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Intelligent Person's Guide to Education (Hardcover) (Tony Little)

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Tony Little is The Headmaster of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginativepeople in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This bookaccompanies a three part television series to be screened on BBC 2 but differs from itsignificantly.

There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupilspost better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet businessleaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit forpurpose. What we have become is a nation `Over schooled and under educated`.Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his timeas a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerningeducation. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do childrenabsorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Notonly is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has plantedAcademies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor andyet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools.

This book is not a text book for colleges of education- it is a book to enlighten theteaching profession and just as much for anxious parents. The book is simply arrangedunder topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence, sex, crises andcreativity.

Tony Little thinks it is time to ask some fundamental questions, and to make bravedecisions about how we make our schools and our schoolchildren fit for purpose.

Tony Little is The Headmaster of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginativepeople in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This bookaccompanies a three part television series to be screened on BBC 2 but differs from itsignificantly.

There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupilspost better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet businessleaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit forpurpose. What we have become is a nation `Over schooled and under educated`.Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his timeas a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerningeducation. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do childrenabsorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Notonly is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has plantedAcademies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor andyet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools.

This book is not a text book for colleges of education- it is a book to enlighten the

Tony Little is The Headmaster of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book accompanies a three part television series to be screened on BBC 2 but differs from it significantly.

There is a crisis in the British education system. Year on year GCSE and A Level pupils post better exam results, with more students achieving top grades. Yet business leaders and employers complain bitterly that our schools are not producing people fit for purpose. What we have become is a nation `Over schooled and under educated`. Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his time as a teacher and headmaster to get to grips with fundamental questions concerning education. He wants to produce people fit to work in the modern world. How do children
absorb information? What kind of people does society need? What is education for? Not only is the author one of the great reforming headmasters of our time but he has planted Academies in the East end of London, founded a state boarding school near Windsor and yet is a passionate advocate of single sex schools.

This book is not a text book for colleges of education- it is a book to enlighten the teaching profession and just as much for anxious parents. The book is simply arranged under topics such as authority, expectations, progress, self-confidence, sex, crises and creativity.

Tony Little thinks it is time to ask some fundamental questions, and to make brave decisions about how we make our schools and our schoolchildren fit for purpose.
Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Philosophy + Social Aspects, Aims + Objectives, Educational Policy + Reform / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Tony Little
Language: English
Street Date: September 10, 2015
TCIN: 17173897
UPC: 9781472913111
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-8158
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