Read some of the most thought-provoking new books on education

05 April 2020

Here are our top ten:




  1. Forget School by Martin Illingworth

  2. A Curriculum of Hope by Debra Kidd

  3. Troubled Hearts, Troubled Minds by Peter Nelmes

  4. From Able to Remarkable by Robert Massey

  5. Curriculum by Martin Robinson

  6. Zest for Learning by Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer

  7. The Working Class edited by Ian Gilbert

  8. Making Kids Cleverer by David Didau

  9. There is Another Way by Ian Gilbert

  10. The Learning Power Approach by Guy Claxton






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