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The Butler Education Act: 70 Years On

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The Butler Education Act became legislation 70 years ago this week. This important Act made education free for all and established our system based on local education authorities. It also legislated for independent schools and gave schools the freedom to … Continue reading

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Is Teaching Becoming a Service Industry?

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Following yesterday’s post, here’s the link to the Telegraph article which reported details of Tony Little’s criticisms of government education policy – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10485148/Teaching-being-turned-into-a-service-industry-says-Eton-head.html Teaching being turned into a ‘service industry’, says Eton head The headmaster of Eton College warns that … Continue reading

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Singapore, Holistic Learning, and the Future of Education

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A recent article in the Times Educational Supplement indicates the direction of travel of education systems throughout the world (though not, regrettably, in the UK and the USA): http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6358749 The article’s headline – “Curriculum – Singapore heads in a bold … Continue reading

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National Education Framework in Bhutan: Part One

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Bhutan is a small, mountainous country to the north of India, also bordering China, Nepal and Tibet. It has a population of less than 1 million and is the first nation to express its “wealth” as a measure of its … Continue reading

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