Tag Archives: Philosophy of Education

The NET Mike Baker Memorial Lecture: “Looking Back to Move Forwards”

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Having spent an entire career committed to public state education, with a guiding principle of free education for all, it was fascinating to attend a lecture by the headmaster of Eton College and to be broadly in agreement with everything … Continue reading

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A Festival of Education – Some Initial Observations

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It’s hard know where to begin with this post on the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Since I’m still feeling riled by Toby Young’s comment about child centred education being “balls”, that would seem an appropriate place to kick … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries

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A Tale of Two Countries “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of … Continue reading

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