Teaching: notes from the front line
Immorality and deception. Arrogance and greed. Misconceptions and misguidance.
Publisher: Independent Thinking Press an imprint of Crown House Publishing
Publication Date: 30-09-2014
Author: Dr Debra Kidd
Price £ 12.99
Immorality and deception. Arrogance and greed. Misconceptions and misguidance. We have allowed powerful institutions to manipulate the fear of parents and teachers to the extent that neither can see how to proceed without being told what to think. The book explores how the so-called accountability and quality systems in our country - Ofsted and exams - have been used to straightjacket teachers into compliance, even when flying in the face of emerging knowledge and understanding about learning. But this is a narrative of hope. Of how the system could be different. It offers tales from within the classroom of learning in spite, but without spite. Of hope, of laughter, of gentle subversion.