Education and Politics · Research

The question posed was “are all classrooms unique?”

The question posed was “are all classrooms unique?”¬†They are but not every aspect of a classroom is unique. The classroom is a microcosm of the social world. So what is unique? The individual students are unique. They have agency and a unique psycho-biography. On the other hand individual students also have dispositions conditioned by society.… Continue reading The question posed was “are all classrooms unique?”

British Values · Education and Culture

On Nadiya and “how it is that an 87 year old retired professor …….”

A question was recently posed in a blog: How is it that an 87 year old retired professor from the University of Virginia has had such an influence on the English curriculum? I do not want to address the points raised in that blog it was addressing a different issue. I do want to offer… Continue reading On Nadiya and “how it is that an 87 year old retired professor …….”

Education and Culture · Feminism

On the confused, and confusing, discourse of edu-twitter feminism

@teach_well wrote a blog about feminism in response to three blog’s, Man up, Like a lady and He for she by Sue Cowley. I suppose I have an interest because I was mentioned in one of the blogs @teach_well critiqued. Teach_well accuses Sue of “female chauvinism” but it is a somewhat confused argument. It must… Continue reading On the confused, and confusing, discourse of edu-twitter feminism