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5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?

5. Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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The way we educate our children has changed immensely in the last 100 years. How and why did these changes happen? ‘Analysts and theorists: what did they ever do for us?’ attempts to answer ... More
1. Beginnings

1. Beginnings  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Education comes naturally to us. The clever part of our ability to crystallize and store knowledge is that we can share it, build on it, and pass it on. ‘Beginnings’ defines education, ... More
4. Big ideas from the 20th century

4. Big ideas from the 20th century  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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In many ways, the 20th century was a time of immense change. People started asking questions about the purpose of school. ‘Big ideas from the 20th century’ shows how, during this time of ... More
2. Oil and water: the formal and the progressive

2. Oil and water: the formal and the progressive  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191778278
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Some key questions about education have remained unanswered since ancient times: should schools be about passing on knowledge and skills, and if so, what should that knowledge and tohse ... More
7. School's out!

7. School's out!  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Why do we have such a mismatch between the notion of inclusiveness, achievement, and happiness promulgated by educators and the gloom and doom that school habitually invites in the ... More
6. The curriculum

6. The curriculum  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Should our teaching focus on instruction in basic skills or should we be trying to inspire and enthuse children, stirring their imaginations? ‘The curriculum’ revisits this question, which ... More
3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice

3. The traditions unfold: ideas into practice  

Gary Thomas

in Education: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2013
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9780191778278
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It is accepted that both the formal and the progressive traditions of how to educate have some validity. So rather than either–or, the question is: how much of each? ‘The traditions unfold: ... More

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