Product reviews for Bad Education

Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
This is Phil Beadle at his feisty, acerbic best. He surveys the current educational landscape and leaves it scorched and smouldering, taking on attention-seeking politicians and madcap theorists and putting them firmly in their place. It's a book that's full of humour, provocation and untarnished common sense - and which fights the all-important cause of good teachers and their pupils.

Bad Education is written with Beadle's trademark passion and exuberance. Time and again, he reminds us why we chose to become teachers, cutting through all the clutter and distractions that can mar our day-to-day work.

Keep a copy close at hand for the times when the world of education seems to have gone mad (which is rather too often these days): Beadle's book is like a thermos flask of reassurance and unpretentious wisdom. It's one of those texts we all need to sustain us through the tough times - a rare combination of a work that makes us feel better about ourselves whilst also challenging us to raise our game. It's the kind of book every teacher - and everyone who pontificates about teaching - needs to read.
Guest | 27/06/2011 01:00
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