How did 'child-centred' dogma get established in schools?
Mary Woolley interviewed 13 veterans of history teaching, in an effort to discover how teaching has changed over the last 30 years. This is what she learned. The role and approach of teachers in classrooms is frequently contested, particularly in the history education community. Advocates of direct instruction emphasise the place of the teacher at…
5.00 Jan. 22nd, 2018 | Opinion
The utopian origins of comprehensive schools
The first in a weekly series of columns looking into the archives of education and using the past to make our readers smarter History is not useful. Whatever else the past is, it’s gone. Actually, that’s a lie. It’s the sort of thing I like to say to rile up historians, and watch as their…
17.00 Sep. 12th, 2016 | Opinion
Remembrance is now a brand – what place does it have in schools?
The visibility of Remembrance within the public realm has grown significantly over recent years. This has been driven by the Royal British Legion, which raises nearly £42million with the Poppy Appeal, almost twice the amount of a decade ago. Activities associated with the appeal now extend into entertainment, shopping, the Poppy Lottery, and education. The…
10.12 Nov. 11th, 2015 | Opinion
History GCSE results
10.30 Aug. 20th, 2015 | Exam results
A-level results 2015: History
11.48 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results