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School of Tomorrow : Values and Vision - Roger Crombie White

School of Tomorrow

Values and Vision

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Published: 1st December 2000
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In the first part of this text young people from secondary schools around Britain talk about what they enjoy and what they find difficult about school; what matters to them about teachers and classrooms; what it's like being at school in the UK and what changes they'd like to make. Their comments are interspersed with an analysis of the vision offered by contemporary writers as to how things might change as the 21st century gathers momentum. In the second part David Blunkett, Tim Brighouse, Anita Higham, Richard Pring, Nick Tate and Ted Wragg respond to the young people's comments and offer their own ideas and beliefs as to what is important. Finally, by drawing comparisons with Denmark and using the views of Danish young people and Margrethe Vestager, this book offers its own vision for education in the years ahead.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The contextp. 1
Young people's comments about schoolp. 11
Comparisons with previous generationsp. 29
Past and present: comments from sixth formersp. 44
Looking forward: comments from sixth formersp. 60
Ways ahead: some visions consideredp. 75
Interview with David Blunkett MPp. 88
Interview with Professor Tim Brighousep. 96
Interview with Anita Higham OBEp. 105
Interview with Professor Richard Pringp. 114
Interview with Dr Nick Tatep. 123
Interview with Professor Ted Wraggp. 130
Values and vision: social justicep. 139
Danish perspectives: comments from sixth formersp. 149
Interview with Margrethe Vestagerp. 165
Conclusionp. 174
Bibliographyp. 178
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780335204670
ISBN-10: 0335204678
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st December 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.33