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Education under Siege: Why There Is a Better Alternative
InEducation under Siege, Peter Mortimore considers the UK education system as it is and as it might be. Concluding that the United Kingdom has some of the best teachers in the world but one of the most muddled systems, Mortimore proposes radical changes to help all British schools become good schools. He argues that the government should outlaw selection practices, integra ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 15th 2014 by Policy Press
(first published September 15th 2013)
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Apr 01, 2016 Zoe rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Trainee Teachers, Progressive Teachers, Left-wingers looking for guidance
Mortimore puts forward some great ideas, many of which I agree with, and it was very useful for me to back up my own opinions on some of the shortcomings of the current - and two previous - governments' policies in English schools with his evidence and ideas. At times this read far too much of a wishlist that is both unrealistic and does not particularly challenge Ms. Morgan any more than what the unions and journalists are trying; therefore many of his great ideas fall on deaf ears (I had not ...more