Tag Archives: Matthew Arnold

Tristram Hunt’s Call for a Politically Independent Ofsted

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Tristram Hunt has written an article about Ofsted in the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/12/school-inspections-political-meddling-gove-ofsted Read it and wonder. Or weep. Or both. He rightly says that Ofsted needs to be “free of political meddling”. Nobody is going to disagree with that. Ofsted … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Culture, Knowledge and Learning; Polarity & Unity – Part Two.

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Returning to our previous post’s thoughts on culture and education, on the arts and the sciences, it’s interesting that Melvyn Bragg’s programme explained how theology was once deemed to be a science because it deals with knowledge (though not with … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Culture of Education

This gallery contains 1 photo.

The word ‘culture’ seems to be endlessly fascinating, and very often quite confusing. We talk about ‘high culture’, middle class culture, working class culture, the culture of schools, the culture of homes, the culture of the workplace, and so on. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments