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An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education
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An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education (Hardback)
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Tony Little is The Head Master of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book, published to coincide with his retirement, sets out Little's educational fundamentals; it is likely to be accompanied by a TV documentary, to be screened on BBC 2. 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. 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.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policy Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 16/07/2015 ISBN-13: 9781472913111  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tony Little was educated at Eton College and has taught at various schools in the UK. He has led three schools over the past 25 years and was appointed Head Master of Eton in 2002. Working with state and independent institutions at home and abroad he has become a passionate believer in the transformative effect of good, modern boarding schools.

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