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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 his educational fundamentals. 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…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
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 his educational fundamentals. 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.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury UK
  • Seitenzahl: 288
  • Erscheinungstermin: 21.07.2015
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781472913135
  • Artikelnr.: 43188589
Autorenporträt
Tony Little was from 2002 until 2015 the Head Master of Eton College. He had previously been the Headmaster of Oakham and Chigwell. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was a scholarship boy at Eton and a Choral Scholar. He was then at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and Homerton College. Since 2015 Little has been Chief Education Officer of GEMS (Global Education Management Systems) which was founded in and is run from Dubai.
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Here is a man who has spent a lifetime getting to know children well, and has been thinking as hard about what they need as their parents have . [An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education] is a humane and committed introduction to how the rest of us, parents and teachers alike, can use our own common sense Daily Telegraph