fights back in battle with Michael Gove over schools“ – Guardian headline http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/dec/06/nicky-morgan-battle-michael-gove-schools Hmmm. Can this really be true? Or could the Guardian be stirring a pot of half-truths? The paper goes on to say: The education secretary, … Continue reading

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