Product reviews for About Our Schools

Melissa Benn, writer and campaigner

In About Our Schools, Tim Brighouse and Mick Waters use their considerable experience to reflect on how we got to where we are in education, and what should happen now. Through sensitive and revealing interviews with a range of politicians, policy-makers and practitioners, they argue for a new era in our education system – moving away from the past 30 years of centralisation, marketisation and managerialism.

Lucid, accessible and attractively exploratory in tone, the book concludes with some important proposals for reform, including a change in our outmoded accountability system, acceleration of the productive blending of place-based and online schooling, new limits on centralised power and a broader curriculum fit for the education – and diverse experiences and talents – of children and adolescents living in the 21st century.

Bethan | 03/12/2021 14:23
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