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“The Bakers rose through education” – Reflections on “Reflections”

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“The Bakers rose through education. They thought education is the most important thing in life” – Kenneth Baker “Baker Days” were/are the days set aside for teachers’ in-service professional training. This week, thanks to BBC Radio 4, we learned something … Continue reading

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Custodians of Knowledge, and other Idiocies.

I’m writing this post in response to a teacher’s blog I’ve stumbled across that claims teachers are “custodians of knowledge”. Where to begin with this? One of the most distressing and depressing aspects of conversations about education in countries like … Continue reading

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‘Cultural Literacy’, ‘Key Facts’ and Hard Times

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Teachers, parents and school governors need to take a look at this report in the Guardian this week: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/oct/15/hirsch-core-knowledge-curriculum-review Hirschism, if there is such a thing, is spreading fast through the English school system. Two proposed new primary free schools … Continue reading

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