An Intelligent Person's Guide to Education by Tony Little

By Tony Little

Tony Little is The Headmaster of Eton. some of the most innovative and imaginative
people in British schooling this present day he has hitherto stored a low profile. This book
accompanies a 3 half tv sequence to be screened on BBC 2 yet differs from it
significantly.

There is a obstacle within the British schooling process. yr on yr GCSE and a degree pupils
post greater examination effects, with extra scholars reaching most sensible grades. but business
leaders and employers whinge bitterly that our faculties are usually not generating humans healthy for
purpose. What we have now turn into is a country `Over schooled and below educated`.
Far from being locked in an ivory tower, a bastion of privilege, Mr Little has used his time
as a instructor and headmaster to familiarize yourself with basic questions concerning
education. He desires to produce humans healthy to paintings within the glossy international. How do children
absorb details? what sort of humans does society want? what's schooling for? Not
only is the writer one of many nice reforming headmasters of our time yet he has planted
Academies within the East finish of London, based a country boarding institution close to Windsor and
yet is a passionate suggest of unmarried intercourse schools.

This e-book isn't really a textual content publication for schools of schooling- it's a e-book to enlighten the
teaching career and simply as a lot for worried mom and dad. The ebook is just arranged
under issues reminiscent of authority, expectancies, development, self-confidence, intercourse, crises and
creativity.

Tony Little thinks it's time to ask a few basic questions, and to make brave
decisions approximately how we make our faculties and our schoolchildren healthy for objective.

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