Christmas Presents for Education Nuts!

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Rescue Our Schools would like to recommend some Christmas reading/possible presents for education enthusiasts like us?

Education Forward came out a few weeks ago: it is a collection of essays arguing that our education system is stuck in Victorian times, and needs a total rethink to prepare children for the 21st century.

(Rescue Our Schools’ co-founder Madeleine Holt has written an essay on More than a Score, the campaign for alternatives to high stakes testing, esp SATs.)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Education-Forward-Moving-Schools-Future/dp/190997952X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512647669&sr=8-1&keywords=education+forward

Another great book is Cleverlands. Secondary school teacher Lucy Crehan goes on a grand tour of countries that Gove/Gibberish praise for their PISA results. She discovers how much they trust teachers, don’t link scores to judging schools, generally don’t set kids etc. A fascinating and easy read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=cleverlands+lucy+crehan&sprefix=cleverlands+%2Cstripbooks%2C132&crid=2D33NCWLV4BM9

Finally, a firm favourite: the Truth abour Our Schools by Melissa Benn. A handy summary of the key facts you need when you have to argue against grammar schools/academisation, name your topic!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-About-Our-Schools-exploring/dp/1138937177/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1512647763&sr=1-1&keywords=melissa+benn+the+truth+about+our+schools

Happy reading!

 

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