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Intelligent Person's Guide to Education
Author: Tony Little

ISBN: 9781472913111
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 August 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.4 x 2.8
Description:


Tony Little is The Headmaster of Eton. One of the most progressive and imaginative
people in British education today he has hitherto kept a low profile. This book
accompanies a three part television series to be screened on BBC 2 but differs from it
significantly.

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. What we have become is a nation `Over schooled and under educated`.
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 Lond...

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