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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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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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Education and the Hadow Report – Learning from the History of Education

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It’s a pleasure to be working again with Professor Yoko Yamasaki at Mukogawa University. The focus of our current collaboration (on the history of education and on contemporary issues in education) is the Hadow Report of 1931, and its impact … Continue reading

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Pedagogy and Wellbeing: A Political Issue?

“If we genuinely put people’s happiness and well-being at the heart of policy-making I think we’d come up with some very different policy solutions.” “My seventeen year old daughter’s year group at school is the most examined in the history … Continue reading

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Politics & the Primary Teacher 2

A few weeks ago we mentioned in this blog the forthcoming publication of “Politics and the Primary Teacher” by Dr Peter Cunningham. This book is now on sale, and is strongly recommended as essential reading for everyone in the field of … Continue reading

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